New research pinpoints differences between cancer stem cells in squamous cell cancer and normal stem cells in the skin, which could be exploited to create powerful new anti-cancer therapeutics.
The 2011 prize honors Elaine Fuchs, James Thomson, and Shinya Yamanaka for pioneering work in isolating human stem cells.
A rapid new method of blocking gene function is letting researchers dissect how stem cell progenitors in the skin split their energy between creating copies of themselves and crafting specialized new cells.
Fuchs to be honored for studies on the biology of mammalian skin and skin diseases.
Healthy and viable mice that survive until adulthood have, for the first time, been cloned from adult stem cells.
By turning on a single gene, researchers can prevent skin stem cells from maturing into the three types of adult skin cells.
Researchers have identified a protein that could aid development of methods to grow skin to treat patients.
Studies show how skin forms deep layers.
Stem cells from the skin of mice can self-renew and differentiate into skin and functioning hair follicles.
HHMI researchers coax stem cells into becoming hair follicles.