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Suicide Switch for Transplanted Stem Cells
Abby Olena | Mar 2, 2017
Researchers use an inducible gene to limit tumor growth from human iPSCs transplanted into mice.
Reprogramming Hair Cells
Joshua A. Krisch | Feb 22, 2017
Researchers isolate stem cells from the mouse cochlea and convert them into auditory hair cells, potentially paving the way for therapies to treat hearing loss.
“Waviness” Protects Nerves When Whale Mouths Stretch
Joshua A. Krisch | Feb 21, 2017
Rorqual whales’ mouths can stretch to more than double their length without causing damage, thanks to two layers of neuronal coiling.
Cytoskeletons Direct Hydra Regeneration
Joshua A. Krisch | Feb 10, 2017
Although hydra are known for regenerating even under the most dire circumstances, disrupting their cytoskeletal structures can interfere with the process, scientists show.
Scientists Grow Intestinal Tissues With Functional Nerves In The Lab
Joshua A. Krisch | Nov 23, 2016
Researchers are using the tissue, synthesized with human pluripotent stem cells and implanted into mice, to study a rare form of Hirschprung’s disease.
Q&A: Improving Cardiac Cell Therapy
Kerry Grens | Nov 15, 2016
caught up with cardiac stem cell researcher Mark Sussman to get his thoughts on the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions meeting.
Donor Stem Cells Improve Cardiac Function
Kerry Grens | Oct 12, 2016
After a heart attack, monkeys given induced pluripotent stem cell–derived cardiomyocytes show more regeneration in the organ, but with risks.
Blind Mice Regain Vision
Tanya Lewis | Jul 11, 2016
A combination of visual stimulation and chemical growth promotion leads damaged retinal nerves to regenerate in mice.
“Second Skin” for Wrinkle Reduction, Drug Delivery
Catherine Offord | May 11, 2016
Researchers produce an artificial layer of “skin” that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and could improve pharmaceutical delivery for topically applied treatments.
Kate Yandell | Jan 1, 2016
A tour of efforts to automate the production and differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells