Scientists identify key mechanism controlling skin regeneration

It's sunburn season. Many of us have experienced the pain and peeling that comes from unprotected time in the sun, but we may not focus on a remarkable and vital part of the process: the regeneration of skin as the damaged ...

How protein aggregation occurs in cells

Published in the Molecular Cell journal on July 19, a research study out of the Hatters Laboratory showed inappropriate protein aggregation is linked to poor outcomes for cell health and survival—especially in neurons in ...

How intricate patterns arise in developing tissues

Early development is like a carefully choreographed dance, with uniform swaths of cells arranging themselves into elaborate patterns—a first step toward the formation of functional organs. A flat layer of skin cells, for ...

Old skin cells reprogrammed to regain youthful function

Research from the Babraham Institute has developed a method to "time jump" human skin cells by 30 years, turning back the aging clock for cells without losing their specialized function. Work by researchers in the Institute's ...

One step closer to artificial rhino eggs

To prevent the extinction of the northern white rhino, the international consortium BioRescue is attempting to create artificial egg cells from stem cells. A team led by MDC's Sebastian Diecke and Micha Drukker of Leiden ...

Studying diseases with better delivery of gene-editing tools

Stem cells can be used to study the effects of disease on numerous tissue types due to their pluripotency, or ability to produce cells of any type. But using gene-editing tools with them can be challenging, according to Xiaojun ...

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