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

April 9, 2014

Pancreatic cancer came to the attention of the world when Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs succumbed to it in 2011. One of the deadliest forms of cancer, most patients—an estimated 73%—die within the first year of diagnosis.

April 9, 2014

An investigative committee at the Japanese government-funded RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology has found Haruko Obokata, Ph.D., the lead author of a widely heralded study on stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotent stem cells, guilty of research misconduct.

April 2, 2014

Scientists at the University of Nottingham, England, have developed a new substance that could simplify the manufacture of cell therapy for regenerative medicine.

April 2, 2014

Cancer biologists have been working to decode the purpose of an ancient gene considered one of the most important in cancer research. The p53 gene appears to be involved in signaling other cells instrumental in stopping tumor development.

March 24, 2014

An expert panel set up by India’s health ministry is suggesting that a four-tier licensing system for institutions dealing with stem cells be established, according to a March 22 report in the Economic Times.

March 24, 2014

Stem cells derived from human muscle were able to repair nerve damage and restore function in mice with sciatic nerve injury, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

March 16, 2014

Researchers have found that sutures embedded with stem cells lead to quicker and stronger healing of Achilles tendon tears than traditional sutures.

March 16, 2014

A new study of several chemotherapy drugs that stop fast growing tumors shows they have the opposite effect on stem cells, causing them to divide too rapidly—an effect that could lead to more tumors.

March 9, 2014

Researchers have demonstrated that an essential biological process known as protein synthesis can be studied in adult stem cells—something scientists have long struggled to accomplish.

March 9, 2014

People suffering from degenerative disc disease might benefit from stem cell transplants, according to a new report from Mayo Clinic researchers presented during the 30th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.

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