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October 9, 2015

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October 9, 2015

Sep. 24, 2015 — A sticky, protein-rich gel appears to help stem cells stay on or in rat hearts and restore their metabolism after transplantation, improving cardiac function after simulated heart attacks, according ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — For the past 27 years, cord blood transplants have been a life-saving treatment option for thousands of people with leukemia, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, Hodgkins disease and myelodysplastic disorders. ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — A team of scientists has become the first to use a tissue-clearing technique to localize a rare stem cell population, in the process cracking open a black box containing detailed information about ... read more

The Final Word on STAP

Sep. 23, 2015 — Tremendous controversy erupted in early 2014 when two papers published in Nature described how a technique called 'stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency,' or STAP, could quickly ... read more

Human Muscle Stem Cells Isolated

Sep. 22, 2015 — Researchers have successfully isolated human muscle stem cells and shown that the cells could robustly replicate and repair damaged muscles when grafted onto an injured ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — Scientists have uncovered the mechanisms which embryonic stem cells employ to inhibit virus expression. The groundbreaking discovery could potentially advance stem cell therapeutics and ... read more

New Approach Found to Tackle Breast Cancer Hormone Therapy Resistance

Sep. 17, 2015 — A new explanation has been found as to why women with estrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer develop resistance to hormone treatment, and a potential new approach to overcome the ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — Researchers, using CRISPR-based gene-editing tools, have found that changes to a small stretch of DNA may circumvent the genetic defect behind sickle cell disease (SCD). The discovery creates a path ... read more

Researchers Pursue Ideal Ingredients for Cartilage Recipe

Sep. 16, 2015 — Researchers will build a new microfactory that churns out a formula to produce joint cartilage, which could one day benefit millions of people in the United States who suffer from cartilage loss or ... read more

Sep. 15, 2015 — Biomedical engineers report a new way to induce human mesenchymal stem cells to differentiate into neuron-like cells: treating them with exosomes from rat-derived progenitor cells. In combination ... read more

Sep. 15, 2015 — Stroke injures the brain, but a new study indicates an abdominal organ that plays a vital role in immune function, the spleen, may be a target for treating stroke-induced chronic inflammation leading ... read more

Sep. 14, 2015 — A new approach uses injectable hydrogels to boost the survival of transplanted stem cells and to improve the repair and regeneration of bodily ... read more

Pancreatic Cancer Stem Cells Could Be 'Suffocated' by an Anti-Diabetic Drug

Sep. 10, 2015 — Pancreatic cancer stem cells are virtually addicted to oxygen-based metabolism, and could be 'suffocated' with a drug already used to treat diabetes, new research ... read more

Sep. 10, 2015 — Scientists have found a key molecular mechanism that underlies deadly behavior in hard-to-treat breast cancer, and have demonstrated how a single master gene, called Sox10, controls if--and to what ... read more

Discovery Offers Hope for Leukemia Relapse Post Treatment

Sep. 10, 2015 — Targeting exhausted immune cells may change the prognosis for patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) relapse after a stem cell transplant, according to ... read more

Sustained Remission of Multiple Myeloma After Personalized Cellular Therapy

Sep. 9, 2015 — A multiple myeloma patient whose cancer had stopped responding after nine different treatment regimens experienced a complete remission after receiving an investigational personalized cellular ... read more

Spheroid Stem Cell Production Sows Hope for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Treatment

Sep. 9, 2015 — In a small pilot study, researchers have demonstrated a rapid, simple way to generate large numbers of lung stem cells for use in disease ... read more

Stem Cell-Derived 'Mini-Brains' Reveal Potential Drug Treatment for Rare Disorder

Sep. 8, 2015 — Using 'mini-brains' built with induced pluripotent stem cells derived from patients with a rare, but devastating, neurological disorder, researchers say they have identified a drug ... read more

New Method for Controlling Gene Activation Developed

Sep. 8, 2015 — A new method that enables the activation of genes in a cell without changing the genome has been developed by researchers. Applications of the method include directing the differentiation of stem ... read more

Switch for Health Heart Muscle

Sep. 3, 2015 — Researchers have discovered a protein, called Mel18, that regulates the development of heart muscle. Faults in the production of Mel18 in early cardiac cells may play a role in heart defects. The ... read more

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