Germany: another stem cell controversy tarnishes the field
Michael Cook | 01 March 2014 |
Doubt cast on daring claims by cardiologist
New STAP stem cells questioned
Michael Cook | 16 February 2014 |
After the high tide of enthusiasm comes the ebb tide of scepticism.
Stunning discovery creates ethical stem cells
Michael Cook | 31 January 2014 |
Immersing cells in acid creates pluripotent stem cells? Who could believe that? But it could be the future.
Scientists overcome roadblock to therapeutic use of stem-cells
Xavier Symons | 21 September 2013 |
Israeli researchers have made a major breakthrough in the search for an efficient method of producing induced pluripotent stem cells.
Approval for world’s first iPS cell clinical trial with humans
Xavier Symons | 11 August 2013 |
A Japanese research group will shortly begin the world's first clinical study using induced pluripotent stem cells.
Urine-derived stem cells used to grow teeth
Xavier Symons | 03 August 2013 |
A recent study published by American stem cell scientists says that a promising new source of stem cells is urine.
Chinese scientists find new method of reprogramming cells
MIchael Cook | 21 July 2013 |
Chinese scientists have created induced pluripotent (iPS) cells by adding chemicals but not extra genes that might cause mutations or cancer.
Scientists grow primitive liver from pluripotent stem cells
Xavier Symons | 13 July 2013 |
Japanese scientists may have found the way to address the global organ transplant shortage.
Bioengineered kidneys could help alleviate organ shortage
Xavier Symons | 27 April 2013 |
Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston have created bioengineered rat kidneys which successfully filter blood and produce urine. If the technique works with humans, it could do away with the need for donor kidneys.
“In vitro eugenics” is coming, predicts Australian bioethicist
Michael Cook | 06 April 2013 |
an Australian bioethicist says that it will be possible to use stem cell technology to breed better humans in a Petri dish.
Valuable new stem cells discovered in breast tissue
Xavier Symons | 16 March 2013 |
Rare stem cells extracted from adult breast tissue are pluripotent and can become most cell types, researchers at the University of California at San Francisco have found.
Key stem cell guideline ignored in US
Michael Cook | 22 February 2013 |
A review of human embryonic stem cell lines in the US has raised concerns about informed consent amongst gamete donors.
Chinese scientists create brain cells from urine
Michael Cook | 13 December 2012 |
Chinese scientists have created brain cells from urine
Researchers eager to create parentless embryos with stem cells
Michael Cook | 13 December 2012 |
An international fertility conference early next year will teach participants how to create embryos with stem cells.
Japanese stem cell scientist faked credentials
Michael Cook | 21 October 2012 |
Another stem cell fraud -- this time in Japan.
A Nobel Prize for ethics?
Michael Cook | 09 October 2012 |
This year's laureates are both stem cell scientists.
Sperm precursor cells created in lab
Michael Cook | 07 September 2012 |
California stem cell institute hits jackpot… with adult stem cells
Michael Cook | 14 July 2012 |
The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine is rejoicing over its first big success. What went unsaid is that this approval is for treatment with adult stem cells, not human embryonic stem cells (hESCs). But the CIRM was established with a US$3 billion bond issue to deliver cures through hESCs.
Alternative stem cell source: amniotic fluid
Jared Yee | 14 July 2012 |
Stem cells from amniotic fluid can be converted into a more versatile state which is similar to human embryonic stem cells (hESCs), scientists said last week.
First stem-cell fraud case enters courts
Jared Yee | 13 July 2012 |
Stem cell tourism may be on its last legs.