A type of mouse widely used to assess how the human immune system responds to transplanted stem cells does not reflect what is likely to occur in patients, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
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Gastric carcinoma is one of the most common causes of cancer-related deaths, primarily because most patients present at an advanced stage of the disease. The main cause of this cancer is the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, which chronically infects around half of all humans.
Scientists at the University of Oxford have developed a new method to 3D-print laboratory-grown cells to form living structures.
A team of University of Toronto engineering researchers is mending broken hearts with an expanding tissue bandage a little smaller than a postage stamp.
It’s a cancer of the plasma cells, which normally make an array of antibodies that protect us from infection.With multiple myeloma, the cells start primarily producing instead a singular product, called a monoclonal antibody or M spike, that leaves patients vulnerable for serious infections such
Vitamin C may “tell” faulty stem cells in the bone marrow to mature and die normally instead of multiplying to cause blood cancers.
Many researchers believe that with the passage of time, stem cells cease to differentiate between day and night cycles – in other words they lose their circadian rhythm and this loss promotes aging. However, two studies reject this hypothesis.
How does the skin develop follicles and eventually sprout hair? A new study addresses this question using insights gleaned from organoids, 3D assemblies of cells possessing rudimentary skin structure and function – including the ability to grow hair.
A stem cell-based method created by University of California, Irvine scientists can selectively target and kill cancerous tissue while preventing some of the toxic side effects of chemotherapy by treating the disease in a more localized way.
Researches are one step closer to curing diabetes by making insulin-producing cells from skin cells. A team at the University of Bergen (Norway) has transformed skin puncture cells from diabetes patients into insulin producing cells, using stem cell techniques.