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Coverage of the latest news and updates from ongoing clinical trials from various sources.

June 12, 2017

The first study to assess how patients with “gain of function” mutation of the STAT1 gene respond to stem cell transplantation has taken place. Of these, only six survived a regime of stem cell transplantation — however, five of them were completely cured and disease-free by the study’s conc

June 7, 2017

A clinical trial scheduled to begin in the next few months will be the first in China to use human embryonic stem (ES) cells, and the first one worldwide aimed at treating Parkinson’s disease using ES cells from fertilized embryos.

June 5, 2017

Chemicals found in cigarette smoke have been shown to damage fetal liver cells. Scientists say the potent cocktail of chemicals in cigarettes is particularly harmful to developing liver cells and affects male and female fetuses differently.

June 5, 2017

A detour on the road to regenerative medicine for people with muscular disorders is figuring out how to coax muscle stem cells to fuse together and form functioning skeletal muscle tissues.

June 2, 2017

A new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that the behavior of stem cells in plants and animals is surprisingly similar. The researchers were able to produce mathematical equations that reveal very small differences in the behavior of the proteins.

May 31, 2017

Researchers from Princeton University’s Department of Molecular Biology have identified a small RNA molecule that helps maintain the activity of stem cells in both healthy and cancerous breast tissue.

May 31, 2017

Liza Dadone, DVM, head veterinarian at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is a big believer in innovation and thinking outside the box, especially when it comes to the care of aging animals.

May 24, 2017

The Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission approved funding for 29 awards for a total of more than $8.5 million. These awards will be distributed between six different research institutes and six companies and will address over 20 different diseases and conditions.

May 24, 2017

Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital have, for the first time, generated blood-forming stem cells in the lab using pluripotent stem cells, which can make virtually every cell type in the body.

May 22, 2017

Mother cells from the adult carotid body can transform into blood vessels as well as neurons, according to a new discovery by scientists at the University of Seville.