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Stem cell discovery could lead to improved bone marrow transplants

Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, have identified a key molecule for establishing blood stem cells in their niche within the bone marrow. The findings, reported in the January issue of Cell Stem Cell, ...

Adipose tissue produces cells involved in immune response

French researchers from CNRS and the Universite Paul Sabatier have demonstrated the existence, in adipose tissue, of stem cells similar to those found in bone marrow. These cells are capable of differentiating into mast cells, ...

Scientists turn skin into blood (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- In an important breakthrough, scientists at McMaster University have discovered how to make human blood from adult human skin.

Tracing the 'blurry line' between hospital and at-home care

(PhysOrg.com) -- When patients come home from the hospital after major surgery or a transplant, they often are not well enough to care for themselves, and more importantly, have complex medical needs that need to be monitored ...

A smart use for wisdom teeth: Making stem cells

For most people, wisdom teeth are not much more than an annoyance that eventually needs to be removed. However, a new study appearing in the September 17 Journal of Biological Chemistry shows that wisdom teeth contain a valuable ...

Improving clinical use of stem cells to repair heart damage

Presenting at the UK National Stem Cell Network annual science conference today (13 July), Professor Michael Schneider describes a new approach to treating heart attack and cardiomyopathy using stem cells.

Researcher develops bioreactor for cultivation of bone cells

A new bioreactor system for cultivating bone cells reduces the number of actions that need to be taken in the process, and so lowers the cost of tissue culture. Frank Janssen of the University of Twente (The Netherlands) ...

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