Stem Cell
Human heart tissue grown from stem cells improves drug testing

Human heart tissue grown from stem cells improves drug testing

Singapore: Researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A*STAR have engineered a three-dimensional heart tissue from human stem cells to test the safety and efficacy of new drugs on the heart. more

Singapore scientists develop DNA-altering technology to tackle diseases

Singapore scientists develop DNA-altering technology to tackle diseases

Singapore: Researchers in Singapore have developed a new protein that can alter DNA in living cells with much higher precision than current methods. more

‘Made in India stem cell therapy for blindness’ receives global validation

‘Made in India stem cell therapy for blindness’ receives global validation

Hyderabad: An idea that stemmed from an intellectual exchange between Dr Virender Sangwan, director, Srujana Centre for Innovation, Centre for Regenerative Ophthalmology and Clinical Research, L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), Hyderabad and Dr Sheila McNeil, professor of regenerative medicine, Linkoping University, Sweden, has been published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology by a group of eight different centres across the globe. more

Crucial brain chemical made from human stem cells

Crucial brain chemical made from human stem cells

New York: Using stem cells, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have created a specialised nerve cell that makes serotonin, a signalling chemical with a broad role in the brain. more

Effective therapies for liver damage come closer

Effective therapies for liver damage come closer

London: In a major advancement towards therapies for patients with liver damage, scientists have developed a new technique for growing liver cells from stem cells that is cost-effective and could be adapted for mass production of clinical grade cells. more

Filling a void in stem cell therapy

Filling a void in stem cell therapy

Washington: Possible stem cell therapies often are limited by low survival of transplanted stem cells and the lack of precise control over their differentiation into the cell types needed to repair or replace injured tissues. more

‘Recycled’ kidneys for transplant come a step closer

‘Recycled’ kidneys for transplant come a step closer

New York (IANS): Donated kidneys that are discarded due to abnormalities or other factors may soon be “recycled” to engineer tailor-made replacement kidneys for patients, the US scientists have reported in two studies. more

Indian-origin scientist turns blood into nerve cells

Indian-origin scientist turns blood into nerve cells

Toronto (IANS): Stem cell scientists led by Mickie Bhatia from the McMaster University have successfully converted adult human blood cells into neural cells. more

Swedish researchers question treatment of infertility with stem cells

Swedish researchers question treatment of infertility with stem cells

Stockholm: New studies by Swedish researchers at institutions including the University of Gothenburg and Karolinska Institute are questioning the notion that infertility can be treated with stem cells. more

Scientists create stem cells from a drop of blood

Scientists create stem cells from a drop of blood

Singapore: Scientists at A*STAR’s Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) have developed a method to generate human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) from a single drop of finger-pricked blood. more