A free online kidney atlas built by University of Southern California (USC) researchers empowers stem cell scientists everywhere to generate more human-like tiny kidneys for testing new drugs and creating renal replacement therapies.
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Coverage of the latest news and updates from the field of stem cells.
Induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPSCs, are a keystone of regenerative medicine. Outside the body, they can be coaxed to become many different types of cells and tissues that can help repair damage due to trauma or disease.
Scientists have successfully used gene editing to repair 20 to 40 percent of stem and progenitor cells taken from the peripheral blood of patients with sickle cell disease, according to Rice University bioengineer Gang Bao, Ph.D.
For more than 35 years, scientists have tried to isolate embryonic stem cells in cows without much success. Under the right conditions, embryonic stem cells can grow indefinitely and make any other cell type or tissue, which has huge implications for creating genetically superior cows.
Will there come a time when a patient with arthritis can forgo joint replacement surgery in favor of a shot? A research team in the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine has reason to be optimistic.
Scientists have successfully produced human kidney tissue within a living organism that is able to produce urine, a first for medical science.
A research team from Tongji University in China have made a breakthrough in human lung regeneration technology. For the first time, researchers have regenerated patients' damaged lungs using autologous lung stem cell transplantation in a pilot clinical trial.
Cancer stem cells can be put “into hibernation” by a little-known drug called diphenyleniodonium (DPI) according to researchers from the University of Salford, UK.
DPI effectively switches off the cancer stem cells, preventing their proliferation.
Scientists at the University of Bonn have found a way to specifically mark multipotent stromal cells, making it possible to analyze their distribution pattern and their function in living organisms.
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore, Md.) and the University of California, San Francisco have gained new insights into how the small intestine, one of the fastest renewing tissues in the human body, repairs it