2014

2014

2014

April 18, 2014

A pill to shed fat?

December 8, 2014


Harvard researchers have created a system using human stem cells to screen for compounds that have the potential to turn white, or “bad,” fat cells into brown, or “good,” fat cells. Pictured are human pluripotent stem cell-derived fat cells. (Photo Credit Tim Ahfeldt/… Read more about A pill to shed fat?

Pain in a dish

November 24, 2014

Turning skin cells into pain-sensing neurons


Human noxious stimulus detecting sensory neurons produced by converting skin cells with a set of five genes to this new fate—enabling study of "pain"in a dish. (Credit: Elizabeth Buttermore, PhD)

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Florida fishing tournament raises money for childhood cancer research

November 13, 2014

Funds will help support pediatric leukemia work led by HSCI’s David Langenau, PhD

A Palmetto Bay, Florida, private school transformed its annual fishing tournament into a fundraiser for childhood cancer research at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI). The event honored student Briana Vega, who passed away at twelve from leukemia.

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