March 21, 2013 2:38 pm
A treatment that genetically alters a patient’s own immune cells to fight cancer has, for the first time, produced remissions in adults with an acute leukemia that is usually lethal, researchers are reporting.
March 13, 2013 2:07 pm
The world’s first chimeric monkeys were created in a laboratory last year, and they offer surprising new insights into embryonic stem cell therapy.
March 11, 2013 1:41 pm
The technology of 3D printing is now applied to one of the controversial areas, stem cells, with the hope to eliminate the need for organ transplants.
March 8, 2013 1:25 pm
Stanford bioethicist Hank Greely, JD, spoke out in an article in Nature exploring whether all these layers of approval are really still necessary.
March 8, 2013 1:22 pm
Generating induced pluripotent stem cells (IPSCs) is a laborious and time consuming process–and so is studying each line individually.
March 7, 2013 12:19 pm
The vital role ESCROs have played in recent years can now be taken over by IRBs and IACUCs—both of which have existed at universities and research institutions for decades. Those two review bodies would only have to expand their remits slightly to cover hESC-specific considerations.
February 28, 2013 1:00 pm
Japanese study of induced pluripotent stem cells aims to demonstrate safety in humans.
February 22, 2013 12:21 pm
By offering unproven therapies, a Texas biotechnology firm has sparked a bitter debate about how stem cells should be regulated. Cyranoski’s report lists hundreds of patients “treated” with CellTex’s expanded mesenchymal cells.
February 13, 2013 12:01 pm
An important aspect that plays a role in the overall regeneration of the bone augmentation procedure is the recruitment of osteoprogenitor and mesenchymal stem cells. These progenitor cells have been recently identified in the gingival connective tissues and exhibit clonogenicity, self-renewal, and multipotent differentiation capacities.
February 12, 2013 12:07 pm
A discovery using stem cells from a patient with motor neuron disease could help research into treatments for the condition. The study used a patient’s skin cells to create motor neurons — nerve cells that control muscle activity — and the cells that support them called astrocytes.