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

March 16, 2014

Researchers have found that sutures embedded with stem cells lead to quicker and stronger healing of Achilles tendon tears than traditional sutures.

March 16, 2014

A new study of several chemotherapy drugs that stop fast growing tumors shows they have the opposite effect on stem cells, causing them to divide too rapidly—an effect that could lead to more tumors.

March 9, 2014

People suffering from degenerative disc disease might benefit from stem cell transplants, according to a new report from Mayo Clinic researchers presented during the 30th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.

March 9, 2014

Researchers have demonstrated that an essential biological process known as protein synthesis can be studied in adult stem cells—something scientists have long struggled to accomplish.

March 2, 2014

Researchers from Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College London (UCL) report that they have turned stem cells collected from fat in the abdomen of children into living cartilage.

February 26, 2014

One of the major causes of hearing loss in mammals is damage to the sound-sensing hair cells in the inner ear.

February 26, 2014

Scientists have discovered a way to transform skin cells into mature, fully functioning liver cells that flourish on their own, even after being transplanted into laboratory animals modified to mimic liver failure.

February 18, 2014

New findings on why skeletal muscle stem cells stop dividing and renewing muscle mass during aging points to a unique therapeutic opportunity for managing muscle-wasting conditions in humans, says a new University of Colorado Boulder study.

February 18, 2014

Researchers have a new theory for how stem cells decide whether to become liver or pancreatic cells during development. A cell’s fate is determined by the nearby presence of a messenger molecule called prostaglandin E2, best known for its role in inflammation and pain.

February 12, 2014

A new study by researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) not only uncovers new details on how bundles of nerves and arteries interact with stem cells, but also showcases revolutionary techniques for following the cells as they function in living animals.

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