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

February 19, 2018

Induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPSCs, are a keystone of regenerative medicine. Outside the body, they can be coaxed to become many different types of cells and tissues that can help repair damage due to trauma or disease.

February 19, 2018

Scientists have successfully used gene editing to repair 20 to 40 percent of stem and progenitor cells taken from the peripheral blood of patients with sickle cell disease, according to Rice University bioengineer Gang Bao, Ph.D.

February 14, 2018

For more than 35 years, scientists have tried to isolate embryonic stem cells in cows without much success. Under the right conditions, embryonic stem cells can grow indefinitely and make any other cell type or tissue, which has huge implications for creating genetically superior cows.

February 14, 2018

Will there come a time when a patient with arthritis can forgo joint replacement surgery in favor of a shot? A research team in the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine has reason to be optimistic.

February 12, 2018

Scientists have successfully produced human kidney tissue within a living organism that is able to produce urine, a first for medical science.

February 12, 2018

A research team from Tongji University in China have made a breakthrough in human lung regeneration technology. For the first time, researchers have regenerated patients' damaged lungs using autologous lung stem cell transplantation in a pilot clinical trial.

February 7, 2018

Cancer stem cells can be put “into hibernation” by a little-known drug called diphenyleniodonium (DPI) according to researchers from the University of Salford, UK.

DPI effectively switches off the cancer stem cells, preventing their proliferation.

February 7, 2018

Scientists at the University of Bonn have found a way to specifically mark multipotent stromal cells, making it possible to analyze their distribution pattern and their function in living organisms.

February 5, 2018

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore, Md.) and the University of California, San Francisco have gained new insights into how the small intestine, one of the fastest renewing tissues in the human body, repairs it

February 5, 2018

New research from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) is among the first to describe how an mRNA modification impacts the life of neural stem cells (NSCs). The study, published in Nature Neuroscience, reveals a novel gene regulatory system that may adv

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