There are many more cell types than you might think. In your liver, for example, the cells in one section may be different than those in another. But researchers have only a general idea of how stem cells differentiate into broad categories (like “liver”) and divide to make new cells.
Understanding each different cell type – and how it interacts with its neighbors over time – is one of the greatest challenges in biomedical research.
Advances in engineering blood cells, treating diabetes, regenerating joints, and growing organs
On May 31, 2018, Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) faculty members shared their research updates at the Harvard Medical School (HMS) Alumni Reunion symposium. Their work showcased the breadth of research being conducted across the HSCI network, both at Harvard University and its...