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

February 10, 2020

HOKKAIDO (JP), February 2020 — Scientists suggest a new strategy that uses induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to regulate immune reaction to transplanted tissues.

February 6, 2020

FREIBURG (DE), February 2020 — Neural stem and progenitor cells (NSPCs), from the so-called subventricular zone (SVZ), can help to repair a brain damaged by central nervous system disorders.

February 6, 2020

GRONINGEN (NL), February 2020 — Scientists at the University of Groningen and the University Medical Center Groningen used molecular motors to manipulate the protein matrix on which bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells are grown.

February 3, 2020

LA JOLLA, CA (US), February 2020 —Researchers at the Salk Institute have discovered a unique pattern of DNA damage that arises in brain cells derived from individuals with a macrocephalic form of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

February 3, 2020

TEMPE, AZ (US), February 2020 — During the past decade, the gene editing tool CRISPR has transformed biology and opened up hopeful avenues to correct deadly inherited diseases.

January 31, 2020

UTRECHT (NL), January 2020 — Researchers have developed a method to grow snake venom gland cells as organoids. These lab-grown mini glands produce and secrete active toxins found in snake venom.

January 27, 2020

CAMBRIDGE, MA (US), January 2020 — When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight.

January 27, 2020

SYDNEY (AU), January 2020 — Researchers at the University of Sydney have used human stem cells to make pain-killing neurons that provide lasting relief in mice, without side effects, in a single treatment.

January 23, 2020

ANN ARBOR, MI (US), January 2020 — How do a couple of universally expressed proteins in stem cells and developing embryos influence an individual cell's ultimate fate — whether it ultimately becomes, for example, a retinal cell, a heart muscle cell or a stomach lining cell?

January 23, 2020

AURORA, CO (US), January 2020 — A massive research effort over more than a quarter century has tried to make personalized blood stem cells for use in treating leukemias, among many other uses.

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