Using a new mouse model of human melanoma, scientists show how the aggressive skin cancer can start in immature, pigment producing cells in hair follicles.
Aplastic anemia is a rare condition that damages vital stem cells in the bone marrow. Learn about the symptoms and treatment options for aplastic anemia here.
A novel therapy that boosts the number of potent immune cells to suppress cancer has proven successful in preclinical research in mouse models.
Using a mini organ model, scientists reveal how taxane chemotherapy can permanently damage hair follicles, and how a newer class of drug could prevent it.
Scientists have found a way to rejuvenate brain stem cells in rats. The finding offers clues on how to restore lost brain function in diseases such as MS.
Researchers have found a way of using 3D printing technology to grow human hairs in the laboratory, without the need for skin implantation.
Stem cell therapy may help reduce inflammation and build up healthy cells in the body. Scientists are now investigating whether it may benefit autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Learn more here.
Scientists often use animal models such as mice and rats in biomedical research. But what can these studies tell us about human health?
Osteoarthritis is a common condition without a cure. A recent small-scale pilot study concludes that stem cell therapies could offer some hope.
In a landmark clinical trial, researchers are making use of induced pluripotent stem cells for the first time in the United States.
Cell death from a heart attack damages heart muscle. Blocking MAP4K4 — a protein that is key to this process — greatly reduced heart injury in mice.
Researchers have designed a type of stem cell that should be able to withhold transplantation into any recipient without facing rejection.
A new review examines the past, present, and future of stem cell therapy for replacing damaged brain cells in Parkinson's disease.
Scientists have shown how a drug cocktail of four compounds can convert glia, or support cells, next to damaged neurons into new working neurons.
Previous attempts to develop insulin-producing cells from stem cells have not been completely successful. A recent study, however, offers fresh hope.