News tagged with stem cells

Improving memory with a flash of light

The burgeoning field of optogenetics has seen another breakthrough with the creation of a new plant-human hybrid protein molecule called OptoSTIM1. In South Korea, a research team led by Won Do Heo, associate professor at ...

dateSep 14, 2015 in Biotechnology
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A barrier against brain stem cell aging

Neural stem cells generate new neurons throughout life in the mammalian brain. However, with advancing age the potential for regeneration in the brain dramatically declines. Scientists of the University of Zurich now identified ...

dateSep 17, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Illuminating the dark side of the genome

Almost 50 percent of our genome is made up of highly repetitive DNA, which makes it very difficult to be analysed. In fact, repeats are discarded in most genome-wide studies and thus, insights into this part of the genome ...

dateJul 29, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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