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New Method Grows Brain Cells from Stem Cells Quickly and Efficiently

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Lund, Sweden – Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have developed a faster method to generate functional brain cells, called astrocytes, from embryonic stem cells. Astrocytes play a significant role in neurodegenerative diseases. The new method reduces the time required to produce the cells from months to two weeks, and the study has been published in Nature Methods.

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Created Line of Spinal Cord Neural Stem Cells Shows Diverse Promise

San Diego, CA, USA – Derived from human pluripotent stem cells, these diverse cells advance disease modeling and may provide new, scalable source of replacement cells for spinal cord injuries. Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that they have successfully created spinal cord neural stem cells (NSCs) from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) that differentiate into a diverse population of cells capable of dispersing throughout the spinal cord and can be maintained for long periods of time.

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Scientists Generate Key Life Event in Artificial Mouse ‘Embryo’ Created from Stem Cells

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Cambridge, UK – The creation of artificial embryos has moved a step forward after an international team of researchers used mouse stem cells to produce artificial embryo-like structures capable of ‘gastrulation’, a key step in the life of any embryo.

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IOS Press Acquires StemBook

Amsterdam, NL – IOS Press is proud to announce that it has acquired StemBook, an online open access review of stem cell biology that was launched by the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) in collaboration with the MIND Informatics group at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2008. IOS Press will update, develop, expand and relaunch the site in 2018 in collaboration with HSCI. Read more!

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