Stem Cells

  • New research suggests that lung fibrosis develops when scar tissue cells escape immune surveillance, suggesting potential therapy.

  • Roeland Nusse receives Gairdner award

    The Stanford developmental biologist was honored for a lifetime of work on the Wnt signaling pathway, which plays an important role in normal development and in cancer.

  • Old human cells rejuvenated

    Old human cells can become more youthful by coaxing them to briefly express proteins used to make induced pluripotent cells, Stanford researchers and their colleagues have found. The finding may have implications for aging research.

  • Single number IDs deadly cancer cells

    Stanford data scientists have shown that figuring out a single number can help them find the most dangerous cancer cells.

  • Omega-3s, fat stems cells linked

    A new finding by Stanford researchers represents a missing link between two worlds — that of dietary science, and that of molecular and cellular biology.

  • Irving Weissman honored for stem cell, cancer work

    Weissman and Johns Hopkins’ Bert Vogelstein will share the 2019 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research for discoveries in stem cell and cancer biology.

  • Overcoming transplant rejection in mice

    If the antibody treatment is eventually found to be viable in humans, it could increase the numbers of people who benefit from hematopoietic stem transplants, Stanford researchers said.

  • Toward radiation-free stem cell transplants

    Researchers at Stanford and the University of Tokyo may have cracked the code to doing stem cell transplants and gene therapy without radiation and chemotherapy.

  • Possible ‘bubble boy’ disease therapy

    In preclinical trials, Stanford scientists and their collaborators harnessed the gene-editing system CRISPR-Cas9 to replace the mutated gene underpinning the devastating immune disease.

  • Gentler pre-transplant treatment with antibody

    An antibody to a protein on blood-forming stem cells may allow bone marrow transplants without the need for chemotherapy and radiation, according to a Stanford study.

  • Transplants without tissue-matching?

    Researchers’ experimental approach for preparing mice for blood stem cell transplantation may one day make it possible in humans to safely transplant organs or cells from any donor to any recipient.

  • What sea invertebrate reveals about us

    A lowly sea creature may provide a way to understand our own blood-forming system, improve our immune function and find new immune-associated tools for biological discovery, Stanford researchers say.

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