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Tag: iPSCs

Arthritis
Publishing in Science Advances, a team of researchers has described how a scaffold containing genetically engineered induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) can reduce symptoms in a mouse model of rheumatoid arthritis. The advantage over current drugs Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is currently treated through drugs that often suppress the immune system as a side effect [1]....
Thorough CRISPR
In a study published in Genome Biology, researchers explain how they are working to make CRISPR less prone to large, accidental deletions of genetic material [1]. A previously unknown large problem While this seems counterintuitive, previous technology only allowed for the ready identification of deletions below 100 base pairs. New technology has allowed for larger...
Mitochondrion
A new study conducted by a team of Japanese scientists and published in Scientific Reports details how cells can have their damaged mitochondria destroyed and replaced with healthy ones, offering a potential solution to the problem of mitochondrial dysfunction. Why we Age: Mitochondrial DysfunctionAs they age, the mitochondria in our cells lose their ability to...
Dividing cells
A team of researchers, including Michael West of AgeX Therapeutics, has authored a review paper that posits a fundamental difference between "immortal" germline cells and "mortal" somatic cells. The two types of cells This review paper, which cites 175 other papers, goes back throughout history, discussing the very earliest scientific theories of aging. It talks...
LifeXtenShow on cellular rejuvenation
In this episode of X10, Nicola explains a way to epigenetically reset cells using the OSKM Yamanaka factors, putting them back into a pluripotent stem cell state. These factors have also been experimentally shown to restore cells to youth in other ways, and it is also possible to carefully use these factors to make cells...
Piglet
The latest research published in the Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine has reprogrammed pig fibroblast cells into neural progenitor cells.