Europe tackles ethics of biobanks

Collections of human biological samples used in medical research should be governed by clear rules that safeguard ethics while advancing ...

How kidneys keep hold of early stem cells

Scientists have identified two proteins that are required to maintain a supply of stem cells in the developing kidneys of ...

‘Master molecule’ may improve stem cell treatment of heart attacks

Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered that a single protein molecule may hold the key to turning cardiac stem cells into ...

Tracking stem cells in the body

Researchers at the University have developed new methods to track stem cells and further understanding of what happens to them ...
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European researchers crack embryonic stem cells mystery

In their groundbreaking study, a European team of researchers evaluated embryonic stem cells grown in a pure undifferentiated state. The ...

Stem cells help reconstruct cancer patient’s breast

A potentially revolutionary way to help breast cancer survivors uses a woman's own stem cells to repair missing or disfigured ...

New method uses stem cells to create cardiac muscle patches

A cutting-edge method developed at the University of Michigan Center for Arrhythmia Research successfully uses stem cells to create heart ...

Women have higher genetic risk of Alzheimer’s

A major genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease – the E4 variant of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene -- manifests ...

Genetic testing to choose the right antidepressant

Medication selection is part of the art of psychiatry, but, now, testing is available that promises to make it more ...

Controversial stem cell treatment improves stroke patients

In a new controversial stem cell treatment named the PISCES (Pilot Investigation of Stem Cells in Stroke) trial study, five ...

Study suggests expanding the genetic alphabet may be easier than previously thought

A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute suggests that the replication process for DNA-the genetic instructions ...

Rewriting DNA to understand what it says

Our ability to "read" DNA has made tremendous progress in the past few decades, but the ability to understand and ...

Company gets OK from New Zealand for stem-cell therapy

Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. has received approval for its stem-cell therapy drug in New Zealand, the second country to approve the ...

Midwest patient receives successful stem cell transplant to cure sickle cell disease

Chicagoan Ieshea Thomas is the first Midwest patient to receive a successful stem cell transplant to cure her sickle cell ...

Chemists use nanopores to detect DNA damage

Scientists worldwide are racing to sequence DNA -- decipher genetic blueprints -- faster and cheaper than ever by passing strands ...

Genetic testing of far-right Hungarian politician provokes an uproar

If you think running for office in the United States is rigorous, then you haven't met Hungary's far-right Jobbik party ...

Is Gattaca becoming real?

The popular 1997 science fiction film Gattacaportrays a futuristic world in which human beings genetically engineered (GE) with certain desirable ...

Genetic test to better detect HIV in donated blood

Chinese health authorities are promoting advanced methods to test blood supplies to help ensure blood safety and reduce HIV infections ...

European geneticists condemn use of testing to establish ‘racial purity’

The use of genetic testing to establish racial origins for political purposes is not only scientifically foolish, but also unethical ...

Variations in sex steroid gene expression can predict aggressive behaviors

An Indiana University biologist has shown that natural variation in measures of the brain's ability to process steroid hormones predicts ...

Parasitic plants ‘steal’ genes from their hosts

New research published today in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Genomics reveals that the Malaysian parasitic plant Rafflesia cantleyi, ...

Researchers urge EU not to cut stem cell funding

Leading scientists, biomedical research bodies and patient groups urged the European Parliament on Friday to maintain vital European Union funding ...
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Scientists make breakthrough with retinal tissues from stem cells

A research team said it has produced stratified retinal tissues from human embryonic stem cells for the first time in ...
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Personal Genomics: DNA helps Michelle Obama discover white ancestral roots, provides window into history of slavery

One of the remarkable innovations brought on by the DNA revolution is the ability to trace our personal and family ...
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GM crops: Bring on the beneficial bugs

Chinese scientists have developed a new type of GM cotton engineered to make its own chemical protection against cotton pests ...

Knowing yeast genome produces better wine

The yeast Dekkera bruxellensis plays an important role in the production of wine, as it can have either a positive ...
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Stem cells stay alive for 17 days in dead bodies

Scientists have revealed that some stem cells can lay dormant for more than two weeks in a dead person and ...

“Friendly” stem cells help others in times of stress?

Stanford postdoctoral scholar and cancer researcher Bikul Das, PhD, published some interesting findings in Stem Cells this morning regarding the ...