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

January 16, 2017

Researchers have found a way to reprogram mouse embryonic stem cells so that they exhibit developmental characteristics resembling those of fertilized eggs, or zygotes.

January 16, 2017

In a new study using mice, researchers show that a novel treatment can effectively inhibit the development of graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD) and maintain the infection- and tumor-fighting capabilities of the immune system.

January 12, 2017

Researchers have discovered a metabolic signature critical for the functioning of cancer stem cells that initiate tumor formation. The team also showed how to interfere with this metabolic mechanism in ovarian cancer, inhibiting tumor growth.

January 10, 2017

Doctors have found a way to manipulate wounds to heal as regenerated skin rather than scar tissue. The method involves transforming the most common type of cells found in wounds into fat cells – something that was previously thought to be impossible in humans.

January 10, 2017

Scientists have used pluripotent stem cells to generate human stomach tissues in a petri dish that can produce acid and digestive enzymes. The researchers, at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, grew the tissues from the stomach's corpus/fundus region.

January 5, 2017

One of the most significant ways in which the human brain is unique is the size and structure of the cerebral cortex. But what drives the growth of the human cortex, likely the foundation for our unique intellectual abilities?

January 3, 2017

Researchers from North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University have developed a synthetic version of a cardiac stem cell.

January 3, 2017

Cincinnati Children's researchers report a new mechanism that controls blood cell function and several possible molecular targets for treating myelodysplasia syndromes (MDS), a group of pre-malignant disorders in which bone marrow does not produce enough healthy blood cells.

December 29, 2016

Male hypogonadism is a condition that diminishes testosterone levels in approximately 30 percent of older men, but currently available therapies can produce serious side effects.

December 27, 2016

Scientists at the Salk Institute have studied a 3D "mini-brain" grown from human stem cells and found it to be structurally and functionally more similar to real brains than the 2D models in widespread use.