Medical research

New clues on stem cell transplant rejection revealed in study

In 2006, scientists discovered a way to "reprogram" mature cells—adult skin cells, for example—into stem cells that could, in principle, give rise to any tissue or organ in the body. Many assumed it was only a matter ...

Neuroscience

Cells in 'little brain' have distinctive metabolic needs

Cells' metabolic needs are not uniform across the brain, researchers have learned. "Knocking out" an enzyme that regulates mitochondria, cells' miniature power plants, specifically blocks the development of the mouse cerebellum ...

Cardiology

Can we teach heart cells to grow up?

Scientists around the world have been trying to replace damaged heart tissue using lab-made heart-muscle cells (cardiomyocytes), either injecting them into the heart or applying patches laced with the cells. But results to ...

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