News tagged with progenitor cells

A stem cell target for expanding waistlines?

Researchers may have found the key to developing a method to rid the body of stem cells responsible for driving fat expansion. According to a report in the June 16 Cell Stem Cell, a Cell Press publication, they've landed ...

Jun 16, 2011
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Keeping retinoic acid in check

Neurobiologists from the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) of the Novartis Research Foundation are the first to describe a mechanism that controls the synthesis of retinoic acid in ...

Apr 19, 2011
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Stem cell transplants help kidney damage

Transplanting autologous renal progenitor cells (RPCs), (kidney stem cells derived from self-donors), into rat models with kidney damage from pyelonephritis - a type of urinary infection that has reached the kidney - has ...

Feb 14, 2011
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Researchers pinpoint origin of deadly brain tumor

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have identified the type of cell that is at the origin of brain tumors known as oligodendrogliomas, which are a type of glioma – a category that defines the most common type ...

Jan 07, 2011
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