News tagged with cell lineages

Finished heart switches stem cells off

It is not unusual for babies to be born with congenital heart defects. This is because the development of the heart in the embryo is a process which is not only extremely complex, but also error-prone. Scientists from the ...

Jul 12, 2012
popularity0 comments 0

Reassigning cells to fight infection

Just as a uniform helps distinguish a soldier from a police officer, scientists use proteins that immune cells wear on their surfaces to determine their job in the body. T cells, for example, that display the CD8 protein ...

Apr 26, 2013
popularity0 comments 0

Subscribe to rss feed