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Cancer Treatment

Researchers identify new ways to drain cancer’s ‘fuel tank’

Cancer stem cells are particularly difficult to eradicate and are at the heart of why it is so hard to more effectively treat cancer... 

November 26, 2014 | Read the story »

Signaling molecule crucial to stem cell reprogramming

While investigating a rare genetic disorder, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered... 

November 20, 2014 | Read the story »

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 »

Organs & Bones

Signaling molecule crucial to stem cell reprogramming

While investigating a rare genetic disorder, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered... 

November 20, 2014 | Read the story »

Shaping up: Researchers reconstruct early stages of embryo development

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have managed to reconstruct the early stage of mammalian development using embryonic stem... 

November 4, 2014 | Read the story »

Decoding the emergence of metastatic cancer stem cells

In the first study of its kind, Rice University researchers have mapped how information flows through the genetic circuits that cause... 

October 31, 2014 | Read the story »

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 »

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

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 »

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 »

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