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Supercharging stem cells to create new therapies

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have discovered a new method for culturing stem cells which sees the highly therapeutic cells grow ...

Elastic Gel to Heal Wounds

A team of bioengineers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), led by Ali Khademhosseini, PhD, and Nasim Annabi, PhD, of the Biomedical ...

New technique maps elusive chemical markers on proteins

Researchers have developed antibodies to help study critical chemical modifications responsible for a protein's development ... Full story

Discovery of nanotubes offers new clues about cell-to-cell communication

ANN ARBOR—When it comes to communicating with each other, some cells may be more "old school" than was previously thought. ... Full story

Regenerative medicine biologists discover a cellular structure that explains fate of stem cells

DALLAS – UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists collaborating with University of Michigan researchers have found a previously unidentified mechanism that helps explain why stem cells undergo self-renewing divisions but their offspring do not. ... Full story

Penn Researchers' New Tracking Method Yields Insights into Mitochondrial Dynamics

Automatable method lets researchers follow the paths of each mitochondrion in a cell ... Full story

UF researchers invent device that makes chemotherapy more personalized, efficient

Two University of Florida researchers have invented a device that makes chemotherapy treatments more personalized, efficient and affordable. ... Full story

New stem cell research uncovers causes of Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Motor neurons extend their green projections to make contact with the red muscle fiber in a lab dish. Contact areas become neuromuscular junctions, which are intensely red. Cell nuclei are blue. Picture credits: María G Boza-Morán and Rebeca Martínez-Hern ... Full story

New stem cell research uncovers causes of Spinal Muscular Atrophy

New research from the Advanced Gene and Cell Therapy Lab at Royal Holloway, University of London has used pioneering stem cell techniques to better understand why certain cells are more at risk of degenerating in Spinal Muscular Atrophy than others. ... Full story

Lab made liver cells on a budget

Scientists have developed a method for synthesizing liver cells at a fraction of today’s cost. ... Full story

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