Can stem cells help lungs regenerate?

November 18, 2014

In the U.S. about 200,000 people have acute respiratory distress syndrome, a disease with a death rate of 40 percent, and there are 12 million patients with COPD. Can an adult lung stem cell known as p63+/Krt5+ help regenerate...


Dr. Masayo Takahashi awarded Stem Cell Person of the Year

November 7, 2014

Masayo Takahashi, MD, PhD, is the 2014 Stem Cell Person of the Year. According to the Knoepfler Lab Stem Cell Blog, Dr. Takahashi was selected from a group of 12 finalists. Dr. Takahashi is recognized for her work leading...


Regrowing human corneas

July 8, 2014

Findings by Harvard-affiliated researchers could overcome a major cause of blindness. Scientists have regrown anatomically correct, fully functional human corneas in mice! Read more.

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Why did the stem cell cross the road?

June 16, 2014

How does a stem cell decide what path to take? According to researchers at Rice University, it’s up to the wisdom of the crowd.  Read more

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Scientists grow retina in a dish

June 12, 2014

“We have basically created a miniature human retina in a dish that not only has the architectural organization of the retina but also has the ability to sense light,” says study leader M. Valeria Canto-Soler, Ph.D., an assistant professor of...