Scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, report that tiny tube-like protrusions called primary cilia on cells of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) — a layer of cells in the back of the eye — are essential for the survival of the retina’s light-
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Coverage of the latest news and updates from the field of stem cells.
Researchers at Osaka University have developed a synthetic tissue for treating damaged cartilage, which had previously been incurable and had no effective therapies. Their method uses synovium-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) as the starting material.
Scleroderma with internal organ involvement is a debilitating and lethal autoimmune disorder with few effective treatments. But a study led by Duke Health researchers has found new cause for optimism using an aggressive stem cell transplant regimen.
Researchers at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have discovered how high glucose levels — whether caused by diabetes or other factors — keep heart cells from maturing normally.
Many of the complex folded shapes that form mammalian tissues can be recreated with very simple instructions, UC San Francisco bioengineers report in Developmental Cell.
Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have found a way to engineer blood-forming stem cells to carry chimeric antigen receptor genes to make cells that can detect and destroy HIV-infected cells.
Printed replacement human body parts might seem like science fiction, but this technology is rapidly becoming a reality with the potential to greatly contribute to regenerative medicine. Before any real applications, "bioprinting" still faces many technical challenges.
A team of University of California Davis investigators has been awarded a $1.2 million grant to examine a common virus and its effects on immune system function after stem cell transplantation.
Scientists have identified a specific population of pluripotent embryonic stem cells that can reprogram to totipotent-like cells in culture.