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Christele Gonneau

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Challenging an old stem cell dogma

Posted by , on 4 August 2014

Science teachers usually say that science progresses by challenging old dogmas. In the stem cell field, there is a dogma saying that some blood stem cells in the bone marrow ...

Goalward-bound: why biological research is like football

Posted by , on 3 July 2014

The 2014 FIFA World Cup has mesmerised football fans all around the world over the past weeks, but besides just the fancy footwork on display, we’ve also seen some amazing ...

It's decision time!

Posted by , on 27 May 2014

Decisions, decisions…aren’t those one of our main worries? It is certainly the everyday worry of a stem cell! Understanding stem cell decisions is a central question in the field: how ...

A simple step to reverse ageing

Posted by , on 3 May 2014

How great would it be if we knew how to reverse ageing and turn old organs into young ones? Actually, this might not be as crazy as it sounds. As ...

Planarians…the key to regenerative medicine?

Posted by , on 31 March 2014

  Of all the animal models used in biology, the freshwater planarian flatworm is one of the most fascinating: first because roughly 10% of all planarian cells are stem cells, ...