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Turning human stem cells into brain cells sheds light on neural...

Medical researchers have manipulated human stem cells into producing types of brain cells known to play important roles in neurodevelopmental disorders such as epilepsy,...

Recipe for Making Large Numbers of Stem Cells Requires Only One...

Stem cells and tissue-specific cells can be grown in abundance from mature mammalian cells simply by blocking a certain membrane protein, according to scientists...

Ordinary skin cells morphed into functional brain cells

Researchers at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine have discovered a technique that directly converts skin cells to the type of brain cells destroyed...

Next-gen ‘Smart’ Stem Cells Show Promise in Heart Failure Patients

Translating a Mayo Clinic stem-cell discovery, an international team has demonstrated that therapy with cardiopoietic (cardiogenically-instructed) or "smart" stem cells can improve heart health...

New system makes clinic-ready stem cell lines

A team of researchers has developed a new way to generate induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell lines from human fibroblasts, acquired from both healthy...

3D stem cell culture helps better understand Alzheimer’s

A team of researchers has developed a technique to produce three-dimensional cultures of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells called embryoid bodies, amenable to live...

Making the blood of old people young again

The blood of young and old people differs. In an article published recently in the scientific journal Blood, a research group at Lund University...

Amniotic fluid stem cells repair gut damage

Stem cells taken from amniotic fluid were used to restore gut structure and function following intestinal damage in rodents, in new research published in...

Wnt3a Molecule Signal Regulates Geometry of Dividing Stem Cells

For organisms to develop and grow, asymmetry is essential. New research from Howard Hughes Medical Institute scientists reveals how a localized source of a...

Scientists Find Mechanism for Reprogramming Stem Cells

In healthy bodies, liver cells beget liver cells, while skin cells beget skin cells. Previous research, however, has shown that cells sometimes can be...

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