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Dr. Dominique Bonnet is the Group Leader of the Hematopoietic Stem Cell Laboratory at the Francis Crick Institute in London, UK. Her lab is interested in the extrinsic mechanisms that regulate hematopoietic stem cells, and how they can intervene in order to eradicate the leukemic stem cell.

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The Stem Cell Science Round Up

Tiny CRISPR System Discovered – A very compact CRISPR-Cas system has been identified in huge bacteriophages, which provides an addition to the genome editing toolbox.

The Effects of Heart Attacks on Insulin Resistance – Scientists have found that heart attacks can affect glucose tolerance by acting on hematopoietic progenitor-derived macrophages in distal adipose tissue.

The Hair-Raising Reason for Goosebumps – Investigators have found that certain cell types form a niche to regulate hair follicular stem cells and promote goosebumps.

Combination Therapy to Treat Head and Neck Cancer – Combining a BMI1 inhibitor with approved PD1 blockade treatment successfully eliminated cancer stem cells in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

Photo Reference: Courtesy of Dr. Dominique Bonnet