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

December 19, 2016

Scientists from the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University Health Network, have developed the first functional pacemaker cells from human stem cells, paving the way for alternate, biological pacemaker therapy.

December 16, 2016

Ever since researchers connected the shortening of telomeres — the protective structures on the ends of chromosomes — to aging and disease, the race has been on to understand the factors that govern telomere length.

December 12, 2016

Researchers from the UCLA Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology Oncology and the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have published two studies that define how key genetic factors affect blood-forming stem cells by either accelerating or hi

December 12, 2016

Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian reported that eight out of 12 patients with relapsed and/or chemotherapy refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) or other blood cancers responded to a regimen including the chemotherapy drugs thioguanine and decitabine.

December 8, 2016

Duke University scientists have caught the first glimpse of molecules shuttling along a sort of highway running the length of neural stem cells, which are crucial to the development of new neurons.

December 7, 2016

Connective tissue cells in the heart turn into bone-producing cells in response to injury, according to a study by University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) scientists.

December 6, 2016

Researchers have pinpointed a major cause of pulmonary fibrosis, a deadly disease that scars the lungs and obstructs breathing.

December 5, 2016

Treating mice with a compound that increases the expression of an inactive protein helped them heal from injury with less scarring, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

December 2, 2016

An international study led by scientists from the Crick Institute in London and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem revealed a survival mechanism in cancer cells that allows the disease to erupt again even after aggressive treatment.

November 30, 2016

Researchers have used a colorful, cell-labeling technique to track the development of the blood system and trace the lineage of adult blood cells traveling through the vast networks of veins, arteries and capillaries back to their parent stem cell in the marrow.