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The Dawning of a New Era of Hope

Ethical worries have slowed medical research into applications for stem cells. But scientists like Robert Lanza have developed less controversial …

Clinical Trials

35-year-old leukaemia patient awaits stem cells

Former MNC employee Karthik Shankaran was diagnosed with leukaemia in January 2011.<p>By December that year, it seemed as if timely treatment had gotten …

Science Fiction Comes Alive as Researchers Grow Organs in Lab

MADRID—Reaching into a stainless steel tray, Francisco Fernandez-Aviles lifted up a gray, rubbery mass the size of a fat fist.<p>It was a human cadaver heart that had been bathed in industrial detergents until its original cells had been washed away and all that was left was what scientists call the …

New nano-'tracking devices' allow doctors to visualize stem cells inside hearts

Heart stem cell therapy after a major heart attack holds the promise of helping to repair severely damaged cells by encouraging the growth of new ones. However, the process – which involves infusing healthy stem cells into the heart to replace the damaged tissue – has had limited success in …

Researchers use stem cells to show connection between neural cell disruption and Parkinson's disease

(Medical Xpress)—A diverse team of biologists has shown using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) that a gene mutation that causes malformations …

Shinya Yamanaka Announces Stem Cell Reports

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Neural Cells Survive and Mature in the Nonhuman Primate Brain

Will iPSCs be useful for personalized cell therapy? To address this question, Zhang and colleagues derived iPSCs from parkinsonian monkeys and …

Efficient Direct Reprogramming of Mature Amniotic Cells into Endothelial Cells by ETS Factors and TGFβ Suppression

Amniotic cells can be directly reprogrammed into induced vascular endothelial cells (iVECs) by ectopic expression of ETS transcription factors and …

New Type of Pluripotent Cell Discovered In Adult Breast Tissue

UC San Francisco researchers have found that certain rare cells extracted from adult breast tissue can be instructed to become different types of …

Transplanted brain cells in monkeys light up personalized therapy

Standing at center, Su-Chun Zhang, professor of neuroscience in the School of Medicine and Public Health, talks with his staff as they prepare …

Cord Blood Stem Cells Treatment Infographic

Umbilical cord stem cells could be useful for treating rheumatoid arthritis. The umbilical cord has a non-controversial and inexhaustible supply of …

Stem cells cruise to clinic

Japanese study of induced pluripotent stem cells aims to demonstrate safety in humans.<p>In the seven years since their discovery, induced pluripotent …