A small freshwater fish found in many tropical aquariums may hold the key to unlocking one of the leading causes of respiratory diseases in humans. 446 more words
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Stem Cell Stories that Caught our Eye: A Zebrafish’s Stripes, Stem Cell Sound Waves and the Dangers of Stem Cell Tourism
Here are some stem cell stories that caught our eye this past week. Some are groundbreaking science, others are of personal interest to us, and still others are just fun. 769 more words
A breakthrough that could pave the way for the generation and growth of haematopoietic stem cells in the laboratory.
Stem cells. The mere mention of this term is bound to evoke a reaction from anyone who hears it. These reactions range from; they are the next big thing, to outright rejection of their potential. 382 more words
Australian researchers discovered what is believed to be a holy grail of stem cell research, the origin of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). HSCs are a a unique cell population which reside in the adult bone marrow and have the capacity to differentiate into all cells of the haematopoietic system. 244 more words
Australian researchers studying zebrafish have made one of the most significant ever discoveries in stem cell research.
They have uncovered the mystery of how a critical type of stem cell found in blood and bone marrow, and essential to replenishing the body’s supply of blood and immune cells, is formed. 535 more words