The inner lining of the gut consists of a single cell layer of intestinal epithelium that form millions of crypts and villi. Stem cells – shown in green – reside at the bottom of the crypts and replicate daily,
In a cross-school collaboration, Harvard researchers Steve McCarroll (left) and Kevin Eggan (right) couple stem cell science with genetics and genomics to advance our understanding of human brain illnesses. Their latest project identified mutations that stem cell lines acquire in
Co-lead of HSCI's Nervous System Diseases Program Paola Arlotta and postdoctoral fellow Giorgia Quadrato have produced long-cultured brain organoids that have the potential to advance our understanding of brain development
This scanning electron microscope image shows the T cell-trapping biomaterial up-close with cavities and ducts allowing the entry, as well as movement and binding of autoimmune T cells in its interior. Photo courtesy of James Weaver.
Bone marrow from a young boy diagnosed with Diamond-Blackfan anemia (DBA) shows a reduced number of erythroid precursor cells. In this case, an unusual gene mutation in the hormone EPO was identified and found to cause the anemia. Photo courtesy
SMN protein (red) is necessary for the survival of spinal cord neurons (motor neurons) responsible for breathing and all movement. Harvard researchers have found a compound that stabilized this protein in mouse and human motor neurons. This may lead to the development of new treatments for