Cancer Treatment

Cancer stem cells linked to drug resistance

Most drugs used to treat lung, breast and pancreatic cancers also promote drug-resistance and ultimately spur tumor growth. Researchers... 

April 20, 2014 | Read the story »

Major breakthrough in developing new cancer drugs: Capturing leukemic stem cells

The Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) at the Université de Montréal (UdeM), in collaboration with the Maisonneuve-Rosemont... 

March 19, 2014 | Read the story »

Keeping stem cells pluripotent

While the ability of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) to become any type of mature cell, from neuron to heart to skin and bone,... 

January 14, 2014 | Read the story »

Study of ‘sister’ stem cells uncovers new cancer clue

Scientists have used a brand new technique for examining individual stem cells to uncover dramatic differences in the gene expression... 

September 27, 2013 | Read the story »

Organs & Bones

Lost stem cells naturally replaced by non-stem cells, fly research suggests

Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered an unexpected phenomenon in the organs that produce sperm in fruit flies: When a certain... 

April 18, 2014 | Read the story »

Researchers transplant regenerated esophagus

Tissue engineering has been used to construct natural oesophagi, which in combination with bone marrow stem cells have been safely... 

April 16, 2014 | Read the story »

How a Silly Putty ingredient could advance stem cell therapies

The sponginess of the environment where human embryonic stem cells are growing affects the type of specialized cells they eventually... 

April 14, 2014 | Read the story »

Body’s fatty folds rich in stem cells may help fight kidney failure

A fatty fold of tissue within the abdomen that is a rich source of stem cells can help heal diseased kidneys when fused to the organs,... 

March 21, 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 human trial shows stem cells are effective for failing hearts

Patients with severe ischemic heart disease and heart failure can benefit from a new treatment in which stem cells found in bone... 

March 31, 2014 | Read the story »

New stem cell research removes reliance on human and animal cells

A new study, published today in the journal Applied Materials & Interfaces, has found a new method for growing human embryonic... 

February 8, 2014 | Read the story »

Scientists develop an engineered cardiac tissue model to study the human heart

When it comes to finding cures for heart disease scientists are working to their own beat. That’s because they may have finally... 

January 30, 2014 | Read the story »

Rewiring stem cells

A fast and comprehensive method for determining the function of genes could greatly improve our understanding of a wide range of... 

January 9, 2014 | Read the story »