News tagged with fibroblast cells

When is a stem cell really a stem cell?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells -- adult cells reprogrammed to look and function like versatile embryonic stem cells -- are of growing interest in medicine. They may provide a way to ...

Nov 24, 2009 4.2 / 5 (6) 0

Cells on the move

Cells on the move reach forward with lamellipodia and filopodia, cytoplasmic sheets and rods supported by branched networks or tight bundles of actin filaments. Cells without functional lamellipodia are still ...

Apr 09, 2012 5 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

Detecting molecules on skin

NPL is developing a state-of-the-art technique called 'ambient surface mass spectrometry' that can quickly detect small molecules on the surface of the skin and could benefit the $250 billion a year personal ...

Sep 07, 2011 5 / 5 (2) 0

Fibroblasts invade at a snail's pace

A transcription factor known to drive the formation of fibroblasts during development also promotes their ability to invade and remodel surrounding tissues, report Rowe et al. in the February 9, 2009 issue ...

Feb 02, 2009 5 / 5 (1) 0