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Coverage of the latest news and updates from the field of stem cells and regenerative medicine.

October 16, 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA (US), October 2019 — University of Southern California researchers have successfully grown human, testosterone-producing cells in the lab, paving the way to someday treat low testosterone with personalized replacement cells.

October 16, 2019

SINGAPORE, October 2019 — Liver cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. The most common primary liver cancer in adults is known as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and accounts for approximately 780,000 deaths every year.

October 14, 2019

SANTA CRUZ, CA (US), October 2019 — Researchers at University of California-Santa Cruz have demonstrated a new, rapid method to obtain donor stem cells for bone marrow transplants using a combination of Viagra and a second drug called Plerixafor.

October 14, 2019

NEWCASTLE (UK), October 2019 — In a world first, scientists have created the human developmental liver cell atlas that provides crucial insights into how the blood and immune systems develop in the fetus.

October 11, 2019

MADRID (ES), October 2019 — Investigation of biological mechanisms in urothelial tissue — one of the three types of tissue that make up the urinary system — has always been very limited due to the lack of technologies that allow working with stable and long-term populations of th

October 11, 2019

PHILADELPHIA, PA (US), October 2019 — As research involving the transplantation of human "mini-brains" — known as brain organoids — into animals to study disease continues to expand, so do the ethical debates around the practice.

October 10, 2019

PHILADELPHIA, PA (US) — When it comes to repairing injured tissue, specialized cells in the body known as fibroblasts are called into action.

October 10, 2019

SAN DIEGO, CA (US), October 2019 —Every tissue in the human body has an immune cell in it called a macrophage. Macrophages play important roles in the immune system's initial response to bacteria, viruses and wounds.

October 8, 2019

SAN DIEGO, CA (US), October 2019 — Genome-wide association studies have uncovered more than 500 genetic variants linked to heart function, everything from heart rate to irregular rhythms that can lead to stroke, heart failure or other complications.

October 7, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC (US), October 2019 — An age-related decline in recovery from muscle injury can be traced to a protein that suppresses the special ability of muscle stem cells to build new muscles, according to work from a team of current and former Carnegie Institution biolog

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