Body: A research team has developed a process that enables 3D printing of biological tissues without scaffolds using 'ink' made up of only stem cells.
Body: Scientists developed a microrobot that can precisely transplant stem cells in various in vivo and vitro environments. Expects to improve the efficiency of treating degenerative neural disorders such as Alzheimer by accurately and safely delivering to a desired location.
Body: Researchers have, for the first time, duplicated a patient's blood-brain barrier (BBB), creating a human BBB chip with stem cells, which can be used to develop personalized medicine and new techniques to research brain disorders.
Body: Scientists describe how stem cell therapies could help babies with severe intestinal issues.
Body: Scientists have recreated a critical brain component, the blood-brain barrier, that functioned as it would in the individual who provided the cells to make it. Their achievement provides a new way to make discoveries about brain disorders and, potentially, predict which drugs will work best for an individual patient.
Body: Scientists have found that neural stem cells use molecules that form a complex called STRIPAK to 'wake up' and produce new neurons (nerve cells) and surrounding glial cells in the brain.
Body: Researchers have discovered a new mechanism that brain cells use to protect themselves from protein aggregates. Such aggregates play a key role in Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Body: Researchers have developed a unique technique that uses stem cells and flexible implantable bone-stabilizing plates to help speed the healing of large breaks or defects.
Body: Research has optimized the process of making human brain 'organoids' -- miniature 3D organ models -- so they consistently follow growth patterns observed in the developing human brain. Researchers can use this reproducible experimental system to test drugs for neuropsychiatric diseases like autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia directly in human tissues.
Body: In a landmark study, scientists discovered what makes white blood cell counts spike in individuals who have high cholesterol, possibly leading to new therapies for heart disease. They looked at hypercholesterolemia, which is the type of high cholesterol that causes very high levels of LDL -- the so-called 'bad' cholesterol -- to circulate in the blood. They identified a new regulatory mechanism in zebrafish models responsible for this increase.