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Stem cells have the amazing capacity to develop into different types of cells in the body, which is essential for the development of an embryo, for example. Stem cells also have the ability to renew themselves, dividing to replenish other cells and to replace damaged tissue.

Their remarkable regenerative properties offer hope for new treatments for disease

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Our paper on extracellular matrix networks and stem cell growth¬†makes the cover of this week’s issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry. The stunning image by Despina Soteriou captures stem cells growing in a web of extracellular matrix.

Journal of Biological Chemistry cover, 2013, vol. 288 (no. 26) // Image by Despina Soteriou

Journal of Biological Chemistry cover, 2013, vol. 288 (no. 26)

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Research at the University of Manchester has identified networks of proteins that control the fate of our body’s stem cells, findings that could aid progress towards new disease therapies.

Extracellular matrix networks control stem cell fate // Image by Adam Byron

Stem cells have the amazing ability to develop into different types of cells of the body, such as blood cells, muscle cells or brain cells. Remarkably, stem cells can also regenerate, essentially renewing themselves an unlimited number of times.

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