Karolinska Institute Has ‘Lost Confidence’ in Paolo Macchiarini, Says It Won’t Renew His Contract

(Science) – The move comes in the wake of a chilling three-part TV documentary about Macchiarini, a former media darling who was cleared of scientific misconduct charges by KI vice-chancellor Anders Hamsten last summer. Among other things, The Experiments, broadcast in … Read More

Researchers Find Marker Identifying Most Basic Form of Blood Stem Cell

(Stanford Medicine) – After a long series of experiments, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a unique cell marker that they say allows them to pick out the most fundamental form of the stem cell that … Read More

Hydrogels Can Put Stem Cells to Sleep

(Eurekalert) – Unlike normal cells, stem cells are pluripotent — they can become any cell type, which makes them powerful potential treatments for diseases such as diabetes, leukemia and age-related blindness. However, maintaining this versatility until the time is right … Read More

FDA Moves to Crack Down on Unproven Stem Cell Therapies

(STAT) – LOS ANGELES — Federal regulators are preparing to crack down on scores of clinics across the United States that offer pricey stem cell therapies for conditions ranging from autism to multiple sclerosis to erectile dysfunction without any scientific evidence that … Read More

Standard Method for Deriving Stem Cells May Be Better for Use in Regenerative Medicine

(Medical Xpress) – Scientists at the UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research have discovered an important naturally occurring process in the developing human embryo that can be lost when embryonic stem cells are … Read More

Stem Cell Treatment Result in Diabetes Cure

(Fort Worth Star Telegram) – Johnson & Johnson, continuing its long quest for a type I diabetes cure, is joining forces with biotech company ViaCyte to speed development of the first stem cell treatment that could fix the life-threatening hormonal … Read More

New Stem Cell Model Valuable Tool for Studying Andersen’s Syndrome

(Medical Xpress) – Successful reprogramming of muscle cells derived from biopsies of patients with Andersen’s syndrome (AS) led to the formation of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells that can serve as a valuable model for understanding the cause of this … Read More

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