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Growing up as a neural stem cell: The importance of clinging together and then letting go

Stem cell researchers at UCLA have identified new components of the genetic pathway that controls the adhesive properties and proliferation of neural stem cells and the formation of neurons.
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Stem Cell Scientists Identify Key Regulator Controlling Formation of Blood-Forming Stem Cells

Health : Newswise Medical News (last year)

Stem cell scientists have moved one step closer to producing blood-forming stem cells in a Petri dish by identifying a key regulator controlling their formation in the early embryo, shows research published online today in Cell. Read Post

New way to grow neural stem cells may accelerate therapy development for brain injuries and disease

Health : Medical News Today (last year)

Researchers have discovered a new, highly efficient way to produce neural stem cells from human pluripotent stem cells that can then go on to form neurons in the brain. The discovery, reported in the current issue of STEM CELLS Tran... Read Post

Growing up as a neural stem cell: The importance of clinging together and then letting go

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (3 years ago)

Can one feel too attached? Does one need to let go to mature? Neural stem cells have this problem, too. As immature cells, neural stem cells must stick together in a protected environment called a niche in order to divide so they ca... Read Post


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