"Surprising" Breakthrough in Multiple Sclerosis Mouse Study

In a recent experiment, mice with MS-like symptoms were able to walk and run again just two weeks after being injected with human neural stem cells. Even the researchers were unprepared for these incredible results. Though we're still far from a cure, it's a remarkable finding that hints at similar therapies for… » 5/15/14 9:00am 5/15/14 9:00am

More Evidence That Youthful Blood Can Reverse The Effects Of Aging

A few years ago, scientists from Stanford discovered that it's possible to reverse cognitive decline in old mice by injecting them with the blood of the young. Now, researchers have isolated the mechanism responsible for this rejuvenation — and it's a protein that's found in humans as well. » 5/05/14 12:25pm 5/05/14 12:25pm

Researchers Clone Stem Cells From Human Adults

Scientists from South Korea have devised a technique for cloning adult stem cells that doesn't involve the destruction of human embryos. The resulting stem cells, which are highly personalized, could be used to treat illnesses such as heart disease and blindness — but the technique could also be used to clone adults. » 4/18/14 6:00pm 4/18/14 6:00pm

A drug that restores hearing in deaf mice

Advances in regenerative medicine are coming in fast and furious these days, and a remarkable new breakthrough can be added to the list. Scientists at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School have restored partial hearing in mice suffering from sensorineural hearing loss — a condition that happens after… » 1/10/13 11:00am 1/10/13 11:00am

Paralyzed dogs walk again after nose cell transplants

A 10-year old dachshund named Jasper has regained the use of his hind legs after being injected with cells grown from the lining of his nose — cells that are showing a remarkable potential to replace damaged nerves. The procedure, which was conducted on a total of 23 dogs, is set to revolutionize the way spinal cord… » 11/19/12 3:30pm 11/19/12 3:30pm