Are Mesenchymal Stem Cells a Promising Treatment for COVID-19?
Are Mesenchymal Stem Cells a Promising Treatment for COVID-19?
As the first clinical data become available on treating coronavirus patients with the cells, scientists are equivocal about the rationale for the intervention.
Are Mesenchymal Stem Cells a Promising Treatment for COVID-19?
Are Mesenchymal Stem Cells a Promising Treatment for COVID-19?

As the first clinical data become available on treating coronavirus patients with the cells, scientists are equivocal about the rationale for the intervention.

As the first clinical data become available on treating coronavirus patients with the cells, scientists are equivocal about the rationale for the intervention.

mesenchymal stem cells
The MSC: Regeneration Orchestrator
The MSC: Regeneration Orchestrator
| Nov 16, 2020
Scientists uncover the promise of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), also known as medicinal signaling cells, to modulate the immune system and regenerate tissue.
Call to Stop Using the Term “Mesenchymal Stem Cell”
Call to Stop Using the Term “Mesenchymal Stem Cell”
Abby Olena | Sep 26, 2018
Critics say the misleading term actually refers to a heterogeneous population of cells, including possible tissue-specific progenitor cells and nonstem cells all lumped together.
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. 
Water Level in a Cell Can Determine Its Fate
Water Level in a Cell Can Determine Its Fate
Kerry Grens | Sep 27, 2017
Adding or removing water changes how stem cells differentiate.
Stem Cells Seek Out Tumors Based on Stiffness
Stem Cells Seek Out Tumors Based on Stiffness
Shawna Williams | Jul 26, 2017
The technique, demonstrated in mice using engineered mesenchymal stem cells, has potential for both diagnosis and treatment.
Synthetic Stem Cells Regenerate Heart Tissue in Mice
Synthetic Stem Cells Regenerate Heart Tissue in Mice
Diana Kwon | Jun 1, 2017
These engineered “cells” were made from the secretions and membranes of human mesenchymal stem cells.
Infographic: How to Make an Artificial Stem Cell
Infographic: How to Make an Artificial Stem Cell
Diana Kwon | May 31, 2017
See researchers' recipe for synthetic mesenchymal stem cells, which showed cardiac regenerative potential in mice.
Stem Cell Biologist Dies
Stem Cell Biologist Dies
Kerry Grens | Nov 22, 2015
Paolo Bianco crusaded against cell therapy fraud and hype.
Lab-Grown Kidneys Work In Vivo
Lab-Grown Kidneys Work In Vivo
Tracy Vence | Sep 22, 2015
Researchers show organoids grown from human stem cells can excrete urine when implanted in rats and pigs.
Mitochondria Exchange
Mitochondria Exchange
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 26, 2015
A decade of research on intercellular mitochondrial transfer has answered some long-standing questions and raised new ones.
Stem Cells Phone Home
Stem Cells Phone Home
Jef Akst | Feb 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.
Stem Cell Trial Axed—Again
Stem Cell Trial Axed—Again
Kerry Grens | Oct 7, 2014
Second review of a controversial stem cell trial in Italy has reached the same conclusion: it’s a no-go.
Making Better Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Making Better Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Laasya Samhita | Mar 26, 2014
Scientists generate a new crop of stem cells that show therapeutic potential in mouse models of autoimmune diseases.
Stem Cells Remember Substrates
Stem Cells Remember Substrates
Kerry Grens | Mar 16, 2014
The stiffness of a culture substrate affects the fates of stem cells.  
Surface Texture Influences Differentiation
Surface Texture Influences Differentiation
Kate Yandell | Dec 18, 2013
The topography of a stem cell’s environment can influence cilia length, which in turn modulates cell signaling and development.
Stricter Stem Cell Guidelines Sought
Stricter Stem Cell Guidelines Sought
Chris Palmer | Jul 24, 2013
A new working group is seeking to define rigorous standards for the study of mesenchymal stem cells.