It’s a cancer of the plasma cells, which normally make an array of antibodies that protect us from infection.With multiple myeloma, the cells start primarily producing instead a singular product, called a monoclonal antibody or M spike, that leaves patients vulnerable for serious infections such
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Coverage of the latest news and updates from the field of stem cells.
Vitamin C may “tell” faulty stem cells in the bone marrow to mature and die normally instead of multiplying to cause blood cancers.
Many researchers believe that with the passage of time, stem cells cease to differentiate between day and night cycles – in other words they lose their circadian rhythm and this loss promotes aging. However, two studies reject this hypothesis.
How does the skin develop follicles and eventually sprout hair? A new study addresses this question using insights gleaned from organoids, 3D assemblies of cells possessing rudimentary skin structure and function – including the ability to grow hair.
A stem cell-based method created by University of California, Irvine scientists can selectively target and kill cancerous tissue while preventing some of the toxic side effects of chemotherapy by treating the disease in a more localized way.
Researches are one step closer to curing diabetes by making insulin-producing cells from skin cells. A team at the University of Bergen (Norway) has transformed skin puncture cells from diabetes patients into insulin producing cells, using stem cell techniques.
A research team at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has created a new protein-based, stimuli-responsive smart hydrogel that could open doors for future material biology and biomedical applications.
Scientists have successfully regenerated cells in the retina of adult mice at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. Their results raise the hope that someday it may be possible to repair retinas damaged by trauma, glaucoma and other eye diseases.
A research team from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and North Carolina State University (NCSU) has developed promising research toward a possible stem cell treatment for several lung conditions, such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), chronic obstructive pulmonary diseas
Using the gene editing technology CRISPR, scientists have shed light on a rare, sometimes fatal syndrome that causes children to gradually lose the ability to manufacture vital blood cells.