By Nadia-Elysse Harris | May 16, 2013 01:00 PM EDT
The announcement of the extraordinary cloning of human embryos has sparked a hot debate concerning legal regulations and moral implications of the process.
By Nsikan Akpan | May 15, 2013 01:01 PM EDT
A major advance by Oregon researchers turns human skin cells into embryonic stem cells.
By Christie Rizk | May 09, 2013 12:24 PM EDT
Researchers are taking steps to create bioengineered teeth.
By Jonathan Weiss | Apr 15, 2013 12:06 PM EDT
By reprogramming skin cells into myelin producing cells and proving they work, researchers are forging ahead in hopes of repairing damage seen in some neurological diseases.
By Makini Brice | Dec 26, 2012 04:17 PM EST
Corpses have long been used for organ transplants, but new research suggests that they may be able to serve as a vessel for stem cell donations as well.
By Makini Brice | Dec 10, 2012 01:44 PM EST
Researchers have found a way to turn urine into brain cells. The technique uses the cells discarded in human waste to form neuron cells.
By Makini Brice | Nov 30, 2012 03:08 PM EST
Researchers may have found a way to make stem cell therapy much less controversial: the conversion of blood cells into stem cells.
By Amber Moore | Nov 06, 2012 10:47 AM EST
Donated cells work as good as own stem cells during heart tissue repair.
By Christine Hsu | Oct 04, 2012 04:57 PM EDT
The team of Japanese scientists that successfully produced normal baby mice using sperm made from stem cells has now successfully produced baby mice from eggs made from egg stem cells in a breakthrough that, if successfully replicated in humans, could someday relieve worries women have about their biological clocks.
By Amber Moore | Sep 28, 2012 01:24 PM EDT
Cancer treatments may be creating more dangerous and persistent cancer cells that are resistant to both chemotherapy and radiation.
By Makini Brice | Sep 26, 2012 03:42 PM EDT
The findings could help researchers reduce falls in the elderly patients or even make old muscles young again.
By Amber Moore | Sep 25, 2012 01:10 PM EDT
Researchers at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have found a faster and more efficient way of generating induced pluripotent stem cells.
By Christine Hsu | Sep 12, 2012 04:44 PM EDT
Scientists have successfully restored hearing in animals by using embryonic stem cells in a breakthrough that brings hopes to millions of people with hearing problems.
By Makini Brice | Sep 04, 2012 11:44 AM EDT
Researchers from the University of Zurich have announced that stem cell implantation has restored feeling in two of three paralyzed participants in a small trial.
By Amber Moore | Sep 03, 2012 11:33 AM EDT
Researchers have now found a key cell in the bone marrow that develops into the immune system.