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Stem Cell Tutorial

Potential uses of human stem cells and the obstacles that must be overcome

There are many ways in which human stem cells can be used in research and the clinic. Studies of human embryonic stem cells will... 

May 14, 2015 | Read the story »

A deeper look at induced pluripotent stem cells

Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are adult cells that have been genetically reprogrammed to an embryonic stem cell–like state... 

April 21, 2015 | Read the story »

Comparing similarities and differences between embryonic and adult stem cells

Human embryonic and adult stem cells each have advantages and disadvantages regarding potential use for cell-based regenerative therapies.... 

April 12, 2015 | Read the story »

Describing adult stem cells

An adult stem cell is thought to be an undifferentiated cell, found among differentiated cells in a tissue or organ. The adult stem... 

April 2, 2015 | Read the story »

What are embryonic stem cells and how are they grown?

A. What stages of early embryonic development are important for generating embryonic stem cells? Embryonic stem cells, as their name... 

March 11, 2015 | Read the story »

What are the unique properties of stem cells that make them so special?

Stem cells differ from other kinds of cells in the body. All stem cells—regardless of their source—have three general properties:... 

March 11, 2015 | Read the story »

Cancer Treatment

Stem cell transplantation for children with rare form of leukemia improves outcomes

Researchers in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles... 

July 24, 2015 | Read the story »

Programming adult stem cells to treat muscular dystrophy and more by mimicking nature

Stem cells hold great potential for addressing a variety of conditions from spinal cord injuries to cancer, but they can be difficult... 

July 22, 2015 | Read the story »

T-cell receptor therapy achieves encouraging clinical responses in multiple myeloma

Results from a clinical trial investigating a new T cell receptor (TCR) therapy that uses a person’s own immune system to recognize... 

July 21, 2015 | Read the story »

Stem cell therapy shows promise in small clinical trial for rare lung disease

Canadian researchers have published promising results of the first clinical trial in the world of a genetically-enhanced stem cell... 

July 21, 2015 | Read the story »

Organs & Bones

Programming adult stem cells to treat muscular dystrophy and more by mimicking nature

Stem cells hold great potential for addressing a variety of conditions from spinal cord injuries to cancer, but they can be difficult... 

July 22, 2015 | Read the story »

Stem cells move one step closer to cure for genetic diseases

Stem cells are key for the continual renewal of tissues in our bodies. As such, manipulating stem cells also holds much promise for... 

July 16, 2015 | Read the story »

Fruitfly sperm cells reveal intricate coordination in stem cell replication

Stem cells are key for the continual renewal of tissues in our bodies. As such, manipulating stem cells also holds much promise for... 

July 16, 2015 | Read the story »

Researchers create model of early human heart development from stem cells

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, in collaboration with scientists at the Gladstone Institutes, have developed... 

July 15, 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 »

Spinal Cord Treatment

Programming adult stem cells to treat muscular dystrophy and more by mimicking nature

Stem cells hold great potential for addressing a variety of conditions from spinal cord injuries to cancer, but they can be difficult... 

July 22, 2015 | Read the story »

Stem cells provide lasting pain relief in mice

Chronic pain caused by the nerve damage of type 2 diabetes, surgical amputation, chemotherapy and other conditions is especially... 

July 14, 2015 | Read the story »

Supercharging stem cells to create new therapies

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have discovered a new method for culturing stem cells which sees the highly therapeutic... 

July 6, 2015 | Read the story »

Recovery of sensory function by stem cell transplants

New research from Uppsala University shows promising progress in the use of stem cells for treatment of spinal cord injury. The results,... 

June 9, 2015 | Read the story »

Heart Disease

Blood stem cells in a rush — velocity determines quality

For the first time, the research group of Prof. Claudia Waskow at the Carl Gustav Carus Faculty of Medicine at Dresden Technical... 

July 11, 2015 | Read the story »

Temple-led team uses stem cell exosomes to induce damaged mouse hearts to self-repair

A little more than a decade ago, researchers discovered that all cells secrete tiny communications modules jammed with an entire... 

June 18, 2015 | Read the story »

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 »

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