Stem Cells - Cell‐Cycle‐Dependent Regulation of Focal Adhesions
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  May 2, 2019  
  Stem Cells  
  The latest stem cells news from News Medical  
 Will gene-editing of human embryos ever be justifiable?Will gene-editing of human embryos ever be justifiable?
 
World-leading medical ethicist Professor Arthur Caplan has published a series of recommendations with the aim of addressing worldwide concerns over gene editing of human embryos.
 
   Cell‐Cycle‐Dependent Regulation of Focal AdhesionsCell‐Cycle‐Dependent Regulation of Focal Adhesions
 
The adhesion of a cell to a surface is essential for many cellular processes, including the cell cycle. This article will describe recent studies which have expanded our knowledge of the role of focal adhesions in the cell cycle.
 
   Stem Cell Uses in ResearchStem Cell Uses in Research
 
Stem cells are found in many different organs in the body, functioning to replace and replenish damaged or aging tissues. These cells have the unique ability to develop into many different types of cell and the ability to replenish themselves by continually dividing.
 
 Researchers gain new insight into Alzheimer's using organoids that resemble mini brains
 
Researchers gain new insight into Alzheimer's using organoids that resemble mini brainsIn the majority of cases, dementia can be traced back to Alzheimer's disease. Its causes are not really understood yet. What is known is that plaques form from misfolded proteins and that there is an increase in neuronal cell death levels in the brain. However, the plaques don't necessarily go hand in hand with any symptoms.
 
 
 Stem Cell Types
 
Stem Cell TypesStem cells may be found in all animals from early stages of development as an embryo until the end of life. There are several types of stem cells depending on their source and properties.
 
 
 Human iPSCs-derived mesenchymal stem cells could avoid ageing-related shortfalls
 
Human iPSCs-derived mesenchymal stem cells could avoid ageing-related shortfallsThe use of primary mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is fraught with ageing-related shortfalls such as limited expansion and early senescence. Human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) -derived MSCs (iMSCs) have been shown to be a useful clinically relevant source of MSCs that circumvent these ageing-associated drawbacks.
 
 
 Combining biomaterial scaffolds with stem cells for tissue engineering applications
 
Combining biomaterial scaffolds with stem cells for tissue engineering applicationsStemJournal, a new open access, peer-reviewed journal published by IOS Press, announces publication of its inaugural article, "Combining Stem Cells and Biomaterial Scaffolds for Constructing Tissues and Cell Delivery," by Stephanie M. Willerth, PhD, and Shelly E. Sakiyama-Elbert, PhD.