stem cells

The protein Akna plays a key role in the behavior of neural stem cells, scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) have discovered. Led by Prof. Dr. Magdalena Götz, director of the Institute for Stem Cell Research (ISF) at Helmholtz Zentrum München and Chair of Physiological Genomics of the LMU… Read more

Measurable dissimilarities in the patterns and speed of development in autism spectrum disorder-derived cells have been uncovered by researchers at the Salk Institute. They compared stem cells created from individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) against stem cells created from those without ASD. The results could lead to diagnostic methods to detect ASD at an… Read more

For the first time, human blood cells have been directly reprogrammed into a previously unknown type of neural stem cell, report scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the stem cell institute HI-STEM in Heidelberg. The induced stem cells are similar to those that occur during the early embryonic development of the central… Read more

As mammals age, their sense of smell deteriorates. An interdisciplinary research team at Helmholtz Zentrum München and the University Medical Centre Mainz has investigated why this is the case. For their study, the researchers tracked the development of stem cells in the brains of mice using what are known as confetti reporters. They then analysed… Read more

New findings that may help pinpoint what goes awry with glia in neurodegeneration have been produced by a research team led by Professor Benedikt Berninger of the Institute of Physiological Chemistry at the Mainz University Medical Center. Two types of cells are active in the brain: nerve cells and glial cells. The latter have long… Read more