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Cancer Treatment

McMaster scientists turn blood into neural cells

Scientists at McMaster University have discovered how to make adult sensory neurons from human patients simply by having them roll... 

May 22, 2015 | Read the story »

New techniques for reprogramming stem cells target neurological disease models

As scientists overcome the technical challenges in reprogramming stem cells to produce biologically precise models of human neurons,... 

May 19, 2015 | Read the story »

Safety switch preserves beneficial effects of cell therapy

Researchers in the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Methodist and Texas Children’s Hospital... 

May 17, 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 »

Organs & Bones

‘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 »

Drug perks up old muscles and aging brains

Whether you’re brainy, brawny or both, you may someday benefit from a drug found to rejuvenate aging brain and muscle tissue.  Read More →

May 14, 2015 | Read the story »

New stem cell may overcome hurdles for regenerative medicine

Scientists at the Salk Institute have discovered a novel type of pluripotent stem cell–cells capable of developing into any... 

May 7, 2015 | Read the story »

New clues into how stem cells get their identity

Scientists at the University of Copenhagen have identified one mechanism that explains how some stem cells choose to become a given... 

May 6, 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 »

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