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June 19, 2015

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Team led by Temple's Dr. Raj Kishore used stem cell exosomes to induce the repair without stem cell riskA little more than a decade ago, researchers discovered that all cells secrete tiny...
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UCSF-led study in mice suggest that stem cells in the brain may not be able to develop into many different cell types, as previously thoughtAdult neural stem cells, which are commonly thought of...
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In 2012, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine showed that heart muscle cells made from the skin of people with a cardiac condition called dilated cardiomyopathy beat with less...
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A protein long believed to only guard the nucleus also regulates gene expression and stem cell developmentScientists discovered that a protein called Nup153 (green) control how embryonic stem...

June 17, 2015

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Scientists have developed a new tissue 'scaffold' technology that could one day enable the engineering of large organs.

June 16, 2015

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One in three bone marrow transplant patients will die within a year of their transplant, according to a report by blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan, as it launches a campaign to improve survival...
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Human stem cells can be differentiated to produce other cell types, such as organ cells, skin cells, or brain cells.

June 15, 2015

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The research group, led by Dr. Christina Scheel, developed an assay whereby cultured human breast epithelial cells rebuild the three-dimensional tissue architecture of the mammary gland.

June 12, 2015

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Stem cells are especially sensitive to oxygen radicals and antioxidantsStem cells are especially sensitive to oxygen radicals and antioxidants shows new research from the group of Anu Wartiovaara...

June 10, 2015

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For their ability to differentiate into other cell types, the embryonic stem cells hold a large potential in the medical industry.
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Scientists at the University of York have made a significant advance that could make cell-based treatments for arthritis less of a lottery.

June 9, 2015

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Screening for T cell characteristics may optimize donor selection for older blood cancer patientsUsing a simple blood test to measure the T lymphocyte count in donors for stem cell transplants...
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Stem cell transplantation is used to treat hematologic malignancies, such as leukemia. Patients who receive donor cells are at risk of developing graft-versus host disease (GVHD).
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New research from Uppsala University shows promising progress in the use of stem cells for treatment of spinal cord injury.

June 8, 2015

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Therapy reduced interventions needed to keep pediatric patients out of danger zoneThe use of cell therapy after traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children can reduce the amount of therapeutic...
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Researchers discover that the myxoma virus could kill cancer cells and reduce the risk of white blood cells attacking the body in bone marrow transplant patients.

June 5, 2015

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A special issue of Cell Stem Cell published on June 4 includes a collection of reviews and perspectives on the biology of aging. Highlights include:The secret to a longer life?
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Aging is characterized by a decrease in regenerative capacity and organ maintenance as well as an increasing risk of cancer which coincide with mutations in stem and progenitor cells.
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Robot science does more than just crunch numbersAn artificial intelligence system has for the first time reverse-engineered the regeneration mechanism of planaria--the small worms whose...

June 4, 2015

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A study led by Ellen Heber-Katz, PhD, of the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research (LIMR), part of Main Line Health (MLH), shows that a primordial form of energy production that still exists in...