Top

Cancer Treatment

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 »

Stem cells from some infertile men form germ cells when transplanted into mice, study finds

Stem cells made from the skin of adult, infertile men yield primordial germ cells — cells that normally become sperm — when transplanted... 

May 1, 2014 | Read the story »

Organs & Bones

Novel methods may help stem cells survive transplantation into damaged tissues

Stem cells offer much promise for treating damaged organs and tissues, but with current transplantation approaches stem cell survival... 

July 23, 2014 | Read the story »

Stem cells aid muscle repair and strengthening after resistance exercise

A new study in mice reveals that mesenchymal (mezz-EN-chem-uhl) stem cells (MSCs) help rejuvenate skeletal muscle after resistance... 

July 22, 2014 | Read the story »

CNIO researchers discover a gene that links stem cells, aging and cancer

An organism is healthy thanks to a good maintenance system: the normal functioning of organs and environmental exposure cause damage... 

July 17, 2014 | Read the story »

USC Stem Cell scientists lay a TRAP for disease

USC Stem Cell scientists have set a “mouse TRAP” to capture the early signs of kidney failure, as described by a recent... 

July 13, 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

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 »

Racing the clock to help young patients with old hearts

Children with progeria, a rare disorder that causes premature aging, die in their teens of ailments that are common in octogenarians:... 

May 20, 2014 | Read the story »

Bottom