It’s tempting to think all it takes to regrow arteries lost to heart disease is encouraging the proliferation of new blood vessel cells, but that hasn’t worked out. Now, Stanford biologist Kristy Red-Horse, Ph.D., and colleagues think they’ve figured out part of the problem.
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Coverage of the latest news and updates from the field of stem cells.
Human stem cells are of great interest in the fields of regenerative medicine and research because they reproduce indefinitely and can differentiate into every other cell type found in the body.
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have found that a gene previously known to control human metabolism also controls the equilibrium of bone and fat in bone marrow as well as how an adult stem cell expresses its final cell type.
What if cancer cells could be re-engineered to turn against their own kind? A new study led by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Mass., leverages the power of gene editing to take a critical step toward using cancer cells to kill cancer.
Blood flows through the body smoothly in order to transport its content throughout the body.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School have developed a process to regenerate skeletal muscle cells in mice with muscular dystrophy. The unlikely source of those cells is a type of benign tumor called a teratoma.
A drug used in stem cell therapy to treat certain cancers may also protect against cigarette smoke-induced lung injury.
Researchers have succeeded in converting skin cells into pluripotent stem cells by activating the cell's own genes.
Researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle have successfully used human stem cells to restore heart function in monkeys with heart failure.
A team of researchers at Lund University in Sweden has developed a fluorescent variant of a molecule that inhibits cancer stem cells.