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October 24, 2014

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Scientists reprogrammed human skin cells so they converted directly into brain cells - skipping the stem cell phase. Transplanted into mice, they survived 6 months.

October 22, 2014

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In a first step toward future human therapies, researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles have shown that esophageal tissue can be grown in vivo from both human...

October 21, 2014

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A group of cells found in the nose encourage regrowth of damaged smell cells. By transplanting some into his severed spinal cord, surgeons have helped a paralyzed man walk again.
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Patients recovering from chemotherapy or organ transplantation often have dangerously low levels of blood cells - leaving them weak and vulnerable to infection.

October 20, 2014

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Despite previous indications to the contrary, the esophagus does have its own pool of stem cells, said researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in an animal study published...

October 17, 2014

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The liver provides critical functions, such as ridding the body of toxins. Its failure can be deadly, and there are few options for fixing it.
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Two studies recently published in Cell Transplantation reveal that cell transplantation may be an effective treatment for spinal cord injury (SCI), a major cause of disability and paralysis with no...

October 16, 2014

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A Mount Sinai-led research team has discovered a new kind of stem cell that can become either a liver cell or a cell that lines liver blood vessels, according to a study published today in the...

October 15, 2014

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Although the potential therapeutic uses of human embryonic stem cells have been known since 1981, until now, the long-term safety of these transplantations had not been assessed.

October 14, 2014

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A previously unknown mechanism through which the brain produces new nerve cells after a stroke has been discovered at Lund University and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.

October 10, 2014

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Scientists have successfully used human embryonic stem cells to make billions of pancreatic cells that produced insulin in response to glucose and eliminated diabetes in a mouse.
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A fundamental theory about how our thymus educates our immune police appears to be wrong, scientists say.

October 9, 2014

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Scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Monash University and RIKEN Centre for Developmental Biology have used a combination of small molecules to generate...

October 8, 2014

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Within our fat lives a variety of cells with the potential to become bone, cartilage, or more fat if properly prompted.

October 7, 2014

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Scientists developing a barcoding tool for stem cells challenge the idea that stem cells provide daily supply of blood cells, saying it only happens after bone marrow transplant.
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For hundreds of years biologists have studied cells through the lens of a microscope.
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A 7-year-project to develop a barcoding and tracking system for tissue stem cells has revealed previously unrecognized features of normal blood production: New data from Harvard Stem Cell Institute...

October 5, 2014

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Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) can differentiate into all types of blood cells, including red blood cells and immune cells.

October 4, 2014

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Scientists at the University of Southampton have discovered that a region on the front surface of the eye harbours special stem cells that could treat blinding eye conditions.

October 3, 2014

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Because heart cells cannot multiply and cardiac muscles contain few stem cells, heart tissue is unable to repair itself after a heart attack.