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

February 7, 2018

Cancer stem cells can be put “into hibernation” by a little-known drug called diphenyleniodonium (DPI) according to researchers from the University of Salford, UK.

DPI effectively switches off the cancer stem cells, preventing their proliferation.

February 7, 2018

Scientists at the University of Bonn have found a way to specifically mark multipotent stromal cells, making it possible to analyze their distribution pattern and their function in living organisms.

February 5, 2018

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore, Md.) and the University of California, San Francisco have gained new insights into how the small intestine, one of the fastest renewing tissues in the human body, repairs it

February 5, 2018

New research from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) is among the first to describe how an mRNA modification impacts the life of neural stem cells (NSCs). The study, published in Nature Neuroscience, reveals a novel gene regulatory system that may adv

January 29, 2018

Many doctors, researchers and patients are eager to take advantage of the promise of stem cell therapies to heal damaged tissues and replace dysfunctional cells. Hundreds of ongoing clinical trials are currently delivering these therapies to patients worldwide.

January 29, 2018

New research from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) could help explain the link between a high-cholesterol diet and an elevated risk for colon cancer.

January 26, 2018

In a scientific first, researchers at the Gladstone Institutes turned skin cells from mice into stem cells by activating a specific gene in the cells using CRISPR technology.

January 24, 2018

Can tumors teach us about animal evolution on Earth? Researchers believe so and now present a novel hypothesis of why animal diversity increased dramatically on Earth about half a billion years ago.

A biological innovation may have been key.

January 24, 2018

Colon cancer is the third most common cancer and fourth most common cause of death worldwide. Colon tumors consist of different types of cells, which play different roles in the growth of the tumor.

January 22, 2018

In cooperation with colleagues from the Wyss Institute at Harvard, researchers from the Julius Wolff Institute of the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT) and Charité’s Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery have shown ho