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Structure of a stem cell niche

Feb. 28, 2018—Understanding the specialized environment where stem cells reside is important for developing stem-cell based regenerative therapies.

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Fish eyes may hold key to regenerating human retinas

Mar. 9, 2017—Research into retinal regeneration in zebrafish has identified a signal that appears to trigger the self-repair process, raising the possibility of inducing retinal repair in human eyes.

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Copper toxicity and Parkinson’s

Feb. 5, 2015—A genetic predisposition to Parkinson’s disease makes neurons more vulnerable to the toxicity of heavy metals such as copper.

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Breast tissue growth protein may promote cancer: study

Jul. 17, 2014—A protein essential for growth of normal breast tissue also may play a role in breast cancer, Vanderbilt University researchers have found.

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Study links stem cell gene to prostate cancer susceptibility

Mar. 27, 2014—A gene on chromosome 8 — in a region of the genome linked to risk for many types of cancer — is particularly associated with prostate cancer susceptibility, Vanderbilt University researchers have found.

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Targeting post-transplant diabetes

Apr. 12, 2012—Targeting diabetes that develops after a stem cell transplant may help moderate graft-vs.-host disease, an adverse effect of the procedure, and improve outcomes.

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Young stem cells counter kidney aging

Dec. 15, 2011—Young bone marrow cells alleviate aging-related kidney changes in mice.

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Chasing Foxd3’s role in stem cells

Mar. 4, 2011—Researchers use genetic manipulations in mice and single-cell analyses to help explain stem cell regulation.

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