Harvard stem cell scientists have discovered that the clump of cells that gives rise to the embryonic heart also contains cells that form the heart’s plumbing, such as the aorta and the other great vessels.
Harvard Stem Cell Scientists have discovered that the same chemicals that stimulate muscle development in zebrafish can also be used to differentiate human stem cells into muscle cells in the laboratory, an historically challenging task that, now overcome, makes muscle cell therapy a more realistic clinical possibility.
Young animals are known to repair their tissues effortlessly, but can this capacity be recaptured in adults? A new study from Harvard Stem Cell Institute(HSCI) researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital suggests that it can. By reactivating a dormant gene called Lin28a, which is active in embryonic stem cells, researchers were able to regrow hair and repair cartilage, bone, skin… Read more about HSCI researchers regrow hair, cartilage, bone, soft tissues
Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) Co-director Douglas Melton, PhD, and Evotec AG have entered into their second research collaboration to find biological pathways and signals that could be therapeutically relevant to diabetic patients.