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Stem cell reprogramming made easier by removing one protein

Embryonic stem cells have huge potential for treating disease because of their ability to differentiate into virtually any kind of human cell. The process of creating such cells has been slow, and embryonic stem cell-based therapies are not yet ready for medical use.

Stem cell therapy protects vision in preclinical retinal disease study

A cellular therapy developed by Newark, NJ-based StemCells preserved sight in a rat model of retinal disease, pointing to a promising new option to treat vision loss.

Pluristem's stem cell therapy improves tendon injuries in rats

In rats with tendon injuries that were treated with Pluristem Therapeutics' PLacental eXpanded (PLX) stem cell therapy, animals showed tendon healing at two and four weeks following injection, compared to saline-treated rats, according to the Haifa, Israel-based company.

Stem cell combo therapy extends survival of mice with brain tumors

A new stem cell treatment that combines neural stem cells with chemo-radiotherapy drugs could provide a better way to combat glioblastoma, the most common and lethal form of adult brain cancer.

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.