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New Study Shows Safer Methods for Stem Cell Culturing

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A new study led by researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the University of California (UC), San Diego School of Medicine shows that certain stem cell culture methods are associated with increased DNA mutations.

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State Funding Boosts Stem Cell Research in California, Other States

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A new study analyzed stem cell funding programs in four states and found that in both California and Connecticut, state programs have contributed to an increase in the share of publications in the field produced in these states.

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Stem Cell Transplants May Work Better than Existing Drug for Severe Multiple Sclerosis

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Stem cell transplants may be more effective than the drug mitoxantrone for people with severe cases of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new study published in the February 11, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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New Study Sheds Light on Cancer Stem Cell Regulation

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Researchers identify signaling molecules in intestinal stem cells that can lead to tumors if left unregulated. The findings suggest a new approach to targeting intestinal cancers.

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Researchers Advance the Science Behind Treating Patients with Corneal Blindness

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Researchers in the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute have devised a novel way to generate transplantable corneal stem cells that may eventually benefit patients suffering from life-altering forms of blindness.

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Using Stem Cells to Grow New Hair

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In a new study from Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, researchers have used human pluripotent stem cells to generate new hair. The study represents the first step toward the development of a cell-based treatment for people with hair loss. In the United States alone, more than 40 million men and 21 million women are affected by hair loss. The research was published online in PLOS One yesterday.

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Stem Cell Success: One Couple’s Effort to Protect Their Son From Fatal Nerve Disease Will Help Other Boys Too

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A new human embryonic stem cell line containing the genetic mutation for adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), and neurons grown from those cells, are now helping scientists study the condition -- thanks to an embryo donated by a couple seeking to avoid passing the disease to their son.

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Bone Stem Cells Shown to Regenerate Bone and Cartilage in Adult Mice

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A stem cell capable of regenerating both bone and cartilage has been identified in bone marrow of mice.

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Scientists Develop Pioneering Method to Define Stages of Stem Cell Reprogramming

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UCLA researchers have for the first time developed a method that defines many stages of reprogramming skin or blood cells into pluripotent stem cells. Study analyzed the reprogramming process at the single-cell level on a daily basis. Results determined that stages of cell change were the same across different reprogramming systems and cell types analyzed.