Topic: embryonic stem cells
Scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have created a new type of stem cell that retains the ability to develop into any type of cell.
Boston University researchers have devised an efficient way to produce thyroid cells using genetically modified mouse embryonic stem cells. This could lead to generating human thyroid cells, which could allow for the modeling of thyroid disease and help unravel its causes.
Asterias Biotherapeutics has posted data from a phase 1/2a trial of its embryonic stem cell-based therapy.
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown that they can rapidly produce populations of at least 12 cell types, including bone, heart muscle and cartilage, from human embryonic stem cells.
A new microfluidic tool could be used to duplicate within a laboratory the physiochemical environment needed to develop embryonic stem cells into organized tissue.