In another advance for stem cell research, Israeli scientists have figured out how to take skin cells from elderly patients suffering from advanced heart failure and, in a laboratory dish, morph them into healthy, functioning heart tissue, Reuters reports.
In the move to use induced pluripotent stem cells to both repair and replace damaged bone tissue in patients, recent research by scientist Darja Marolt has helped advance the field in a major way.
Scientists claim plenty of firsts, but this one may be worth watching. We apparently have a first-time success in using human adult stem cells to successfully treat muscular dystrophy, at least in mice.
The Starr Foundation is giving the university's Miller School of Medicine and its Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute a $10 million grant to help boost its pipeline of stem cell discoveries in development as future treatments.
Scientists have successfully transplanted anti-HIV stem cells into mice that served as surrogates for infected patients. Bigger still, however, the process successfully expanded and safeguarded HIV-resistant immune cells, and the cells themselves kept growing even when confronted with the virus.
University of Michigan researchers continue to resist the Republican state legislators' effort to force it to reveal how many embryos it uses for stem cell research.
Scientists at Duke University used microRNAs to convert fibroblasts/scar tissue into heart muscle cells in a mouse, boosting the heart's ability to do its job.
A newly discovered type of stem cell in the adult brain apparently forms new brain cells, offering a possible way to repair various brain injuries and damage.
Three separate studies involving mice and monkeys have revealed significant potential for novel, non-stem cell-related treatments in regenerative medicine.
UCLA scientists engineered human blood stem cells into mature T cells that sought out and attacked the virus in tissues where it lives and grows.