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Fibroblasts are connective tissue cells which secrete an extracellular matrix rich in collagen and other macromolecules.
Sperm-producing stem cells found in testicles could be extracted, grown in the lab, and frozen for future use

Sperm-producing stem cells found in testicles could be extracted, grown in the lab, and frozen for future use

Minimal nutritional requirements for growing and maintaining human embryonic stem cells

Minimal nutritional requirements for growing and maintaining human embryonic stem cells

Scientists create new molecule that holds promise in fighting disease via gene therapy

Scientists create new molecule that holds promise in fighting disease via gene therapy

Thalidomide, Lenalidomide show promise against Lou Gehrig's disease

Thalidomide, Lenalidomide show promise against Lou Gehrig's disease

Genetic switch that turns off an oxygen-poor cell's combustion engine - finding has potential to limit toxic molecules

Genetic switch that turns off an oxygen-poor cell's combustion engine - finding has potential to limit toxic molecules

Australian stem cell breakthrough

Australian stem cell breakthrough

Fibroblast research could lead to alternatives to implanted electronic pacemakers

Fibroblast research could lead to alternatives to implanted electronic pacemakers

Stem cells to repair heart tissue soon after a heart attack

Stem cells to repair heart tissue soon after a heart attack

Biologically engineered blood vessels now an option in cardiac bypass

Biologically engineered blood vessels now an option in cardiac bypass

New hormone discovery has implications for liver diseases

New hormone discovery has implications for liver diseases

Newly discovered hormone plays an important role in the digestion of fat, cholesterol, and fat-soluble vitamins

Newly discovered hormone plays an important role in the digestion of fat, cholesterol, and fat-soluble vitamins

New method to measure circadian cycles

New method to measure circadian cycles

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have identified three new genetic mutations in brain tumors

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have identified three new genetic mutations in brain tumors

Mutations in receptor tyrosine kinases provide potential for highly-targeted cancer therapies

Mutations in receptor tyrosine kinases provide potential for highly-targeted cancer therapies

Surprising immune system cells discovery

Surprising immune system cells discovery

Adult human neural stem cells used to successfully regenerate spinal cord tissue

Adult human neural stem cells used to successfully regenerate spinal cord tissue

Researchers discover one of the reasons why melanoma is so ruthless

Researchers discover one of the reasons why melanoma is so ruthless

New technique for creating human embryonic stem cells

New technique for creating human embryonic stem cells

Method to propagate mouse brain stem cells derived from ES cells

Method to propagate mouse brain stem cells derived from ES cells

Urine testing may predict birthmarks

Urine testing may predict birthmarks