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

December 27, 2017

Scientists have developed a new strategy to efficiently isolate, mature and transplant skeletal muscle cells created from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs), which can produce all cell types of the body.

December 27, 2017

The process by which embryonic stem cells develop into heart cells is a complex process involving the precisely timed activation of several molecular pathways and at least 200 genes.

December 20, 2017

A new study led by researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP), La Jolla, California, describes the biology behind why muscle stem cells respond differently to aging or injury.

December 18, 2017

Rapidly dividing, yet aberrant stem cells are a major source of cancer. But a new study suggests that mature cells also play a key role in initiating cancer — a finding that could upend the way scientists think about the origins of the disease.

December 18, 2017

Scientists have taken a step forward in efforts to harness patients’ own white blood cells to fight deadly cancers.

December 13, 2017

Adult stem cells replenish dying cells and regenerate damaged tissues throughout our lifetime. We lose many of those stem cells, along with their regenerative capacity, as we age.

December 11, 2017

Most healthy people barely notice infection with the human cytomegalovirus (hCMV), a form of the herpes virus that has evolved with humans over thousands of years and usually lays dormant in the body after initial infection.

December 11, 2017

As part of the normal aging process, older adults frequently experience a decline in their olfactory function, resulting in a compromised or complete loss of sense of smell.

December 6, 2017

Head and neck tumors that contain cells undergoing a partial epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition – which transforms them from neatly organized blocks into irregular structures that extrude into the surrounding environment – are more likely to invade and spread to other parts of the body, accordi

December 4, 2017

Scientists from the University of Southern California Stem Cell lab of Francesca Mariani, Ph.D., have discovered how the vertebrate ribcage – which supports the body, protects the internal organs and enables life on lan d – develops.