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Certain plant stem cells rarely divide, a study shows, possibly fending off an accumulation of potentially harmful genetic mutations in some species.

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Stem Cells for Personalized Pain Therapy Testing

By Anna Azvolinsky | April 21, 2016

Using patient-derived stem cells, researchers create laboratory neuron models that reflect a patient’s response to a pain drug.

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Toward Making Sperm in the Lab

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | February 25, 2016

Researchers devise a technique for creating gametes from murine embryonic stem cells.

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Blocking a Stress-Related Gene Relieves Chronic Pain

By Anna Azvolinsky | February 10, 2016

Inhibiting the activity of a protein involved in the body’s stress response can ease chronic pain in mice.

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Latest in Heart Stem Cell Debate

By Kerry Grens | October 26, 2015

Given the right environment, cKit+ cells from the mouse heart can develop into new cardiac muscle, according to a study.

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Closing the Case on STAP?

By Karen Zusi | September 23, 2015

Several reports offer an inside look into the stem-cell research controversy.

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Chemical Cocktails Produce Neurons

By Kerry Grens | August 6, 2015

Two research groups have devised small-molecule recipes to directly transform fibroblasts into neurons.

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New Stem Cell Identified

By Anna Azvolinsky | May 6, 2015

Researchers isolate an easy-to-manipulate, stable, and spatially distinct pluripotent cell type.  

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Stem Cells Phone Home

By Jef Akst | February 26, 2015

A screen of 9,000 small molecules identifies a treatment that improves the targeting of mesenchymal stem cells to sites of damaged tissue.

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Stemming Genetic Changes in Cultured Cells

By Ashley P. Taylor | February 25, 2015

Researchers report an association between culture conditions and genetic changes in stem cells over time.

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