Scientists engineered stem cells to better understand the mechanisms behind a form of leukemia caused by changes in a key gene, according to a study led by Mount Sinai researchers and published online today in the journal Cell Repor...
Working with gut stem cells from humans and mice, scientists have successfully grown healthy intestine atop a 3-D scaffold made of a substance used in surgical sutures.
Working with gut stem cells from humans and mice, scientists from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and the University of Pittsburgh have successfully grown healthy intestine atop a 3-D scaffold made of a substance used in surgical sutures.
A research team reports progress in understanding the mysterious shape-shifting ways of stem cells, which have vast potential for medical research and disease treatment.
Scientists said Wednesday they had grown rudimentary human kidney tissue from stem cells, a key step towards the Holy Grail of fully-functional, lab-made transplant organs. The tissue is not a viable organ, but may be useful for other purposes such as replacing animals in drug toxicity tests, the...
An important factor in the speed of development, cost, and availability of future stem cell therapies is the existence of an efficient, reliable way to create large numbers of the specific cell types needed. This is one of the main limiting factors for many areas of medical development in cell-based regenerative medicine. Show More Summary
Age-related macular degeneration could be treated by transplanting photoreceptors produced by the directed differentiation of stem cells, new research suggests. ARMD is a common eye problem caused by the loss of cones. Medical researchers have now developed a highly effective in vitro technique for producing light sensitive retina cells from human embryonic stem cells.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMRD) could be treated by transplanting photoreceptors produced by the directed differentiation of stem cells, thanks to findings published today by Professor Gilbert Bernier.
When rats modeled with stroke were transplanted with newly discovered and unique Muse cells, neuronal regeneration resulted in significant improvements in neurological and motor functions and did not cause cancer, as other cells often do.
“It was quite a wild idea,” said Lorenz Studer, Director of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Center for Stem Cell Biology and new MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant recipient. He’s talking about the obsession that’s shaped his...Show More Summary
LONDON (Reuters) - A biotech company founded by a Nobel prize winner has won the go-ahead from European regulators to begin the application process for conditional marketing authorisation of a stem cell-based regenerative heart treatment. Show More Summary
"Off-the-shelf" insulin-producing cells could be a simpler and potentially safer way to treat type 1 diabetes than using stem cells
A new study reveals new genes involved in pluripotency, new subpopulations of cells and new methods to find meaning in the data. The findings have implications for the study of early development.
A hormone is found to be critical in promoting growth of human embryonic stem cells, paving the way for improved regenerative medicine and cell-based therapies.
BUT THEY SAID THEY NEEDED EMBRYONIC STEM CELLS: Adult Stem Cells Effective Against MS.
A 60-year-old is the first person in a test to see whether the foundational cells can help reverse a vision problem called macular degeneration. Early results should arrive in December.
Researchers have successfully transplanted eye cells derived from stem cells into a patient with the hope of curing vision loss caused by wet age-related macular degeneration.
Ten patients with age-related macular degeneration will undergo stem cell transplants with the promise of vision restoration.
A trial is underway to test the use of embryonic stem cells as a treatment for the wet form of age-related macular degeneration, a conditional characterized by the structural damage and resulting blindness caused by excessive blood vessel...Show More Summary
Article written by Fergus Walsh Medical correspondent More from Fergus About one in four over-60s in the UK has age-related macular degeneration Surgeons in London have carried out a pioneering human embryonic stem cell operation in an ongoing trial to find a cure for blindness for many patients. The procedure was performed on a […]