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How Stem Cells Make Decisions

October 23, 2019

Pluripotency is a feature of stem cell populations in which individual cells must know a great deal about…
Stem cell scientists clear another hurdle in creating transplant arteries

May 10, 2019

Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of death worldwide, and treating it isn’t easy.  The disease wreaks havoc…
Co-lead author Zafirah Zaidan and co-author Sunnie Grace McCalla work in the lab, which studies the molecular mechanisms of cell fate. Illustration by Kim Leadholm, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.
Team finds new ways to generate stem cells more efficiently

May 8, 2019

Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells are among the most important tools in modern biomedical research, leading to new…
Five questions with Su-Chun Zhang, forger of brain cells

November 30, 2018

Su-Chun Zhang, a Waisman Center researcher and UW School of Medicine and Public Health professor of neurology and…
Early stimulation improves performance of bioengineered human heart cells

April 12, 2018

Researchers are now able to use induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) to form a model of human adult-like…
3D bone-like tissues made from pluripotent stem cells

June 28, 2017

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed a cell culture method that generates three-dimensional bone-like tissues from…
Scientists Stumble upon a New Type of Stem Cells

May 9, 2015

Scientists have identified a new type of pluripotent cell that can divide and generate the three germ layers…
How the zebrafish gets its stripes

August 29, 2014

Zebra fish, a small fresh water fish, owes its name to a striking pattern of blue stripes alternating…
Pluripotency and differentiation control mechanisms in mouse ES cells

April 12, 2013

‘Pluripotent cells’ that have the ability to differentiate into a variety of organs and tissues develop during the…
Developing Our Sense of Smell

March 29, 2013

When our noses pick up a scent, whether the aroma of a sweet rose or the sweat of…
Transplanted brain cells in monkeys light up personalized therapy

March 18, 2013

For the first time, scientists have transplanted neural cells derived from a monkey’s skin into its brain and…
New Type of Pluripotent Cell Discovered In Adult Breast Tissue

March 12, 2013

UC San Francisco researchers have found that certain rare cells extracted from adult breast tissue can be instructed…
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