Stem Cells

For the first time, scientists have succeeded in transforming human stem cells into functional lung and airway cells.

From the chimera in Greek mythology to the sphinx in ancient Egypt, humans have imagined making creatures from pieces of different organisms for millennia.

Neural stem cells detaching from the vascular niche. Image credit: Anna Lasorella, CUMC /Nature Cell Biology

Findings offer new insights into neurologic development and regenerative therapies for neurologic disease

Cell Polarity and Chirality: Human endothelial cells on a micropatterned ring (inner diameter: 250 mm, width: 200 mm) stained for actin (red), tubulin (green), and nuclei (blue). Cells form a ‘rightward’ chiral alignment, while polarized by positioning their centrosomes (bright green) rather than cell nuclei closer to each boundary.

A team of researchers led by Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic has developed a new technique to evaluate human stem cells using cell micropatte