Stem Cell Therapies Are Still Mostly Theory, Yet Clinics Are Flourishing

(New York Times) – Health regulators in the United States are talked about as the best in the world, but a new study on the spread of stem cell clinics shows what can happen when regulations fall behind. Out of … Read More

Tuned Gels Reveal Molecules That Drive Stem Cell Differentiation

(Physorg) – By monitoring stem cell differentiation on gels that mimic the stiffness and nanofibrous structure of biological tissue, researchers have identified the specific molecules that stem cells use when selecting bone and cartilage fates. When fed to standard stem … Read More

Study: Cord Blood Better Than Bone Marrow from a Donor

(UPI) – Although doctors prefer bone marrow transplants for leukemia patients, a new study suggests cord blood transplants offer patients a better outcome. Researchers at the University of Colorado report the rate of rejection, infection and hospitalization are lower among … Read More

Stem Cell Trial Suggests Damaged Heart Tissue Could Be Regenerated

(The Guardian) – People suffering from heart disease have been offered hope by a new study that suggests damaged tissue could be regenerated through a stem cell treatment injected into the heart during surgery. The small-scale study, published in the … Read More

Healthy Livers Grown from Rejected Donor Organs in Transplant Breakthrough

(The Telegraph) -Healthy livers are being grown from rejected donor organs after British scientists discovered how to combat diseased tissue. Researchers at the Royal Free in London have shown it is possible to strip away the damaged parts of donor … Read More

Technique Uses 3-D Weaving to Grow a Living Hip Replacement

(Medical Xpress) – With a goal of treating worn, arthritic hips without extensive surgery to replace them, scientists have programmed stem cells to grow new cartilage on a 3-D template shaped like the ball of a hip joint. What’s more, … Read More

Four Steps for Validating Stem Cells

(Euekalert) – It has been difficult to generate human embryonic stem cells at the earliest stage of pluripotency, in what is named “ground” or “na├»ve” state, whereas this is readily done with mouse cells. The labs of Rudolf Jaenisch at … Read More

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