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Scientists discover stage at which an embryonic cell is fated to become a stem cell
...ome of the cells of a fertilised mammalian egg are fated
to develop into stem cells and why this occurs. The findings of the study, which overturn the long-held belief that cells are the same until the fourth cleavage (division) of the embryo, are reported in today's edition of Nature. After fertilisati...
Study provides first look at the 'birth' of a retina cell
...rliest marker of rod precursors, or cells that are fated
to become rods. They achieved this unique and earl...ertain point, cell division stops, and the cell is fated
to perform a certain function. "We can now view rod precursor cells at a crucial juncture," says S...
Insects and mammals share common fat-building pathway, study suggests
...in mammals determines whether adult stem cells are fated
for fat or bone. The findings suggest that drugs that target the Hh pathway might prove useful for the treatment of osteoporosis, diabetes, obesity, and lipodystrophy, a disease characterized by the absence of fat, said the researchers. The findings ...