Exosome treatment improves recovery from heart attacks in a preclinical study

Exosome treatment improves recovery from heart attacks in a preclinical study
Research in pigs shows that using the exosomes naturally produced from a mixture of heart muscle cells, endothelial cells and smooth muscle cells — which were all derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells — yields regenerative benefits equivalent to the injected human induced pluripotent stem cell-cardiac cells.

Stem cells can repair Parkinson’s-damaged circuits in mouse brains

Stem cells can repair Parkinson's-damaged circuits in mouse brains
Researchers demonstrated a proof-of-concept stem cell treatment in a mouse model of Parkinson’s disease. They found that neurons derived from stem cells can integrate well into the correct regions of the brain, connect with native neurons and restore motor functions.

Breakthrough for tomorrow’s dentistry

Breakthrough for tomorrow's dentistry
New knowledge on the cellular makeup and growth of teeth can expedite developments in regenerative dentistry – a biological therapy for damaged teeth – as well as the treatment of tooth sensitivity.

Placenta is initiated first, as cells of a fertilized egg divide and specialize

Placenta is initiated first, as cells of a fertilized egg divide and specialize
The first stages of placental development take place days before the embryo starts to form in human pregnancies. The finding highlights the importance of healthy placental development in pregnancy, and could lead to future improvements in fertility treatments such as IVF, and a better understanding of placental-related diseases in pregnancy.

A new discovery in regenerative medicine

A new discovery in regenerative medicine
Researchers have made an unexpected world-first stem cell discovery that may lead to new treatments for placenta complications during pregnancy.

Mini-organs could offer treatment hope for children with intestinal failure

Mini-organs could offer treatment hope for children with intestinal failure
Scientists have grown human intestinal grafts using stem cells from patient tissue that could one day lead to personalized transplants for children with intestinal failure.

Breakthrough in using stem cells to treat enteric nervous system disorders

Breakthrough in using stem cells to treat enteric nervous system disorders
Scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding how the enteric nervous system forms, which could pave the way for new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s.

Researchers pinpoint hierarchy of breast cancer cells as potential cause for treatment resistance

Researchers pinpoint hierarchy of breast cancer cells as potential cause for treatment resistance
Researchers say it can take cells in different forms or ‘life stages’ to cause cancer to grow and spread.

Nanoparticle for overcoming leukemia treatment resistance

Nanoparticle for overcoming leukemia treatment resistance
One of the largest problems with cancer treatment is the development of resistance to anticancer therapies. A research team found that repurposing a commonly used chemotherapy drug using a nanoparticle was more effective than both a solution of the pure drug and other available treatments.

Primitive stem cells point to new bone grafts for stubborn-to-heal fractures

Primitive stem cells point to new bone grafts for stubborn-to-heal fractures
Although most broken bones can be mended with a firm cast and a generous measure of tender loving care, more complicated fractures require treatments like bone grafting. Researchers have now created superior bone grafts using primitive stem cells. They found that these cells help create very fertile scaffolds needed for bone to regenerate at the site of repair.