Crucial brain chemical made from human stem cells

Serotonin affects emotions, sleep, anxiety, depression, appetite, pulse and breathing. It also plays a role in serious psychiatric conditions like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression.

In a first, retinal nerve cells grown in lab

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have developed a method to efficiently turn human stem cells into retinal nerve cells that transmit visual signals from the eye to the brain.

New drug to help bones heal better, faster

Bone fractures are a big problem in society, especially in older people

First 'in womb' stem cell trial announced

The donated stem cells should provide the correct instructions for growing bone.

Recipe for a working mini-brain is here

 A team of US researchers has described how to make an inexpensive, working - but not thinking - miniature brain for drug testing, to test neural tissue transplants or to experiment with how stem cells work in the lab.

Stem cells created from hair to repair damaged nerves

 Scientists have demonstrated that hair follicle can be a source of stem cells that may one day be used to repair damaged nerves.

Scientists identify source of liver stem cells
Scientists identify source of liver stem cells

Solving a long-standing mystery about the origin of new cells in the liver, scientists have identified stem cells in the gland that give rise to functional liver cells.

Functional liver cells from stem cells to help drug discovery

 Scientists have found a way to produce large amounts of functional liver cells from human embryonic and genetic engineered stem cells.

Functional liver cells developed using stem cells

A group of scientists have claimed to have created functional liver cells from human embryonic and genetic engineered stem cells.

New material could lead to ''stem cell factories''

British researchers have discovered a synthetic material that could forge the way for the creation of `stem cell factories` -- the mass production of human embryonic (pluripotent) stem cells.

Cure for genetic diseases a step closer

Scientist have developed a method to turn cells from patients into mutation-free stem cells that can treat genetic diseases for which there is currently no cure.

Scientists create 'mini hearts' from stem cells

Scientists have developed beating heart tissue from stem cells, an advance that could help screen for drugs likely to generate cardiac birth defects and guide decisions about which drugs are dangerous during pregnancy.

Stem cells may heal damaged lungs

Israeli scientists have transplanted embryonic stem cells in mice to successfully produce healthy lung tissues. 

Chinese donor's stem cells transplanted into Indian teen

 The stem cells donated by a Chinese man have been transplanted into a 16-year-old Indian boy suffering from blood cancer, in what could be the first of its kind case involving a patient from India and a donor from China.

'Nutritious' avocados may help beat deadly leukemia

Adding to the benefits of avocados, scientists have found that the nutritious fruit may hold the key to beating deadly leukemia.

Mini breast grown for breast cancer's understanding, treatment

Researchers have grown a mini breast using patients' discarded tissues, a breakthrough that will help provide insights into the behaviour of breast cancer and develop treatments for the deadly disease.

How brain regulates memory and mood

A research by an Indian-origin scientist has identified two types of stem cells that can help in solving the mystery surrounding how brain regulates diverse functions such as memory and mood.

German's stem cells give Kerala girl new lease of life

Thanks to a 55-year-old German national, a 16-year-old Kerala girl suffering from an advanced stage of leukaemia or bone marrow cancer has got a new lease of life after she was transfused healthy stem cells donated by him.

Obesity affects males more than females

 Obesity may be tougher on male immune systems than females, suggests a study led by an Indian-American researcher.

Indian-origin scientist turns blood into nerve cells

Stem cell scientists led by Mick Bhatia from the McMaster University have successfully converted adult human blood cells into neural cells.