• Newly identified stem cells may hold clues to colon cancer
    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers have identified a new population of intestinal stem cells that may hold clues to the origin of colorectal cancer.

  • Amish nemaline myopathy natural history study finds promise for gene therapy treatment
    A new comprehensive natural history study about Amish nemaline myopathy (ANM) in the Old Order Amish population focuses on the promise of gene therapy for this lethal disorder.

  • creation spinal cord neural stem cells (NSCs) from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs)
    The achievement, described in the August 6 online issue of Nature Methods, advances not only basic research like biomedical applications of in vitro disease modeling, but may constitute an improved, clinically translatable cell source for replacement strategies in spinal cord injuries and disorders.

  • Role of Astrocytes in Alexander Disease Revealed
    City of Hope researchers have developed a stem cell model to assess possible treatments for a rare nervous system disorder that is in the same disease group as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

  • Scientists uncover the role of a protein in production and survival of myelin-forming cells
    The nervous system is a complex organ that relies on a variety of biological players to ensure daily function of the human body. Myelin—a membrane produced by specialized glial cells—plays a critical role in protecting the fibers that help carry messages throughout the body.