Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston Children’s Hospital (both MA, USA) have revealed that physically squeezing cells (also referred to as cell squeezing), in addition to crowding their contents, can trigger them to grow and divide faster than they normally would.
Physicians and scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center used new stem cell technology to regenerate and study living patient-specific skin in the lab, giving them a precise close up view of how inherited DNA defects cause skin damage and deadly squamous cell carcinoma in children and young adults with Fanconi anemia (FA).
A collaborative study involving researchers from Lund Stem Cell Center (Sweden) and University College London (UK) has identified a novel method of isolating ‘young’ stem cells present in old mice. Their research demonstrates that activity of mitochondria may be a stronger indicator of stem cell fitness than age.
We know that the coronavirus behind the COVID-19 crisis lived harmlessly in bats and other wildlife before it jumped the species barrier and spilled over to humans.
Grafted human pluripotent stem cell‐derived cortical neurons integrate into adult human cortical neural circuitr09 January 2021
In a recent collaboration, a group of researchers has identified a physiological mechanism in mice that could maintain the regenerative capacity of muscle stem cells until geriatric age.