Stem Cell News - Science Daily

Read about today's stem cell research including novel stem cell technology and advances in understanding cancer stem cells.
  1. For the first time, scientists can record cells communicating in real time, opening the floodgates for new developments in cell therapy and other areas within cell biology.
  2. Researchers found that embryonic stem cells commit to a cell fate far more rapidly than anticipated.
  3. Cell biologists shed light on the very first step stem cells go through to turn into the specialized cells that make up organs. The findings implicate the ability of proteins to hang around in cells -- their stability -- as a major factor in controlling a stem cell's state, and in the decision to remain a stem cell or transform into a specialized cell.
  4. Researchers have discovered the mechanism behind how neural stem cells in fruit flies are activated to stimulate the generation of new brain cells.
  5. A research team has developed a process that enables 3D printing of biological tissues without scaffolds using 'ink' made up of only stem cells.
  6. Scientists developed a microrobot that can precisely transplant stem cells in various in vivo and vitro environments. Expects to improve the efficiency of treating degenerative neural disorders such as Alzheimer by accurately and safely delivering to a desired location.
  7. Researchers have, for the first time, duplicated a patient's blood-brain barrier (BBB), creating a human BBB chip with stem cells, which can be used to develop personalized medicine and new techniques to research brain disorders.
  8. Scientists describe how stem cell therapies could help babies with severe intestinal issues.
  9. Scientists have recreated a critical brain component, the blood-brain barrier, that functioned as it would in the individual who provided the cells to make it. Their achievement provides a new way to make discoveries about brain disorders and, potentially, predict which drugs will work best for an individual patient.
  10. Scientists have found that neural stem cells use molecules that form a complex called STRIPAK to 'wake up' and produce new neurons (nerve cells) and surrounding glial cells in the brain.