The past few years have seen tremendous strides in our understanding of cancer, including new hypotheses about its genetic origins and new treatment alternatives using the body’s own immune response. $6.99 Learn More December 1, 2008 Health Shinya Yamanaka discovered how to revert adult cells to an embryonic state. These induced pluripotent stem cells might soon supplant their embryonic cousins in therapeutic promise Tim Hornyak December 2008 10.1038/scientificamerican1208-112 December 1, 2004 Policy & Ethics Our third annual salute to the people and institutions brightening our future recognizes accomplishments in stem cells, nanocomputers, mini fuel cells and more THE EDITORS December 2004 July 15, 2014 Mind Experts say a $15-million trial to explore stem cells from cord blood for treating autism is premature Nidhi Subbaraman and Spectrum May 31, 2007 The Sciences The discovery of versatile stem cells in muscle tissue could help combat the progression of muscular dystrophy. Nikhil Swaminathan May 16, 2014 Health Concerns that stem cells could cause cancer in recipients are fading further with a new study Monya Baker and Nature magazine March 15, 2017 Medicine In a rethink of personalized medicine, researchers turn to banks of donor-derived stem cells Tim Hornyak January 2, 2018 Biotech Preliminary work in monkeys suggests stem cells can be engineered to help combat the virus Sharon Begley and STAT July 1, 2003 The Sciences Irving Weissman directs a new institute dedicated to the cloning of human embryonic stem cells. Just don't call it cloning Sally Lehrman July 2003 10.1038/scientificamerican0703-82 August 14, 2013 Health 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... Sausage without the Squeal: Growing Meat inside a Test Tube Bernard Roelen of the University of Utrecht opens the incubator where stem cells are being cultured. BRENDAN BORRELL October 15, 2009 Health Surgeons report success in first human bone growth procedure using fat stem cells--with no culturing necessary Katherine Harmon June 27, 2007 Sustainability Finding may enhance understanding of human embryonic stem cells and lead to better models for regenerative therapies Nikhil Swaminathan January 30, 2008 Tech New eye research center in India aims to fix visual impairments with the help of stem cells Larry Greenemeier March 1, 2011 Health A creative use of stem cells made from adult tissues may hasten drug development for debilitating diseases Stephen S. Hall March 2011 10.1038/scientificamerican0311-40 June 27, 2005 The Sciences Once a "virtual company", it has grown over a decade into the most international force in stem cells Clive Cookson December 26, 2006 The Sciences Stem cells from pulled teeth regenerate new roots, might some day replace dental implantsby Nikhil Swaminathan Nikhil Swaminathan February 7, 2014 Video Researchers at the Mayo Clinic are preparing to test their theory that stem cells grow faster in microgravity June 27, 2016 Biotech Biotech pioneer Nina Tandon tells how a patient's own stem cells could be grown on 3-D scaffolds February 12, 2013 The Sciences By looking for markers associated with other stem cells, scientists have identified the parental cells that give rise the cells that carry our receptors for taste. Karen Hopkin reports September 1, 2015 Mind Researchers have figured out how to coax stem cells into becoming organized clusters of neurons John Pavlus Scientific American Mind Volume 26, Issue 5 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0915-15 Originally published as "Lab-Grown Spare Parts For Brains" in Scientific American Mind Volume 26, Issue 5 Expertise. Insights. Illumination.
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