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First human in vitro model of rare neurodegenerative condition created

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego have created the first stem cell-derived in vitro cellular model of a rare, but devastating, neurodegenerative condition called Cockayne syndrome (CS). The findings are published in the current online issue of the journal Human Molecular Genetics. CS is characterized by […]

A cancer’s surprise origins caught in action

Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital have, for the first time, visualized the origins of cancer from the first affected cell and watched its spread in a live animal. Their work, published in the January 29th issue of Science, could change the way scientists understand melanoma and other cancers and could lead to new, early treatments […]

Turning back the cellular clock

Research suggests we do not yet have the whole story about how fertilized eggs produce the many different types of cell that make up our adult bodies. It is widely accepted that an enzyme called Tet plays an important role, but something else seems to be at play, according to results published in Nature Cell […]