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Yale researchers develop way to help brain organoids thrive

6 days ago

Brain organoids created from human embryonic stem cells offer scientists a powerful way to study the developing brain…
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…
Testing chemicals for birth defects using stem cells, not mice

September 19, 2019

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, are part of an ambitious plan at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,…
Quantitative method to study epigenetic landscape of cells

September 18, 2019

A new method, developed by Banushree Kumar and Simon Elsässer at Karolinska Institutet, produces quantitative maps for modifications…
Scientists use CRISPR to Treat HIV for the First Time

September 16, 2019

The patient in question – a 27-year-old male citizen of China – was diagnosed with AIDS back in…
Breakthrough stem cell platform could shed light on mysteries of early human development

September 12, 2019

A new method for making stem cell colonies that mimic parts of early human development could help investigate…
New Clues on Stem Cell Transplant Rejection Revealed in Study

August 22, 2019

In 2006, scientists discovered a way to “reprogram” mature cells – adult skin cells, for example – into…
New stem cell combination could help to repair damaged hearts

August 16, 2019

A combination of heart cells derived from human stem cells could be the answer to developing a desperately-needed…
Scientists reverse ageing process in rat brain stem cells

August 16, 2019

New research reveals how increasing brain stiffness as we age causes brain stem cell dysfunction, and demonstrates new…
Cell combo might unlock a heart repair strategy

August 7, 2019

A combination of two different kinds of heart cells, derived from stem cells, might be key to designing…
Normal small intestine mucosa. Image credit: Ed Uthman via Flickr, CC BY 2.0
Scientists found a way to improve regeneration of intestine tissue

August 3, 2019

Time is not good for us. As we age, condition of our bodies start to decline right to…
Virtual Reality? New stem cell pipeline is making cell products more lifelike

July 9, 2019

Researchers in many fields of science and medicine engineer different types of human cells for drug testing and…
Scientists hijack bacteria’s homing ability

July 5, 2019

In a world first, scientists have found a new way to direct stem cells to heart tissue. The…
Tapping into the Way Cells Communicate

July 3, 2019

A new technology discovered by a team including UConn School of Dental Medicine researchers records cellular communication in…
Perfectly punctual or fashionably late, it takes all kinds of stem cells to build a kidney

July 3, 2019

Arriving early or late can have big consequences for early-stage cells that gather to form a new kidney,…
Stem cells moonlight to protect the stomach from bacterial invaders

July 3, 2019

Our mucosal surfaces are constantly exposed to numerous bacterial species, some of which can induce DNA damage in…
Three-dimensional model illuminates key aspects of early development

July 3, 2019

From a biological standpoint, the earliest stages of life are the most mysterious. A developing human embryo undergoes…
Decoding Cells to Unlock Stem Cells’ Potential

July 3, 2019

Stem cells are jacks of all trades, capable of alleviating the consequences of such diverse pathologies as heart…
Study finds electronic cigarettes damage brain stem cells

July 3, 2019

A research team at the University of California, Riverside, has found that electronic cigarettes, often targeted to youth…
By Cannibalizing Nearby Stromal Stem Cells, Some Breast Cancer Cells Gain Invasion Advantage

June 26, 2019

It’s a you-are-what-you-eat story starring breast cancer cells. Researchers at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center and U-M College of…
Landmark study signals shift in thinking about stem cell differentiation

June 21, 2019

A pioneering new study led by Florida State University biologists could fundamentally change our understanding of how embryonic…
New Discovery could Rewrite Textbooks on Evolutionary Theory

June 13, 2019

With the publication of a new study in the leading scientific journal Nature, a group of researchers from…
Study reveals how cells choose their fate

June 10, 2019

Cells prepare for different developmental paths and make multiple choices on their way to their final state, a…
Ultimate Destiny: how Undifferentiated Cells commit to their Biological Fate

June 7, 2019

From the light-sensing cones of the retina to the blood-pumping muscle of the heart to the waste-filtering units…
Hydrogels developed at Rice University incorporate crosslinkers that can incorporate bioactive molecules and help heal a variety of wounds. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)
Molecular bait can help hydrogels heal wounds

June 6, 2019

Like fishermen, Rice University bioengineers are angling for their daily catch. But their bait, biomolecules in a hydrogel scaffold, lures…
Mapping bone-marrow microenvironment sheds fresh light on leukaemia

May 27, 2019

Stem cells are surrounded and protected by the stem-cell niche – the microenvironment – of the tissue in…
Stem cells provide information about neuron resilience in ALS

May 13, 2019

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed a stem cell based model in order to study the…
Co-lead author Zafirah Zaidan and co-author Sunnie Grace McCalla work in the lab, which studies the molecular mechanisms of cell fate. Illustration by Kim Leadholm, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.
Team finds new ways to generate stem cells more efficiently

May 8, 2019

Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells are among the most important tools in modern biomedical research, leading to new…
Welding with stem cells for next-generation surgical glues

April 24, 2019

Scientists at the University of Bristol have invented a new technology that could lead to the development of…
To protect stem cells, plants have diverse genetic backup plans

April 24, 2019

Despite evolution driving a wide variety of differences, many plants function the same way. Now a new study…
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