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 May 23, 2007 The Sciences Study finds a window of adaptability in newly formed brain cells; may lead to stem cell therapies for neurodegenerative disorders Nikhil Swaminathan August 5, 2008 The Sciences Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette doesn't like the Bush administration's stance on stem cells, and she's not taking it sitting down Nikhil Swaminathan February 11, 2010 Health 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... Charles Q. Choi September 2, 2011 Health A mouse study found that endurance exercise influenced mesenchymal stem cells to turn into bone rather than into fat cells, leading to more oxygen carrying capacity and better immune function... August 20, 2007 The Sciences The presence of human adenovirus-36 seems to transform adult stem cells found in fatty tissue into fat cells--infection with the virus may therefore be a factor in at least some cases of obesity... December 22, 2014 Health Haruko Obakata caused a sensation earlier this year with papers, now discredited and retracted, that claimed a simple method for creating pluripotent stem cells Alison Abbott and Nature magazine June 20, 2017 Biology DNA of a 234-year-old tree has few mutations, giving weight to idea that plants protect their stem cells Heidi Ledford and Nature magazine August 5, 2013 Sustainability Faux filets anyone? A researcher serves up hamburger patty created from stem cells, but supermarket sales are still a long way off Arielle Duhaime-Ross December 1, 2005 The Sciences Flu preparedness, flexible electronics and stem cells all star in our fourth annual salute to the research, business and policy leaders of technology THE EDITORS December 2005 10.1038/scientificamerican1205-47 December 18, 2013 Health Australian researchers have grown a rudimentary kidney in the laboratory from human stem cells. The development could pave the way for vastly improved treatments for kidney disease patients... July 22, 2008 The Sciences The creator of Dolly the sheep has ended his focus on somatic cell nuclear transfer, or cloning, in favor of another approach to create stem cells Sally Lehrman April 20, 2015 Mind In 2011, Paul Tesar, a professor at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, worked with collaborators to come up with a method of producing massive numbers of mouse stem cells that are capable of turning into oligodendrocytes, the cells that produce myelin, the protective coating on nerve cells... Gary Stix June 27, 2005 The Sciences Richard Gardner and Tim Watson find much disagreement around the world about what should be allowed with stem cells--in spite of attempts at finding consensus Richard Gardner and Tim Watson June 14, 2013 Health Stem cells in the fat of adults were discovered serendipitously and appear to have similar potential to their embryonic kin. Karen Hopkin reports January 31, 2012 The Sciences This primary season quiz tests your knowledge of the hopefuls' notable quotables on stem cells, evolution, climate change, the Internet and more Rose Eveleth June 6, 2007 The Sciences Success may help erase practical hurdles—if not ethical ones—to cloning human embryonic stem cells to study and treat degenerative disorders JR Minkel June 27, 2005 The Sciences Venture capitalists fully understand the rich potential of stem cells. Yet a host of reasons also makes them hesitate to invest, as Nuala Moran explains Nuala Moran June 27, 2005 The Sciences 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 Christine Soares March 1, 2010 Health Studies suggest that stem cells sustain deadly tumors in the brain—and that aiming at these insidious culprits could lead to a cure Gregory Foltz March / April 2010 10.1038/scientificamericanmind0310-50 December 10, 2012 Health Human excreta could be a powerful source of cells to study disease, bypassing some of the problems of using stem cells, such as the risk of developing tumors and difficulties in obtaining blood samples from children... Monya Baker and Nature magazine Expertise. Insights. Illumination.
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