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Erin M Campbell

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Stem cell decisions and the cell cycle

Posted by , on 15 February 2013

A lot of things cycle in life, even down to the cellular level.  In the developing central nervous system, regulators of the cell cycle play important roles in maintaining the ...

Hope for Huntington's

Posted by , on 14 January 2013

Every time a biologist drives pluripotent cells to differentiate into a specialized cell type, patients of all sorts of diseases, disorders, and injuries allow their hope to grow.  A research ...

Don't get rid of the middleman

Posted by , on 12 December 2012

There are a lot of situations in life where the “middleman” is unnecessary and costly.  In cells, that middleman is necessary and fascinating at the same time.  The sequence of ...

Remember this: Sox1 marks neural stem cells in the hippocampus

Posted by , on 13 November 2012

Most folks think that our brains don’t produce any more neurons after we’re born, but thankfully they do!  A small subset of stem cells within the hippocampus gives rise to ...

Worms teach about germline stem cells

Posted by , on 10 October 2012

To me, the stem cells within a germline are a perfect storm of fascination.  Stem cells are, of course, intriguing in their ability to self-renew and differentiate, and a germline ...