Breakthrough: Scientists build a beating mouse heart with human tissue

In a major scientific first, a team of developmental biologists has built a functional mouse heart from human tissues. The results herald a future where specific patches of heart muscle – or even the whole organ – could be grown for transplantation. » 8/14/13 9:20am 8/14/13 9:20am

Nicely Done: US Supreme Court Slaps Down Challenge to Embryonic Stem…

Thank the gods. Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court had the good sense to ignore a case that would have prevented the government from funding embryonic stem cell research. Here's why their decision was a very good idea. » 1/08/13 12:09pm 1/08/13 12:09pm

Scientists discover an answer to stem cell therapy's lethal side effects

In the emerging field of regenerative medicine, some of the most promising developments revolve around so called "pluripotent cells" — cells like embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) that can develop into just about any type of cell in your body. » 8/15/11 8:30am 8/15/11 8:30am