A team of researchers has tracked down the cellular origin of cutaneous melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. They observed that these very aggressive tumors arise from mature, pigment-producing cells called melanocytes.
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Coverage of the latest news and updates from the field of stem cells.
Li Gan, Ph.D., wants to find treatments to help patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Like most researchers, she’s hit a few major roadblocks.
A new study carried out by the University of Oxford has used flat worms to look at the role of migrating stem cells in cancer.
New research has shed light on the complex process that occurs in the development of human sperm stem cells. This study is reportedly the first to characterize the changes human sperm stem cells undergo as they mature.
In a recent clinical trial, a gene therapy to treat cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy (CALD) — a neurodegenerative disease that typically claims young boys' lives within 10 years of diagnosis — effectively stabilized the disease's progression in 88 percent of patients, researchers from the Dana-Farbe
A new clinical trial, known as the BATTLE study, will focus on the maintenance treatment of patients with intermediate and high-risk acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who have achieved a complete response (CR) following induction and consolidation therapy.
ViaCyte Inc., a privately held regenerative medicine company, has been awarded a $20 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to support the clinical development of its PEC-Direct™ product candidate. This novel cell replacement therapy is being developed
A chemical tag added to RNA during embryonic development regulates how the early brain grows, according to research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death worldwide, partly due to limited therapeutic options and the heart’s inability to regenerate healthy cells called cardiomyocytes after heart attacks.
The plant Ambrosia arborescens grows wild in much of South America and is traditionally used as a medicinal plant. Researchers at the Faculty of Science at Lund University, in collaboration with colleagues in La Paz, Bolivia, have isolated the substance damsin from the pla