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Stem cell

A cell that can multiply and give rise to a variety of other, more specialised cell types. For example, stem cells in the bone marrow make many different blood cells.

Articles using this Glossary Item


Restoring fertility after cancer treatment: is hope on the horizon?

23 November 2015 - by Dr Edgar Mocanu

A recent study in mice raised the possibility of restoring ovarian function after chemotherapy. But before creating hype, the medical community has a duty to deliver evidence from human studies... [Read More]

Call to end US federal funding ban on chimera research

09 November 2015 - by Dr Jane Currie

A group of researchers have called for an overturn of a recent decision by the National Institutes of Health to suspend funding for research on human–animal chimeras... [Read More]

Human stem cells 'printed' in 3D

09 November 2015 - by Jessica Richardson

Scientists have reported on a method that allows successful 3D bioprinting of adult stem cells... [Read More]

Stem-cell scientist loses doctorate over STAP controversy

09 November 2015 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi

In the aftermath of the STAP stem-cell controversy, Waseda University has revoked the doctorate degree of the stem-cell scientist Haruko Obokata... [Read More]

Stem cells show potential to restore fertility after chemotherapy

26 October 2015 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi

A stem-cell therapy in mice shows promise for reversing infertility in women who have received cancer treatment... [Read More]

Planned Parenthood to stop accepting compensation for fetal tissue

19 October 2015 - by Rebecca Carr

The US reproductive healthcare provider Planned Parenthood has announced it will no longer accept payments for the fetal tissue it makes available for research... [Read More]

Trial of stem-cell therapy in the womb to begin

19 October 2015 - by Dr Jane Currie

Researchers have announced the first clinical trial of stem-cell therapy for fetuses still in the womb, as a treatment for brittle bone disease... [Read More]

Researchers 'plumb in' lab-grown kidneys

28 September 2015 - by Dr Greg Ball

Researchers in Japan have found a way to overcome a major obstacle to using stem-cell grown kidneys in animals... [Read More]

FDA controls urged for unregulated stem cell treatments

21 September 2015 - by Paul Waldron

The Food and Drug Administration must do more to control clinics offering unproven stem cell treatments in the USA, say scientists.... [Read More]

Book Review: Biotechnology/Cloning and Stem Cells

07 September 2015 - by Rhys Baker

'What is Ethics?' A seemingly innocent question asked by a 14-year-old student in my first year as a teacher. I struggled for a reply. Since then, I have been on the lookout for any resource that clarifies this question... [Read More]

Most complete 'human brain' grown in lab

24 August 2015 - by Julia Hill

For the first time, an almost fully formed human brain has been grown in the lab, according to scientists from Ohio State University... [Read More]

Radio Review: Rewinding the Menopause

10 August 2015 - by Barbara Czub

In this Radio 4 programme, Dr Aarathi Prasad investigates new research that is overturning decades-old assumptions about how human eggs are produced and what causes the menopause... [Read More]

Skin cells transformed into neurons

10 August 2015 - by Jenny Sharpe

Two groups in China have independently succeeded in converting skin cells directly into neurons using different chemical cocktails.... [Read More]

Spotlight thrown on fetal stem cell research in USA

10 August 2015 - by Rebecca Carr

Fetal stem cell research in the USA has come under the spotlight after an undercover video was released of an official from Planned Parenthood discussing how fetal organs are being used in research... [Read More]

Cutting-edge technology and mitochondrial diseases - where is the limit?

27 July 2015 - by Dr Dusko Ilic

Given the complexity of the technology, costs and risks involved, two recently described mitochondrial 'gene-correction' strategies will probably remain as proof-of-concept studies and are unlikely be of practical use in clinical medicine in the foreseeable future... [Read More]

Stem cells trigger liver regeneration

27 July 2015 - by Hannah Somers

Researchers have successfully used a stem cell transplant to induce repair and regeneration of the liver in mice... [Read More]

TV Review: Great Ormond Street - Fix My Genes

27 July 2015 - by Daniel Malynn

In Great Ormond Street, we meet three families all facing rare genetic immune diseases. The documentary witnesses the utter anguish the families go through and the heartbreaking decisions parents have to make... [Read More]

Stem cells could treat mitochondrial disease

20 July 2015 - by Julia Hill

Scientists in the USA have demonstrated how stem cell techniques may benefit people with incurable mitochondrial diseases. The research suggests it might be possible one day to replace diseased tissue in patients affected by the disorders... [Read More]

NHS plans artificial blood trials by 2017

29 June 2015 - by Dr James Heather

The NHS has announced that it plans to begin testing laboratory-produced blood in healthy volunteers by 2017... [Read More]

New pain sensitivity gene identified

01 June 2015 - by Paul Waldron

Scientists studying people who are unable to feel pain have found a gene responsible for this rare condition... [Read More]


Events using this Glossary Item


Envisioning the Reproductive Medicine of Tomorrow
17 October 2009  Georgia World Congress Centre, 285 Andrew Young International Boulevard Northwest, Atlanta, Georgia 30313-1591, USA
The 65th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine... [Read More]
Twin Congress on Reproductive Biomedicine and Stem Cell Biology and Technology
23 September 2009  Razi International Conference Centre, Tehran, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Shahid Hemmat Highway 14496, Tehran, Iran
The Royan Institute's 10th Congress on Reproductive Biomedicine and 5th Congress on Stem Cell Biology and Technology... [Read More]
International Society of Developmental Biologists Congress
06 September 2009  Edinburgh International Conference Centre, 150 Morrison Street, Edinburgh EH3 8EE, UK
The 16th Congress of the International Society of Developmental Biologists... [Read More]
System Biology Tools and Preclinical Models for Translational Research in Endometriosis and Adhesion Formation: Lessons from Cancer and Inflammation Biology
04 September 2009  Auditorium GA1, Campus Onderwijs en Navorsing, Gasthuisberg Herestraat, Leuven 3000, Belgium
A course addressing state-of-the-art research methodology in systems biology... [Read More]
European Molecular Biology Organisation Meeting
29 August 2009  Amsterdam RAI, 22 Europaplein, Amsterdam 1078 GZ, Netherlands
The 1st annual conference of the European Molecular Biology Organisation... [Read More]
Pacific Rim Society for Fertility and Sterility Conference
20 August 2009  Taipei International Convention Centre, 1 Hsin Yi Road, Section 5, Taipei 11049, Taiwan
The 7th Conference of the Pacific Rim Society for Fertility and Sterility... [Read More]
International Society for Stem Cell Research Annual Meeting
08 July 2009  Centre Convencions Internacional, Rambla Prim 1-17, Barcelona 08019, Catalonia, Spain
The 7th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research... [Read More]

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