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Transdifferentiation Can Create An Endless Supply of Brain Cells—And Fast

Transdifferentiation Can Create An Endless Supply of Brain Cells—And Fast Cellular reprogramming is like the fairytale of spinning straw into gold: you take an abundant, mundane cell type, dose it with a cocktail of chemicals, and voilà—now you have an unlimited supply of therapeutic cells ready for action. You’ve probably heard of the superstar in…
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Pioneering Stem Cell Trial Seeks to Cure Babies Before Birth

Pioneering Stem Cell Trial Seeks to Cure Babies Before Birth Even before she was born, Elianna Constantino had already cheated death. Elianna has a rare inherited blood disorder called alpha thalassemia major, which prevents her red blood cells from forming properly. The disease, which has no cure, is usually fatal for a developing fetus. But…
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Cancer Vaccines May Overhaul Cancer Therapy in the Next Decade

Cancer Vaccines May Overhaul Cancer Therapy in the Next Decade The term “silver bullet” gets tossed around a lot, but cancer vaccines are just that. Unlike the flu vaccines that we’re familiar with, cancer vaccines are slightly different in that they don’t just seek to prevent cancers from forming. In many cases, these vaccines also…
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