Scientists build 'mini-stomachs' in lab

2014-10-30 13:13

Scientists using stem cells say they have built the world's first 'mini-stomachs', tiny clusters of human gastric tissue that could spur research into cancer, ulcers and diabetes.

Stem cells to treat blindness appear to be safe

2014-10-15 11:33

An experimental treatment for blindness that uses embryonic stem cells appears to be safe, and it improved vision in more than half of the patients who got it, two studies show.

Scientists retract false stem cell study

2014-07-03 13:48

Scientists who reported that they'd found a startlingly simple way to make stem cells have withdrawn that claim, following accusations of falsified data.

Japan rejects disgraced scientist's appeal

2014-05-09 08:10

A respected Japanese institute that sponsored stem cell research hailed as groundbreaking says the young scientist who wrote the paper should withdraw it.

Stem cell controversy hits Japan

2014-04-02 13:30

The finding that a lead researcher falsified data in a widely heralded stem cell research paper is a setback for Japan's efforts to promote its advanced research.

'Embryonic-like' stem cells not found

2013-07-25 07:35

A US company that has promoted its stem cell discovery in partnership with the Vatican has come under fresh scrutiny by independent scientists who say the cells do not exist.

Potential breakthrough in stem cell production

2013-07-08 11:14

A team of Toronto-based researchers may be one step closer to a 'recipe' for large-scale production of stem cells.

Progress claimed in mammoth cloning

2012-09-13 11:30

There may be some life left yet for the woolly mammoth, according to research by scientists that has raised hopes the extinct animal could be cloned.

Doctor convinced of first HIV cure

2012-09-13 08:27

Years after a radical treatment, a US man and his German doctor are convinced that he remains the first person cured of infection with HIV, the virus that causes Aids.

Amniotic fluid a stem cell source

2012-07-04 13:30

Stem cells taken from amniotic fluid can be transformed into a more versatile state similar to embryonic stem cells and may offer an alternative, scientists have said.


Stem cells from human embryos safe

2014-10-15 20:46

The longest-running trial of stem cells derived from a human embryo found that the cells caused patients none of the problems scientists feared, such as forming tumours, and reversed partial blindness in about half the eyes.

Japan lab unable to replicate 'stem cell' findings

2014-08-27 14:46

Researchers have been unable to replicate experiments that were hailed earlier this year as a "game-changer" in the quest to grow transplant tissue.

Scientists slow degeneration in motor neurone

2014-06-28 13:56

Japanese stemcell scientists have succeeded in slowing the deterioration of mice with motor neurone disease, possibly paving the way for eventual human treatment.

‘Cloned stem cells create Catholic fear’

2014-04-29 08:36

In the wake of announcements from laboratories in the US that they had created human embryos by cloning cells of living people, a lab in New York has announced that it had done that and more.


Stem cell burger unveiled

2013-08-05 15:36
Stem cell burger unveiled

Scientists have served up the first test tube grown beef burger made from stem cells. Watch.

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Stem cells 'cure' blindness

2013-07-22 08:25

Blind mice have been able to see once more in a laboratory exploit that marks a further boost for the fast-moving field of retinal therapy.

Scientists 'print' 3D object with stem cells

2013-02-05 11:50

Scientists said they printed 3D objects using human embryonic stem cells, furthering the quest to fabricate transplantable organs.

Stem cells boost hopes of ending deafness

2012-09-13 10:30

Scientists working with deaf gerbils have said they had found a way of coaxing early stem cells into specialised ear cells that helped the rodents hear sound.

Stem cells blamed for cancer re-growth

2012-08-02 10:52

Researchers have presented evidence for the existence of cancer stem cells, with three different studies seeking to end a decades-old scientific dispute.

Stem cells harvested long after death

2012-06-13 08:31

Some stem cells can lie dormant for more than two weeks in a dead person and then be revived to divide into new, functioning cells, scientists in France say.

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