Researchers unlock a new means of growing intestinal stem cells
December 1, 2013Studying these cells could lead to new treatments for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal disease to diabetes.
Cardiac development needs more than protein-coding genes
January 24, 2013Biologists find that long non-coding RNA molecules are necessary to regulate differentiation of embryonic stem cells into cardiac cells.
Putting the squeeze on cells
January 23, 2013By deforming cells, researchers can deliver RNA, proteins and nanoparticles for many applications.
Precisely engineering 3-D brain tissues
November 30, 2012New design technique could enable personalized medicine, studies of brain wiring.
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Minimizing background noise in stem cell culture
January 21, 2012
RNA offers a safer way to reprogram cells
July 25, 2010New technique holds promise to revert cells to an immature state that can develop into any cell type.