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

June 25, 2021

PHILADELPHIA, PA (US), June 2021 — The SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 may have the ability to reactivate dormant tuberculosis (TB).

June 25, 2021

HOUSTON, TX (US), June 2021 — Preclinical research from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center finds that although glioblastoma stem cells (GSCs) can be targeted by natural killer (NK) cells, they are able to evade immune attack by releasing the TFG-β signaling protein

June 23, 2021

LEUVEN (BE), June 2021 — Scientists have discovered that the pituitary gland in mice ages as the result of an age-related form of chronic inflammation. It may be possible to slow down this process or even partially repair it.

June 23, 2021

HELSINKI (FI), June 2021 — Researchers at the University of Helsinki and the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research in Glasgow have discovered how mutated cells promote their chances to form cancer.

June 21, 2021

LOS ANGELES, CA (US), June 2021 — A team of scientists at the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California (USC) has created what could be a key building block for assembling a synthetic kidney.

June 21, 2021

OAKLAND, CA (US), June 2021 — A new clinical trial designed to determine the feasibility of using genetically engineered stem cells to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is being launched by Cedars-Sinai.

June 17, 2021

CHICAGO, IL (US), June 2021 — Researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago have shown that even after lung tissue has been damaged, it may be possible to reverse fibrosis and promote tissue repair through treatment with microgel-coated mesenchymal stromal cells.

June 15, 2021

LOS ANGELES, CA (US), June 2021 — The promotion and marketing of unproven stem cell therapies is a global problem that needs a global solution, say experts in a perspective published June 8 in Stem Cell Reports.

June 15, 2021

HIROSHIMA (JP), June 2021 — The ability of stem cells to fix impaired functions of host tissues after transplantation has been a lifesaving breakthrough in treating previously incurable conditions.

June 10, 2021

VIENNA (AT), June 2021 — RNA sequencing is a powerful technology for studying cells and diseases. In particular, single-cell RNA sequencing helps uncover the heterogeneity and diversity of our body.

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