Researchers Create Perfect Blood Vessels in a Petri Dish for the First Time
The researchers also demonstrated that it is possible to grow functioning human blood vessels in another species.
Lab-Grown Mini-Brains Spontaneously Produced ‘Human-Like’ Brain Waves for the First Time
The electrical activity of the lab-grown mini-brains was similar to that seen in premature infants and may help researchers understand brain development disorders.
This 3D Human 'Mini-Brain' Is Made of Stem Cells and Can Live For Months
Biologists from Tufts University have fine-tuned an environment for 3D test tube “mini-brains” so that they can function like a living nervous system for months.
Biologists Grew a Human Retina in a Dish
These “organoids” help scientists understand how color vision develops in the eye’s cells.
Scientists Just Made Human Egg Cells from Human Blood for the First Time
It’s the first step toward being able to mass produce human eggs using other people’s body tissues or blood.
Texas Gives Legal Cover to Shady Stem Cell Clinics
It's the Wild West of modern medicine.
Scientists Found Cancer-Causing DNA in Stem Cells Given to Patients
These unlucky people were enrolled in clinical trials, not clients at shady clinics.
How Not to Die
Stem Cell Clinics Are Ruining People's Lives
Patients are promised revolutionary therapy, only to find they’ve wasted their money—or worse.
How Not to Die
The Life-Saving Treatment That’s Being Thrown In The Trash
Umbilical cord blood can be used to treat or cure more than 80 conditions.
Stem Cells Are Now Being Tested to Treat Impotence
But guess where the injection goes.
New Drug Treatment Could Reverse Hearing Loss
But quit standing next to the speaker anyway.
The Future of Cancer
This Lung Cancer Breakthrough Brought to You by Late Nights at the Lab
Knowing which cells are at the root of squamous cell lung cancer is a big deal.