Infertility affects up to 15% of couples, with roughly one-third of all cases being caused by male infertility. One major cause of male infertility is the failure of precursor germ … Continue Reading Stem cell technique makes first ever viable sperm-in-a-dish.
Researchers at the University of Illinois have identified a molecular mechanism that directs embryonic stem cells to mature into endothelial cells, the specialized cells that form blood vessels. Understanding the … Continue Reading Researchers begin to map the epigenetics that turn stem cells into blood vessel cells.
Telomeres are short stretches of repeated nucleotides that protect the ends of chromosomes. In somatic cells, these protective sequences become shorter with each cellular replication until a critical length is … Continue Reading Large scale human study shows longer telomere length leads to higher cancer mortality.
A team from the University of Poitiers and the Institute of Interdisciplinary Research in Human and Molecular Biology (IRIBHM), has just taken an important step in the area of cell … Continue Reading Researchers repair the cerebral cortex using engineered cells in a world’s first.
A protein that helps embryonic stem cells retain their identity also promotes DNA repair, according to a study in The Journal of Cell Biology. The findings raise the possibility that … Continue Reading Researchers identify protein responsible for DNA repair at a stem cell level.
Researchers from the NYU Langone Medical Center and New York University have demonstrated that a specialized DNA-binding protein called CTCF is essential for the precise expression of genes that control … Continue Reading Researchers identify specialized protein crucial for normal neurodevelopment.
Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science and Cambridge University have jointly managed the feat of turning back the clock on human cells to create primordial germ cells, the embryonic … Continue Reading Human primordial cells programmed in the lab for the first time.