Scientists from the University of Guelph, Canada, has discovered the stem cells responsible for geckos tail restoration. This discovery, published on October 20, 2017 in the Journal of Comparative Neurology, can be importance for developing a way to treat humans with spinal cord injuries.

Researchers from the Vetmeduni Vienna (Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien), Austria, found that mesenchymal stem cells are not involved in the restoration of cartilaginous tissue, but only control this process by attracting endogenous cells. The article with the results of the discovery was published in the October issue of JCI-Insight.

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Stem cells have a memory of past inflammations

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Scientists from Rockefeller University, USA, found that skin stem cells permanently "memorize" wounds or other traumas that cause inflammation in order to heal such damage more quickly. The results of a study, published October 18, 2017 in Nature, can help in the research and treatment of psoriasis, as well as other inflammatory diseases.

Scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK, have created a new type of stem cells that can develop into any type of body cells. The results of a study, published October 11, 2017 in Nature, will help in studying embryonic development disorders and shed light on the causes of pathology in pregnancy.

Scientists from Stanford University, USA, have found that the immune cells play an important role in restoring muscle tissue by directly affecting stem cells. The results of the study were published on September 22, 2017 in Nature Communications.

Sensational discovery was made by scientists from the University at Buffalo, USA. In a paper, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), researchers argue that the fate of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can be controlled by dehydrating them or adding excess water to them.

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen, together with colleagues from the pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk (Denmark), presented a new improved method for producing beta cells from human embryonic stem cells. The results of the work were published on September 14, 2017 in the journal Stem Cell Reports.

A group of scientists from the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI, USA) has created a new method for reprogramming of adult cells into stem cells. In a study, published September 11, 2017 in Nature Biotechnology, scientists from TSRI screened a library of 100 million antibodies. As a result, they found several antibodies that could help in reprogramming skin cells into induced pluripotent stem cells (IPSC).

Researchers from the Medical Center at the University of Freiburg, Germany, have demonstrated a new technique that will help improve the survival of hematopoietic stem cells in transplantation. The results of the work, published on September 7, 2017 in The Journal of Experimental Medicine, will reduce the number of donor stem cells needed for successful transplantation and limit the potential adverse side effects of transplantation to patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other blood disease.

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