Stem cell technology and gene editing allowed scientists to create a healthy brood of baby mice from same-sex parents. It was also easier to create the baby mice from two females compared to two male parents.
Feature | Science October 11, 2018
Researchers have successfully fused together human embryonic stem cells with a chicken embryo, making the world’s first human-chicken embryo, by inventing a new technique that sidesteps current ethical laws. But why?
Animals May 26, 2018
Scientists from the University of Washington developed a system that uses robots to grow human organs from stem cells. The automated process, which also tasks the robots to analyze the organoids, was described as the new 'secret weapon' against disease.
Biotech May 22, 2018
Retired professional golfer Jack Nicklaus, nicknamed The Golden Bear, underwent a stem cell treatment for his back pain in February 2016 and scheduled another round of similar procedure for his shoulder on Saturday.
Medicine April 28, 2018
Doctors have treated patients with macular degeneration with stem cell therapy which restored their eyesight. Macular degeneration is the most common form of blindness.
Medicine March 20, 2018
Stem cell transplants may be the answer to multiple sclerosis. A new study found that haematopoietic stem cell transplantation was highly successful in diminishing the symptoms of multiple sclerosis patients.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 19, 2018
A new study disproved the long-standing concept that adult human brains can produce new neurons. Findings suggest that neurogenesis stops when a person reaches the age of 13.
Neuroscience March 8, 2018
Induced pluripotent stem cells can train the body's immune system to attack or prevent the development of tumors. Researchers found that tumors in vaccinated mice shrank and completely rejected cancer cells.
Medicine February 22, 2018
Yet another study was able to link alcohol consumption to cancer. Apparently, drinking alcoholic beverages causes some level of DNA damage in stem cells, increasing cancer risks.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 4, 2018
Scientists made a breakthrough discovery where they found a method to produce limitless blood supply. This procedure could potentially be used to treat blood disorders and life-threatening infections.
Public Health May 19, 2017
Former stem cell researchers at a Brigham and Women's Hospital laboratory allegedly used fraudulent means to receive federal grant money. What were the problematic works in the laboratory?
Feature | Health April 28, 2017
Researchers developed a 3D model of the female reproductive system using organ-on-a-chip technology. The device called EVATAR replicates the complete menstrual cycle and has managed to even produce hormones and release an egg.
Biotech March 29, 2017
Mass production of artificial blood may hold the key to address the need for a reliable supply of safe blood for patients in more than half of the world’s countries. It can be achieved by “immortalizing” stem cells at an early stage.
Medicine March 29, 2017
Scientists developed a technique to produce unlimited supply of red blood cells using immortal stem cells. What are immortal stem cells and how do they work to produce billions of red blood cells?
Biotech March 25, 2017
Three patients with the eye disease macular degeneration were blinded by a stem cell treatment they thought was part of a government-approved study. What are the red flag signals for clinical trials?
Public Health March 16, 2017
For the first time, doctors have claimed that sickle cell anemia is curable with gene therapy. Doctors at the Necker Children's Hospital in Paris, who treated a teenager with the blood disorder, claimed complete cure after gene therapy.
Public Health March 5, 2017
The world’s first embryo grown in a lab offers groundbreaking insight into early embryonic development, with unparalleled potential in reproductive medicine. This breakthrough may pave the way for advancements in IVF and stem cell therapy.
Biotech March 3, 2017
Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation may stop multiple sclerosis in its tracks before it gets messy. How is it possible and what are the risks involved?
Medicine February 26, 2017
Scientists injected pig embryos with human stem cells to produce animal embryos that contain human cells. What are the dangers and potential benefits of this technology?
Biotech January 27, 2017
New research outlines the totipotent stem cells and their behavior in the first stage of the developmental process in embryos. The study, carried out on mice, could significantly impact the medical perspective on the stem cells' regenerative capacities.
Biotech January 16, 2017
New stem cell research using retina tissue offers hope for people who suffer from vision loss. Mice models gained the ability to see light after the procedure.
Biotech January 13, 2017
Researchers have successfully developed a tissue-engineered human stomach in a laboratory using stem cells. The resulting organ can be used to understand various diseases in the digestive system, as well as develop better treatment for them.
Biotech January 6, 2017
Stem cell treatments involve some serious health risks for the patients and are very expensive. A new alternative developed for patients with health problems may be a game-changer as a team of researchers has developed synthetic stem cells, which prove to be as efficient as the regular ones.
Biotech December 30, 2016
Mature eggs created in the lab using mouse skin cells were successfully used to produce healthy pups. The breakthrough could pave way for new treatments that may herald the end of infertility.
Animals October 17, 2016
Stem cell therapy remains in a gray area but researchers are making headway in showing what it is capable of. In the future, human donors may even become obsolete as more organs are generated from stem cells.
Biotech September 1, 2016
Many of the more than 570 US clinics offering stem therapy are promising healing for dozens of diseases. However, researchers in the field haven't had nearly as many breakthroughs as those promised by direct-to-customer businesses offering treatment for top dollars.
Life & Style July 5, 2016
A federal oversight led to hundreds of companies and clinics offering unapproved stem cell treatments across the United States. These therapies, which offer solutions — from skin aging to spinal cord injuries, could cause serious harm to patients.
Medicine July 1, 2016
Scientists test the safety of large quantity stem cell injections in 15 ALS patients. The initial findings show promise but have yet to confirm if the therapy benefits patients in the long run.
Medicine June 30, 2016
Stroke patients with disabilities were able to walk again after doctors injected modified stem cells into their brain. The experimental treatment did not show significant side effects.
Medicine June 3, 2016
Thalassemia is a life-threatening blood disorder that has no known cure. However, there are treatments that may alleviate the condition, such as chelation therapy and stem cell therapy.
Public Health May 9, 2016
How does U.S. biotech company BioQuark intend to offer proof of concept that brain death can be reversed in humans? Find out the combination treatments - including stem cell therapy - that will make this possible for the project.
Neuroscience May 6, 2016
Medical researchers at Gladstone Intitutes successfully stimulated bio-engineered heart muscles created via IPSCs to resemble adult heart muscles. Find out what this means for coronary heart disease treatments.
Biotech April 22, 2016
Stem cells from the fatty deposition around your waist might help in curing diabetes, suggests a new research. The genetically programmed cells were found not only to produce insulin but also to wipe out excess sugar from the body.
Life April 13, 2016
Karolinska Institute fires artificial trachea surgeon Paolo Macchiarini for allegedly lying about scientific achievements. The prestigious institute said the doctor had exhibited conduct that caused the people involved and their families to suffer.
Life March 24, 2016
A single injection of stem cells could help restore normal bone structure in osteoporosis patients, as recently tested in mice. The key was repairing defective or low levels of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in the body.
Life March 19, 2016
People donating stem cells have to face risks arising from the use of growth factor every time they donate. A newly developed harvesting method not only aims to reduce these risks but also speeds up the process as well.
Life March 17, 2016
Humans possess 46 chromosomes, but a newly-revealed type of stem cell has just half that number. How could this discovery reveal why humans have sex?
March 17, 2016
The breakthrough discovery can lead to new pregnancy screening methods that can help couples achieve successful pregnancies. It can also result in new preventive therapies and medications to improve stem cell numbers in the uterus.
Life March 14, 2016
Researchers were able to develop a new cataract surgery that uses stems cells to regenerate eye lens. The new method is said to have fewer complications and better outcomes than the current standard of care.
Life March 10, 2016
Recurrent miscarriages take away the joy of building a family from thousands of women. According to researchers, they may have lack of stem cells to blame for the pain.
Life March 9, 2016
Scientists developed a new method of growing naive pluripotent stem cells from human embryos. The new technique can lead to advances in genetic disorder research and regenerative therapies.
Life March 5, 2016
The dreaded Zika virus that has been linked to microcephaly is spreading. Scientists in the United States may have the answer to the mechanism on how the virus leads to this birth defect.
Life March 5, 2016
Researchers have come up with new heart cells that function like a cross between adult heart cells and embryonic stem cells as a potential heart failure treatment. The cells form into different types to fully support heart function.
Life March 5, 2016
Artificially-grown mouse sperm has been created and used to impregnate female mice, Chinese researchers report. Why do some scientists doubt the reports?
Life February 26, 2016
A groundbreaking, personalized treatment offers the prospect of using skin cells as cancer-scouting stem cells that will find and destroy brain tumor. These findings from a mice study provide hope for patients with glioblastoma, an invasive, difficult-to-treat cancer of the brain.
Life February 25, 2016