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Researchers publishing in Cell Stem Cell have announced a new method of accurately and rapidly cloning genetically engineered stem cells. CRISPR is still imperfect While the accuracy of genetic modification through the well-known CRISPR/Cas9 system continues to improve, the technology remains imperfect. Small mistakes were initially reported [1], and later researchers found that under certain...
Bone marrow injection
Scientists have verified the effectiveness of stem cell transplants, researched a core reason behind it, and published their findings in Aging Cell. The niche controls what stem cells do Back in 1978, Raymond Schofield proposed that hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), which make blood cells, are governed by their local microenvironment, the niche in which they...
Blood cells
Scientists have discovered that the protein Netrin-1 alleviates the age-related decline in hematopoietic stem cell function in mice, enhancing HSC transplantation and protecting these mice from the harmful effects of chemotherapy [1]. (Not) a niche problem Why we Age: Stem Cell ExhaustionStem cell exhaustion is the age-related deficiency of stem cells. This particular hallmark is...
targeting aging
Researchers publishing in the Nature journal npj Regenerative Medicine have zeroed in on a major reason behind stem cell exhaustion and determined that inhibiting it has significantly rejuvenative effects. A protein that suppresses stem cells In both humans and mice, the protein Cdc42 increases with aging. This is because its natural inhibitor, Cdc42GAP, decreases in...
Cancer cells
Researchers publishing in Cell Reports Medicine have described a method of using off-the-shelf, allogeneic immune cells as cancer therapy. Overcoming the hurdles of allogeneic cells Allogeneic cells come from other sources than the individual being treated. As recipients of organ donations know, if the immune system identifies foreign cells, it will attack them. This is...
Bone Marrow
In a study published in Aging, researchers have found that younger hematopoietic cells can restore older hematopoietic cells through microvesicles, which are facilitators of intercellular communication. Why we Age: Altered Intercellular CommunicationAltered intercellular communication, as described in the Hallmarks of Aging, is the change in signals between cells that can lead to some of the...