1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Scrase
A team of researchers have pin-pointed the gene which controls the production of tooth enamel in mice, called Ctip2.
Scientists have found a way to turn adult cells from pigs into any tissue in the body.
A new kind of stem cell, that doesn't involve destroying embryos, has produced new life.
Mice have grown new teeth from stem cells implanted into the jawbone.
Scientists have shown for the first time that it is possible to stimulate the heart to heal itself without the use of stem cell technology.
Working with 'substitute' breast cancer stem cells and mice, scientists have discovered a chemical which can kill the cells that cause tumours to spread and return, even after seemingly successful treatment.
The 2009 Albert Lasker basic medical research prize has just gone to stem cell pioneers John Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka for their work using frogs and mice.
A new study identifies a stem cell that may cause some types of prostate cancer, at least in mice.
In a mouse study, scientists have engineered stem cells to enhance their healing properties.
Researchers have discovered that a derivative of cholesterol is necessary for forming brain cells.
Scientists have grown a thin strip of heart muscle, which is able to beat spontaneously, using stem cells from a mouse embryo.
Sheets of 'substitute skin' from human embryonic stem cells have been grafted onto mice in the laboratory.
Vision in blind rats has been restored by a UK team in collaboration with international scientists.
Skin cells have been transformed directly into functioning brain cells for the first time in a new study using mice.
Stem cells have been injected into the human spine in a pioneering trial to test the safety of the technique, with the hope of treating a debilitating neurodegenerative condition.
Growing hair cells from stem cells could offer personalised treatments for deafness in the future, scientists studying mice suggest.
Scientists are a step closer to producing artificial livers after successfully producing a rat liver graft from stem cells.
The body's own cells could be used to aid the repair of joints, a pioneering rabbit study has revealed.
Scientists have created a ‘knockout rat' that can be used to model certain diseases in the same way as mice.
Our attention was drawn this week to a relatively new European initiative called AXLR8, a consortium which aims to accelerate progress in developing alternatives to animals for safety testing.