Miniature Spinal Cords Grown In The Lab

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Scientists from the Dresden University of Technology have made a giant stride in the field of regenerative medicine, having successfully grown spinal cord-like tissue in the lab from embryonic stem cells. Although mouse cells were used, the study raises the possibility that one day, with further development, this technique could be used to help patients […]

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Transplanted Neural Stem Cells Successfully Integrate Into The Brain

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Researchers from the University of Luxembourg have successfully transplanted stem cells into the brains of adult mice and demonstrated their long-term stability. After six months, the stem cells were found to have functionally integrated into brain circuits and formed connections with other cells. The researchers hope that with further research, this technique could one day […]

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Scientists Grow First Contracting Human Muscle Tissue In Lab

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Just last year, scientists from Duke University successfully grew bioengineered skeletal muscle from rat cells that could not only contract like the real thing when implanted into animals, but was also able to heal itself. Now, in a world first, researchers from the same institute have grown human skeletal muscle that responds just like native […]

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Controversial Stem Cell Paper Set To Be Withdrawn From Nature

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One of the two highly controversial papers published this year in the prestigious journal Nature that describe a potentially groundbreaking method to produce stem cells is set to be retracted, according to recent reports. The paper, entitled Bidirectional Developmental Potential in Reprogrammed Cells With Acquired Pluripotency, is a continuation of another paper by the same […]

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