Weekend Stem Cell Reads: Naked mole rats, geckos, brain gel, & more

Here are some stem cell reads for the weekend, ranging from media to research articles. TGIF!

What are your stem cell or other science weekend reads?naked mole rats

Let’s start with how difficult it is to make IPS cells from naked mole rats! Naked Mole Rat Cells Have a Stable Epigenome that Resists iPSC Reprogramming. It takes more than OSKM to make naked mole rat IPSCs. Throwing in SV40 LT helps, etc.

Regeneration is cool & we are getting to understand it better, Study first to identify the cells driving gecko’s ability to re-grow its tail. A structure called a blastema has a role more broadly in this kind of regeneration.

Stem cells in space. Space station will host stem cells for heart research

Single cell insights from the journal Stem CellsSingle Cell Phenotyping Reveals Heterogeneity Among Hematopoietic Stem Cells Following Infection

Always good stuff from Elaine Fuchs, Inflammatory memory sensitizes skin epithelial stem cells to tissue damage

Gel on the brain or brain on the gel? Whatever, stem cells like it. Stanford researchers develop a gel for growing large quantities of neural stem cells

Stem cell biotech news, Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Resolution of SEC Investigation

From Insoo Hyun, Engineering Ethics and Self-Organizing Models of Human Development: Opportunities and Challenges

Stanford Doctors Regenerate Knee Cartilage Using Patients’ Stem Cells

Who doesn’t like learning more about cell fate and direct reprogramming? Single-cell transcriptomics reconstructs fate conversion from fibroblast to cardiomyocyte

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