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When peripheral nerves are severed, Schwann cells at the injury site begin to proliferate and exhibit stem cell-like gene expression patterns.

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image: Zika Seeks, Destroys Developing Neurons

Zika Seeks, Destroys Developing Neurons

By Tanya Lewis | April 11, 2016

The virus infects and kills human neural stem cells and impedes brain tissue development, according to a study.

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Bone Marrow Makes New Fat Cells

By Ashley P. Taylor | July 16, 2015

The origins of adipocytes have been hotly debated, but a human study supports the idea that the bone marrow takes part. 

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image: Regenerative Cardiomyocytes Found

Regenerative Cardiomyocytes Found

By Kerry Grens | June 24, 2015

Specialized cardiac cells in the mouse heart appear to be the long-sought-after proliferative heart cells.

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Rebuilding Missing Muscle

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | April 30, 2014

An acellular matrix can help guide stem cells to injury sites and regrow muscles in both mice and humans, a study finds.

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