Cancer Treatment

Scientists identify rare stem cells that hold potential for infertility treatments

Rare stem cells in testis that produce a biomarker protein called PAX7 help give rise to new sperm cells — and may hold a key to... 

September 6, 2014 | Read the story »

The young sperm, poised for greatness

In the body, a skin cell will always be skin, and a heart cell will always be heart. But in the first hours of life, cells in the... 

May 19, 2014 | Read the story »

Cancer stem cells under the microscope at Albert Einstein College of Medicine symposium

Healthy stem cells work to restore or repair the body’s tissues, but cancer stem cells have a more nefarious mission: to spawn... 

May 14, 2014 | Read the story »

Immune cells found to fuel colon cancer stem cells

A subset of immune cells directly target colon cancers, rather than the immune system, giving the cells the aggressive properties... 

May 8, 2014 | Read the story »

Organs & Bones

Combining antibodies, iron nanoparticles and magnets steers stem cells to injured organs

Researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute infused antibody-studded iron nanoparticles into the bloodstream to treat heart attack... 

September 10, 2014 | Read the story »

New reprogramming factor cocktail produces therapy-grade induced pluripotent stem cells

Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)—adult cells reprogrammed back to an embryonic stem cell-like state—may hold the potential... 

September 6, 2014 | Read the story »

Stowers researchers reveal molecular competition drives adult stem cells to specialize

Adult organisms ranging from fruit flies to humans harbor adult stem cells, some of which renew themselves through cell division... 

August 6, 2014 | Read the story »

Sugar mimics guide stem cells toward neural fate

Embryonic stem cells can develop into a multitude of cells types. Researchers would like to understand how to channel that development... 

July 31, 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

Childhood coxsackie virus infection depletes cardiac stem cells and might compromise heart health in adults

There is epidemiological evidence that links type B coxsackie virus (CVB) infection with heart disease, and research published on... 

August 2, 2014 | Read the story »

New method for reducing tumorigenicity in induced pluripotent stem-cell based therapies

The potential for clinical use of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology for transplant-based therapeutic strategies has... 

July 24, 2014 | Read the story »

Stem cell-stimulating therapy saves heart attack patients

Researchers at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging’s 2014 Annual Meeting revealed how a protein encourages... 

June 9, 2014 | Read the story »

Stem cells hold keys to body’s plan

Case Western Reserve researchers have discovered landmarks within pluripotent stem cells that guide how they develop to serve different... 

June 7, 2014 | Read the story »