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Stem Cells Heal Scar Damage After Heart Attack

For the first time, researchers have used stem cells from a patient’s own heart to repair the damage to the muscle that occurs during heart attack. Dr. Eduardo...

First Human Heart Stem Cell Trial Shows Promise

For the first time, doctors were able to improve heart function and reverse tissue damage in heart failure patients, using stem cells taken from the patients'...

Researchers Hail Stem Cells Safe for Human Use

Stem-cell science is a fast-moving field. Just three years since a Japanese researcher first reprogrammed ordinary skin cells into stem cells without the use of...

Scientists Create Human Sperm from Stem Cells

Researchers at Newcastle University in England report they have coaxed the first human sperm cells from embryonic stem cells, in a remarkable demonstration of...

New Rules Expand Federal Funding of Stem Cells

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued official guidelines on Monday governing the federal funding of human embryonic-stem-cell research, four months...

NIH Eases Restrictions on Stem Cells

The National Institutes of Health today made good on its charge from President Obama in March to come up with a less restrictive plan for federal funding of...

Study: Stem Cells May Reverse Type 1 Diabetes

Researchers have used injections of patients' own stem cells to reverse the course of type 1 diabetes, reports a research team from the University of Sao Paulo...

Stem-Cell Research: The Quest Resumes

Scientific inspiration can come from anywhere — a person, an event, even an experiment gone awry. But perhaps nothing can drive innovation more powerfully than...

A Breakthrough on Stem Cells

"Correction Appended: Dec. 11, 2007" Before Dolly, no one thought it was possible to turn back time, especially where biology was concerned. Once a cell...

Banking on Stem Cells

A San Francisco company announced Tuesday that they would be the first to offer IVF patients the option of growing, freezing and banking their own embryonic...