Cancer Treatment

Experts from CNIO discover shining cells responsible for developing tumors

Tumours are mosaics of cells that are morphologically and molecularly very different. In this cellular heterogeneity, it is calculated... 

September 30, 2014 | Read the story »

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 »

Organs & Bones

A mechanism that allows a differentiated cell to reactivate as a stem cell revealed

One kind of stem cell, those referred to as ‘facultative’, form part—together with other cells—of tissues and organs.... 

October 29, 2014 | Read the story »

Growing a blood vessel in a week

Just three years ago, a patient at Sahlgrenska University Hospital received a blood vessel transplant grown from her own stem cells.  Read More →

October 24, 2014 | Read the story »

Stem cell discovery challenges dogma on how fetus develops; holds insights for liver cancer and reg

A Mount Sinai-led research team has discovered a new kind of stem cell that can become either a liver cell or a cell that lines liver... 

October 15, 2014 | Read the story »

NYU Langone scientists identify key factor that maintains stem cell identity

A protein implicated in several cancers appears to play a pivotal role in keeping stem cells in an immature “pluripotent”... 

September 26, 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

Stanford scientists use stem cells to learn how common mutation in Asians affects heart health

Over 500 million people worldwide carry a genetic mutation that disables a common metabolic protein called ALDH2. The mutation, which... 

September 26, 2014 | Read the story »

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 »