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“Cells Performing Secret Handshake” wins grand prize

Sebastian F. Barreto, a doctoral student of chemical and biomolecular engineering in the laboratory of Sharon Gerecht, won the grand prize for his image “Cells Performing Secret Handshake” from the Regenerative Medicine Foundation. Another image that … more

Changing horses mid-game? Not so bad.

Changing advisors, even disciplines, in graduate school

You’ve heard the old saying, “Don’t change horses in midstream.” But in graduate school, is that necessarily a bad thing? Changing advisors part way through your graduate career can happen for several different reasons, but regardless of the … more

Luminescent stem cells transplanted into mice alone (left) and with helper cells (right), shown one day after transplantation.
Credit: Yajie Liang

To flourish, stem cells need help from their friends

“Helper cells” improve survival rate of transplanted stem cells, mouse study finds Like volunteers handing out cups of energy drinks to marathon runners, specially engineered “helper cells” transplanted along with stem cells can dole out growth … more

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