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Stem cells

Growing Dental Implants in Place

Growing Dental Implants in Place

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City have developed a method of growing dental implants in place using stem cells. The process can result in a fully formed replacement tooth in less than nine weeks from initial ...

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Tiny Cellular Antennae Trigger Neural Stem Cells

Tiny Cellular Antennae Trigger Neural Stem Cells

Researchers from Yale University have discovered evidence that tiny hairs found on mammals’ brain cells have an important role in transmitting molecular signals. The molecular signals prompt the creation of neurons in different brain areas. These findings may contribute to ...

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Human Stem Cells Fixed Mice’s Brains

A research team from Rochester University in New York lead by Steven Goldman has successfully injected human brain stem cells into mice suffering from lack of myelin and cured them. The mice, showing symptoms like shivering and early death, had ...

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Artificial Stem Cells May Cure Parkinson’s Disease

Artificial Stem Cells May Cure Parkinson’s Disease

A study recently conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) showed for the first time that artificially created stem cells can be used to treat Parkinson’s disease. In another research project conducted at the Imperial College in London, scientists ...

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Induced Stem-Cells for Gene Therapy

Induced Stem-Cells for Gene Therapy

Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Alabama at Birmingham succeeded in using induced stem-cells for gene therapy for the first time. The scientists used cells taken from the tip of a sickle-cell model mouse’s ...

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The Miracle of Spontaneous Blood-Type Switch

The Australian teenager Demi-Lee Brennan has become the first known transplant patient to switch blood groups – at estimated odds of one in six billion. Her blood type spontaneously changed from O-negative to O-positive following a liver transplant, after her ...

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