Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and their collaborators have developed a technique that allows them to speed up or slow down human heart cells growing in a dish on command — simply by shining a light on them and varying its intensity.
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Coverage of the latest news and updates from the field of stem cells.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) filed complaints in federal court on May 9 seeking permanent injunctions to stop two stem cell clinics from marketing stem cell products without FDA approval and for significant deviations from current good manufacturing practice requirements.
More than 27 million people in the United States are living with type 2 diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As the population ages and a growing percentage of people become overweight or obese, that number is expected to increase.
The production of blood cells is regulated by so-called hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), which reside in bone marrow. Under certain stress conditions, such as aging or inflammation, the HSCs’ self-renewal capacity — a key property of stem cells — decreases.
For most people with hemophilia B, whose bodies can’t properly form blood clots, constant injections to replenish their clotting factors are a way of life.
As people age, their intestinal stem cells begin to lose their ability to regenerate. These stem cells are the source for all new intestinal cells, so this decline can make it more difficult to recover from gastrointestinal infections or other conditions that affect the intestine.
A recent study shows that stiffer breast tissue creates an environment more prone to cancer by enabling the disease to interfere with the surrounding healthy cells.
By studying a rare liver disease called Alagille syndrome, scientists from Cincinnati Children's and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) have discovered the mechanism behind an unusual form of tissue regeneration that may someday reduce the need for expensive and difficult
A study shows for the first time in vivo that Zika virus can be used as a tool to treat aggressive human central nervous system (CNS) tumors.
Doctors at the University of Illinois Hospital say they have cured seven adult patients of sickle cell disease, an inherited blood disorder primarily affecting the African American community, using stem cells from donors previously thought to be incompatible, thanks to a new transplant treatment