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Coverage of the latest news and updates from the field of stem cells.

January 2, 2018

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.

January 2, 2018

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.

January 2, 2018

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.

January 2, 2018

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.

December 29, 2017

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.

December 29, 2017

Scientists have identified a specific population of pluripotent embryonic stem cells that can reprogram to totipotent-like cells in culture.

December 27, 2017

Scientists have developed a new strategy to efficiently isolate, mature and transplant skeletal muscle cells created from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs), which can produce all cell types of the body.

December 27, 2017

The process by which embryonic stem cells develop into heart cells is a complex process involving the precisely timed activation of several molecular pathways and at least 200 genes.

December 20, 2017

A new study led by researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP), La Jolla, California, describes the biology behind why muscle stem cells respond differently to aging or injury.

December 18, 2017

Rapidly dividing, yet aberrant stem cells are a major source of cancer. But a new study suggests that mature cells also play a key role in initiating cancer — a finding that could upend the way scientists think about the origins of the disease.

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