News tagged with stem cells

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 ...

dateFeb 10, 2016 in Biochemistry
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Karolinska University to investigate stem-cell scientist

Sweden's Karolinska University says it is commissioning an external investigation into stem-cell scientist Paolo Macchiarini, who was cleared last year of misconduct charges related to his creation of wind pipes made from ...

dateFeb 05, 2016 in Other
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Discovered: How to unlock inaccessible genes

An international team of biologists has discovered how specialized enzymes remodel the extremely condensed genetic material in the nucleus of cells in order to control which genes can be used. The discovery will be published ...

dateJan 29, 2016 in Biotechnology
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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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