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Cancer Treatment

Using stem cells to grow new hair

In a new study from Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham), researchers have used human pluripotent stem cells... 

January 27, 2015 | Read the story »

Promising use of nanodiamonds in delivering cancer drug to kill cancer stem cells

A study led by the National University of Singapore (NUS) found that attaching chemotherapy drug Epirubicin to nanodiamonds effectively... 

January 26, 2015 | Read the story »

Does gestational diabetes affect the therapeutic potential of umbilical cord-derived stem cells?

Multipotent cells isolated from the human umbilical cord, called mesenchymal stromal cells (hUC-MSCs) have shown promise for use... 

January 21, 2015 | Read the story »

Stem cell transplantation shows potential for reducing disability in patients with MS

Results from a preliminary study indicate that among patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), treatment with nonmyeloablative... 

January 21, 2015 | Read the story »

Organs & Bones

Is stem cell therapy less effective in older patients with chronic diseases?

A promising new therapeutic approach to treat a variety of diseases involves taking a patient’s own cells, turning them into... 

January 13, 2015 | Read the story »

Stem cells faulty in Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Stanford researchers find

Like human patients, mice with a form of Duchenne muscular dystrophy undergo progressive muscle degeneration and accumulate connective... 

December 18, 2014 | Read the story »

University of Toronto cell biologists discover on-off switch for key stem cell gene

Consider the relationship between an air traffic controller and a pilot. The pilot gets the passengers to their destination, but... 

December 15, 2014 | Read the story »

Signaling molecule crucial to stem cell reprogramming

While investigating a rare genetic disorder, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered... 

November 20, 2014 | Read the story »

Transform & Regenerate

Scientists find a groovy way to influence specialization of stem cells

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have shown for the first time that the specialised role stem cells go on to perform... 

December 18, 2013 | Read the story »

Mayo Clinic and collaborators develop new tool for transplanting stem cells

Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues in Belgium have developed a specialized catheter for transplanting stem cells into the beating... 

December 17, 2013 | Read the story »

Researchers unlock a new means of growing intestinal stem cells

Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have shown that they can grow unlimited quantities of intestinal stem cells,... 

December 2, 2013 | Read the story »

Physical cues help mature cells revert into embryonic-like stem cells

Bioengineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have shown that physical cues can replace certain chemicals when nudging... 

October 21, 2013 | Read the story »

Heart Disease

Circadian rhythms regulate skin stem cell metabolism and expansion, UCI study finds

UC Irvine scientists studying the role of circadian rhythms in skin stem cells found that this clock plays a key role in coordinating... 

January 8, 2015 | Read the story »

University of Toronto cell biologists discover on-off switch for key stem cell gene

Consider the relationship between an air traffic controller and a pilot. The pilot gets the passengers to their destination, but... 

December 15, 2014 | Read the story »

Delivering stem cells into heart muscle may enhance cardiac repair and reverse injury

Delivering stem cell factor directly into damaged heart muscle after a heart attack may help repair and regenerate injured tissue,... 

November 20, 2014 | Read the story »

Rutgers Chemistry’s Ki-Bum Lee patents technology to advance stem cell therapeutics

Rutgers University Chemistry Associate Professor Ki-Bum Lee has developed patent-pending technology that may overcome one of the... 

November 13, 2014 | Read the story »

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