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September 4, 2015

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September 4, 2015

Sep. 3, 2015 — A number of illnesses causing blindness can be cured from transplanting cells from the oral cavity. New findings make the treatment accessible to the places where the condition strikes the most ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Compounds found in purple potatoes may help kill colon cancer stem cells and limit the spread of the cancer, according to a team of ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — Scientists have developed a novel way to engineer the growth and expansion of energy-burning 'good' fat, and then found that this fat helped reduce weight gain and lower blood glucose ... read more

How Newts Can Help Osteoarthritis Patients

Aug. 20, 2015 — Osteoarthritis is the most common form of joint disease worldwide. Now, scientists have taken a leaf out of nature’s book in an attempt to develop effective stem cell treatment for osteoarthritis, ... read more

Regenerating Nerve Tissue in Spinal Cord Injuries

Aug. 13, 2015 — Researchers are exploring a new therapy using stem cells to treat spinal cord injuries within the first 14 to 30 days of injury. The therapy uses a population of cells derived from human embryonic ... read more

Newly Discovered Cells Regenerate Liver Tissue Without Forming Tumors

Aug. 13, 2015 — The mechanisms that allow the liver to repair and regenerate itself have long been a matter of debate. Now researchers have discovered a population of liver cells that are better at regenerating ... read more

Aug. 12, 2015 — Scientists have discovered metabolic rejuvenation factors in eggs. This critical finding furthers our understanding of how cellular metabolism changes during aging, and during rejuvenation after egg ... read more

Can Stem Cells Cause and Cure Cancer?

Aug. 12, 2015 — Simply put, cancer is caused by mutations to genes within a cell that lead to abnormal cell growth. Finding out what causes that genetic mutation has been the holy grail of medical science for ... read more

Why Statins Should Be Viewed as a Double-Edged Sword

Aug. 12, 2015 — Statins have significant cardiovascular benefits, but also serious side effects. A new study finds that statin use impairs stem cell function, which helps in slowing atherosclerosis but hinders other ... read more

Researcher Studying Advances in Next-Generation Stem Cell Culture Technologies

Aug. 10, 2015 — A researcher is studying ways to advance the next generation of cell culture technologies—the removal of stem cells from an organism and the controlled growth of those cells in an engineering ... read more

Stem Cells Help Researchers Study the Effects of Pollution on Human Health

Aug. 10, 2015 — Embryonic stem cells could serve as a model to evaluate the physiological effects of environmental pollutants efficiently and cost-effectively. The use of stem cells has found another facade. In the ... read more

Aug. 5, 2015 — Scientists have, for the first time, found further evidence of how the differentiation of pluripotent cells is tied to and controlled by the cell cycle clock. This deeper understanding of how cells ... read more

From Pluripotency to Totipotency

Aug. 4, 2015 — While it is already possible to obtain in vitro pluripotent cells (i.e., cells capable of generating all tissues of an embryo) from any cell type, researchers have pushed the limits of science even ... read more

Precision Medicine Brought One Step Closer to the Clinic

Aug. 3, 2015 — A revolutionary, high-throughput, robotic platform has been designed that automates and standardizes the process of transforming patient samples into stem cells. This unique platform for the first ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — Investigators report that they have been able to drive cells to grow into muscle fibers, producing millimeter-long muscle fibers capable of contracting in a dish and multiplying in large numbers. ... read more

July 30, 2015 — Evaluating drug-induced liver injury is a critical part of pharmaceutical drug discovery and must be carried out on human liver cells. Now, scientists report that they produced large amounts of ... read more

How a Single Molecule Turns One Immune Cell Into Another

July 30, 2015 — All it takes is one molecule to reprogram an antibody-producing B cell into a scavenging macrophage. This transformation is possible, new evidence shows, because the molecule (C/EBPa, a transcription ... read more

July 29, 2015 — A first-of-its kind prostate 'organoid' grown from human embryonic stem cells has enabled researchers to show that exposure to bisphenol A, a chemical in many plastics, can cause ... read more

Scientists Identify Gene Vital for Rebuilding Intestine After Cancer Treatment

July 29, 2015 — A rare type of stem cell is immune to radiation damage thanks to high levels of a gene called Sox9, researchers have ... read more

New Drug for Blood Cancers Now in Five Phase II Clinical Trials

July 28, 2015 — The safety and dosing of a new drug for treating blood cancers has now been established by a group of scientists. The drug is a small molecule inhibitor that suppresses the activity of a signaling ... read more

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