Cloned stem cells are better than re-programmed ones

Stem cells are versatile tools that can potentially be used to treat various disorders, or be directed to grow into much needed organs. The traditional way to obtain embryonic stem cells, the most versatile of them all, has been through fertilizing an egg with a sperm. Unfortunately, this causes some issues for… » 7/10/14 1:36pm 7/10/14 1:36pm

Breakthrough: Synthetic Meat Made From Stem Cells

Last year, scientists created the world's first lab-grown burger — and by all accounts it didn't taste half bad. Sadly, the cost of a single patty ran upwards of $385,000. Now, European researchers have developed a small-scale manufacturing technique for synthetic meat that could eventually prove revolutionary. » 5/20/14 9:30am 5/20/14 9:30am

"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

New research suggests women can make sperm, and men can make eggs

What started as an investigation into developmental mouse biology has become a lot more than that. Biologist Katsuhiko Hayashi discovered a way to turn mouse skin cells into sperm and egg cells — and actually used these modified cells to create a living baby mouse. The question is, can it work in humans? » 8/21/13 4:26pm 8/21/13 4:26pm

A 3D Printer That Generates Human Embryonic Stem Cells

3-D printers can produce gun parts, aircraft wings, food and a lot more, but this new 3-D printed product may be the craziest thing yet: human embryonic stem cells. Using stem cells as the "ink" in a 3-D printer, researchers in Scotland hope to eventually build 3-D printed organs and tissues. A team at Heriot-Watt… » 2/05/13 2:56pm 2/05/13 2:56pm