(Updated) For the first time, doctors were able to improve heart function and reverse tissue damage in heart failure patients, using stem cells taken from the patients’ own heart tissue.
Scientists from the New York Stem Cell Foundation Laboratory reported on Wednesday the first success in using the cloning technique that gave rise to Dolly the sheep to generate stem cells using adult human cells.
Health authorities in the U.K. approved on Thursday Europe’s first clinical trial involving embryonic stem cells.
Yale researchers report that signals from stem cells in the fatty layer of the skin may trigger the growth of new hair. The study in mice may lead to better understanding and treatments to reverse baldness in humans.
After a year of legal uncertainty, a federal judge ruled that U.S. taxpayer dollars can be used to support research on embryonic stem cells.
For the first time, a patient has been successfully transplanted with an artificial trachea, created from scratch in a lab. The procedure required the coordinated efforts of scientific teams in London, Massachusetts and …
Japanese authorities have proposed the precautionary measure of harvesting and banking stem cells from the bone marrow of workers at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, in order to transplant the cells back into those who may …
Not long ago, I was having dinner with a friend in his late 20s, and when the topic somehow turned to hair loss, his panic was palpable. “I don’t even want to talk about it,” he said, shuddering and putting a hand to his …
For only the second time, the Food and Drug Administration approved a company’s request to test an embryonic stem cell-based therapy on human patients.
It’s been a good week for advocates of stem cell research, both politically and scientifically.