Stem Cells

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New hep C model could pave way for novel treatments

Scientists may soon be able to find novel ways to treat hepatitis C using a new laboratory model developed by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.

Retinas made from embryonic stem cells implanted into mice for the first time

U.K. researchers have performed a successful retina transplant in blind mice using light-detecting cells grown from embryonic stem cells.

Anemia treatment used to track implanted stem cells

Mesenchymal stem cells are capable of differentiating into bone and cartilage, as well as muscle, fat and tendon. A new technique that tracks stem cells after transplantation may help increase the effectiveness of such procedures.

Report: U.K. health body stifling stem cell research

The U.K. could be lagging behind in regenerative medicine and missing out on opportunities to translate basic science to commercially viable treatments, a new report by Parliament's House of Lords found.

Stem cell cloning study contained errors

A study purporting a breakthrough in human embryonic stem cell cloning that was published last week has come under fire when its authors admitted that there were some minor errors made when preparing the figures for initial submission.

Scientists use cloning method to create embryonic stem cells

In what is being considered a major advancement in the field of stem cell research, researchers have used a cloning method to successfully reprogram human skins cells into embryonic stem cells.

Stem cell therapy treats common pregnancy complication

A new, placenta-based cell therapy may be effective at thwarting a common medical complication during pregnancy that can put both mother and child at risk, and in rare cases, cause death.

Stem cell transplant heals mouse brains with neurological deficits

Researchers have transformed human embryonic stem cells into nerve cells that helped mice regain the ability to learn and remember, a notable feat in stem cell research that could lead to new models for drug screening and discovery.

Genetic material from bone marrow cells used to treat brain tumor

In what may be the first experiment of its kind, researchers have used microvesicles derived from mesenchymal bone marrow cells to treat brain cancer.

Stem cell therapy shows promise for Parkinson's treatment

Scientists may be one step closer to using stem cells to treat patients with Parkinson's disease. International Stem Cell Corp. has developed a method to treat the common neurodegenerative disease by replacing lost neurons with new neuronal cells derived from human parthenogenetic stem cells.