Recent News: Stem Cell Biology

18 News Items found
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Researchers Discover Stem Cells That May Drive Aggressive Behavior in Glioblastoma
Researchers have discovered uncanny similarities between cells found in brain tumors and a type of stem cell that’s important for building the brain during fetal development.
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Shape-Shifting Stem Cells Are Key to Cancer Metastasis and Immune Evasion
By assuming primitive regenerative identities, cancer cells gain the adaptability they need to establish tumors in new parts of the body.
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How Stem Cells Decide Their Fate
Research in blood stem cells has revealed new information about how these cells decide what to become when they divide.
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Scientists Use CRISPR to Learn How Cells Make Decisions
The genome-editing technique uncovered several genes previously not known to influence embryonic development.
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Stem Cells Stay “Young” on a Fat-Free Diet
Researchers have discovered a simple way to keep stem cells in a more flexible state for research and potential treatments.
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Highlights from MSK at the 2018 American Association for Cancer Research Meeting
Read up on the latest developments in several key areas of cancer research, including genomic mapping, disease modeling through CRISPR, CAR T therapy, and cancer stem cells.
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Stem Cell Research Identifies Potential Drugs for Treating Zika Infection
Researchers from MSK and Weill Cornell have found that two compounds appear to fight off infection with the Zika virus.
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Step by Step: Stem Cell Approach Provides New Models for Studying How Acute Myeloid Leukemia Progresses
A new laboratory tool will allow researchers to study the progression from normal cells to myelodysplastic syndromes to an aggressive type of leukemia.
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Cortical neurons derived from human pluripotent stem cells
A 'Quick-and-Easy' Recipe for Making Brain Cells
Using stem cells, scientists can create batches of cortical neurons to study schizophrenia and autism.
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Stealth Mode: How Metastatic Cancer Cells Evade Detection by the Immune System
Cancer cells have a sneaky ability to hide out in the body for years at a time. MSK scientists are looking for ways to flush them out.