Stem Cell News

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7/31/2008
Researchers Test New Source for Blood Platelets

Japanese study in mice generates viable particles from embryonic stem cell lines

7/31/2008
Scientists Turn Skin Cells Into Motor Neurons in ALS Patients

Feat could one day lead to tailor-made cells to treat fatal disease, researchers say

7/22/2008
Spinal Cord Stem Cells May Act as Nerve Repair System

Grown in lab, then returned to body, they could lead to nonsurgical treatments

7/18/2008
Heart Blood Vessels Grown in the Lab

Could offer a future alternative to bypass surgery, researchers say

7/10/2008
Stem Cells Hold Promise for Muscular Dystrophy

Injections helped restore damaged muscle in mice, researchers report

7/9/2008
New Technique Harvests Stem Cells at Earlier Stage

Research shows future production of new lines may be done without destroying embryo

6/23/2008
New Source of Heart Stem Cells Found

Expression of particular gene can help regenerate multiple tissue types

6/17/2008
Stem Cells Might Treat Tough Fractures

In some cases, bones don't heal as they should, experts note

6/8/2008
Applying Parallel Pressure Improves Vascular Grafting

Finding could speed new tissue-engineered stem cell bypass procedures, study says

6/5/2008
Brain Stem Cells Reverse Myelin Deficiency in Mice

Researchers hope to apply novel finding to neurological disorders in humans

6/4/2008
Human Stem Cell Transplant Helps Brain-Impaired Mice

Restored damaged electrical pathway seen in MS patients who lose nerve signals

5/29/2008
Researchers Develop Stem Line With Sickle Cell Mutation

Technique could allow scientists to more quickly screen models for drugs to treat diseases

5/16/2008
New Therapy Kills Human Leukemia Cells in Mice

Technique expands natural killer cells in cord blood more than 30-fold

5/15/2008
Embryonic Pathways Induce Stem Cell Traits

Regenerative ability holds promise for development of target-specific cancer drugs

5/12/2008
Decoding Muscle Stem Cell Development

Nutrient restriction triggers pathway involved with life span, study finds

4/30/2008
Genetic Changes May Dictate Course of Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Findings could help determine which therapies will benefit certain patients

4/30/2008
Mouse Skin Cells Reprogrammed to Act Like Embryonic Stem Cells

New cells were coaxed into becoming three kinds of cardiac cells

4/23/2008
Embryonic Stem Cells Turned Into Three Types of Heart Cells

When transplanted into mice, they improved heart function, researchers report

4/17/2008
Mature Mouse Cells Reprogrammed to Stem Cell-Like State

Work could lead to better understanding of autoimmune diseases, researchers say

4/14/2008
Heart's Stem Cells Not Created Equally

Progenitor cells may not follow same pathways, researchers say

4/9/2008
Cancer Stem Cells Created in Lab

Experts say discovery could unlock secrets of cancer one day

4/7/2008
Reprogrammed Cells Reduce Parkinson's Symptoms

Rodent studies could lead to therapeutic applications in humans, researchers say

4/6/2008
Parkinson's Disrupts Stem Cell Therapy Transplants

Dopamine neurons may not work long-term, as disease causes pathologic changes in cells

4/2/2008
Fetal Cells Detected in Mothers' Blood Years After Donor Egg Pregnancies

Finding could lead to advances in organ transplantation and stem cell research

3/27/2008
Researchers Create Protective Sac for Growing Stem Cells

Miniature lab would carry therapeutic cells to their destination in the body

3/24/2008
Therapeutic Cloning Works in Mice With Parkinson's

Injecting neurons that were genetic match improved symptoms, avoided rejection

3/23/2008
A Bone Marrow Disease With a Brighter Prognosis

New drugs, transplantation helping people with aplastic anemia live longer, fuller lives

3/17/2008
Umbilical Cord Blood Injections Aid Aging Brains

Rat study shows treatment reduced neuroinflammation affecting memory

3/7/2008
Blood Stem Cells Originate in the Placenta

Finding may help scientists recreate this microenvironment for disease treatments

3/3/2008
Embryonic Stem Cell Protein Inhibits Melanoma

Finding helps identify cellular pathways involved in cancer metastasis

2/26/2008
Adult Stem Cells Help Those With Immune Disorders, Heart Disease

Analysis of studies finds modest benefit with both conditions

2/20/2008
Researchers Make Stem Cells That Secrete Insulin

Mouse study suggests it could help control diabetes in humans

2/20/2008
Stem Cells Repair Stroke Damage in Rats

Study suggests same technique might one day work in humans

2/14/2008
Scientists Show Stem Cells Don't Cause Cancer

Solving this problem is an important step before moving on to potential therapies

2/11/2008
Scientists Reprogram Human Skin Cells Into Embryonic Stem Cells

Finding could lead to less controversial method of treating diseases

1/28/2008
Embryos Discarded During IVF Create Stem Cell Lines

Study says it's a possible source for such cell lines without the ethical issues

1/24/2008
Stem Cells Finally Found in Pancreas

Discovery could lead to new treatments for diabetes, researchers say

1/20/2008
Embryonic Stem Cells Create Healthy Muscle in Mice

Scientific feat could lead to new treatment for muscular dystrophy, experts say

1/16/2008
Researchers Hone in on Cancer Stem Cells for Melanoma

For the first time, researchers say targeting these units can slow down tumor growth

1/14/2008
Stem Cells Modified to Home in Where They're Needed

Routing cue works like a Zip code helps deliver mail, researchers say

1/14/2008
Biotechnology Builds a New Heart

Stem cells injected into 'skeleton' of animal organ was beating in just 8 days

12/13/2007
Transplanted Bone Marrow Cells Aid Nerve Regeneration

Japanese research with stem cells could be a step in developing artificial neurons

12/13/2007
Researchers Find Great Granddaddy of All Blood Cells

Discovery could yield targeted treatments for leukemia, bone marrow transplants

12/6/2007
New Kind of Stem Cells Reverse Sickle Cell Anemia

Mouse study proves these stem cells could treat diseases, though dangers remain

11/20/2007
Scientists Turn Human Skin Cells Into Stem Cells

The new cells are almost identical to embryonic stem cells, experts say

11/8/2007
Scientists Find Way to Track Stem Cells in Brain

It could be a breakthrough for neurological research, experts say

11/7/2007
Stem Cells Show Early Promise for Heart Problems

But far more research is needed to benefit heart attack patients, studies show

11/1/2007
Spinal Stem Cells Offer Hope Against Back Pain

Discovery of the cells might lead to treatments, researchers say

10/31/2007
Stem Cells Restore Memory in Mice

Experiments point to ways to treat injury, stroke and even Alzheimer's, experts say

10/24/2007
Scientists Spot Eye Development 'Switch'

Breakthrough might lead to lab-grown eyes, they say