Category Archives: Stem Cells

neuroscience, AI, brain, artificial intelligence, stem cells

Scientists Trigger Stem Cells to Produce New Brain Cells

It turns out that an apple a day — or at least an apple spinach salad — does keep the doctor away. But it’s not true that when brain cells die we can’t make more.... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/18/14

medical research, stem cells, technology, regenerative medicine

Researchers Get Closer to Making Functional Human Sperm in the Lab

Advances in stem cells have allowed scientists to cultivate various types of tissue in the lab, yet some tissue types have remained out of reach. The germ cells that produce... more

Written By: | Posted: 05/23/14

blood, aging, gdf-11, stem cells, medical research

Aging Reversed in the Heart, Brain, and Muscles of Mice Thanks to Blood Factor

The idea that blood is the basic stuff of life dates back to well before the scientific method. Yet, in a pair of new studies, researchers have found that blood — and... more

Written By: | Posted: 05/17/14

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Human Skin Grown From Stem Cells Replicates The Real Thing

It’s much easier to defend the use of animal testing for medical research than for cosmetics testing. Yet many cosmetics companies continue to test on animals to ensure... more

Written By: | Posted: 05/1/14

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Stem Cells Repair, Strengthen Muscles in Aged Mice

As people age, they become less able to bounce back from injuries — a problem that adds risk to many of the common medical procedures the elderly face. At the same time,... more

Written By: | Posted: 02/24/14

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Simple Method for Creating Stem Cells Promises Cheaper, Faster Therapies

Stem cells promise bright new frontiers in medicine: Doctors can already study patients' unique disease manifestations without biopsies thanks to the cells, and one day... more

Written By: | Posted: 01/30/14

gene-therapy

Evidence Mounts for Gene Therapy as Treatment for Heart Failure

Doctors are quite good at bringing patients back from the swelling and exhaustion of heart failure, which affects nearly 30 million people worldwide. But there’s little... more

Written By: | Posted: 12/13/13

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Healing Damaged Hearts With Stem Cell Implants Gets New Technique

We're much better at saving the lives of those who suffer a heart attack these days. Sadly, many people survive a heart attack only to later succumb to heart failure from... more

Written By: | Posted: 10/25/13

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