Big volume brain repair through escaped neural stem cells in mice

In the 15th, December Cell issue Kuo et al. published a study according to which “mice whose brains were severely damaged by loss of the genes “Numb” and “Numblike” in one region just after birth showed substantial mending within weeks. The researchers attributed that repair to neural stem cell “escapees” that had somehow retained or… Continue reading Big volume brain repair through escaped neural stem cells in mice

Redifferentiating brain tumour stem cells: the concept of cancer regenerative medicine

The trendy cancer stem cell theory highlights that there is a functional hierarchy between different tumour cells and only a small portion, the so called cancer stem cells have crucial role in initiating tumour growth. This assumption was confirmed in the case of blood, breast and brain for example. Based on that a new therapeutic… Continue reading Redifferentiating brain tumour stem cells: the concept of cancer regenerative medicine