1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Scrase
For the first time rats have been able to breathe using lab grown lungs, a new study reports.
Mouse retinas have been grown in the lab using embryonic stem cells.
Stem cells hold the promise of cures for injuries such as spinal cord damage and diseases such as Parkinson's but producing large quantities of cells for experiments and clinical trials is proving very difficult.
A new study may explain why our brains produce fewer new neurons with age.
In the UK around 1 in 10 men are infertile, often because of low sperm counts.
Modified stem cells have been used to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in mice by replacing the faulty gene that causes the disease with a normal version of the gene.
Scientists believe they have identified a key protein that keeps stem cells primed and ready to turn into any cell type when needed.
Using human cells to literally rebuild the heart is a distant but realistic prospect for medicine.
A new lightweight material has been developed that allows the body's own stem cells to rebuild broken bones.
Scientists have used cytokins – cell signalling molecules – to develop a stem cell therapy for treating blood diseases like leukaemia.
Eye surgery and animal extinction