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In ‘World First’ Blind People Have Their Vision Restored Thanks to Stem Cells From Deceased Organ Donors

Millions of blind people could have their vision actually restored using stem cells taken from the eyes of non-living donors, according to new research...

‘For the First Time’, Researchers Use Healthy Stem Cells for Future Type 1 Diabetes Cure

Researchers have made a major breakthrough in developing a cure for type 1 diabetes – and human trials are set to begin soon.

Scientists Activate Stem Cells to Make Hair Grow

Anyone who struggles with baldness – whether it's because of alopecia, chemotherapy, age, or stress – might soon have access to a full head of hair.

First Ever Quadriplegic Treated With Stem Cells Regains Motor Control in His Upper Body

Thanks to the stem cells injected into his spinal cord, Kris Boesen can once more use his arms to sign his name, use his phone, and hug his family.

Man Flies 1200 Miles to Donate Stem Cells to Save 7-year-old Girl

Priya Shah was fighting a losing battle with a rare disease and was forced to drop out of school when none of her family...

Scientists Create Stem Cells That Can Target and Kill Brain Cancer

Harvard scientists have discovered "a way of turning stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer," reports the BBC. In experiments on mice, the...

Diabetes Breakthrough: Scientists Coax Human Stem Cells Into Making Insulin

Since his infant son Sam was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 23 years ago, Harvard scientist Doug Melton has dedicated his career to finding...
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First Hints That Stem Cells Can Help Patients Get Better

Two women losing their sight to progressive forms of blindness may have regained some vision while participating in an experiment testing a treatment made...

First Time Ever, Stem Cells Trained on Deadliest Brain Tumor

In a pioneering experiment, a California woman became the first person to have embryonic stem cells injected into her brain to try and cure...

Scientist Uses Adult Stem Cells to Repair Human Heart

Evidence is growing that new kinds of stem cells -- immature adult stem cells extracted from bone marrow, hearts, kidneys or even the skin,...

Stem Cells Offer a Potential Cure for Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson's is a debilitating disease characterized by loss of muscle control, but there may be new hope for people with this illness in the...

Natural Reconstruction of Breasts from Stem Cells in Fat

Cytori Therapeutics is testing a breast reconstruction therapy that uses stem cells derived from fat to reconstruct breast tissue in women who have...

First-of-its-Kind Clinical Trial Will Try and Cure Parkinson’s Disease Using ‘Reprogrammed’ Stem Cells

This will be the world's first clinical trial in which researchers use iPS cells to cure Parkinson's disease.

‘Cure’ for Arthritis is Near: New Breakthrough With Stem Cells

There's nothing fun about cartilage wearing down and bones rubbing together. Can you say ouch? The only refuge from arthritis today comes from either pain...

Discovery of “Cancer Stem Cells” Could Revolutionize Treatment

Three independent studies have now shown that our understanding of the physical makeup of cancer tumors has been based on a myth. The conventional view...
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Chemical Discovered Repairs Wounds by Summoning Own Stem Cells

Scientists in the UK and Japan have identified the chemical that prompts the body's stem cells to flock en masse to the site of...
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Experiment Moves Past Stem Cells, Advancing Brain Treatment

In a "dramatic" breakthrough that has positive implications for Parkinson's or Alzheimer's, researchers have transformed ordinary mouse skin cells directly into functioning nerve cells,...

Alzheimer Symptoms Reversed With Stem Cells

A new stem cell treatment reverses Alzheimer-like memory impairment in mice, according to researchers at the University of South Florida and James A. Haley...

Stem Cell Generation From Ordinary Cells Now Safe

Japanese researchers who invented a way to make powerful stem cells out of ordinary cells say they have now found a safer way...

Scientists Create Blood From Stem Cells

People usually require blood transfusions that match their own blood type: A mismatch can be fatal. Yet type O-negative can be safely transferred...