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

June 5, 2017

A detour on the road to regenerative medicine for people with muscular disorders is figuring out how to coax muscle stem cells to fuse together and form functioning skeletal muscle tissues.

June 2, 2017

A new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that the behavior of stem cells in plants and animals is surprisingly similar. The researchers were able to produce mathematical equations that reveal very small differences in the behavior of the proteins.

May 31, 2017

Researchers from Princeton University’s Department of Molecular Biology have identified a small RNA molecule that helps maintain the activity of stem cells in both healthy and cancerous breast tissue.

May 31, 2017

Liza Dadone, DVM, head veterinarian at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is a big believer in innovation and thinking outside the box, especially when it comes to the care of aging animals.

May 24, 2017

The Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission approved funding for 29 awards for a total of more than $8.5 million. These awards will be distributed between six different research institutes and six companies and will address over 20 different diseases and conditions.

May 24, 2017

Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital have, for the first time, generated blood-forming stem cells in the lab using pluripotent stem cells, which can make virtually every cell type in the body.

May 22, 2017

Mother cells from the adult carotid body can transform into blood vessels as well as neurons, according to a new discovery by scientists at the University of Seville.

May 22, 2017

By using induced pluripotent stem cells to create endothelial cells that line blood vessels in the brain for the first time for a neurodegenerative disease, scientists have learned why Huntington’s disease patients have defects in the blood-brain barrier that contribute to the symptoms of this fa

May 18, 2017

Adult stem cells have the ability to transform into many types of cells, but tracing the path individual stem cells follow as they mature and identifying the molecules that trigger these fateful decisions are difficult in a living animal.

May 16, 2017

If the fibrocartilage tissue in the spine degenerates over time, an intervertebral disc – the “shock absorber” between the vertebrae of the spine – can “slip,” pinching the medulla or nerves. The consequences include intense pain or even paralysis.