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SARS-CoV-2 Could Infect The Human Brain

Although it primarily impacts the lungs, SARS-CoV-2 could also infect the brain and cause problems there.

Human iPSCs Spur Malaria Research

Human liver cells derived from induced pluripotent stem cells have helped scientists studied an elusive stage of the Plasmodium vivax parasite’s life cycle.

An Eye-Opening Stem Cell Discovery

A research group in Japan has found that different versions of a protein called laminin can cause human stem cells to become specific cell types in the eye.

Making Cells Go Viral For Vaccine Research

Scientists in Japan have devised a method to produce multiple genotypes of noroviruses in the lab, paving the way for better vaccines.

iPS Cells Shed Light On Kidney Disease

Scientists in Japan have reproduced congenital kidney disease in vitro using human induced pluripotent stem cells.

Reprogramming Stem Cells Without Genetic Modifications

Scientists in Singapore have converted fibroblasts into pluripotent stem cells without introducing external factors for genetic reprogramming.

How Genetic Insults Affect Mental Health

Research has shed light on how a molecule called disrupted-in-schizophrenia 1 is linked to a wide range of psychiatric disorders.

Making Stem Cells Switch To Muscle

Using a synthetic DNA-targeting molecule, researchers in Japan were able to stimulate human induced pluripotent stem cells to become heart muscle cells.

Stem Cells Treat Parkinson’s Disease In Monkeys

Scientists have used human induced pluripotent stem cells to alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease in monkeys.

Reprogramming ‘Fixes’ Trisomic Sperm

Cells with extra sex chromosomes can be reprogrammed to create sperm with the correct number of chromosomes that can give rise to healthy offspring.