StemCells Inc., Newark, CA has transplanted its proprietary HuCNS-SC® purified human neural stem cells into the first five patients in the final cohort of its 16-patient phase I/II trial for geographic atrophy of age related macular degeneration (GA-AMD).
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Coverage of the latest news and updates from the field of stem cells.
Two years ago researchers found a new type of stem cell in the brain that has the capacity to form new cells. A follow-up study now reveals that these same stem cells are directly involved in the reaction of the brain after stroke.
Scientists have uncovered a potential solution for how to more effectively kill tumor cells using cancer-killing viruses.
Two news studies show science is moving closer to developing treatments from stem cells for those suffering from neural-related conditions including multiple sclerosis (MS) and Alzheimer’s disease.
Scientists have merged stem cell and “organ-on-a-chip” technologies to grow functioning human heart tissue carrying an inherited cardiovascular disease.
A new study by researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) challenges research data that form the scientific basis of clinical trials in which heart attack patients are injected with stem cells in an attempt to regenerate damaged hea
Researchers have discovered that stem cells taken from teeth can grow to resemble brain cells, suggesting they could one day be used in the brain as a therapy for stroke.
Researchers have discovered that a type of cell that builds mouse hearts can renew itself, a finding that may pave the way to using these cells to repair hearts damaged by disease or to growing new heart tissue for transplantation.
New research suggests that attempts to isolate an elusive adult stem cell from blood to understand and potentially improve cardiovascular health—a task considered very difficult—might not be necessary.