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Fraud Found In Study Claiming Fast, Easy Stem Cells

What is it with stem cell research? Despite solid science from many corners, the scandals never seem to stop. In this case, after a lofty international announcement in January, it only took about two months for the other shoe to drop.<p>A scientific committee in Japan said Tuesday that the lead author …

Milestone Stem-Cell Paper Shows Signs Of Cheating, But The Cells Could Still Be Real

Real cheating, no jokes<p>Some of the data in a milestone stem-cell paper were faked, an investigation found today. Yet the stem cells the team claimed to have made could still be real. It's up to outside scientists to prove they are or aren't.<p>In two <i>Nature</i> papers, a Japanese team claimed to have …

Researchers show stem cells from muscle can repair nerve damage after injury

Stem cells derived from human muscle tissue were able to repair nerve damage and restore function in an animal model of sciatic nerve injury, …

Chromosome 8 - Stem Cells: a Gnome's Destiny

MicroRNA-23a is involved in tumor necrosis factor-α induced apoptosis in mesenchymal stem cells and myocardial infarction

Abstract<p>Cell therapy has emerged as an attractive therapeutic modality to treat myocardial infarction (MI) via repairing damaged myocardium, and …

Why stem cells need to stick with their friends

Scientists at University of Copenhagen and University of Edinburgh have identified a core set of functionally relevant factors which regulates …

Scientists grow mini human brains from stem cells | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have grown the first mini human brains in a laboratory and say their success could lead to new levels of understanding about the way brains develop and what goes wrong in disorders like schizophrenia and autism.<p>A cross-section of an entire organoid showing development …

Scientists create human stem cells through cloning | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - After more than 15 years of failures by scientists around the world and one outright fraud, biologists have finally created human stem cells by the same technique that produced Dolly the cloned sheep in 1996: They transplanted genetic material from an adult cell into an egg …

Scientists grow new stem cells in a living mouse | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have succeeded in generating new stem cells in living mice and say their success opens up possibilities for the regeneration of damaged tissue in people with conditions ranging from heart failure to spinal cord injury.<p>The researchers used the same “recipe” of …

Adult Stem Cells are Treating Thousands of Patients Now

Stem cell research continues to move ahead. Not embryonic stem cell research, however, which relies on the destruction of young human life.<p>After over …

Olive Compounds Said to Enhance Healing Power of Human Stem Cells

By Julie Butleron November 6, 2013<br>Filed in Health<p>A new patent application highlights the possible usefulness of olive compounds hydroxytyrosol and …

Stem Cells

Stem cells offer hope for Hurler's syndrome

University of Adelaide research using special adult stem cells is promising new hope for better treatments for the devastating genetic disease …

Unlocking a secret of stem cell stability

Proper embryonic development depends on a signaling pathway that helps to preserve stem cell "immaturity."<p>By clarifying how embryonic stem (ES) cells …

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Scientists develop new method to create stem cells for human liver and pancreas

Human Stem Cells Revive Mouse's Cell-Stripped Heart

Scientists in Pennsylvania have successfully transplanted human stem cells into a mouse's heart intentionally stripped of its own cells. The mouse …

Clinical Trial of ALS Stem Cell Therapy Begins Treatments | Science and Enterprise

Eva Feldman (University of Michigan)<p>The first two of up to 15 patients received their first injections of stem cells to treat amyotrophic lateral …

Scientists Can Now Extract Stem Cells from Brains Using Magnets

Nothing about how a bunch of Oxford researchers recently pulled neural stem cells out of the brains of living rats seems feasible. The cells are hard …

Understanding the science of stem cells and the future of stem cell medicine

Dr. Daniel Kraft (Singularity University, FutureMed) discusses stem cells and the many promising therapies that are being developed from them. Dr. …

Stem Cells: An Insider's Guide - the new book by Paul Knoepfler

<b>I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Associate Professor and dedicated stem cell blogger Dr. Paul Knoepfler about his upcoming book “Stem</b> …

Advance Seen in Turning Adult Cells Into Stem Cells

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have figured out a way to more readily turn adult skin cells into primitive stem cells that …

Center for Legal Policy Report Takes Aim at FDA’s Regulation of Autologous Stem Cell Procedures

We have previously reported (here and here for example) on the litigation between Regenerative Sciences, LLC (“Regenerative”) and FDA. Regenerative …

Direct Comparison of Autologous and Allogeneic Transplantation of iPSC

The autologous transplantation of iPSC-derived neurons elicited only a minimal immune response in the brain. In contrast, the allografts caused an …

Negative Impact of DNA Methyltransferases on Symmetric Self-Renewal

Jasnos et al. evaluated the division symmetry of murine embryonic stem cells (ESCs) through high-throughput RT-PCR analyses using isolated single …

Novartis strikes stem cell deal to aid transplant patients

Swiss drugmaker Novartis ($NVS) said Friday that it has teamed up with small biotech outfit Regenerex, gaining access to stem cell technology …

Hope Beyond Hype

Hope Beyond Hype - A comic about stem cells from discovery to therapy!<p>The story provides a realistic and accurate introduction to the complex process …

Stem Cell Therapy for Parkinson's Proves Safe in Primates - D-brief

By Becky Lang | September 26, 2013 12:50 pm<p>In a step that brings stem cells closer to the clinic, researchers in Japan have found that transplanting …