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Adult stem cell

A type of stem cell found in adult tissues, which is capable of dividing and multiplying to produce a range of different specialised cells. For example, bone marrow stem cells produce a wide range of different blood cells.



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Two-thirds of cancers caused by random mutations

27 March 2017 - by Caroline Casey

A new study has found that up to 66 percent of cancer-causing mutations can be attributed to random mistakes made during DNA replication... [Read More]

Stem cell treatments succeed and fail in treating eye disease

20 March 2017 - by Paul Waldron

In two different attempts to treat degenerative eye diseases with stem cells, three patients have been blinded, while disease progression has been stopped in a separate patient... [Read More]

Cancer risk not linked to stem-cell division rates in organs

10 October 2016 - by Annabel Slater

Cancer risk is not linked to different rates of adult stem-cell division in organs, a study suggests... [Read More]

Stem cell treatment regenerates damaged heart tissue

01 August 2016 - by Annabel Slater

A new stem cell treatment has reversed scarring in heart failure patients by 40 percent, and also improved recovery and survival, a small-scale trial has demonstrated... [Read More]

Spanish lab creates human sperm precursors from skin cells

03 May 2016 - by Ayala Ochert

Spanish scientists say they have created rudimentary sperm-like cells from skin and bone marrow cells taken from adult males... [Read More]

Lab-made sperm used to breed healthy mice

29 February 2016 - by Helen Robertson

Scientists in China have used stem cells to create rudimentary sperm that successfully fertilised mouse eggs to produce healthy offspring... [Read More]

Light-sensing retina created using stem cells

16 June 2014 - by Alice Plein

In a research first, a section of light-sensing tissue, closely resembling the human retina, has been grown in the laboratory from human stem cells... [Read More]

Study finds no evidence for 'ethical' embryonic-like stem cells in adult mice

29 July 2013 - by Dr Daniel Grimes

A paper in the journal Stem Cell Reports has reignited debate among a section of the stem cell research community. The study calls into question the existence of a type of cell that, if validated, would have great potential for use in regenerative medicine... [Read More]

Event Review: How Do Stem Cells Grow?

15 July 2013 - by Dr Anna Cauldwell

Can you grow an organ in the lab? Can you grow new cells to replace diseased ones? Embryonic stem cells have the potential to grow into any cell in the body, but how is the cell type determined?... [Read More]

Stem cells given a good nanokicking

22 April 2013 - by Dr Rachael Panizzo

Human stem cells have been converted into bone cells using a technique called 'nanokicking'... [Read More]

Stem cells created from human blood sample

03 December 2012 - by Dr Greg Ball

Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells have been created from a routine blood sample by researchers at the University of Cambridge in the UK, marking an improvement over existing experimental methods that require more invasive tissue biopsies.... [Read More]

EU research funding programme may not support embryonic stem cell research

08 October 2012 - by Tom Barrow

The future funding of human embryonic stem cell research under the European Union may be in jeopardy after its inclusion in the next research funding programme is challenged by MEPs.... [Read More]

Liposuction fat used to create blood vessels

30 July 2012 - by Dr Greg Ball

Adult stem cells extracted from liposuctioned fat have been used to grow new blood vessels, according to scientists presenting their work at a conference. The researchers hope that one day their technique could be used in vascular surgery... [Read More]

EU urged to continue funding stem cell research

25 June 2012 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza

Six major UK research funding bodies have called for the continued funding of human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research in the EU's programme for research and development... [Read More]

Comic Review: Hope beyond Hype - A Story of Stem Cells from Discovery to Therapy

11 June 2012 - by Dr Greg Ball

Stem cell research isn't a topic you'd expect to see in a comic book, particularly when the aim is to give a realistic insight into the subject, avoiding hype and sensationalism. But that's exactly what 'Hope Beyond Hype', a graphic novel telling the story of stem cell research from discovery to therapy, intends to do... [Read More]

Hair hopes raised for bald men in mouse study

23 April 2012 - by Dr Greg Ball

Functioning hair follicles have been grown in hairless mice by researchers in Japan, offering hope of a future treatment for baldness and alopecia in humans. The study is the first to report creating viable hair follicles using human cells, according to Nature News.... [Read More]

British lab working with controversial stem cell doctor

16 April 2012 - by Ana Pallesen

A commercial London laboratory is working with a clinic in Lebanon that uses medical techniques that are not verified by the medical community, and fall outside most countries' legal parameters... [Read More]

Vatican cancels stem cell research conference

02 April 2012 - by Jessica Ware

The Vatican has cancelled a stem cell research conference scheduled to take place next month, citing a lack of participants... [Read More]

Florida doctor suspended following death of patient after unlicensed stem cell treatment

19 March 2012 - by Dr Sophie Pryor

A cardiologist in Bonita Springs, Florida, USA, has had his medical licence suspended after allegedly performing an illegal stem cell treatment on a patient who died during the procedure... [Read More]

Rat's vision restored with stem cell treatment

12 March 2012 - by Dr Nadeem Shaikh

A potential stem cell therapy for glaucoma – a degenerative eye condition that can lead to blindness – has yielded positive results in animal tests... [Read More]

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Events using this Glossary Item

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...


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