Cancer Treatment

Stem cells that prevent birth defect also repair facial injury

Researchers have pinpointed a primary cause of a rare skull disorder in infants, and the discovery could help wounded soldiers, car-wreck... 

April 23, 2015 | Read the story »

UAlberta research reveals new possibilities for islet and stem cell transplantation

James Shapiro, one of the world’s leading experts in emerging treatments of diabetes, can’t help but be excited about... 

April 23, 2015 | Read the story »

Drugs stimulate body’s own stem cells to replace brain cells lost in multiple sclerosis

A pair of topical medicines already alleviating skin conditions each may prove to have another, even more compelling use: instructing... 

April 21, 2015 | Read the story »

New transitional stem cells discovered

Pre-eclampsia is a disease that affects 5 to 8 percent of pregnancies in America. Complications from this disease can lead to emergency... 

April 16, 2015 | Read the story »

Organs & Bones

U-M researchers find new gene involved in blood-forming stem cells

Research led by the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute has identified a gene critical to controlling the body’s... 

April 16, 2015 | Read the story »

Scientists coax stem cells to form 3-D mini lungs

Scientists have coaxed stem cells to grow the first three-dimensional mini lungs. Previous research has focused on deriving lung... 

March 24, 2015 | Read the story »

Scientists grow ‘mini-lungs’ to aid the study of cystic fibrosis

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have successfully created ‘mini-lungs’ using stem cells derived from skin cells... 

March 19, 2015 | Read the story »

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 »

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 »