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Coverage of the latest news and updates from the field of stem cells.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School have developed a process to regenerate skeletal muscle cells in mice with muscular dystrophy. The unlikely source of those cells is a type of benign tumor called a teratoma.
A drug used in stem cell therapy to treat certain cancers may also protect against cigarette smoke-induced lung injury.
Researchers have succeeded in converting skin cells into pluripotent stem cells by activating the cell's own genes.
Researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle have successfully used human stem cells to restore heart function in monkeys with heart failure.
A team of researchers at Lund University in Sweden has developed a fluorescent variant of a molecule that inhibits cancer stem cells.
A McGill University team of scientists led by Carl Ernst, Ph.D., at the Douglas Hospital Research Centre, revealed a molecular mechanism that may play a role in the development of autism.
Researchers have discovered a novel function of fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2), a self-renewal factor for spermatogonial stem cell (SSC), which is the origin of sperm production.
Obesity is an increasing global health problem associated with several comorbidities and a high risk of mortality.
The disappearance of an entire brain region should be cause for concern. Yet, for decades scientists have calmly maintained that one brain area, the subplate, simply vanishes during the course of human development.