Researchers are claiming to have found a way to trigger tissue repair in wasting muscles in patients suffering from muscular dystrophy. This could potentially revolutionize how doctors treat such conditions, which currently lack ways to slow the progression of muscle damage.
Huntington's disease is a difficult-to-study and very sneaky genetic condition that always results in death. Now researchers believe they have managed to create a model from primate cells that allows them to study the effects of the disease in accelerated time, and all in a Petri dish.
Researchers have determined that geometric patterning, not just chemical signals, help dictate how a stem cell will specialize. This discovery was detailed in a recently published study.
Researchers have developed a way to make countless mini-hearts for the study of heart disease, allowing scientists to study the disease to their own hearts' content.
Researchers have successfully crafted a functioning human retina using human stem cells. This lab-made retina is miniature compared to the real thing, but the researchers claim it can sense light much like its natural counter-parts, according to a recent study.
Recent animal testing has revealed that stem cells loaded with the herpes virus can be used to specifically target and kill brain tumors, a startling revelation for the field of virotherapy.
Researchers have discovered new evidence that indicates that, like many genetic disorders, schizophrenia may begin in the womb. Using stem cells, researchers observed the formation of early-stage neurons and identified key changes common among schizophrenic patients.
Advanced Cell Technology's stem-cell treatment for blindness is approaching the next stage of human testing.
Scientists have generated for the first time stem cells from adults using the skin cells of two adult men, a new study announced.
Medical researchers are concerned that people are falling for counterfeit stem cell treatments despite the fact that these 'therapies' have not yet been proven and many may even be downright dangerous, The Irish Times reports.
Hannah Warren, the youngest individual ever to receive a bionengineered organ, died on Saturday due to complications from surgery.