Stem cells in 2017

Digesting recent stem cell advances in the gut

2017 has witnessed major advances in gut stem cell and cancer stem cell research, delivering key insights into their regulation, more defined culture methods and novel stem cell markers that collectively drive us ever closer to breakthroughs for regenerative medicine and cancer treatment in the clinic.

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Figure 1: Cancer stem cell plasticity and stem cell homeostasis in the gut.


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N.B. is supported by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and National Research Foundation (NRF), Singapore.

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Barker, N. Digesting recent stem cell advances in the gut. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 15, 78–80 (2018).

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