Researchers have discovered that a gene could be key to the development of stem cells—cells that are essential to regenerative medicine as they can potentially save millions of lives by morphing into practically any cell in the body.
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Coverage of the latest news and updates from the field of stem cells.
A new study has revealed a way to alleviate the learning and memory deficits caused by apoE4, the most important genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, improving cognition to normal levels in aged mice.
A new minimally invasive gene transplant procedure can change unspecialized stem cells in the heart into “biological pacemaker” cells that keep the heart steadily beating.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) reports on its website this month that results from a clinical study in people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) who were treated with a combination of two drugs in an attempt to improve their beta cell survival and stimulate beta cell regeneration are so
Researchers have created a way to develop personalized gene therapies for patients with retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a leading cause of vision loss.
Gene-editing techniques being used on stem cells do not increase the overall occurrence of mutations in the cells, according to a new study by scientists at Salk Institute.
An overwhelming majority of Americans support stem cell research, according to the results of an online survey released July 10 by Cord Blood Registry® (CBR) to coincide with National Cord Blood Awareness Month.
A mucous-producing, nose-like growth at the site of a stem cell transplant has been removed from a woman’s spine.
Half the patients in a clinical trial were able to safely stop immunosuppressant medication following a modified blood stem cell transplant for severe sickle cell disease, according to a study conducted at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
About 7 days after conception, something remarkable occurs in the clump of cells that will eventually become a new human being. They start to specialize into any of the roughly 200 cell types that exist in people.