Opinion: Ethical Challenges in Using iPS Cells to Treat Paralysis
Opinion: Ethical Challenges in Using iPS Cells to Treat Paralysis
Uncertainties about the cells’ risk profiles and the potential for hyping unproven therapies mean scientists and the media must tread carefully.
Opinion: Ethical Challenges in Using iPS Cells to Treat Paralysis
Opinion: Ethical Challenges in Using iPS Cells to Treat Paralysis

Uncertainties about the cells’ risk profiles and the potential for hyping unproven therapies mean scientists and the media must tread carefully.

Uncertainties about the cells’ risk profiles and the potential for hyping unproven therapies mean scientists and the media must tread carefully.

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Long-Term HIV Remission After Medicine Discontinued
Long-Term HIV Remission After Medicine Discontinued
Kerry Grens | Mar 5, 2019
The “London patient” may represent the second person cured of the infection by a cell transplant.
Japan Approves iPS Cell Therapy Trial for Spinal Cord Injury
Japan Approves iPS Cell Therapy Trial for Spinal Cord Injury
Catherine Offord | Feb 18, 2019
The treatment will be tested in a handful of patients who suffered nerve damage in sports or traffic accidents.
Weak Magnetic Fields Manipulate Regeneration in Worms
Weak Magnetic Fields Manipulate Regeneration in Worms
Ruth Williams | Jan 30, 2019
At magnetic field intensities somewhat above that of Earth, stem cell proliferation shifts gears.
Image of the Day: Cellular Tracks
Image of the Day: Cellular Tracks
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 21, 2019
To study the fate of stem cells in developing chick embryos, researchers trace their steps over time.
Stem Cell–Derived Neurons from People with Autism Grow Differently
Stem Cell–Derived Neurons from People with Autism Grow Differently
Jef Akst | Jan 11, 2019
Changes in gene expression also hint at how the brains of people with ASD develop differently from those of other people.
FDA Cracks Down on Purveyors of Stem Cell Treatments
FDA Cracks Down on Purveyors of Stem Cell Treatments
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 21, 2018
The agency cites safety concerns with customers of Genetech who reported getting E. coli infections and sends letters to other stem cell companies reminding them to follow the rules.
Canadian Government Ending Networks of Centres of Excellence Program
Canadian Government Ending Networks of Centres of Excellence Program
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 18, 2018
The funding future is uncertain for researchers studying topics including cancer, stem cells, and the Arctic.
Image of the Day: Blood and Guts
Image of the Day: Blood and Guts
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 13, 2018
Researchers find that stem cells in the human intestine may provide up to 10 percent of circulating blood cells.
Image of the Day: Cellular Destiny
Image of the Day: Cellular Destiny
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 11, 2018
Progenitor cells in the pancreas of humans get developmental cues from proteins in their environment.