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

January 24, 2017

A process using human stem cells can generate the cells that cover the external surface of a human heart — epicardium cells — according to a multidisciplinary team of researchers.

January 20, 2017

Bone fractures in diabetic mice heal better in the presence of a protein that stimulates the activity of skeletal stem cells, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

January 18, 2017

Applications are due February 15 for the next round of the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine's (CIRM) Quest Awards (DISC 2), ranging from $700,000 to $1.4 million (US).

January 18, 2017

A simple injection of stem cells that could help kidney transplant patients avoid a lifetime on anti-rejection drugs was one of two new clinical trials approved recently by the governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM).

January 16, 2017

Researchers have found a way to reprogram mouse embryonic stem cells so that they exhibit developmental characteristics resembling those of fertilized eggs, or zygotes.

January 16, 2017

In a new study using mice, researchers show that a novel treatment can effectively inhibit the development of graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD) and maintain the infection- and tumor-fighting capabilities of the immune system.

January 12, 2017

Researchers have discovered a metabolic signature critical for the functioning of cancer stem cells that initiate tumor formation. The team also showed how to interfere with this metabolic mechanism in ovarian cancer, inhibiting tumor growth.

January 10, 2017

Doctors have found a way to manipulate wounds to heal as regenerated skin rather than scar tissue. The method involves transforming the most common type of cells found in wounds into fat cells – something that was previously thought to be impossible in humans.

January 10, 2017

Scientists have used pluripotent stem cells to generate human stomach tissues in a petri dish that can produce acid and digestive enzymes. The researchers, at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, grew the tissues from the stomach's corpus/fundus region.

January 5, 2017

One of the most significant ways in which the human brain is unique is the size and structure of the cerebral cortex. But what drives the growth of the human cortex, likely the foundation for our unique intellectual abilities?