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August 30, 2023
Body: Researchers have identified stem cells in the human thymus for the first time. These cells represent a potential new target to understand immune diseases and cancer and how to boost the immune system.
August 24, 2023
Body: Researchers have discovered a novel approach for engrafting engineered cells into injured lung tissue. These findings may lead to new ways for treating lung diseases, such as emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis and COVID-19. The two studies describe the methodologies for engineering lung stem cells and transplanting them into injured experimental lungs without immunosuppression.
August 17, 2023
Body: Scientists have identified how low levels of the TET2 gene fuel the rapid growth of acute myeloid leukemia in animal models.
August 17, 2023
Body: Thanks to continuous advances in human stem cell research, studies that make use of embryo models are progressing quickly. This research offers both a scientific and ethical alternative to the use of embryos resulting from fertilized human eggs, and the appropriate ethical guidelines have been developed in parallel with the advances being made. A group of biologists and ethicists suggest additions to the current ethical framework that refine thinking about human embryology using embryo models to maximize benefits to society.
August 16, 2023
Body: A new method allows large quantities of muscle stem cells to be safely obtained in cell culture. This provides a potential for treating patients with muscle diseases -- and for those who would like to eat meat, but don't want to kill animals.
August 16, 2023
Body: A research team has recently made a significant advancement in spinal cord injury treatment by using genetically modified human neural stem cells (hNSCs). They found that specifically modulating a gene expression to a certain level in hNSCs can effectively promote the reconstruction of damaged neural circuits and restore locomotor functions, offering great potential for new therapeutic opportunities for patients with spinal cord injury.
August 14, 2023
Body: Organoids have now been created from stem cells to secrete the proteins that form dental enamel, the substance that protects teeth from damage and decay. A multi-disciplinary team of scientists led this effort. This is a critical first step to the long-term goal to develop stem cell-based treatments to repair damaged teeth and regenerate those that are lost. Enamel is made during tooth formation by specialized cells called amelobasts. These cells die off after tooth formation is complete. Consequently, the body has no way to repair or regenerate damaged enamel.
August 9, 2023
Body: A study shows new steps toward more patients getting gene therapy.
August 9, 2023
Body: Promising preclinical results show hematopoietic stem cell therapy was effective in rescuing memory loss, neuroinflammation and beta amyloid build-up in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease.
August 9, 2023
Body: Scientists have shown that immunotherapy after stem cell transplantation effectively combats certain nerve tumors in children. Crucially, stem cells from a parent provide children with a new immune system that responds much better to immunotherapies.

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