NEUHERBERG (DE), May 2020 — The loss of insulin-secreting beta cells by autoimmune destruction leads to type 1 diabetes. Clinical islet cell transplantation has the potential to cure diabetes, but donor pancreases are rare.
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Coverage of the latest news and updates from the field of stem cells and regenerative medicine.
CHAMPAIGN, IL (US), May 2020 — In regenerative medicine, an ideal treatment for patients whose muscles are damaged from lack of oxygen would be to invigorate them with an injection of their own stem cells.
OSAKA (JP), April 2020 — Corneal diseases often require a transplant using corneal tissue from a donor. Now, researchers from Osaka University developed a novel method that could be used to generate corneal tissue in a lab more easily.
BOSTON, MA (US), April 2020 — Capping decades of research, a new study may offer a breakthrough in treating dyskeratosis congenita and other so-called telomere diseases, in which cells age prematurely.
KANSAS CITY, MO (US) — Drug resistance is a major obstacle in cancer treatment, leading to relapse for many patients. In a new study, published online April 20 in Nature Cell Biology, researchers from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research,
MUNICH (DE), April 2020 — Intestinal stem cell metabolism is facilitated by mitochondria — the in-cell power plants. Chronic inflammation processes inhibit the cells' metabolism and lead to functional loss of these stem cells.
SYDNEY (AU), April 2020 — Preeclampsia kills approximately 76,000 mothers and 500,000 babies globally every year.
HOUSTON, TX (US), April 2020 — Researchers at the University of Houston have found an abundance of abnormal stem cells in the lungs of patients who suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a leading cause of death worldwide.
LONDON (UK), April 2020 — The point when human embryonic stem cells irreversibly commit to becoming specialized has been identified by researchers at the Francis Crick In