News tagged with skin cells

Initiating DNA repair

To find out what activates SIRT6, the researchers alternately applied chemical inhibitors to human skin cells to determine which proteins were essential in getting the gene to repair the broken DNA strands. They discovered ...

dateSep 09, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
shares714 comments 0

Two proteins safeguard skin stem cells

Our skin renews, heals wounds, and regenerates the hair that covers it thanks to a small group of stem cells. These cells continually produce new ones, which appear on the skin surface after a few days. A study led by ICREA ...

dateJul 28, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
shares20 comments 0

Genetic code of red blood cells discovered

Eight days. That's how long it takes for skin cells to reprogram into red blood cells. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden, together with colleagues at Center of Regenerative Medicine in Barcelona, have successfully ...

dateJun 02, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
shares20 comments 0