Susan Solomon looking into the camera
Lawyer Turned Stem Cell Advocate Susan Solomon Dies at 71
Her passion came from her son’s struggle with type 1 diabetes and the inability to find new treatments.
Lawyer Turned Stem Cell Advocate Susan Solomon Dies at 71
Lawyer Turned Stem Cell Advocate Susan Solomon Dies at 71

Her passion came from her son’s struggle with type 1 diabetes and the inability to find new treatments.

Her passion came from her son’s struggle with type 1 diabetes and the inability to find new treatments.

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Artist’s rendition of a blue-green DNA double helix, viewed lengthwise from within one end.
Stem Cell Lines Riddled With Undetected Mutations
Dan Robitzski | Aug 12, 2022
Most of the human induced pluripotent stem cells stored at major cell line repositories and used in research harbor thousands of DNA errors, a study finds, highlighting the need for improved quality control measures.
microscope image series showing synthetic embryo development
Mouse Embryo: No Sperm, Egg, or Uterus Required
Christie Wilcox | Aug 2, 2022
Using stem cells and a bioreactor, researchers generated living embryos that survived for more than a week and began to develop internal organs.
Paolo Macchiarini stands at a podium with a microphone
Paolo Macchiarini Found Guilty for Botched Surgery
Amanda Heidt | Jun 16, 2022
The former thoracic surgeon was acquitted on two counts of intentional assault but convicted on a single count of felony bodily injury for a series of fatal procedures in the early 2010s.
Pink rat pups piled on top of each other.
Rat Sperm Generated from Stem Cells
Alejandra Manjarrez | Apr 7, 2022
Researchers report they were able to make functional sperm in a dish, a feat previously only possible for mice.
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Woman Seemingly Cured of HIV After Umbilical Cord Transplant
Natalia Mesa | Feb 16, 2022
Umbilical cord blood may be a good alternative to bone marrow transplants for treating HIV in patients with HIV and cancer.
Two oligodendrocyte progenitor cells are being generated from adult stem cells nestled on the surface of brain ventricle
Scientists Discover “Gorditas” and Other Novel Brain Cell Types
Amanda Heidt | Jun 10, 2021
A pool of neural stem cells that ordinarily lies dormant in the brains of adult mice spawns two types of never-before-documented glial cells when artificially reactivated, potentially pointing to a novel mechanism of brain plasticity.
photo of a researcher looking in a microscope fertilising an egg via intracytoplasmic sperm injection.
Human Stem Cell Research Guidelines Updated
Ruth Williams | May 26, 2021
Removal of the 14-day limit for culturing human embryos is one of the main changes in the revised recommendations from the International Society for Stem Cell Research.
Bisrat Debeb Models How Cancer Spreads to the Brain
Catherine Offord | Apr 1, 2021
From his student days in veterinary medicine in Ethiopia to running a lab on metastasis at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Debeb has a passion for understanding how living things work.
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Voters in California Extend Life of Stem Cell Funding Agency
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 13, 2020
The state will take on additional debt to finance CIRM, which will now continue to fund stem cell research, training, and clinical trials.
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California Voters to Decide Future of Stem Cell Funding Agency
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 24, 2020
If approved, Proposition 14 would authorize the state to sell $5.5 billion in bonds to extend the life of CIRM, which funds stem cell research. The ballot measure has its critics.
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Majority of Respondents Support Chimeric Animal Research: Survey
Amanda Heidt | Oct 1, 2020
Almost 60 percent of people in a new study on attitudes in the US felt comfortable using animals to grow human organs from induced pluripotent stem cells.
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Activation of the Immune System Underlies Cardiac Cell Therapies
Ruth Williams | Nov 27, 2019
A study in mice reveals that stem cell transplants, currently in clinical trials, may not actually require the cells.
Early Embryo Models Generated from Mouse Stem Cells
Abby Olena | Oct 17, 2019
Extended pluripotent stem cells from mice can self-organize to form blastocyst-like structures called blastoids that enable a closer look at early mammalian development.
Google Bans Ads for Experimental Medical Treatments
Ashley Yeager | Sep 9, 2019
The new policy will increase scrutiny and pressure on stem cell clinics, according to industry experts.
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Stem Cell Funding Agency CIRM Is Nearly Out of Funds
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 8, 2019
The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine has been funding research since it formed in 2004, giving out nearly $3 billion in grants to date.
Image of the Day: On the Nose
Carolyn Wilke | Apr 1, 2019
Lab-grown stem cells fill in for damaged tissue in the noses of mice.
Speeding Up Stem Cell Growth
Amber Dance | Sep 1, 2018
Scientists fiddle with formulas to boost the growth of their stem cell cultures.
Indiana University Contests Aborted Tissue Law
Aggie Mika | Aug 25, 2017
The university argues that the law prohibiting the use of aborted fetal tissue for research is unconstitutional.
Lab-Made Insulin-Secreting Cells
Bob Grant | Oct 13, 2014
Researchers craft hormone-producing pancreas cells from human embryonic stem cells, paving the way for a cell therapy to treat diabetes.