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

August 18, 2014

Cytori Therapeutics has placed enrollment in its ATHENA and ATHENA I clinical trials on hold. The decision was based on a safety review of reported cerebrovascular events.

August 14, 2014

Regenestem, a division of Global Stem Cells Group Inc., has launched a stem cell treatment center in Cozumel, Mexico. Rafael Moguel, M.D., is the medical director.

August 13, 2014

The science world is mourning the death of a noted Japanese researcher who apparently committed suicide August 5 after being caught up in a scandal over discredited stem cell research.

August 12, 2014

Scientists say that compounds already being tested in clinical trials for other purposes might also be promising candidates for treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

August 6, 2014

Researchers looking to understand how to channel the ability of embryonic stem cells to develop as various cell types into the development of specific types of mature cells have found one potential way—long chains of sugars that dangle from proteins on cells’ surfaces.

August 5, 2014

Researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham), La Jolla, CA, have found that a peptide called caerulein can convert existing cells in the pancreas into the insulin-producing cells destroyed in type 1 diabetes.

August 5, 2014

Researchers at the University of Sheffield have moved one step closer to a gene therapy that could silence the faulty SOD1 gene responsible for triggering motor neurone disease (MND), also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

August 5, 2014

Children with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID)—commonly known as “bubble boy syndrome”—have a high chance of survival if they receive an early stem cell transplant, a new study shows.

July 29, 2014

Scientists report the discovery of two genetic programs responsible for taking blank-slate stem cells and turning them into both red and the array of white cells that make up human blood.

July 29, 2014

A Brisbane, Australia, mother of two who was undergoing a stem cell treatment in Russia has died. Family members and friends say the treatment did not cause her death, nor do they discourage others from seeking it.

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