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The Scientist looks at one such Houston-based purveyor that has been treating patients abroad for years with mesenchymal stem cells.    

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Can Young Stem Cells Make Older People Stronger?

By Shawna Williams | December 11, 2017

Small trials using younger donors and elderly recipients hint that mesenchymal stem cell transfers might reduce frailty. 

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Water Level in a Cell Can Determine Its Fate

By Kerry Grens | September 27, 2017

Adding or removing water changes how stem cells differentiate.

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Stem Cells Seek Out Tumors Based on Stiffness

By Shawna Williams | July 26, 2017

The technique, demonstrated in mice using engineered mesenchymal stem cells, has potential for both diagnosis and treatment.

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These engineered “cells” were made from the secretions and membranes of human mesenchymal stem cells.

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See researchers' recipe for synthetic mesenchymal stem cells, which showed cardiac regenerative potential in mice.

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Stem Cell Biologist Dies

By Kerry Grens | November 23, 2015

Paolo Bianco crusaded against cell therapy fraud and hype.

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Lab-Grown Kidneys Work In Vivo

By Tracy Vence | September 22, 2015

Researchers show organoids grown from human stem cells can excrete urine when implanted in rats and pigs.

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Mitochondria Exchange

By Amanda B. Keener | August 26, 2015

A decade of research on intercellular mitochondrial transfer has answered some long-standing questions and raised new ones.

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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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