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Tendon stem cells could revolutionize injury recovery

November 26, 2019

The buildup of scar tissue makes recovery from torn rotator cuffs, jumper’s knee, and other tendon injuries a…
Research identifies earlier origin of neural crest cells

October 24, 2019

Neural crest cells — embryonic cells in vertebrates that travel throughout the body and generate many cell types…
Stem Cell Studies Offer Hope for Childhood Neurological Condition

October 4, 2019

Two new studies by an international team of researchers report progress in using stem cells to develop new…
Regulatory heft needed to curb false promises on stem cells, says health law expert

September 19, 2019

The legal and regulatory tools designed to protect the public from the marketing of unproven stem cell therapies…
Orthopedic injury therapy in rodents may soon be headed to the clinic

April 30, 2019

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has developed a promising new cell therapy with…
A light-activated remote control for cells

April 24, 2019

What if doctors had a remote control that they could use to steer a patient’s own cells to…
Oxygen-tracking method could improve diabetes treatment

February 27, 2019

Transplanting pancreatic islet cells into patients with diabetes is a promising alternative to the daily insulin injections that…
How Men Continually Produce Sperm — and How that Discovery Could Help Treat Infertility

February 6, 2019

The production of sperm — otherwise known as spermatogenesis — generates more than 1,000 sperm per second in…
Untangling Tau: Researchers Find a “Druggable Target” for Treating Alzheimer’s Disease

January 25, 2019

The accumulation of amyloid beta (Aβ) plaques and tangles of a protein called tau in the brain are…
Personalised treatments for Parkinson’s disease

January 22, 2019

Scientists at Cardiff University are helping to bring personalised treatments for Parkinson’s disease closer to the clinic, thanks…
New hope for stem cell approach to treating diabetes

January 22, 2019

Scientists working to develop more effective treatments for diabetes are turning to stem cells. Such cells can be…
Fragile X Syndrome Research Gains Momentum

December 27, 2018

With the help of a new human embryonic stem cell line, researchers make initial strides toward treatment for…
Turning stem cells into bone with nanoclay-reinforced hydrogel

November 30, 2018

Assistant professor Alireza Dolatshahi-Pirouz and colleagues have developed a hydrogel that combines synthetic materials with living cells, and…
New gene therapy reprograms brain glial cells into neurons

November 13, 2018

A new gene therapy can turn certain brain glial cells into functioning neurons, which in turn could help…
Multidisciplinary team to develop stem cell-based approaches to restore vision

October 19, 2018

A team from the University of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison are launching a project to develop…
Research Brief: Canadian clinics are marketing unproven stem cell treatments

September 27, 2018

New research from the University of Minnesota’s Center for Bioethics shows 30 Canadian businesses are marketing unproven stem cell treatments…
Clinical prospects for stem cells begin to emerge

September 24, 2018

Twenty years after the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s James Thomson derived the first human embryonic stem cell lines (ESC),…
Regrowing dental tissue with stem cells from baby teeth

September 17, 2018

Sometimes kids trip and fall, and their teeth take the hit. Nearly half of children suffer some injury…
This Matrix Delivers Healing Stem Cells to Injured Elderly Muscles

August 19, 2018

A car accident leaves an aging patient with severe muscle injuries that won’t heal. Treatment with muscle stem…
Stem cells restore function in primate heart-failure study

July 4, 2018

Researchers at UW Medicine in Seattle have successfully used human stem cells to restore heart function in monkeys…
Stem Cell-Based Phase I Trial to Repair Spinal Cord Injuries Produces Encouraging Results

June 4, 2018

Writing in the journal Cell Stem Cell, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that…
How the body balances its immune system

May 31, 2018

In your body, blood stem cells produce approximately 10 billion new white blood cells, which are also known…
Baby Born in World’s First In Utero Stem Cell Transplant Trial

May 31, 2018

An in utero stem cell transplant for a critically ill second-trimester fetus has led to the birth of…
In a Break with Dogma, Myelin Boosts Neuron Growth in Spinal Cord Injuries

May 24, 2018

Recovery after severe spinal cord injury is notoriously fraught, with permanent paralysis often the result. In recent years,…
Reprogrammed Stem Cell-Derived Neurons Survive Long-Term in Pigs with Spinal Cord Injuries

May 10, 2018

A major hurdle to using neural stem cells derived from genetically different donors to replace damaged or destroyed…
Mammary stem cells challenge costly bovine disease

April 25, 2018

Mastitis is the most expensive disease in the dairy industry. Each clinical case can cost a dairy farmer…
Could stem cell therapy be an effective treatment for Friedreich’s ataxia?

April 20, 2018

The small, pilot study aims to recruit seven people to find out if the bone marrow stem cell…
Stem cell symposium to highlight clinical trials, safety and regulation

April 19, 2018

Twenty years ago this fall, a team of scientists led by James Thomson at the University of Wisconsin–Madison…
From infection-dodging stem cells, new tactics for research on viral disease

April 9, 2018

For a stem cell, the future is wide open. It can divide infinitely to create more stem cells,…
Unraveling how stem cells from gum tissue accelerate wound healing

March 29, 2018

Ever notice how a cut inside the mouth heals much faster than a cut to the skin? Gum…
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