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Tarnished Cardiac Stem Cell Lab Hit with 13 More Retractions

(Medscape) – Two American Heart Association (AHA) journals, Circulation and Circulation Research, have retracted 13 papers from the now defunct laboratory of cardiac stem cell researcher Piero Anversa, MD. All 13 papers earned expressions of concern last month when the … Read More

Multiple Sclerosis Stem Cell Breakthrough Gives Patients New Hope

(Australian Broadcasting Co) – Thirty-five patients, including Ms Zorbalas, were given medication to boost their own stem cells, which were then extracted and harvested. Six days of chemotherapy wiped out each patient’s immune system. Their own stem cells were then … Read More

Mechanism for Turning Skin Cells into Blood Stem Cells Uncovered

(PhysOrg) – Researchers have succeeded in converting human skin cells into blood stem cells in an international collaboration project. “This is a first step on the way to generating fully functional blood stem cells in a petri dish which, in … Read More

What Defines a Stem Cell? Scientists Rethink the Answer

(Quanta Magazine) – For the past three years, researchers at the Hubrecht Institute in the Netherlands have been painstakingly cataloging and mapping all the proliferating cells found in mouse hearts, looking for cardiac stem cells. The elusive cells should theoretically … Read More

A Sobering Conclusion: Adult Hearts Contain No Stem Cells

(Medical Xpress) – A detailed cell-by-cell map of all dividing cells in the adult murine heart before and after myocardial infarction was created using advanced molecular and genetic technologies in a combined research effort led by Hans Clevers from the … Read More

Gene Therapies Could Transform the Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease

(The Washington Post) – Esrick and colleagues focused on trying to boost levels of a normally functioning fetal form of hemoglobin that is typically shut off after birth. They removed blood stem cells from Johnson and altered them in the … Read More

Reservoir of Blood-Forming Stem Cells Discovered in the Human Gut

(GEN) – Scientists at Columbia University‚Äôs Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons report a surprising new finding: the human intestine may provide up to 10% of blood cells in circulation from its own reservoir of blood-forming stem cells. Previously, blood … Read More

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