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

February 12, 2014

Advances in neonatal care for preterm infants have greatly increased the chances of survival for these fragile infants. However, preterm infants have an increased risk of developing bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), a serious lung disease that is a major cause of death and lifelong complicat

February 6, 2014

A team bringing together experts and investigators from seven different major California institutions has been awarded $40 million to create a new Center of Excellence in Stem Cell Genomics by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM).

February 6, 2014

Scientists have long had high hopes for using human embryonic stem cells in treating a variety of diseases and injuries because they are pluripotent, which means they can differentiate into various cell types in the body.

January 20, 2014

Donated umbilical cord blood contains stem cells that can save the lives of patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers.

January 20, 2014

A research team has identified a protein that increases the transfer of mitochondria from mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to lung cells, where the mitochondria can then go to work rejuvenating damaged cells.

January 2, 2014

Researchers have successfully coaxed stem cells to become kidney tubular cells, a significant advance toward one day using regenerative medicine to treat kidney failure.

January 2, 2014

A stem cell therapy aimed at treating patients who have had a heart attack has been approved to begin a Phase 2 clinical trial.

December 27, 2013

A survey of scientific literature shows that stem cell therapy can have a statistically significant impact on animal models of spinal cord injury, and points the way for future studies according to a paper published this month in the open access journal PLOS Biology.

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

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