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Coverage of the latest news and updates from the field of stem cells.
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.
Scientists at the University of Nottingham, England, have developed a new substance that could simplify the manufacture of cell therapy for regenerative medicine.
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.
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.
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.
Researchers have found that sutures embedded with stem cells lead to quicker and stronger healing of Achilles tendon tears than traditional sutures.
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.
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.
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.