News tagged with embryonic stem cell research

Stem cell physical

Looking at stem cells through physicists' eyes is challenging some of our basic assumptions about the body's master cells.

Oct 13, 2014
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Special chromosomal structures control key genes

Within almost every human cell is a nucleus six microns in diameter—about one 300th of a human hair's width—that is filled with roughly three meters of DNA. As the instructions for all cell processes, the DNA must be ...

Oct 09, 2014
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Team 'spikes' stem cells to generate myelin

Stem cell technology has long offered the hope of regenerating tissue to repair broken or damaged neural tissue. Findings from a team of UC Davis investigators have brought this dream a step closer by developing ...

Aug 28, 2013
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