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
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
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 .
Stem cells lead the way to a new medical paradigm in tissue regeneration
New synapses repair recall after a stem cell injection
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
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
Stem cells in hair follicles prove the viability of adult stem cells to not only clone, but also possibly create embryonic stem cells.
Cells that can grow into a rangeof tissues are initiating a revolution in biology