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Image of the Day: Hair Follicles
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 2, 2018
Under certain conditions, skin organoids including hair follicles can be generated from mouse pluripotent stem cells, researchers report.
Kyoto University Finds Stem Cell Researcher Guilty of Data Fabrication
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 25, 2018
The scientist was a member of a stem cell research team led by Nobel laureate Shinya Yamanaka.
Image of the Day: Muscle Bouquet
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 16, 2018
Lab-grown muscle stem cells from mice mimic the formation of muscle fibers in vivo.
Image of the Day: Van Gogh Microscopy
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 10, 2018
Scientists identify the cells that give rise to the soft tissue cancer rhabdomyosarcoma.
Coriell Institute CEO Dies
Kerry Grens | Jan 4, 2018
Michael Christman oversaw the organization’s well-known biobank and pioneered a personalized medicine initiative.
Alcohol Damages Mouse DNA
Jef Akst | Jan 3, 2018
A byproduct of alcohol consumption causes mutations in the DNA of mouse blood stem cells, and some of the breaks are not repaired.
Skin “Remembers” Wounds, Heals Faster the Second Time Around
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 1, 2018
After an initial wounding, genes needed for repair remain ready for action.
Can Young Stem Cells Make Older People Stronger?
Shawna Williams | Dec 11, 2017
Small trials using younger donors and elderly recipients hint that mesenchymal stem cell transfers might reduce frailty.
Image of the Day: Fragile Fly
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 7, 2017
Researchers examine the effects on the fruit fly intestine of the protein responsible for Fragile X syndrome in humans.
Researchers Make Knockout Stem Cell Lines in One Step
Ruth Williams | Dec 1, 2017
Combining gene editing and stem-cell induction improves efficiency of functional genetic analyses.