When neuroscientist Robert Krencik figured out how to fast-track the growth of mini-brains, he shared his process with the scientific community. Over the past two years, his method has been adopted in labs around the [...]
A Krencik Lab review paper was featured on the Developmental Dynamics cover for the special issue “Stem Cells & Tissue Engineering in Development, Disease & Repair” https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DwU15k3WwAEKg2y.jpg:large
Over the past decade, mutations in genes encoding RAS family members, other components of an intracellular signaling cascade that RAS controls, and proteins that modify the cascade have been recognized ... Read more.
A team led by researchers at the University of Wisconsin, in Madison, has directed human embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells to become immature astrocytes in the laboratory (Krencik R et al. Nat [...]
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have cooked up a method to nudge pluripotent stem cells all the way to astrocytes. The new protocol, published online May 22 in Nature Biotechnology, means researchers can better [...]