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Stem cells on the road to specialization

Scientists at the University of Copenhagen have gained new insight into how both early embryonic cells and embryonic stem cells are directed into becoming specialised cell types, like pancreatic and liver cells. The results ...

dateJan 07, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Tracing the protein assembly line

Many newly synthesized proteins undergo a sequence of enzymatic modifications that enable them to do their jobs better. This process occurs within a series of membrane-bound structures called 'cisternae' that form the Golgi ...

dateDec 20, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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New means of growing intestinal stem cells

The small intestine, like most other body tissues, has a small store of immature adult stem cells that can differentiate into more mature, specialized cell types. Until now, there has been no good way to grow large numbers ...

dateDec 02, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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Ensuring cow diversity

Plant breeders hunting for genes to combat new diseases or adapt to changes in climate can plumb the vast diversity of crops and their wild relatives using envelopes of seed banked in cold storage, but cattle breeders are ...

dateNov 26, 2013 in Other
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