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

December 27, 2013

While buffing up those shiny pates and flaunting their lack of follicles has become both a fashion statement and a source of pride for many men, young and old, finding a cure for baldness still promises to be a very lucrative endeavor for the discoverer.

December 27, 2013

Researchers at UCLA's Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research have discovered a mechanism by which certain adult stem cells suppress their ability to initiate skin cancer during their dormant phase — an understanding that could be exploited for better cancer-pr

December 19, 2013

A first-of-its-kind clinical trial studying two forms of stem cell treatments for children with cerebral palsy has begun at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School.

December 19, 2013

Muscle cell therapy to treat muscular dystrophy and other degenerative diseases could be a more realistic possibility now that scientists have found a way to isolate muscle cells from human embryonic tissue. 

December 19, 2013

The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute and PersonalGenomes.org have announced a partnership to identify genetic and environmental contributions to trait and disease development.

December 4, 2013

A team of researchers led by scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies has developed a novel platform to study kidney diseases, opening new avenues for the future application of regenerative medicine strategies to help restore kidney function.

December 4, 2013

Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have shown that they can grow unlimited quantities of intestinal stem cells, then stimulate them to develop into nearly pure populations of different types of mature intestinal cells.

December 4, 2013

Scientists from the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute and Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), both in New York City, have used stem cells created from the skin of patients with a rare form of diabetes to elucidate an important biochemical pathway for beta-cell failur

October 15, 2013

Scientists have been working for years to use the ability of stem cells to make multiple kinds of specialized cells and repair injuries throughout the body. But causing specialized adult cells to revert to stem cells and work on repairs has been challenging.

October 15, 2013

Using the technique, scientists were able to grow a pure, self-renewing population of stem cells specific to the human foregut, which is the upper section of the human digestive system. These cells could then be developed further to produce liver or pancreatic cells.

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