Chinese scientists from the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health have converted cells found in urine into pluripotent stem cells that can be used to create neurons and brain cells. The researchers say the find holds huge potential for the rapid testing and development of new treatments for neuro-degenerative disorders.
MultiVu (Aug. 21, 2012) Sutter Neuroscience Institute, a recognized Center of Excellence, and CBR (Cord Blood Registry), the world's largest stem cell bank, are launching the first FDA- approved clinical trial to assess the ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Feb. 4, 2014) Researchers at the Mayo Clinic are preparing to test their theory that stem cells grow faster in microgravity. With a grant from an organization that promotes research aboard the International Space ... watch video
Reuters (Dec. 22, 2013) Scientists in New York have successfully turned human stem cells into functional lung and airway cells for the first time. It's a breakthrough the researchers at Columbia University believe could ... watch video
Reuters (Apr. 9, 2013) Doctors at Emory University in the US are testing a new stem cell therapy for people with severe arthritis. They hope that by harvesting stem cells from a patient, the potent cells will regenerate ... watch video
Newsy (May 15, 2014) The mice were given human stem cells to test stem cell rejection. But instead of rejecting the human cells, the mice began to show positive reactions.
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Newsy (Oct. 25, 2014) A Harvard University Research Team created genetically engineered stem cells that are able to kill cancer cells, while leaving other cells unharmed.
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July 29, 2013 Stem cells derived from urine can be used to generate tooth-like structures, reports a new study. It’s thought the technique might one day help researchers grow new, tailor-made teeth for dental ... read more