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

May 7, 2018

A recent study shows that stiffer breast tissue creates an environment more prone to cancer by enabling the disease to interfere with the surrounding healthy cells.

May 7, 2018

By studying a rare liver disease called Alagille syndrome, scientists from Cincinnati Children's and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) have discovered the mechanism behind an unusual form of tissue regeneration that may someday reduce the need for expensive and difficult

May 2, 2018

A study shows for the first time in vivo that Zika virus can be used as a tool to treat aggressive human central nervous system (CNS) tumors. 

May 2, 2018

Doctors at the University of Illinois Hospital say they have cured seven adult patients of sickle cell disease, an inherited blood disorder primarily affecting the African American community, using stem cells from donors previously thought to be incompatible, thanks to a new transplant treatment

April 30, 2018

Pro golfer Jack Nicklaus is the latest celebrity athlete to reveal that he has undergone stem cell treatment. In an interview with CNN, the six-time Masters Tournament champion told how he traveled to Germany in February 2016 to be treated for debilitating back pain by stem cell pioneer Dr.

April 30, 2018

An investigational drug in clinical trials for rheumatoid arthritis prevents a common, life-threatening side effect of stem cell transplants, new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows.

April 27, 2018

Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are a class of stem cells located in bone marrow. HSCs give rise to every type of blood cell —from the red blood cells that carry oxygen to the white blood cells of the immune system.

April 25, 2018

Researchers say they have developed a new drug that inhibited the growth and spread of cancer stem cells when tested on mice.

April 25, 2018

U.S. scientists have successfully generated hypothalamic-like neurons from human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) taken from the blood and skin cells of super-obese individuals and people with a normal body weight.

April 23, 2018

One of the most vexing problems with spinal cord injuries is that the human body does not rebuild nerves once they have been damaged. Other animals, on the other hand, seem to have no problem repairing broken neurons.

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