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Right Turn: A lesson in blood development

Hematopoiesis is a long word, but in essence it describes a pretty straight-forward concept: The formation of our blood system, including all of its components. It’s a multi-step process beginning with stem cells and ending with mature, specialized ones like red...

Regenerative Medicine Deal Review: January

. Welcome to your deal review for the month of January. There was a mixed bag of news last month, which included financing activity, industry partnerships and research collaborations. The cell therapy tools industry was front and centre as NeoStem and Invetech struck...

Update from the clinic: January

. Welcome to your Update from the Clinic for the month of January. Pluristem and OncoMed reported preliminary efficacy data from early-stage trials, while the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Medicines Agency (EMA) granted a number of Orphan Drug...

The dermal cup, home to the elusive dermal stem cell

> The scientific community has long sought to uncover the identity of a true dermal stem cell. While many unique cell populations have been described in the literature, some of which are predictive of a dermal stem cell, the exact location and behavior of this cell...