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Researchers are using the tissue, synthesized with human pluripotent stem cells and implanted into mice, to study a rare form of Hirschprung’s disease.

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Q&A: Improving Cardiac Cell Therapy

By Kerry Grens | November 15, 2016

The Scientist caught up with cardiac stem cell researcher Mark Sussman to get his thoughts on the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions meeting.

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Donor Stem Cells Improve Cardiac Function

By Kerry Grens | October 12, 2016

After a heart attack, monkeys given induced pluripotent stem cell–derived cardiomyocytes show more regeneration in the organ, but with risks.

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Blind Mice Regain Vision

By Tanya Lewis | July 11, 2016

A combination of visual stimulation and chemical growth promotion leads damaged retinal nerves to regenerate in mice.

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“Second Skin” for Wrinkle Reduction, Drug Delivery

By Catherine Offord | May 11, 2016

Researchers produce an artificial layer of “skin” that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and could improve pharmaceutical delivery for topically applied treatments.

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Pluripotency Bots

By Kate Yandell | January 1, 2016

A tour of efforts to automate the production and differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells

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Family Ties

By Mary Beth Aberlin | December 1, 2015

There’s more to inheritance than genes.

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Modern Rehab

By The Scientist Staff | December 1, 2015

See the soldier whose recovery from a debilitating muscle injury was greatly aided by a cellular therapy plus physical therapy.

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The Regenerator

By Anna Azvolinsky | December 1, 2015

In his search for effective therapies for Parkinson’s disease, Lorenz Studer is uncovering pluripotency switches and clues to what makes cells age.

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Cellular Rehab

By Elie Dolgin | December 1, 2015

Physical therapy and exercise are critical to the success of cell therapies approaching the clinic.

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