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Growing skin in the lab

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Using reprogrammed induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), a group of scientists in Japan has successfully grown complex skin tissue—complete with hair follicles and sebaceous glands—in the laboratory. They were then able to implant these three-dimensional tissues into living mice, and the tissues formed proper connections...

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Stem cells used to successfully regenerate damage in corticospinal injury

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For first time, researchers show functional benefit in animal model of key motor control system Date: March 28, 2016Source: University of California - San DiegoSummary: Researchers have successfully directed stem cell-derived neurons to regenerate lost tissue in damaged corticospinal tracts of rats, resulting in functional benefit, a new article...

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Unraveling the mystery of stem cells

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Neuroscientists document some of the first steps in the process by which a stem cell transforms into different cell types Date: March 24, 2016Source: University of California - Santa BarbaraSummary: How do neurons become neurons? They all begin as stem cells, undifferentiated and with the potential to become any...

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