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Gene key to developing stem cells found

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 12:41

Researchers have found a gene that could be key to the development of stem cells - cells that can potentially save millions of lives by morphing into practically any cell in the body.

Human stem cell treatment helps mice with MS-like condition walk again

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 10:55

Mice severely disabled by a condition that was similar to multiple sclerosis (MS) were able to walk less than two weeks following treatment with human neural stem cells.

Living heart tissue grown

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 12:06

In a first, scientists have merged stem cell and `organ-on-a-chip` technologies to grow functioning human heart tissue carrying an inherited cardiovascular disease.

Japan stem cell scientist readies to fight fabrication claim

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 21:16

A young female researcher is readying to fight claims her ground-breaking stem cell study was fabricated, her lawyer said today, as Japan`s male-dominated scientific establishment circled its wagons.

India lags behind in stem cell donors: Expert

Last Updated: Saturday, May 03, 2014, 19:36

India is far, far behind in its requirement of stem cell donors to treat life-threatening diseases like cancer, with only 500 transplants taking place annually compared to a requirement of 50,000, an international conference was told on Saturday.

Stem cell treatment improves heart muscle function

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 12:27

In a heartening news for patients with severe ischemic heart disease and heart failure, a new human trial shows that stem cells, when injected directly into the heart muscle, are effective for failing hearts.

First stem cell research paves way for new treatments for bipolar disorder

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 14:08

New stem cell research published by scientists from the University of Michigan Medical School, and fueled by the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Fund, open doors to potential new treatments for bipolar disorder.

Japanese scientist withdraws `groundbreaking` stem cell research

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 13:58

A Japanese scientist has asked for the findings of his groundbreaking study in stem cells to be withdrawn amid doubts over its quality.

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