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Lab-grown human cerebellar cells yield clues to autism
Increasing evidence has linked autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with dysfunction of the brain's cerebellum, but the details have been unclear. (2018-02-16)
Scientists produce human intestinal lining that re-creates living tissue inside organ-chip
Scientists created human intestinal lining outside an individual's body that mirrors living tissue inside microengineered Intestine-Chips, opening possibilities for personalized testing of medicines. (2018-02-16)
Rice U. reports progress in pursuit of sickle cell cure
Rice University bioengineer Gang Bao and his colleagues use gene editing to correct the mutation responsible for sickle cell disease in up to 40 percent of patients' cells used for lab testing. (2018-02-16)
New stem-cell based stroke treatment repairs damaged brain tissue
A team of researchers at the University of Georgia's Regenerative Bioscience Center and ArunA Biomedical, a UGA startup company, have developed a new treatment for stroke that reduces brain damage and accelerates the brain's natural healing tendencies in animal models. (2018-02-15)
Countries with greater gender equality have lower percentage of female STEM graduates
Although women currently are well represented in life sciences, they continue to be underrepresented in inorganic sciences, such as computer science and physics. (2018-02-15)
Researchers find adult endothelial stem cells that can make fully functional blood vessels
Stem cells are increasingly used to treat disorders caused by defective tissues. (2018-02-15)
Stem cell vaccine immunizes lab mice against multiple cancers
Stanford University researchers report that injecting mice with inactivated induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) launched a strong immune response against breast, lung, and skin cancers. (2018-02-15)
Induced pluripotent stem cells could serve as cancer vaccine, Stanford researchers say
Induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells, are a keystone of regenerative medicine. (2018-02-15)
Building better tiny kidneys to test drugs and help people avoid dialysis
A free online kidney atlas built by USC researchers empowers stem cell scientists everywhere to generate more human-like tiny kidneys for testing new drugs and creating renal replacement therapies. (2018-02-15)
Could sugar chains be the answer to bone growth in osteoporosis?
Scientists at the University of York have shown that altering the structure of sugar chains on the surface of stem cells could help promote bone growth in the body. (2018-02-14)
Countries with greater gender equality have a lower percentage of female STEM graduates
Countries with greater gender equality see a smaller proportion of women taking degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), a new study has found. (2018-02-14)
Cells 'walk' on liquids a bit like geckos
Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have discovered that cells can 'walk' on liquids a bit like the way geckos stick to other surfaces. (2018-02-14)
Living human tracheas
Biomedical engineers at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass. are growing tracheas by coaxing cells to form three distinct tissue types after assembling them into a tube structure-without relying on scaffolding strategies currently being investigated by other groups. (2018-02-14)
Clues to aging found in stem cells' genomes
In fruit flies, repeating genetic elements shrink with age, but then expand in future generations, a resurgence that may help explain how some cells stay immortal. (2018-02-13)
In effort to treat rare blinding disease, researchers turn stem cells into blood vessels
People with a mutated ATF6 gene have a malformed or missing fovea, the eye region responsible for detailed vision. (2018-02-13)
Web-based teaching can improve science understanding for struggling pupils
Web-based learning tools can help deepen science knowledge among all middle school students, and ease the science literacy gap for underachieving students, according to a three-year study published today in the International Journal of Science Education. (2018-02-12)
Chinese researchers report first lung stem cell transplantation clinical trial
A research team from Tongji University in China have made a breakthrough in human lung regeneration technology. (2018-02-09)
Scientists create functioning kidney tissue
Scientists have successfully produced human kidney tissue within a living organism which is able to produce urine, a first for medical science. (2018-02-09)
Efficient technique discovered for isolating embryonic stem cells in cows
Scientists at the University of California, Davis, have developed a highly efficient method of isolating embryonic stem cells in cows. (2018-02-09)
Researchers uncover how cancer stem cells drive triple-negative breast cancer
Cleveland Clinic researchers have published findings in Nature Communications on a new stem cell pathway that allows a highly aggressive form of breast cancer -- triple-negative breast cancer -- to thrive. (2018-02-08)
iPS cell-derived inner ear cells may improve congenital hearing loss
A Japanese research group has successfully grafted human iPS cell-derived inner ear cells that express human-derived proteins into the inner ears of embryonic mice. (2018-02-08)
Scientists develop a 'third eye' to examine stem cells
The researchers employed the triple labeling technique to analyze stem cells in the brain, the intestine, and testis, using additional tricks to effectively expand the technique to quadruple labeling of dividing stem cells. (2018-02-08)
Search for genetically stable bioengineered gut and liver tissue takes step forward
Before medical science can bioengineer human organs in a lab for therapeutic use, two remaining hurdles are ensuring genetic stability -- so the organs are free from the risk of tumor growth -- and producing organ tissues of sufficient volume and size for viable transplant into people. (2018-02-08)
Stem cell divisions in the adult brain seen for the first time
Scientists from the University of Zurich have succeeded for the first time in tracking individual stem cells and their neuronal progeny over months within the intact adult brain. (2018-02-08)
Stem cell research provides hope for tasmanian devils with a deadly, transmissible cancer
Using stem cell therapy, Morris Animal Foundation-funded researcher Dr. Deanne Whitworth and her colleagues at the University of Queensland, have taken the first step toward developing an effective treatment for devil facial tumor disease (DFTD), which is decimating Tasmanian devils in the wild. (2018-02-08)
Small molecule could make a big difference for arthritis patients
Scientists at the Keck School of Medicine of USC have discovered a molecule that enhances cartilage regeneration and decreases inflammation. (2018-02-07)
Versatile sensor against tumor initiating cells
The IBS researchers developed the first fluorescent sensor to visualize TICs. (2018-02-07)
The toxic relationship between ALS and frontotemporal dementia
ALS and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) are two neurodegenerative diseases with a toxic relationship, according to a new USC Stem Cell study published in Nature Medicine. (2018-02-05)
Zika brain damage may go undetected in pregnancy
Zika virus may cause significant damage to the fetal brain even when the baby's head size is normal, according to a primate study. (2018-02-05)
Scientists target glioma cancer stem cells, which could improve patient survival
Brain tumors are responsible for 25 percent of cancer-related deaths in children and young adults. (2018-02-05)
Moffitt researchers identify new target to reduce risk of GVHD
Moffitt Cancer Center researchers are trying to identify new drug targets to reduce the risk of GVHD. (2018-02-05)
Altering Huntington's patients' skin cells into brain cells sheds light on disease
Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have transformed skin cells from patients with Huntington's disease into the type of brain cell affected by the disorder. (2018-02-05)
Why nerve cells die in ALS and frontotemporal dementia
Scientists have for the first time discovered a mechanism that limits the number of 'cellular janitors' in the nervous system, leading to increased risk for two neurodegenerative diseases: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia, according to a Keck School of Medicine of USC study published today in Nature Medicine. (2018-02-05)
Ribosomes found to induce somatic cell pluripotency
In 2012, a Japanese research group discovered that human skin cells acquire pluripotency when introduced to lactic acid bacteria (Lactobacillus acidophilus). (2018-02-04)
For the first time in humans, Zika syndrome susceptibility linked to genetic background
About 6 percent to 12 percent of the babies born from mothers infected with the Zika virus during pregnancy will have the CZS. (2018-02-02)
Genetic factors that make babies susceptible to complications from Zika are identified
Study of twins exposed to Zika virus during pregnancy was conducted at the University of São Paulo's Human Genome & Stem Cell Research Centre in Brazil. (2018-02-02)
New mouse model makes stem cells light up green
Multipotent stromal cells have long been a hot topic in medical research. (2018-02-01)
Research uncovers gene network that regulates motor neuron formation during embryonic development
UCLA researchers have discovered the inner workings of a gene network that regulates the development of spinal motor neurons in the growing chicken and mouse embryo. (2018-02-01)
New computational method reveals chemoresistance drug targets
The methylation of deoxycytosine to form 5-methylcytosine (5mC) is an important feature of cancer. (2018-01-30)
Uncovering the early origins of Huntington's disease
The symptoms of Huntington's disease typically appear in middle age, but new research shows that neural abnormalities are evident much earlier, in the first steps of embryonic development. (2018-01-29)
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