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

February 18, 2014

New findings on why skeletal muscle stem cells stop dividing and renewing muscle mass during aging points to a unique therapeutic opportunity for managing muscle-wasting conditions in humans, says a new University of Colorado Boulder study.

February 18, 2014

Researchers have a new theory for how stem cells decide whether to become liver or pancreatic cells during development. A cell’s fate is determined by the nearby presence of a messenger molecule called prostaglandin E2, best known for its role in inflammation and pain.

February 12, 2014

A new study by researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) not only uncovers new details on how bundles of nerves and arteries interact with stem cells, but also showcases revolutionary techniques for following the cells as they function in living animals.

February 12, 2014

Advances in neonatal care for preterm infants have greatly increased the chances of survival for these fragile infants. However, preterm infants have an increased risk of developing bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), a serious lung disease that is a major cause of death and lifelong complicat

February 6, 2014

A team bringing together experts and investigators from seven different major California institutions has been awarded $40 million to create a new Center of Excellence in Stem Cell Genomics by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM).

February 6, 2014

Scientists have long had high hopes for using human embryonic stem cells in treating a variety of diseases and injuries because they are pluripotent, which means they can differentiate into various cell types in the body.

January 20, 2014

Donated umbilical cord blood contains stem cells that can save the lives of patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers.

January 20, 2014

A research team has identified a protein that increases the transfer of mitochondria from mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to lung cells, where the mitochondria can then go to work rejuvenating damaged cells.

January 2, 2014

Researchers have successfully coaxed stem cells to become kidney tubular cells, a significant advance toward one day using regenerative medicine to treat kidney failure.

January 2, 2014

A stem cell therapy aimed at treating patients who have had a heart attack has been approved to begin a Phase 2 clinical trial.

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