stem cells

Motherboard

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.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.16.19
Organoids

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.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.19.18
mini brain

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.
Caroline Haskins
10.18.18
eyeballs

Biologists Grew a Human Retina in a Dish

These “organoids” help scientists understand how color vision develops in the eye’s cells.
Samantha Cole
10.11.18
Motherboard

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.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.21.18
Daily Buzzkill

Texas Gives Legal Cover to Shady Stem Cell Clinics

It's the Wild West of modern medicine.
Jesse Hicks
6.1.17
yikes

Scientists Found Cancer-Causing DNA in Stem Cells Given to Patients

These unlucky people were enrolled in clinical trials, not clients at shady clinics.
Jesse Hicks
4.28.17
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.
Jesse Hicks
4.12.17
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.
Bryn Nelson
3.28.17
doin' it

Stem Cells Are Now Being Tested to Treat Impotence

But guess where the injection goes.
Susan Rinkunas
3.28.17
Whoa

New Drug Treatment Could Reverse Hearing Loss

But quit standing next to the speaker anyway.
Jesse Hicks
2.23.17
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.
Susan Rinkunas
2.2.17
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