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Encapsulated Stem Cells Could Accelerate Wound Healing

Mesenchymal stem cells captured in microcapsules. Each microcapsule is roughly 40 micrometers across. Photo: Courtesy Rebecca Harman

Regenerative Medicine

DNA editing takes a serious step forward -- for better or worse

A cell of DNA is held up at Washington University’s Genome Institute. (Cristina Fletes-Boutte / St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Regenerative Medicine

Checking In...

My situation has changed quite a lot since my posts from the beginning of the year. And not in a good way I’m afraid.

I applied for a few of the trials and heard back quite quickly in December about them, and a week or so before the Christmas holidays went in to see the trial doctors to see what they could offer me. 872 more words

Not Made Up

Thinking Is Bad For You!?

Don’t think or else… you die. If you have a deadly brain tumor that is. If brain tumor is a fire, then thinking is a fuel to make it burning and spreading. 229 more words


'Mega' cells control growth of blood-producing cells

In this image, a hematopoietic stem cell (green) attaches to a megakaryocyte (red) in bone marrow. Credit: Meng Zhao, Ph.D., Linheng Li Lab, Stowers Institute for Medical Research… 6 more words

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