- A heartbeat away? Hybrid ‘patch’ could replace transplants
- Experts from CNIO discover shining cells responsible for developing tumors
- Stem cell transplant does not cure SHIV/AIDS after irradiation of infected rhesus macaques
- Turmeric compound boosts regeneration of brain stem cells
- NYU Langone scientists identify key factor that maintains stem cell identity
- Tonsil stem cells could someday help repair liver damage without surgery
- Stanford scientists use stem cells to learn how common mutation in Asians affects heart health
- NYU Langone scientists report reliable and highly efficient method for making stem cells
Because heart cells cannot multiply and cardiac muscles contain few stem cells, heart tissue is unable to repair itself after a heart attack. Now Tel Aviv University researchers are literally setting a new gold standard in cardiac tissue engineering.
Tumours are mosaics of cells that are morphologically and molecularly very different. In this cellular heterogeneity, it is calculated that only 1-2% of the tumour mass is made up of cancer stem cells, which over the past years have been suggested to be responsible for the origin of cancer and for the resistance to conventional chemical therapies. This small percentage of cancer stem cells in a solid tumour makes it difficult to isolate and analyse them, as well as to study the origin of drug resistance.
A study published on September 25th in PLOS Pathogens reports a new primate model to test treatments that might cure HIV/AIDS and suggests answers to questions raised by the “Berlin patient”, the only human thought to have been cured so far.
A bioactive compound found in turmeric promotes stem cell proliferation and differentiation in the brain, reveals new research published today in the open access journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy. The findings suggest aromatic turmerone could be a future drug candidate for treating neurological disorders, such as stroke and Alzheimer’s disease.
A protein implicated in several cancers appears to play a pivotal role in keeping stem cells in an immature “pluripotent” state, according to a new study by NYU Langone Medical Center scientists. The study is published online today in Cell Reports.
The liver provides critical functions, such as ridding the body of toxins. Its failure can be deadly, and there are few options for fixing it. But scientists now report in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces a way to potentially inject stem cells from tonsils, a body part we don’t need, to repair damaged livers — all without surgery.