Bone grafts with stem cells could prevent extra surgery

A new method using stem cells could make for much better bone grafts, researchers report. They could help patients avoid pain or even additional surgery.

Vandana Suresh-Texas A&M • futurity
June 17, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: stem-cells bones health-and-medicine

Stem cell advance could demystify the placenta

A new advance could make it easier to study the placenta, and its role in pregnancy, miscarriage, and preeclampsia, say researchers.

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL • futurity
June 12, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: placenta stem-cells pregnancy miscarriage health-and-medicine preeclampsia

Millions of human cells grow in mouse embryo in 17 days

A new method turns stem cells into millions of mature human cells in a shorter time frame. That could pave the way for a range of medical applications.

Ellen Goldbaum-Buffalo • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: stem-cells health-and-medicine embryos red-blood-cells

Method turns back the clock on old human cells

Proteins called Yamanaka factors returned old human cells to a more youthful vigorous state. The proteins worked in a similar way with aging mouse muscles.

Krista Conger-Stanford • futurity
March 24, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: stem-cells aging proteins muscles health-and-medicine

Nerves are a lifeline for growing cancers

The link between nerves and cancer may be a promising target for new therapies, researchers report.

U. Zurich • futurity
March 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: stem-cells cancer neurons health-and-medicine

Neurons follow invisible patterns during brain formation

A new discovery about brain formation could one day one day allow bioengineers to coax stem cells to grow into replacement body parts.

Tom Abate-Stanford • futurity
March 16, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: mathematics stem-cells neurons brains science-and-technology

New approach makes beta cells that cure diabetes in mice

A new way to convert human stem cells into insulin-producing cells cured diabetes in mice for at least nine months.

Jim Dryden-WUSTL • futurity
March 2, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: stem-cells diabetes insulin cells health-and-medicine

Marrow cells switch jobs to repair injured bones

Scientists thought bone healing was the domain of skeletal stem cells, but another kind of cell steps up after an injury, research in mice shows.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
Jan. 31, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: stem-cells bones health-and-medicine injuries fractures

1 number could make the hunt for cancer cells easier

A method for counting a cell's RNA-producing genes could help scientists track down some of the most dangerous cancer cells.

Stanford • futurity
Jan. 29, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: stem-cells cancer breast-cancer genes rna health-and-medicine

Smart molecule can seek-and-destroy glioblastoma

A new molecule, which patients could take orally, both attacks glioblastoma and destroys its defenses, which keeps the brain cancer from repairing itself.

Fabienne Landry-McGill • futurity
Jan. 14, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: stem-cells cancer brains health-and-medicine glioblastomas

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