Topic List : Stem Cells
IPS cells aid study of chemotherapy side effect
Doxorubicin is a chemotherapy drug used to treat many cancers, but it causes serious heart damage in some patients. Heart muscle cells made from the skin cells of breast cancer patients can be used to study this phenomenon.
Key blood stem cell marker identified
Nearly 30 years after the discovery of the hematopoietic stem cell, Stanford researchers have found a marker that allows them to study the version of these stem cells that continues to replicate.
From Montana to California, and back again
Irving Weissman had an unconventional start in science. The son of a hardware store operator and grandson of a fur trader, he learned lifelong lessons in research at the McLaughlin Research Institute in Montana.
Mackall joins Stanford Medicine
Crystal Mackall will lead the university’s efforts to translate basic science discoveries into immune-based treatments for pediatric and adult cancers.
Letter describes impact on critical research
In September, the National Institutes of Health halted research funding for chimeric human/nonhuman embryos until new funding guidelines are established. Stanford researchers describe the detrimental impact of a ban.
Cells with potential to fix a broken heart
Researchers discovered, in mice, the direct progenitors to coronary artery smooth muscle cells, the important component that encases the artery and gives it strength.
Stem cells from sleepy mice perform worse
Although the research was done in mice, the findings have possible implications for bone marrow transplants, more properly called hematopoietic stem cell transplants, in humans.
Cell self-renews, creates new liver cells
Researchers have found a previously unknown population of cells in mice that function as liver stem cells. The finding could aid drug testing and increase understanding of liver biology and disease.
Gene discoveries in hearing cells
The researchers identified patterns of gene expression that may determine whether the ear’s inner pillar cells can give rise to new hair cells, which are key to hearing.
H. pylori induces stomach stem cell growth in mice
The findings could explain why H. pylori is a risk factor for gastric cancer, the researchers said.