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
Cambridge, MA, June 16,2016 - The Harvard Stem Cell Institute, three of Harvard’s clinical affiliates, and a biopharmaceutical company have formed a unique collaboration to establish the Boston Autologous Islet Replacement Program (BAIRT) to accelerate a cure for diabetes.
Above, one type of hypothalamic neuron created from stem cells. For the first time, researchers have access to these live human neuron types that are involved in everything from the regulation of sleep, to obesity, and other basic processes.
Fat cells (yellow) descended from transplanted human mesenchymal stem cells (green) inside of a mouse 28 days after a co-transplantation procedure. The red stain shows mouse fat cells. The blue stain shows cell nuclei. (Credit: Juan Melero-Martin, PhD)