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Researchers discover a new lymphatic brain cell type

Neil Bower and researchers from the Hogan lab led by Ben Hogan have discovered a new type of lymphatic brain cell in zebrafish, described in humans as 'mato' or lipid laden cells, which clear fats and lipids from the brain.

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Cardiac organoid research on the Node

Holly Voges, Enzo Porrello and James Hudson from the UQ CCVB Cardiac Regeneration Lab have been interviewed by The Node from the Company of Biologists for their paper in the new Special Issue of Development devoted to organoids.

 

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Improved methods for generating blood vessel and heart cells from hPSCs

Dr Nathan Palpant and Clayton Friedman from UQ CCVBs Stem Cells and Cardiovascular Development Laboratory and their collaborators from the University of Washington School of Medicine in the USA, have developed an efficient protocol to differentiate human pluripotent stem cells into heart muscle cells (cardiomyocytes) and blood vessel cells (endothelium).
 
The method has been published in Nature Protocols (Vol 12 No 1, 2017).
 

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