Induced pluripotent stem cells share proteins with some cancers. The cells can be used as a vaccine to prevent pancreatic cancers in mice.
Tag: stem cells
Cell growth clue could lead to new breast cancer treatments
Stanford stem cell biologists have found a way to block a signal that causes growth of breast cancer cells, opening potential for new treatments.
Gel smooths cells’ ride through syringes in regenerative therapy
An innovative stem cell delivery method vastly improves the viability of tissue regenerating cells in animal spinal-cord injury models.
In the Spotlight: ‘When you’re in a minority group, you’re never just a grad student’
This "In the Spotlight" features Carolyn Dundes, a PhD candidate in Stanford's Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine program and an LGBTQ advocate.
The final frontier? Studying stem cells on the International Space Station
Stanford researchers study stem-cell-derived human heart muscle cells on the International Space Station to learn effects of microgravity.
Delivery of crucial protein to brain could help treat rare genetic disorders
Stanford scientists have conducted a proof-of-concept experiment in mice that shows they can use blood stem cells to treat a severe brain disease.
Two young brothers saved by new stem cell transplant technique
A method that broadens the pool of potential donors for stem cell transplants recently saved two young brothers from a severe genetic disease.
Stem cell medicine gets a go-to guide citing proven findings
A state-of-the-field review of stem cell research by Stanford's Helen Blau reveals their promise & exposes problems in the path to clinical applications.
In the Spotlight: Working toward pure populations of stem cells
This In the Spotlight features Kyle Loh, a stem cell researcher who is working to create pure populations of cells. He also enjoys road bicycling.
Transplanting mismatched organs may be possible — and safe — in the future, new findings suggest
A team of researchers have found a new way to remove blood-producing stem cells, introducing the possibility of safer, and non-matched, transplants.
Don’t worry, bee happy: Royal jelly keeps embryonic stem cells agile
Honeybee royal jelly affects the developmental potential of mouse stem cells. A structurally similar protein in mammals could aid stem cell research.
Backwards progress? Skeletal stem cells turn back time to correct damage
Is extensive regeneration possible in humans? Stanford researchers show skeletal stem cells can move backward developmentally when major repairs are needed.
Genetics of rapid deer antler growth, discovered
Stanford scientists identified two key genes responsible for the rapid bone growth of deer antlers, a finding that may one day help treat bone disease.
“Mitotic catastrophe” describes how aged muscle stem cells die, and provides clues to keeping them healthy
'Mitotic catastrophe' hampers the ability of aged muscle stem cells to repair damage. Manipulating this process could lead to new therapies for old muscle.
Human skeletal stem cell can generate cartilage, bone
Discovery of the human skeletal stem cell opens the way to regenerate cartilage and bone to repair damaged tissues, say Stanford scientists.
Celebrating Lucy Shapiro, from artist to award-winning developmental biologist
A profile by The Scientist of Lucy Shapiro, PhD, highlights her career and the passions that guided her groundbreaking scientific research.