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 are a step closer to producing artificial livers after successfully producing a rat liver graft from stem cells.
Scientists have successfully guided mouse stem cells to become specialised cells that build a protective coat around neurons.
A new study identifies a stem cell that may cause some types of prostate cancer, at least in mice.
The discovery of a gene linked to skin cancer in zebrafish could lead to new treatments for the disease.
Night-vision was restored after scientists transplanted light-sensitive cells into the eyes of 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.
Tissue grown from stem cells taken from patients' ears could be used in facial reconstructions, tests in mice have shown.
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.
Certain types of cancer could be triggered by simple wounds, according to new research on mice.
Liver cells that mimic inherited liver diseases, produced from human skin cells, may offer the chance to regenerate damaged tissues and organs.
Vision in blind rats has been restored by a UK team in collaboration with international scientists.
Human hearts cannot repair themselves after a heart attack damages heart muscle.
Mice have grown new teeth from stem cells implanted into the jawbone.
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.
Continuing our video series on the patient benefits of animal research, a patient interviews a scientist on how stem cells, based on animal research, may be used to repair hearts.
Scientists have grown a thin strip of heart muscle, which is able to beat spontaneously, using stem cells from a mouse embryo.
Understanding regeneration in model organisms gives hope that it may one day be possible for amputees to regrow limbs, or for heart attack patients to regrow healthy heart muscle.
Research that has for the first time successfully grown "mini-livers" from adult mouse stem cells has won the UK's international prize for the scientific and technological advance with the most potential to replace, reduce or refine the use of animals in …
Scientists have found a way to turn adult cells from pigs into any tissue in the body.