Rare disease treated with new skin grown from stem cells

Rare disease treated with new skin grown from stem cells

We all have skin! The largest organ in our body that we all take for granted! It is protecting us from microbes and infections, helping us to regulate our body temperature and allows us to feel, touch and sense our surroundings. And it is doing all of that and more right now, even as you [...]

ValentinesScience: Stem cells could repair your broken heart. 

As I'm sure you are all aware, tomorrow is February 14th - which for some people is a fantastic day of the year where they celebrate their love with their other half and for others is just another day. So whether you're loved up or a singleton on this particular day of the year - [...]

10 years of induced pluripotent stem cells. Are they still the future?

August 25th 2006. Shinya Yamanaka and Kazutoshi Takahashi announced that they had made a huge discovery! One that would change the stem cell field and get them a Nobel Prize. They had discovered that adult cells, like your skin cells for example, could be reprogrammed to, once again, look and function like embryonic stem cells [...]

Scientists plan to grow new limbs for amputees using stem cells.

For years now, there has been a lot of hope surrounding stem cell research and the possibility that they can be used to make new organs to solve the transplant shortage and make cells to treat degenerative diseases. But now, we might be one step closer as researchers in the USA are planning to create [...]