Closing in on Pluripotent Stem Cell Therapies for Liver Diseases

Oct 09 2020
The liver, our largest internal organ, plays vital roles in food metabolism, energy storage, and elimination of toxins. Liver disorders kill more than two million people per year, representing a significant global health challenge. In addition, liver failure is the end stage of many life-threatening diseases, such as alcoholic hepatitis, Hepatitis B infection, and liver...
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Scientists Use Stem Cells to Uncover COVID-19 Effects on the Heart

Sep 06 2020
Scientists and medical professionals worldwide are collaborating to discover how to address the coronavirus pandemic and to better understand its effects on the body. It is well known that COVID-19 can devastate the lungs, causing symptoms including cough, shortness of breath, pneumonia, and acute respiratory distress syndrome. However, there is mounting...
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Basic Research: The Wind Beneath Innovation’s Wings

Aug 10 2020
Biomedical research – the science of investigating the mechanisms and causes of disease – has been the driving force for many of the greatest medical advances in history: from drugs like penicillin to fight bacterial infections to medications like insulin to control diabetes. Its importance feels even more pertinent nowadays amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. While...
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Stem Cells as Tools to Identify COVID-19 Treatments

Jun 06 2020
COVID-19 has had profound and far-reaching impacts, affecting the health and safety of millions of people worldwide. Scientists from different disciplines are coming together and pooling their unique skill sets and resources to...
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Truths Around ‘Stem Cell’ Treatments

Jan 14 2020
This blog space is dedicated to putting “stem cells in focus” for the public and potential consumers of stem cell therapies. Monthly blog posts feature authoritative, and scientifically-based information to help educate on stem cell research and its potential to impact human health. This month we want to highlight the recent commentary in Scientific American,...
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