News tagged with pluripotency

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 ...

date20 hours ago in Biochemistry
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New biomarker to assess stem cells developed

A research team led by scientists from UCL have found a way to assess the viability of 'manufactured' stem cells known as induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Published today in Nature Communications, the team's discovery ...

dateJan 29, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Adjusting production processes in real time

Industry 4.0 requires comprehensive data collection in order to control highly automated process sequences in complex production environments. One example is the cultivation of living cells. But digitalizing and networking ...

dateJan 28, 2016 in Engineering
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Squeezing cells into stem cells

EPFL scientists have developed a new method that turns cells into stem cells by "squeezing" them. The method paves the way for large-scale production of stem cells for medical purposes.

dateJan 11, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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