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Stem Cell Drug: Right or Wrong?

Image of stem cells I’ve captured under the miscroscope during my PhD candidature, where my passion for stem cells was born.

Cheating a little bit with this post because stem cells is not a drug. 2,743 more words

John’s Horror Corner: Yummy (2019), a funny, gory, awkward, gross Belgian zombedy.

MY CALL: I was quite pleased with this movie. It strikes a good balance between funny, gory and mean, and the pacing is steady to keep you entertained throughout while cultivating awkward laughs. 511 more words

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Getting to the bottom of goosebumps

Harvard scientists find that the same cell types that cause goosebumps are responsible for controlling hair growth

Photo credit: Hsu Laboratory/Harvard University

Date: 20 July 2020… 1,090 more words

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Nanostimulators boost stem cells for muscle repair

Photo Credit: Arek Socha/Pixabay.com

Date: 01 May 2020

Institution: University of Illinois

Story published in: ACS Nano

Digest: Muscle ischemia, which occurs due to lack of oxygen supply to the muscles, can be treated using stem cells derived from the patient’s fat tissues. 717 more words

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Transplantable lab-grown organs move a step closer

Photo credit: Researcher/EPFL

Date: 10 July 2020

Institution: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne

Study published in: Nature Communications article

Digest: Researchers have designed a new method for growing simplified human organoids (miniaturized and simplified version of an organ). 428 more words

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Researchers 3D print a working heart pump with real human cells

This image used on the cover of the American Heart Association’s Circulation Research journal is a 3D rendering of the printed heart pump developed at the University of Minnesota. 812 more words

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How does a stem cell know what to become? Study shows RNA plays key role

Photo credit: PublicDomainPictures/Pixabay

Date: 9 July 2020

Institution: University of Colorado Boulder

Study published in: Nature Genetics

Digest: Study shows that the molecular messenger RNA (ribonucleic acid) plays an indispensable role in cell differentiation, in the absence of RNA, this system of differentiation cannot work. 763 more words

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