A SIRT-an Link Between Metabolism, Stem Cell Function and Epigenetics

In our younger years our rampant metabolism meant we could eat what we wanted with little or no consequences. However,… [ more ]

Shedding Light on Stem Cell Therapy for Parkinson’s with Optogenetics

Red light means stop and green light means go? Apparently not for a few bright researchers who have recently used… [ more ]

Divide and Cancer? Stem Cell Divisions Impact Tissue’s Cancer Risk

One question has intrigued cancer researchers for decades: why are some tissues more susceptible to developing cancers than others? Genetic… [ more ]

Uncovering Neural Differentiation Step-by-Step

The Laetoli footprints made by humans 3.6 million years ago in Tanzania are perhaps the most famous footprints of all… [ more ]

Plotting the Path to Pluripotency Uncovers Key Role of DNA Methylation

If you’ve read our recent piece ‘Reprogramming Roadmap Reveals Fuzzy New Stem Cells‘ you’ll already know how “Project Grandiose” [1,… [ more ]