Stem Cell Research
Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Cure for genetic diseases a step closer

Salk researchers have generated disease-free stem cells from patients with mitochondrial disease that can be converted into any cell type including neuronal progenitors (left) or heart cells (right). These could potentially be used for future transplantation into patients.

Image: Courtesy of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Scientist have developed a method to turn cells from patients into mutation-free stem cells that can treat genetic diseases for which there is currently no cure  More...

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MIT researchers engineered liver-like cells that can be infected with several strains of the parasite that causes malaria, including Plasmodium falciparum (top row) and Plasmodium berghei (bottom row). The red stain reveals parasite infection.
Image credit: Sangita Bhatia/MIT
By BioNews On Sunday, February 8th, 2015

New ‘malaria-in-a-dish’ method to aid better treatment of disease

A team of researcher has engineered a ‘malaria-in-a-dish’ method that paves the way for better treatments.  More...

Dr. Kui Liu is a Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Gothenburg. His group specialises in the study of the genetic and epigenetic regulation of female germ cell development. Research in recent years has covered both preclinical basic research and the transfer of the results generated from studies of mouse models to clinically applicable techniques for treating female infertility. Image credit: University of Gothenburg
By BioNews On Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Doubt over stem-cell based infertility treatment

A new study by a Swedish institution suggests that infertility cannot be successfully treated with stem cells.  More...

By BioNews On Friday, January 16th, 2015

Bone stem cells may regenerate bones and cartilage

Indian-American researcher Siddhartha Mukherjee from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) has identified stem cells that are capable of regenerating both bone and cartilage in bone marrow of mice  More...

By BioNews On Monday, December 29th, 2014

Stem cell transplants may halt progression of multiple sclerosis

Three-year outcomes from an ongoing clinical trial suggest that high-dose immunosuppressive therapy followed by  More...

Image Credit: Cell Press
By BioNews On Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

In a First, Scientists Create Human Primordial Germ Cells

Groups at the Weizmann Institute of Science and Cambridge University have jointly managed the feat of turning back the clock on human cells to create primordial germ cells – the embryonic cells that give rise More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Cure for baldness? Immune cells spur hair growth

In what could facilitate the development of novel treatment strategies for hair growth in humans  More...

Stem cells and precursor cells: Shown is a drawing of a stem cell maturing into one of three types of mature blood cells: red blood cells, platelets, and white blood cells. Precursor cells are also shown: stem cells, myeloid blasts, lymphoid stem cells, and lymphoid blasts. (Credit:NCI)
By BioNews On Monday, December 15th, 2014

On-off switch for key stem cell gene found

Biologists at the University of Toronto have discovered an on-off switch for a stem cell gene that is  More...

Image Credit: Project Grandiose
By BioNews On Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Scientists make stem cell breakthrough

An Australian research team together with international scientists has discovered a new stem cell that can be programmed to become any part of the body.  More...

Microscopic view of a representative bioengineered vein graft with peripheral whole blood. Image Credit: ebiomedicine/sciencedirect
By BioNews On Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Researchers from Sweden Grow a Blood Vessel in a Week

The technology for creating new tissues from stem cells has taken a giant leap forward. Three tablespoons of blood are all  More...