The production of blood cells is regulated by so-called hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), which reside in bone marrow. Under certain stress conditions, such as aging or inflammation, the HSCs’ self-renewal capacity — a key property of stem cells — decreases.
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For most people with hemophilia B, whose bodies can’t properly form blood clots, constant injections to replenish their clotting factors are a way of life.
As people age, their intestinal stem cells begin to lose their ability to regenerate. These stem cells are the source for all new intestinal cells, so this decline can make it more difficult to recover from gastrointestinal infections or other conditions that affect the intestine.
A recent study shows that stiffer breast tissue creates an environment more prone to cancer by enabling the disease to interfere with the surrounding healthy cells.
By studying a rare liver disease called Alagille syndrome, scientists from Cincinnati Children's and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) have discovered the mechanism behind an unusual form of tissue regeneration that may someday reduce the need for expensive and difficult
A study shows for the first time in vivo that Zika virus can be used as a tool to treat aggressive human central nervous system (CNS) tumors.
Doctors at the University of Illinois Hospital say they have cured seven adult patients of sickle cell disease, an inherited blood disorder primarily affecting the African American community, using stem cells from donors previously thought to be incompatible, thanks to a new transplant treatment
Pro golfer Jack Nicklaus is the latest celebrity athlete to reveal that he has undergone stem cell treatment. In an interview with CNN, the six-time Masters Tournament champion told how he traveled to Germany in February 2016 to be treated for debilitating back pain by stem cell pioneer Dr.
An investigational drug in clinical trials for rheumatoid arthritis prevents a common, life-threatening side effect of stem cell transplants, new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows.
Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are a class of stem cells located in bone marrow. HSCs give rise to every type of blood cell —from the red blood cells that carry oxygen to the white blood cells of the immune system.