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

May 7, 2020

CORONA, CA, and MIAMI, FL, (US), April 2020 — RESTEM, a biotechnology company, and Baptist Health South Florida, announced that three COVID-19 patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) are the first to successfully be treated

May 7, 2020

PHILADELPHIA, PA (US), May 2020 — Like power lines in an electrical grid, long wiry projections that grow outward from neurons — structures known as axons — form interconnected communication networks that run from the brain to all parts of the b

May 4, 2020

TORONTO (CA), May 2020 — A group of researchers from University of Toronto Engineering and SickKids Hospital have developed a new way to deliver molecules that target specific genes within cells.

May 4, 2020

NEUHERBERG (DE), May 2020 — The loss of insulin-secreting beta cells by autoimmune destruction leads to type 1 diabetes. Clinical islet cell transplantation has the potential to cure diabetes, but donor pancreases are rare.

May 4, 2020

CHAMPAIGN, IL (US), May 2020 — In regenerative medicine, an ideal treatment for patients whose muscles are damaged from lack of oxygen would be to invigorate them with an injection of their own stem cells.

May 1, 2020

OSAKA (JP), April 2020 — Corneal diseases often require a transplant using corneal tissue from a donor. Now, researchers from Osaka University developed a novel method that could be used to generate corneal tissue in a lab more easily.

May 1, 2020

BOSTON, MA (US), April 2020 — Capping decades of research, a new study may offer a breakthrough in treating dyskeratosis congenita and other so-called telomere diseases, in which cells age prematurely.

April 27, 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO (US) — Drug resistance is a major obstacle in cancer treatment, leading to relapse for many patients. In a new study, published online April 20 in Nature Cell Biology, researchers from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research,

April 23, 2020

MUNICH (DE), April 2020 — Intestinal stem cell metabolism is facilitated by mitochondria — the in-cell power plants. Chronic inflammation processes inhibit the cells' metabolism and lead to functional loss of these stem cells.

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