Scientists reverse aging process in rat brain stem cells

Scientists reverse aging process in rat brain stem cells
Scientists say the results have far reaching implications for how we understand the aging process, and how we might develop much-needed treatments for age-related brain diseases.

Bacteria made to mimic cells, form communities

Bacteria made to mimic cells, form communities
Scientists have found a way to make single-celled bacteria behave like stem cells, differentiating into genetically unique individuals as they divide.

Adding MS drug to targeted cancer therapy may improve glioblastoma outcomes

Adding MS drug to targeted cancer therapy may improve glioblastoma outcomes
The multiple sclerosis drug teriflunomide, paired with targeted cancer therapy, markedly shrinks patient-derived glioblastomas grown in mice by reaching stem cells at the tumor’s root, according to a new study.

Novel dual stem cell therapy improving cardiac regeneration

Novel dual stem cell therapy improving cardiac regeneration
Researchers have recently developed a multipronged approach for concurrently rejuvenating both the muscle cells and vascular systems of the heart by utilizing two types of stem cells. The findings give hope to develop a new treatment for repairing hearts damaged by myocardial infarction, as an alternative to heart transplant.

A new method of tooth repair? Scientists uncover mechanisms to inform future treatment

A new method of tooth repair? Scientists uncover mechanisms to inform future treatment
Stem cells hold the key to wound healing, as they develop into specialized cell types throughout the body — including in teeth. Now an international team of researchers has found a mechanism that could offer a potential novel solution to tooth repair.

Study links progenitor cells to age-related prostate growth

Study links progenitor cells to age-related prostate growth
The prostates of older mice contain more luminal progenitor cells — cells capable of generating new prostate tissue — than the prostates of younger mice, researchers have discovered.

Researchers make immunotherapy work for treatment-resistant lymphoma

Researchers make immunotherapy work for treatment-resistant lymphoma
Researchers have developed a way to use immunotherapy drugs against treatment-resistant non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas for the first time by combining them with stem cell transplantation, an approach that also dramatically increased the success of the drugs in melanoma and lung cancer.

Assessing direct-to-consumer stem cell clinics

Assessing direct-to-consumer stem cell clinics
This direct-to-consumer stem cell marketplace has come under increasing scrutiny, but relatively little is known about the clinics or how the treatments they offer align with the expertise of their practitioners. Investigators now offer a detailed characterization of nearly 170 stem cell businesses across Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah, where about one-third of US stem...

Old cells, new tricks: important clue to AML diagnosis and treatment discovered

Old cells, new tricks: important clue to AML diagnosis and treatment discovered
Around 22,000 people will be diagnosed this year in the US with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), the second most common type of leukemia diagnosed in adults and children. Researchers have discovered a key reason why this disease is so difficult to treat and therefore cure.

Targeting a blood stem cell subset shows lasting, therapeutically relevant gene editing

Targeting a blood stem cell subset shows lasting, therapeutically relevant gene editing
Researchers have used CRISPR-Cas9 to edit long-lived blood stem cells to reverse the clinical symptoms observed with several blood disorders, including sickle cell disease and beta-thalassemia.