News tagged with embryos

Hydrogels can put stem cells to sleep

Unlike normal cells, stem cells are pluripotent—they can become any cell type, which makes them powerful potential treatments for diseases such as diabetes, leukemia and age-related blindness. However, maintaining this ...

dateFeb 10, 2016 in Biochemistry
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New sensor to aid in vitro fertilization

The tricky process of monitoring early-stage embryos during the in vitro fertilization process could become much easier with the development of a new fibre-optic sensor that can measure concurrently, hydrogen peroxide and ...

dateJan 05, 2016 in Engineering
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Mother controls embryo's gene activity

Frog embryos do not fully control which genes they can turn on or off in the beginning of their development – but their mother does, through specific proteins in the egg cell. Molecular developmental biologists at Radboud ...

dateDec 18, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Turning point of a lifetime

For the first time, scientists can observe the first two to three days of a mouse embryo's life, as it develops from a fertilised egg up to the stage when it would implant in its mother's uterus, thanks to a new light sheet ...

dateDec 15, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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