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  September 11, 2019  
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#ALT# Long-term 3D imaging and quantification of stem cell dynamics

Dr. Mathieu Frechin, Head of Quantitative Biology at Nanolive introduces you to our holotomographic microscopy and its implications in long-term imaging of stem cells.

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   Ketogenic diet shown to support intestinal stem cellsKetogenic diet shown to support intestinal stem cells
 
Researchers studying mice at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have made a surprising discovery about ketogenic or fat-rich diets. They found that the ketone bodies produced when fats are broken down in the intestine trigger the proliferation of adult stem cells, which are needed to maintain a healthy intestinal lining.
 
   Engineered stem cells offer new treatment for metastatic bone cancerEngineered stem cells offer new treatment for metastatic bone cancer
 
Engineered stem cells could help treat metastatic cancers in bone without killing normal surrounding bone. Many cancers originating in other parts of the body produce bone metastases. Breast cancer is notorious for forming tumor deposits in far-away bones in up to 70% of cases. These are difficult to treat and cause severe pain and disability in cancer patients.
 
 

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 Induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) Cells: Discovery, Advantages and CRISPR Cas9 Gene Editing
 
Induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) Cells: Discovery, Advantages and CRISPR Cas9 Gene EditingInduced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) are somatic cells that can be reprogrammed by expressing a combination of embryonic transcription factors. Like embryonic stem cells, iPS cells can differentiate into all three germ cell layers: ectoderm, mesoderm, and endoderm. The reprogrammed cells can be used to generate stem cells for diseases, drug development, and personalized regenerative stem cell therapy.
 
 
 Researchers reverse stem cell aging process
 
Researchers reverse stem cell aging processIncreasing brain stiffness as we age leads to stem cell dysfunction, new research published in Nature has reported. The study shows how older stem cells can be reverted to a younger and healthier state, a novel discovery that has important implications for a number of degenerative diseases and our fundamental understanding of the aging process.
 
 
 Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cells: Production and Uses
 
Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cells: Production and UsesOligodendrocyte progenitor cells are neural cells which give rise to oligodendrocytes – glial cells in the central nervous system. While most oligodendrocyte progenitor cells differentiate into oligodendrocytes during the development of the central nervous system at a young age, some remain as progenitor cells until adulthood.
 
 
 Scientists 3D print full-scale functioning heart components for the first time
 
Scientists 3D print full-scale functioning heart components for the first timeResearchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh have developed a new 3D bioprinting method that can produce any part of the heart, from tiny capillaries through to full-scale heart components.Using human cardiac muscle cells, the team could even make a structure that contracts and functions similarly to a real heart.
 
 
 Induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) Cells in Medicine and Research
 
Induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) Cells in Medicine and ResearchSince their discovery in 1998, embryonic stem cells were thought to the key to treat intractable diseases, including Parkinson’s disease and spinal cord injury. However, embryonic stem cells have been riddled with ethical concerns regarding their use and scientific concerns of post-transplantation rejection. In 2007, a proof-of-concept study was reported where induced pluripotent cells were used for the mouse model of sickle cell anemia.