In what appears to be a first, Japanese researchers have used stem cell science to generate working human liver cells, a breakthrough that could lead to the end of organ donor transplants.
Hannah Warren is the youngest person to ever receive a trachea made from stem cells.
Using stems cells from both humans and mice, researchers have managed to grow teeth from scratch.
A group of U.K. scientists are working to use stem cells to make 3D-printed replacement organs rather than relying on human donors.
Taylor Binns never planned to experience a simple delight of the world again: seeing it. The world was slowly going black, and time was running out. So he took his only options: a new procedure using stem cells. What we all take for granted became his gift: he could see again.
After a heart attack, your heart can become weak to the point that it's no longer able to effectively supply the rest of your body with blood. This means bad times, especially since patients with severe heart failure have to rely on mechanical devices or transplants, but stem cells derived from a patient's own skin could potentially provide a cure.
Researchers have discovered a new brain stem cell, which could have great implications for the future of medicine. The stem cells can form various types of cells, including new brain cells, which could possibly be the key to healing many brain injuries.
Broken bones are never fun, but they're a little more serious for men and women serving in the active military, which is why the University of Georgia-discovered "fracture putty," which can speed up the healing of bone fractures, is so important. Though it may mean spending time in sweet casts like this one.
It's been sixteen years since Edinburgh scientists cloned a sheep and named it Dolly, but their sophomore effort appears even better: they've gone back to the studio and created some new brain tissue. Human brain tissue, that is.
Tracheae (aka windpipes) don't grow on trees. In fact, they don't grow anywhere, which is problematic when it comes to tracheal cancer, but recently surgeons in Switzerland managed to replace a cancerous windpipe with a plastic one made in a laboratory and covered in the recipient's stem cells.