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

April 2, 2014

Cancer biologists have been working to decode the purpose of an ancient gene considered one of the most important in cancer research. The p53 gene appears to be involved in signaling other cells instrumental in stopping tumor development.

March 24, 2014

An expert panel set up by India’s health ministry is suggesting that a four-tier licensing system for institutions dealing with stem cells be established, according to a March 22 report in the Economic Times.

March 24, 2014

Stem cells derived from human muscle were able to repair nerve damage and restore function in mice with sciatic nerve injury, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

March 16, 2014

Researchers have found that sutures embedded with stem cells lead to quicker and stronger healing of Achilles tendon tears than traditional sutures.

March 16, 2014

A new study of several chemotherapy drugs that stop fast growing tumors shows they have the opposite effect on stem cells, causing them to divide too rapidly—an effect that could lead to more tumors.

March 9, 2014

Researchers have demonstrated that an essential biological process known as protein synthesis can be studied in adult stem cells—something scientists have long struggled to accomplish.

March 9, 2014

People suffering from degenerative disc disease might benefit from stem cell transplants, according to a new report from Mayo Clinic researchers presented during the 30th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.

March 2, 2014

Researchers from Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College London (UCL) report that they have turned stem cells collected from fat in the abdomen of children into living cartilage.

February 26, 2014

One of the major causes of hearing loss in mammals is damage to the sound-sensing hair cells in the inner ear.

February 26, 2014

Scientists have discovered a way to transform skin cells into mature, fully functioning liver cells that flourish on their own, even after being transplanted into laboratory animals modified to mimic liver failure.

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