Stem Cells







2017 Feb

BREAKING NEWS: Editors’ Picks

Alcohol and endogenous aldehydes damage chromosomes and mutate stem cells. Nature, 2018 Jan;

How alcohol damages DNA in stem cells, helping to explain why drinking increases the risk of cancer

Abnormal epigenetic changes during differentiation of human skeletal muscle stem cells from obese subjects. BMC Medicine, 2017 Feb.

Obesity is associated with reduced muscle mass and impaired metabolism. Epigenetic changes that affect the formation of new muscle cells may be a contributing factor.

Stem cells used to regenerate the external layer of a human heart. Nature Biomedical Engineering, 2017 Jan.

Long-term self-renewing human epicardial cells generated from pluripotent stem cells under defined xeno-free conditions.

Deep Learning predicts hematopoietic stem cell development. Nature Methods, 2017 Feb.

Deep Learning is generating more and more public awareness. Scientists have now used it to determine the development of hematopoietic stem cells in advance: they describe how their software predicts the future cell type based on microscopy images.

Therapeutic microparticles functionalized with biomimetic cardiac stem cell membranes and secretome. Nature Communications, 2016 Dec

Researchers have developed a synthetic version of a cardiac stem cell, offering therapeutic benefits comparable to those from natural stem cells and could reduce some of the risks associated with stem cell therapies. Additionally, these cells have better preservation stability and the technology is generalizable to other types of stem cells.

Functional human liver cells grown in the lab. Nature Biotechnology, November 26, 2015

This groundbreaking development could help advance a variety of liver-related research and applications, from studying drug toxicity to creating bio-artificial liver support for patients awaiting transplantations.