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Coverage of the latest news and updates from the field of stem cells.

September 19, 2018

Würzburg (DE), September 2018 — Myocardial infarction, commonly known as a heart attack, is still one of the main causes of death. According to Germany’s Federal Statistical Office, more than 49,00 people there died of its consequences.

September 19, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (US), September 2018 — Engineers and medical researchers at the University of Minnesota have teamed up to create a groundbreaking 3D-printed device that could someday help patients with long-term spinal cord injuries regain some function.

September 17, 2018

LA JOLLA, CA (US), September 2018 — Plastic surgery to treat large cutaneous ulcers, including those seen in people with severe burns, bedsores or chronic diseases such as diabetes, may someday be a thing of the past.

September 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, PA (US), September 2018 — Nearly half of children suffer some injury to a tooth during childhood. When that trauma affects an immature permanent tooth it can hinder blood supply and root development, resulting in what is essentially a “dead” tooth. 

September 12, 2018

IRVINE, CA (US), September 2018 — Researchers from the University of California, Irvine have identified intrinsic cell properties that influence the fate of neural stem cells, affecting what type of brain cell they will form: neurons, astrocytes or oligodendrocytes.

September 12, 2018

BEIJING (PRC), September 2018 — Researchers have discovered how a molecule can help prevent certain types of brain tumors by recognizing and “disarming” harmful proteins that cause them.

September 10, 2018

HINXTON, (UK), September 2018 — Adult humans have many more blood-creating stem cells in their bone marrow than previously thought, ranging between 50,000 and 200,000 stem cells.

September 10, 2018

CHAPEL HILL, NC (US), September 2018 — The latest in a series of laboratory breakthroughs could lead to a more effective way to treat the most common brain cancer in children.

September 6, 2018

LA JOLLA, CA (US), September 2018 —A team at the Salk Institute has identified a master switch that appears to control the dynamic behavior of tumor cells that makes some aggressive cancers so difficult to treat.

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