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Vein grown from stem cells saves 10-year-old girl

The field of regenerative medicine is hot and running on all cylinders.  By using stem cells extracted from a patient, the doctors were able...
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Diabetes drug may kill cancer stem cells, study says

Results from a new study suggest low doses of the diabetes drug metformin may effectively destroy pancreatic cancer stem cells, reducing the risk of...

Newborn Mice Can Regrow Heart Muscle. Can Humans?

According to a new study, researchers have discovered that 1-day-old mice can regenerate working heart tissue,...

New Gene Therapy Blocks HIV Infection

Sometimes, the smallest alterations lead to the largest breakthroughs. In what appears to be a promising step forward in the war against AIDS, researchers...

Stem Cells Fix One Man’s Broken Heart

For the first time in the United States, a man can credit his own stem cells...

Reprogrammed Stem Cells Still Need Work Before Wider Use

Scientists have high hopes for cells that are programmed to unwind into an embryonic state -...

Tissue Engineering Could Alter Procedure for Repairing Tubes in Body

Scientists say that they have been able to use bladder cells grown in a laboratory to repair injured urinary systems in boys - an...

Gene Therapy Shows Promise in Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease

Results from a clinical trial have shown that cutting-edge gene therapy on Parkinson's disease patients significantly...

Stem Cells Show Promise in Healing Hearts Damaged by Heart Attacks

University of Miami cardiologists are reporting success in a preliminary clinical trial of a stem cell therapy they hope will someday be the standard...

Scientists Grow Eye from Stem Cells in Landmark Study

Scientists have used stem cells to grow a rudimentary eye in the laboratory in a landmark study that raises the prospect of creating tissues...