stem cells
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.
New FDA Pathway to Accelerate Development of Cell Therapies
New FDA Pathway to Accelerate Development of Cell Therapies
Jef Akst | May 22, 2017
Four products have already qualified for the regenerative medicine advanced therapy (RMAT) designation that provides extra interactions with the agency, and sooner.
Blood Stem Cells Grown in the Lab
Blood Stem Cells Grown in the Lab
Ashley Yeager | May 17, 2017
Researchers identify transcription factors and environmental conditions necessary to reprogram human and mouse cells into cells that function like hematopoietic stem cells.
Synthetic Bones: A Better Bone-Marrow Transplant?
Synthetic Bones: A Better Bone-Marrow Transplant?
Ashley P. Taylor | May 9, 2017
Artificial bones produce new blood cells in mice, obviating the need for irradiation to kill off resident hematopoietic stem cells in recipients.
Stem Cell Trial Data Mostly Go Unpublished
Stem Cell Trial Data Mostly Go Unpublished
Anna Azvolinsky | May 5, 2017
Less than half of completed stem cell studies in humans are published in peer-reviewed journals, according to an analysis of regenerative medicine trials. 
Cell Lines Gain Cancer-Related Mutations
Cell Lines Gain Cancer-Related Mutations
Kerry Grens | Apr 27, 2017
A screen of human embryonic stem cell lines finds several that accumulated changes in the gene TP53, including aberrations commonly seen in cancer.
Developing Brains in Dishes
Developing Brains in Dishes
Ashley P. Taylor | Apr 26, 2017
Two studies report methods to mimic human fetal brain development using neurons derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells that form 3-D, brain-like structures. 
First Clinic-Ready Stem Cell Repository
First Clinic-Ready Stem Cell Repository
Kerry Grens | Apr 6, 2017
The UK Stem Cell Bank offers several lines derived from human embryonic tissue.
Image of the Day: Plant Platforms
Image of the Day: Plant Platforms
The Scientist Staff | Mar 20, 2017
Stripping away everything except the cell walls from certain plants, scientists can create scaffolds for human cell cultures.