Cancer Treatment

Researchers uncover epigenetic switches that turn stem cells into blood vessel cells

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have identified a molecular mechanism that directs embryonic stem cells to mature... 

June 26, 2015 | Read the story »

Drug discovery for Parkinson’s disease: LCSB researchers grow neurons in 3-D

The progressive loss of neurons in the brain of Parkinson’s patients is slow yet inexorable. So far, there are no drugs that... 

June 25, 2015 | Read the story »

Diabetic blindness: UVA IDs best source of stem cells to block vision loss

University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have taken a significant step forward in their efforts to use stem cells to... 

June 25, 2015 | Read the story »

Factors released following stem cell transplantation therapeutically impact serious burns

Cell transplantation researchers have successfully used bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) to treat a variety of... 

June 25, 2015 | Read the story »

Organs & Bones

Stem cell switch on the move

The roots of a plant are constantly growing, so that they can provide the plant with water and minerals while also giving it a firm... 

May 31, 2015 | Read the story »

KeyGenes can predict future identity of human fetal stem cells

A snapshot of gene activity is now all that’s necessary to determine what organ or tissue type that a cluster of fetal stem... 

May 29, 2015 | Read the story »

Human stem cell model reveals molecular cues critical to neurovascular unit formation

Crucial bodily functions we depend on but don’t consciously think about — things like heart rate, blood flow, breathing... 

May 24, 2015 | Read the story »

‘Hydrogels’ boost ability of stem cells to restore eyesight and heal brains

Toronto scientists and engineers have made a breakthrough in cell transplantation using a gel-like biomaterial that keeps cells alive... 

May 14, 2015 | 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

Temple-led team uses stem cell exosomes to induce damaged mouse hearts to self-repair

A little more than a decade ago, researchers discovered that all cells secrete tiny communications modules jammed with an entire... 

June 18, 2015 | Read the story »

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 »