The theory that cancer progression involves the acquisition by tumor cells of features similar to those of stem cells has gained strength in the scientific community.
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Coverage of the latest news and updates from the field of stem cells.
Every day, stem cells in our bone marrow produce billions of new red blood cells. Any disruption in this process can result in serious disease.
An amendment to India’s Drugs and Cosmetics Act has been proposed by the Union health ministry that would bring stem cells and cell-based products under the scope of the law.
The Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM) at Boston University and Boston Medical Center has engineered two new categories of lung epithelial cells in vitro using pluripotent stem cells.
Researchers are now able to use induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to form a model of human adult-like cardiac muscle by introducing electric and mechanical stimulation at an early stage.
The human trachea, or wind pipe, extends from the voice box to the lungs. Its tubular form provides an open airway for breathing and a moist lining that repels pathogens.
Stem cells have the ability to develop, or differentiate, into the many different cell types in the body. They also serve as a repair system to replace aged or damaged cells. With their regenerative abilities, stem cells offer enormous potential in treating many diseases.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects more than 1.75 million individuals in the United States. Because the population is aging, that number will increase to almost 3 million by 2020.
Scientists at the Wellcome Trust/ Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, have identified a new type of stem cell in the brain which they say has a high potential for repair following brain injury or disease.
In work that brings researchers closer to the goal of precision medicine approaches to treating glaucoma and other neurodegenerative vision diseases, a new Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) study has, for the first time, been able to identify a wide variety of previously u