Tapping into the way cells communicate
For the first time, scientists can record cells communicating in real time, opening the floodgates for new developments in cell therapy and other areas within cell biology.
Landmark study signals shift in thinking about stem cell differentiation
Researchers found that embryonic stem cells commit to a cell fate far more rapidly than anticipated.
First events in stem cells becoming specialized cells needed for organ development
Cell biologists shed light on the very first step stem cells go through to turn into the specialized cells that make up organs. The findings implicate the ability of proteins to hang around in cells -- their stability -- as a major factor in controlling a stem cell's state, and in the decision to remain a stem cell or transform into a specialized cell.
Dormant neural stem cells in fruit flies activate to generate new brain cells
Researchers have discovered the mechanism behind how neural stem cells in fruit flies are activated to stimulate the generation of new brain cells.
3D printed tissues and organs without the scaffolding
A research team has developed a process that enables 3D printing of biological tissues without scaffolds using 'ink' made up of only stem cells.