Adult stem cells may escape the ethical controversies of their embryonic counterparts, but as Christine Soares notes, their practical clinical value is far more murky
Several types of retina cells have been created from stem cells, according to a study published online yesterday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences .
Key difference between reprogrammed adult mouse cells and embryonic stem cells discovered.
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic are preparing to test their theory that stem cells grow faster in microgravity
New synapses repair recall after a stem cell injection
Stem cells lead the way to a new medical paradigm in tissue regeneration
Scientists isolate and culture stem cells from placenta with characteristics of both embryonic and adult stem cells
It was hoped using reprogrammed mature cells would be a noncontroversial alternative to embryo-derived stem cells. But problems like low replication rates and early senescence have impeded their efficacy in generating differentiated cells
For the first time, researchers have used human stem cells to power a mouse heart. Scientists from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine stripped the mouse heart of its own cells and replaced them with stem cells derived from human skin.
The discovery of versatile stem cells in muscle tissue could help combat the progression of muscular dystrophy.
Researchers at Emory University are hoping to extend the lives of patients diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis .Injections of neural stem cells in mice have shown promise in slowing the disease's progress.
Stem cells in the fat of adults were discovered serendipitously and appear to have similar potential to their embryonic kin. Karen Hopkin reports