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

August 21, 2020

VLADIVOSTOK (RU), August 2020 — Scientists have developed implantable hydrogels based on plant polysaccharides (pectins) that can play the role of an artificial extracellular matrix, a special network of molecules that fills the space between body cells.

August 18, 2020

TOKYO (JP), August 2020 — Diabetes seldom occurs in newborns — a condition known as neonatal diabetes. But when it does, it's mostly due to a mutation in a single gene such as the KCNJ11 or insulin (INS).

August 17, 2020

FLANDERS (BE), August 2020 — Our brains are made up of billions of incredibly diverse neurons. They first arise in the developing brain when stem cells stop self-renewing and differentiate into a particular type of neuron.

August 14, 2020

BARCELONA (ES), August 2020 — Just one in 2,000 bone marrow cells are hematopoietic stem cells (HSC), but these are the source of the 10 billion blood cells humans make every day.

August 13, 2020

OKAYAMA, (JP), August 2020 — Today’s lifestyle brings us in contact with multiple chemicals daily: in packaged food, cosmetics, construction materials, aerosols and so on.

August 11, 2020

MATSUMOTO (JP), August 2020 - Stem cells are studied around the world with the hope of reviving damaged body parts unable to regenerate themselves ¾ including the cardiac muscle injured during a heart attack.

August 10, 2020

SAN DIEGO, CA (US), August 2020 - Using stem cells to restore lost functions due to spinal cord injury (SCI) has long been an ambition of scientists and doctors.

August 5, 2020

LOS ANGELES, CA (US), August 2020 — Researchers at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) have identified the process by which stem cells in the airways of the lungs s

August 5, 2020

NEW YORK, NY (US), August 2020 — Cancer’s knack for developing resistance to chemotherapy has long been a major obstacle to achieving lasting remissions or cures.

August 3, 2020

BALTIMORE, MD (US), August 2020 — Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have for the first time identified stem cells in the region of the optic nerve, which transmits signals from the eye to the brain.