MRC funding to improve iPS technology
Dr Abdenour Soufi awarded £1.8M for novel synthetic factors to improve iPS technology.
Stem Cells Transl Med
New study shows a potential future treatment for paracetamol overdose and that stem cell derived liver cells can act as a good model of drug toxicity in the liver.
Three key molecules, Sonic Hedgehog, Stem Cell factor and Noggin, interact together to generate blood stem cells in the embryo. Prof Medvinsky: "This brings us one step closer to making them in the lab for treatments".
Research by Dr. Katrin Ottersbach shows that embryonic blood stem cells are resistant to the JAK2V617F mutation, normally associated with the development of myeloproliferative blood disorders (MPD) in adults.