Neurons have long enjoyed the spotlight in neuroscience -- and for good reason: they are incredibly important cellular actors. But increasingly, star-shaped support cells called astrocytes are being seen as more than bit players in the brain's rich pageant.
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Coverage of the latest news and updates from the field of stem cells.
The endothelial cells that line blood vessels are packed tightly to keep blood inside and flowing, but scientists at Rice University and their colleagues have discovered it may be possible to selectively open gaps in those barriers just enough to let large molecules through — and then close them
The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine will launch a new center focused on understanding tissue regeneration and pioneering future developments in stem cell biology as a means to repair diseased organs and tissues.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.