Using a new mouse model of human melanoma, scientists show how the aggressive skin cancer can start in immature, pigment producing cells in hair follicles.
Aplastic anemia is a rare condition that damages vital stem cells in the bone marrow. Learn about the symptoms and treatment options for aplastic anemia here.
A novel therapy that boosts the number of potent immune cells to suppress cancer has proven successful in preclinical research in mouse models.
Using a mini organ model, scientists reveal how taxane chemotherapy can permanently damage hair follicles, and how a newer class of drug could prevent it.
Scientists have found a way to rejuvenate brain stem cells in rats. The finding offers clues on how to restore lost brain function in diseases such as MS.
Researchers have found a way of using 3D printing technology to grow human hairs in the laboratory, without the need for skin implantation.
Stem cell therapy may help reduce inflammation and build up healthy cells in the body. Scientists are now investigating whether it may benefit autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. ...
Scientists often use animal models such as mice and rats in biomedical research. But what can these studies tell us about human health?
Osteoarthritis is a common condition without a cure. A recent small-scale pilot study concludes that stem cell therapies could offer some hope.
In a landmark clinical trial, researchers are making use of induced pluripotent stem cells for the first time in the United States.
Cell death from a heart attack damages heart muscle. Blocking MAP4K4 — a protein that is key to this process — greatly reduced heart injury in mice.
Researchers have designed a type of stem cell that should be able to withhold transplantation into any recipient without facing rejection.
A new review examines the past, present, and future of stem cell therapy for replacing damaged brain cells in Parkinson's disease.
Scientists have shown how a drug cocktail of four compounds can convert glia, or support cells, next to damaged neurons into new working neurons.
Previous attempts to develop insulin-producing cells from stem cells have not been completely successful. A recent study, however, offers fresh hope.
New research finds out how to drive stem cells to form new bone tissue, and these results could help improve outcomes for spinal surgeries.
A study finds a previously unknown mechanism that quietens adult stem cells and could be a disruptor of myelin repair in inflammatory diseases, such as MS.
The royal jelly that honeybees make to produce new queen bees seems to contain a secret ingredient that can keep stem cells 'young' and powerful.
Scientists have mapped the signals in the cellular environment that determine whether immature pancreatic cells will produce insulin.
Stem cells are basic cells that can become almost any type of cell in the body. Human stem cells can come from an embryo or an adult human. They have many possible uses in science and medicine, y...
For the first time, scientists have created a human esophagus entirely from stem cells. The organoids may help treat conditions such as esophageal cancer.
In a recent study, researchers investigated how cancer stem cells might be stopped in their tracks by blocking their metabolic pathways.
CAR cancer immunotherapy using natural killer cells from stem cells could be as effective and less toxic than using modified versions of patients' T cells.
A study suggests that blocking certain epigenetic proteins with drugs could prevent women at high risk of breast cancer from developing the disease.
New research unravels the genetic mechanisms that explain the well-documented link between pesticide exposure and Parkinson's disease.