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The small beginnings of gastruloids

Posted by , on 1 April 2015

Mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs) are by definition cells that can self-renew (make identical copies of themselves) and specialize into any cell type of the body. Since their discovery, scientists ...

Stem showing in 3D

Posted by , on 22 January 2015

    Growing organs in vitro is one of the ultimate dreams of any stem cell biologist. As such, it seems obvious that some of these organs will need to ...

Seeing cells from a different angle

Posted by , on 7 December 2014

Thanks to microscopy, scientists can compete with the most talented photographers and take the most astonishing pictures! Although I have been focusing on microscopy pictures in this blog, microscopy is ...

Biology and maths partner to understand life decisions

Posted by , on 26 October 2014

Starting with the one fertilized egg that we all once were, embryonic development is made of cell divisions and most importantly of cell decisions. These first life decisions are the ...

The origin of blood

Posted by , on 4 September 2014

As for the origin of species, the question of the origin of blood during development has unleashed a lot of passion among the scientific community. As a matter of fact, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Decoding reprogramming

Posted by , on 28 February 2014

When it comes to stem cell biology, there have been very few topics as fascinating and popular as cell reprogramming, the most famous reprogramming experiment being the one of Dolly ...

Cancer stem cells: quite beautiful, mainly scary...

Posted by , on 31 January 2014

Of all the types of stem cells, there is a kind than can be a lot more scary than beautiful: the cancer stem cell. Although the concept of cancer stem ...

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