stem cell therapies
Growing Placenta-Generating Cells
Growing Placenta-Generating Cells
Jef Akst | Oct 14, 2015
Researchers derive trophoblast stem cells from mouse fibroblasts, paving the way for cell therapy for placental dysfunction diseases.
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.
Heart Strings
Heart Strings
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2015
An animated primer on the harvesting, growth, and administration of cardiac cells to heart attack patients
Hearts on Trial
Hearts on Trial
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2015
As researchers conduct the most rigorous human trials of cardiac cell therapies yet attempted, a clear picture of whether these treatments actually work is imminent.
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.
All Eyes On Stem Cells
All Eyes On Stem Cells
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Oct 1, 2014
See the striking images behind the quest to develop stem cell therapeutics for vision disorders.
Eye Spies
Eye Spies
Mary Beth Aberlin | Oct 1, 2014
An issue highlighting advances in vision research