Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are surely the “workhorses” of both the body and the regenerative medicine field. They display multiple advantageous characteristics, including the ability to differentiate into musculoskeletal tissues, that make MSCs the go-to cell type for tissue-engineering solutions for disease/age-related disorders. Furthermore, many tissues require the proper on-going function of tissue-resident MSCs to […]
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The English sea captain and politician Sir Francis Drake believed in “sic parvis magna”, or “greatness from small beginnings”. While he hasn’t been around to see the recent explosion in organoid (or mini-organ) research, we are sure he would be impressed. Measuring a few millimeters in diameter and produced via three-dimensional differentiation of stem cells, […]
Conferences are ideal places to hear insights from the leaders in your field, to watch the up-and-comers present their new and exciting visions, and to network with potential collaborators (i.e., drink and eat and have some fun!). To assist you with these endeavors, EpiGenie brings you the pick of the bunch: some of the most interesting stem […]
Navigating the epigenetic landscape is no easy feat. Clear markings and smooth rides through its canals can quickly give way to a hectic hodgepodge of mixed signals and uncertain routes. A great example is bivalent chromatin, which contains marks of both activation and repression. Characterized by Bernstein et al. in 2006, the most studied bivalent […]
Humanity’s ongoing quest for knowledge has revealed unseen realms and unimaginable places, but there are still a few things that we know little about – the inner workings of a black hole, the composition of McDonald’s special sauce, and what goes on in the early post-implantation human embryo. There are good reasons for that latter […]