Sweet Science: Glucose Regulates Stem Cells, Cancer
Aug09

Sweet Science: Glucose Regulates Stem Cells, Cancer

Most people think of glucose, a humble sugar, as the fuel for several critical body functions, including muscle contraction, brain function, and a host of cellular processes. As it turns out, glucose function might also make a prime target for the development of regenerative medicine and cancer treatments. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic led by Dr. Andre Terzic report in Cell Metabolism that glucose plays a pivotal role in...

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This Month In Stem Cells

The last month has brought a flurry of activity in the stem cell arena. Here are some selected bits of news for those keeping track: On September 30th, a Boston-based team led by Harvard Medical School’s Derrick J. Rossi reported that it had developed a new way to reprogram adult stem cells into induced pluripotent stem cells, an embryonic stem cell-like state with the potential to be converted to many types of cells and tissues...

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Can M.I.A. make stem cells sexy?

We interrupt our regularly scheduled posting on such mundane topics as drug discovery deals and clinical trial results to bring you a word from Tufts professor Jonathan Garlick, who is awfully excited about stem cells.  And for good reason: as the head of cancer biology and tissue engineering at Tufts’ Dental School, he managed to coax human embryonic stem cells into a three-dimensional tissue last year. This song–really,...

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