Jul 16, 2015

Study claims stem cell advance for mitochondrial disease

Scientists said Wednesday they had taken a key step toward stem cell therapy for rare mitochondrial disorders, passed on from mother to child. They “corrected” harmful mitochondria in skin cells taken from patients to create healthy, pluripotent stem cells — versatile cells that can ...

May 22, 2015

Team develops method to winnow target cells efficiently

A Japanese research team has announced the development of a method to winnow target cells efficiently from various cells grown from human pluripotent stem cells. The method, announced in an article on the online version of the U.S. journal Cell Stem Cell, looks promising ...

Feb 20, 2015

Researchers create stem cell-derived retina tissue

A Japanese team of researchers has developed a method of creating three-dimensional retinal tissue from human embryonic stem cells, according to a study published on Thursday in an electronic edition of British science journal Nature Communications. The research team at the Kobe-based Riken Center ...

Feb 6, 2015

Hospital pioneers Magneto-style stem cell surgery

In a world first, a team at Hiroshima University Hospital on Friday conducted regenerative knee surgery using a technique that employs magnets to concentrate iron-laced stem cells around damaged cartilage, it said. The endoscopic surgery is less arduous for the patient, said the team ...

Apr 29, 2014

Cells cloned from diabetic make insulin

And now there are three: In the wake of announcements from laboratories in Oregon and California that they had created human embryos by cloning cells of living people, a lab in New York announced on Monday that it had done that and more. In ...