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When the evil assumes power: On the dominance of stem cell mutations in age

The incidence of tissue dysfunction, diseases and many types of cancer exponentially increases above the age of 45, showing a growing number of mutant stem or progenitor clones in the hematopoietic system, and the intestinal epithelium. New research results indicate that an increasing number of mutations in tissue stem...

Stem cells make similar decisions to humans

Scientists at the University of Copenhagen have captured thousands of progenitor cells of the pancreas on video as they made decisions to divide and expand the organ or to specialize into the endocrine cells that regulate our blood sugar levels. The study reveals that stem cells behave as people...