New Tools in the Works to Probe Adult Human Neurogenesis
New Tools in the Works to Probe Adult Human Neurogenesis
Conflicting results on the existence of new neurons in adults have researchers designing new ways to identify and count neuronal progenitors—and finally get to the bottom of neurogenesis.
New Tools in the Works to Probe Adult Human Neurogenesis
New Tools in the Works to Probe Adult Human Neurogenesis

Conflicting results on the existence of new neurons in adults have researchers designing new ways to identify and count neuronal progenitors—and finally get to the bottom of neurogenesis.

Conflicting results on the existence of new neurons in adults have researchers designing new ways to identify and count neuronal progenitors—and finally get to the bottom of neurogenesis.

adult stem cells
Adult Cardiac Stem Cells Don’t Exist: Study
Adult Cardiac Stem Cells Don’t Exist: Study
Diana Kwon | Sep 5, 2018
A mouse study adds to the growing body of work disputing the ability of progenitor cells to regenerate muscle tissue in adult mammals’ hearts.
Texas Stem Cell Law Opens Door for Controversial Treatments
Texas Stem Cell Law Opens Door for Controversial Treatments
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 27, 2018
The Scientist looks at one such Houston-based purveyor that has been treating patients abroad for years with mesenchymal stem cells.
Can Young Stem Cells Make Older People Stronger?
Can Young Stem Cells Make Older People Stronger?
Shawna Williams | Dec 11, 2017
Small trials using younger donors and elderly recipients hint that mesenchymal stem cell transfers might reduce frailty. 
DNA Replication Errors Contribute to Cancer Risk
DNA Replication Errors Contribute to Cancer Risk
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 23, 2017
A follow-up study confirms that random mutations acquired during normal stem cell division likely play a major role in cancer incidence.
Stem Cell Divisions Help Explain Cancer Risk
Stem Cell Divisions Help Explain Cancer Risk
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 1, 2015
An analysis of 31 tissues finds that random mutations acquired during stem cell divisions correlate with lifetime cancer risk.  
Judges Side with FDA on Stem Cells
Judges Side with FDA on Stem Cells
Kerry Grens | Feb 6, 2014
A US federal appeals court maintains that stem cells proliferated in a lab must be regulated as a drug.
Week in Review, May 13–17
Week in Review, May 13–17
Jef Akst | May 17, 2013
Reading pathogen epigenomes; a new stem cell; dealing with research misconduct; monkey fossils; exploratory mice grow new neurons; watching metamorphosis
Stem-Cell Clinic Moves to Mexico
Stem-Cell Clinic Moves to Mexico
Dan Cossins | Feb 1, 2013
A company offering experimental stem-cell treatments will carry out its procedures in Mexico after the FDA warned that it would need approval to operate in the U.S.
 
Stem Cells Not Rejected
Stem Cells Not Rejected
Dan Cossins | Jan 25, 2013
Researchers uncover more evidence that reprogrammed stem cells are not attacked by the immune system, suggesting they may one day serve as effective therapies.