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Human Pancreas Cells Can Be Made to Produce Insulin
Jef Akst | Feb 14, 2019
When implanted into mice, the “pseudo-islets” helped treat the animals’ diabetes symptoms.
Chinese Scientist Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Rice-Smuggling Plot
Ashley Yeager | Apr 5, 2018
The researcher stole genetically modified seeds and planned to give them to a crop research institute in China, the US Justice Department says.
Partial Reprogramming Offers a Way to Generate High Volumes of Progenitor-Like Cells
Abby Olena | Nov 30, 2017
Activating genes for reprogramming factors for a short time transforms large numbers of differentiated cells into multipotent forms that could be useful for cell-based therapies.
Reprogrammed Glia Improve Symptoms in a Mouse Model of Parkinson’s
Diana Kwon | Apr 10, 2017
By converting glial cells into dopaminergic neurons, scientists were able to partially rescue motor behavior in mice.
Stem Cells Made Waves in Biology and Medicine
Karen Zusi | Oct 1, 2016
Since their introduction to the lab, pluripotent stem cells have gone from research tool to therapeutic, but the journey has been rocky.
Study: Mitotic Cells Can Reprogram Mouse Sperm
Ashley P. Taylor | Sep 13, 2016
Murine embryos undergoing first cell division can reprogram injected sperm and develop normally.
With CRISPR, Scientists Make Neurons From Fibroblasts
Kerry Grens | Aug 15, 2016
Researchers use the CRISPR/Cas system to express three transcription-factor genes, changing the identities of mouse cells.
Programming Pancreatic Cells
Catherine Offord | Jan 7, 2016
Researchers reprogram human skin cells to make insulin-producing pancreatic cells that can prevent diabetes in mice.
Kate Yandell | Jan 1, 2016
A tour of efforts to automate the production and differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells
Stem Cell Similarities
Karen Zusi | Oct 28, 2015
Human induced pluripotent stem cells appear functionally equivalent to stem cells from embryos in a study.