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

December 27, 2016

In a first-in-children randomized clinical study, medical researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) and the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute (ISCI) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have begun testing to see whether adult stem cells derived from

December 21, 2016

Neural stem cells have been found in epileptic brain tissue — outside the regions of the brain where they normally reside.

December 21, 2016

Blood-forming stem cells are able to count and store memories of the number of times that they divide, findings that could have major implications for disease research, scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have found.

December 19, 2016

A "living bandage" made from stem cells, which could revolutionize the treatment and prognosis of a common sporting knee injury, has been tested in humans for the first time by scientists at the Universities of Liverpool and Bristol.

December 19, 2016

Scientists from the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University Health Network, have developed the first functional pacemaker cells from human stem cells, paving the way for alternate, biological pacemaker therapy.

December 16, 2016

Ever since researchers connected the shortening of telomeres — the protective structures on the ends of chromosomes — to aging and disease, the race has been on to understand the factors that govern telomere length.

December 12, 2016

Researchers from the UCLA Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology Oncology and the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have published two studies that define how key genetic factors affect blood-forming stem cells by either accelerating or hi

December 12, 2016

Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian reported that eight out of 12 patients with relapsed and/or chemotherapy refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) or other blood cancers responded to a regimen including the chemotherapy drugs thioguanine and decitabine.

December 8, 2016

Duke University scientists have caught the first glimpse of molecules shuttling along a sort of highway running the length of neural stem cells, which are crucial to the development of new neurons.

December 7, 2016

Connective tissue cells in the heart turn into bone-producing cells in response to injury, according to a study by University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) scientists.