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

June 16, 2014

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have shown that stem cell behavior can be modified by manipulating the nanoscale properties of the material they are grown on— improving the potential of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering as a result.

June 11, 2014

A new study shows that cycles of prolonged fasting not only protect against immune system damage—a major side effect of chemotherapy—but also induce immune system regeneration by shifting stem cells from a dormant state to one of self-renewal.

June 10, 2014

Researchers at the University of Missouri (UM) have shown that a new line of genetically modified pigs will host transplanted cells without the risk of rejection.

June 2, 2014

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).

June 2, 2014

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.

May 20, 2014

Scientists have uncovered a potential solution for how to more effectively kill tumor cells using cancer-killing viruses.

May 20, 2014

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.

May 12, 2014

Scientists have merged stem cell and “organ-on-a-chip” technologies to grow functioning human heart tissue carrying an inherited cardiovascular disease.

May 12, 2014

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

May 6, 2014

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.