San Francisco, CA (Scicasts) – Raising hopes for cell-based therapies, UC San Francisco researchers have created the first functioning human thymus tissue from embryonic stem cells in the laboratory.
Portland, OR (Scicasts) – Scientists at Oregon Health & Science University and the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) have successfully reprogrammed human skin cells to become embryonic stem cells capable of transforming into any other cell type in the body. [Video]
Boston, MA (Scicasts) – Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have reported that synthetic silicate nanoplatelets (also known as layered clay) can induce stem cells to become bone cells without the need of additional bone-inducing factors.
San Francisco, CA (Scicasts) – Epilepsy that does not respond to drugs can be halted in adult mice by transplanting a specific type of cell into the brain, UC San Francisco researchers have discovered, raising hope that a similar treatment might work in severe forms of human epilepsy.
Ann Arbor, MI (Scicasts) – The human body contains trillions of cells, all derived from a single cell, or zygote, made by the fusion of an egg and a sperm.
Houston, TX (Scicasts) – Stem cells drawn from amniotic fluid show promise for tissue engineering, but it's important to know what they can and cannot do.
La Jolla, CA (Scicasts) – In a serendipitous discovery, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found a way to turn bone marrow stem cells directly into brain cells.
Los Angeles, CA (Scicasts) – Pluripotent stem cells can turn, or differentiate, into any cell type in the body, such as nerve, muscle or bone, but inevitably some of these stem cells fail to differentiate and end up mixed in with their newly differentiated daughter cells.
Santa Barbara, CA (Scicasts) – Understanding exactly how stem cells form into specific organs and tissues is the holy grail of regenerative medicine.
Cleveland, OH (Scicasts) – at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine have discovered a technique that directly converts skin cells to the type of brain cells destroyed in patients with multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and other myelin disorders.
Cold Spring Harbor, NY (Scicasts) – Stem cells are different from all other cells in our body because they retain the remarkable genetic plasticity to self-renew indefinitely as well as develop into cell types with more specialized functions.
Ann Arbor, MI (Scicasts) – Deep inside your brain, a legion of stem cells lies ready to turn into new brain and nerve cells whenever and wherever you need them most. While they wait, they keep themselves in a state of perpetual readiness – poised to become any type of nerve cell you might need as your cells age or get damaged.
Philadelphia, PA (Scicasts) – The field of regenerative medicine holds great promise, propelled by greater understanding of how stem cells differentiate themselves into many of the body's different cell types.
London, UK (Scicasts) – According to a report from researchers at UCL, stem cells taken from amniotic fluid were used to restore gut structure and function following intestinal damage in rodent.
Indianapolis, IN (Scicasts) – Research led by a biology professor in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) has uncovered a method to produce retinal cells from regenerative human stem cells without the use of animal products, proteins or other foreign substances, which historically have limited the application of stem cells to treat disease and other human developmental disorders.
Madison, WI (Scicasts) – According to a report from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, scientists have transplanted neural cells derived from a monkey's skin into its brain and watched the cells develop into several types of mature brain cells. neural After six months, the cells looked entirely normal, and were only detectable because they initially were tagged with a fluorescent protein.