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UCLA scientists create first roadmap of human skeletal muscle development

UCLA scientists create first roadmap of human skeletal muscle development

These microscopic images show gene expression in muscle stem and progenitor cells as they mature from early development to adulthood (left to right). As part of this process, the cells switch from actively expressing one key gene (green) to another (violet); this is accompanied by the growth of muscle fibers (red). Credit: Cell Stem Cell/UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center Findings could lead to better methods for creating muscle cells from [Read More...]
Crohn’s disease: Preserving inflammation-free phases

Crohn’s disease: Preserving inflammation-free phases

Small intestinal crypts of Crohn´s disease patients.Credit: Prof. Dirk Haller / TUM Early detection of Crohn’s disease flare-ups leads to improved therapy options Intestinal stem cell metabolism is facilitated by mitochondria – the in-cell power plants. Chronic inflammation processes inhibit the cells’ metabolism and lead to functional loss of these stem cells. In collaboration with the Helmholz Zentrum München and the [Read More...]
Computer simulations visualize how DNA is recognized to convert cells into stem cells

Computer simulations visualize how DNA is recognized to convert cells into stem cells

The pioneer transcription factor Oct4 (blue) binds to the nucleosome (a complex of proteins (green) and the DNA (orange) wrapped around these proteins). Credit: Jan Huertas and Vlad Cojocaru, ©MPI Münster, ©Hubrecht Institute Researchers of the Hubrecht Institute (KNAW – The Netherlands) and the Max Planck Institute in Münster (Germany) have revealed how an essential protein helps to activate genomic DNA during the conversion of [Read More...]