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Stem cell ''sticky spots'' recreated by scientists

Randomly distributed sticky spots which are integral to the development of stem cells by maximising adhesion and acting as internal scaffolding have been artificially recreated by experts from the University of Sheffield for the first time.



Roche and IMI promote use of stem cell technology to enhance drug development

Roche and the Innovative Medicines Initiative have announced the launch of StemBANCC, a new academic–industry partnership that unites ten pharmaceutical companies and 23 academic institutions.



New technique to deliver stem cell therapy may help damaged eyes regain their sight

Engineers at the University of Sheffield have developed a new technique for delivering stem cell therapy to the eye which they hope will help the natural repair of eyes damaged by accident or disease. This could help millions of people across the world retain – or even regain - their sight.



Stem cells develop best in 3D

Scientists from The Danish Stem Cell Center (DanStem) at the University of Copenhagen are contributing important knowledge about how stem cells develop best into insulin-producing cells.



Human stem cells cure common form of deafness

A cure for deafness is a step closer after University of Sheffield scientists used human embryonic stem cells to treat a common form of hearing loss.



Stem cell researchers map new knowledge about insulin production

Scientists from The Danish Stem Cell Center (DanStem) at the University of Copenhagen and Hagedorn Research Institute have gained new insight into the signaling paths that control the body’s insulin production.



Key to embryonic stem cell differentiation

A protein called Shp2 plays a critical role in the pathways that control decisions for differentiation or self-renewal in both human embryonic stem cells and mouse embryonic stem cells.



Stem cells could halt osteoporosis

Researchers explain that tweaking a certain group of multipotent stem cells, called mesenchymal stem cells, with interferon gamma may promote bone growth.



Stem cell breakthrough

Researchers discovered a new method of creating stem cells that could lead to possible cures for devastating diseases including spinal cord injury, macular degeneration, diabetes and Parkinson's disease.



Message system controls adult stem cells

British researchers have uncovered a messaging system that instructs ASCs to contribute to tissue repair in response to chemical signals in the body.



Stem cells and cancer

If a crucial gene called Apc is lost or damaged, its normal function of controlling the adult stem cell population breaks down.



Awakening stem cells

Scientists have discovered what chemical in the eye triggers the dormant capacity of certain non-neuronal cells to transform into progenitor cells.



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