Recent advances in tissue generation

Recent advances in tissue generation

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a new technique for developing tissue via human stem cells, reported MIT News. The methodology, detailed in a study published in the journal Nature Communications, involves programming human stem cells to produce transplantable tissue on demand.  Over the past decade, biomedical researchers have made major strides in 

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How Signals Tell Early Stem Cells to Differentiate

How Signals Tell Early Stem Cells to Differentiate

At the Rockefeller University, a team of researchers studying stem cell differentiation in early embryos have identified a new mechanism of cell communication involved in the process. The results, published in Cell, may have implications for skin cancer treatments. Laboratories across the globe are studying adult stem cells, undifferentiated cells which are dispersed among the differentiated 

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Your Microbiota by the Numbers

Your Microbiota by the Numbers

The microbiota is a community of bacteria that colonize the body and can influence metabolism, physiology, nutrition and immune function. An ever-growing body of research indicates that the microbiota plays a critical role in regulating host homeostasis, and changes to the bacterial diversity of the microbiota may lead to increased susceptibility to disease. The bacteria 

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What Will Be Science’s Next Leap Forward?

What Will Be Science’s Next Leap Forward?

At Kerafast, our mission is to create a global community of scientists advancing research by facilitating access to unique bioreagents. The upcoming Leap Day has us thinking about how scientific research will advance before the next Leap Year in 2020. We therefore are asking the Kerafast community: “What do you think will be science’s greatest 

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Understanding the BRAIN initiative

Understanding the BRAIN initiative

In April 2013 President Barack Obama announced the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative, a 12-year research program aimed at unlocking the secrets within the human brain and facilitating the development of practical neurological applications. To achieve this goal, the Obama administration sought to harness the country’s collective creative power by forming private-public partnerships between 

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