Stem Cells - Validation of Cell Identity is Crucial for Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells
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  July 3, 2019  
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#ALT# Enhancing the maturation of sensory neurons in-vitro

Used in conjunction with sensory neuron maintenance medium the Maturation Maximizer from Axol Bioscience, will significantly reduce the time to maturation of sensory neurons by over 40 days and increases key marker expression by on average 30-45%, enhancing the maturation of sensory neurons in-vitro.

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    KeysightValidation of Cell Identity is Crucial for Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells
 
Patients with chronic diseases are putting their hope into new discoveries from regenerative medicine, based on mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) research. As promising as some published outcomes appear, they may not be reproducible due to poor handling and inadequate authentication of cell cultures. Meticulous validation of cell identity is critical for working with human mesenchymal stem cells and due to the needed effort, regrettably, this is very often overlooked.
 
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   Importance of Lipidomics in Stem Cell ResearchImportance of Lipidomics in Stem Cell Research
 
It is well established that lipids play an important role in human health and disease. However, recent studies show that lipids can affect the differentiation of stem cells, including the fate of mesenchymal stem cells. Thus, lipidomics (the large-scale analysis of lipid pathways and networks) is gaining importance in stem cell research.
 
 Stem Cell Sources, Types, and Uses in Research
 
Stem Cell Sources, Types, and Uses in ResearchStem cells are undifferentiated cells that are capable of self-renewal or differentiation into a specialized cell. They exist within areas of the body known as biological niches and are essential for growth during childhood, and homeostasis throughout adulthood.
 
 
 Scientists develop universal FACS-based approach to heterogenous cell sorting, propelling organoid research
 
Scientists develop universal FACS-based approach to heterogenous cell sorting, propelling organoid researchA team at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have developed a series of novel fluorescence‐assisted cell sorting (FACS) protocols that enable isolation of neural progenitors, astrocytes, and neurons from virus‐infected cerebral organoids, for downstream multi-omics analysis.
 
 
 Trump administration cracks down on fetal tissue research
 
Trump administration cracks down on fetal tissue researchThe Trump administration is cutting funding for fetal tissue research, creating new barriers to the projects that doctors and scientists say are vital for life-saving medical research. The move is being denounced by scientists and doctors who say that research using fetal cells is essential for improving our understanding of a range of health threats and developing therapies.
 
 
 Telomere shortening in adulthood is not caused by smoking, say researchers
 
Telomere shortening in adulthood is not caused by smoking, say researchersResearchers have surprised the medical world with a study concluding that smoking does not shorten telomeres. The study suggests that telomere length in adults should be regarded as a static biomarker that does not significantly change during adult life.
 
 
 'Eye-in-a-dish' model helps scientists to uncover 'surprising' AMD gene variant
 
'Eye-in-a-dish' model helps scientists to uncover 'surprising' AMD gene variantResearchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) have uncovered a new genetic variant responsible for blood vessel dysregulation in the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a retinal eye disease whose exact cause is yet to be discovered. The study was published in the journal Stem Cell Reports on 9th May 2019.