RSS Stem Cells News — ScienceDaily

  • Molecular analysis identifies key differences in lungs of cystic fibrosis patients May 6, 2021
    A team of researchers has developed a molecular catalog of cells in healthy lungs and the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis.
  • Stem cells create early human embryo structure in advance for fertility research May 5, 2021
    Stem cells have the ability to turn into different types of cell. Now scientists have developed a method to organize lab-grown stem cells into an accurate model of the first stage of human embryo development.
  • Restricting growth, spread of head and neck cancers May 5, 2021
    Researchers have discovered a key molecule that allows cancer stem cells to bypass the body's natural immune defenses, spurring the growth and spread of head and neck squamous cell cancers. Their study, conducted in mice, also demonstrates that inhibiting this molecule derails cancer progression and helps eliminate these stem cells.
  • Scientists reveal how brain cells in Alzheimer's go awry, lose their identity April 27, 2021
    Despite the prevalence of Alzheimer's, there are still no treatments, in part because it has been challenging to study how the disease develops. Now, scientists have uncovered new insights into what goes awry during Alzheimer's by growing neurons that resemble -- more accurately than ever before -- brain cells in older patients. And like patients […]
  • Comprehensive single-cell atlas of human teeth April 27, 2021
    Researchers have mapped the first complete atlas of single cells that make up the human teeth. Their research shows that the composition of human dental pulp and periodontium vary greatly. Their findings open up new avenues for cell-based dental therapeutic approaches.
  • Muscle gene linked to type 2 diabetes April 23, 2021
    People with type 2 diabetes tend to have poorer muscle function than others. Now a research team has discovered that in type 2 diabetes, a specific gene is of great importance for the ability of muscle stem cells to create new mature muscle cells.
  • Recreating the earliest stages of life April 23, 2021
    A group of scientists has now demonstrated the presence of precursors of the placenta and the amniotic sac in synthetic embryos they created from mouse stem cells.
  • New 'time machine' technique to measure cells April 15, 2021
    Using a new single-cell technique, researchers have uncovered a way to understand the programming behind how stem cells make particular cell types. The research uncovered new genes that program stem cells to make the dendritic cells that kick-start the immune response. By uncovering this process, the researchers hope they will be able to find new […]
  • Pillar of support: Breakthrough discovery could speed up bone implant recovery April 9, 2021
    A research team has uncovered a new technique that can speed up recovery from bone replacements. Novel micropillars, 10 times smaller than the width of a human hair, can change the size, shape and nucleus of individual stem cells and 'trick' them to become bone. Further research will look to improve the process of locking […]
  • New insight into formation of the human embryo April 8, 2021
    Pioneering research led has provided new insight into formation of the human embryo.