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Research Highlight #5: Leukemic stem cells from iPSCs

Posted by , on 9 June 2020

Today let’s delve into a curious case involving induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and leukemic stem cells (LSCs). Most blood cells derived from iPSCs are unable to engraft in immunodeficient ...

Research Highlight #4: Macrophages in human development

Posted by , on 1 June 2020

Today we return our interest to human development, focusing on a special blood cell: the macrophage. Produced in multiple, stem cell-independent waves, macrophages colonize the developing foetus early on, forming ...

Research Highlight #3: IL-1 regulates haematopoietic stem cell pool size via PU.1

Posted by , on 25 May 2020

Today, we move to mouse adult haematopoiesis, with an elegant work on inflammation and stem cell biology. As always, feedback is more than welcome! Chronic inflammation is one of the ...

Research Highlight #2: Blood stem cells heterogeneity arises from accessible chromatin

Posted by , on 18 May 2020

Hi there! Today’s highlight is focusing on a major question for the haematology community: what is causing blood stem cell heterogeneity? Please do not hesitate to let me know your ...

Research Highlight #1: Inhibition of cell cycle regulators alters the EHT

Posted by , on 12 May 2020

Hello everyone! My name is Alessandro, I am a postdoc in love with science, stem cells and blood! I am also a big fan of the Node, The Company of ...

Recent comments by AlessandroDonada

Great story indeed, I hope to hear more about mitotic bookmarking soon!
by AlessandroDonada in Mitotic Bookmarking by Esrrb: an unexplored mechanism for implementing cell fate choices? on November 19, 2016
It is frankly uninspiring that the IF is still used as a criteria to evaluate a postdoc candidate. The Impact Factor evaluates the JOURNAL, not the quality of a paper!
by AlessandroDonada in POSITION FOR POSTDOCTORAL SCIENTIST IN TUMOR IMMUNOLOGY on November 14, 2016