1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Scrase
Mouse retinas have been grown in the lab using embryonic stem cells.
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.
In the UK around 1 in 10 men are infertile, often because of low sperm counts.
Eye surgery and animal extinction
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 lightweight material has been developed that allows the body's own stem cells to rebuild broken bones.
For the first time rats have been able to breathe using lab grown lungs, a new study reports.
Scientists have used cytokins – cell signalling molecules – to develop a stem cell therapy for treating blood diseases like leukaemia.
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.
A new study may explain why our brains produce fewer new neurons with age.