pluripotent stem cells

World First: Researchers Create Human-Monkey Embryos

Despite their controversial nature, human-monkey embryos could pave the way for a better understanding of cell communication and transplantable organs on-demand.

Microscopy To Measure The Potency Of Stem Cells

Researchers in Japan have developed a modified version of differential interference contrast microscopy which helps identify pluripotent stem cells with the greatest medical potential.

Reprogramming Stem Cells Without Genetic Modifications

Scientists in Singapore have converted fibroblasts into pluripotent stem cells without introducing external factors for genetic reprogramming.

Six Steps To Turn Stem Cells Into Liver Cells

Scientists have devised a method to generate large numbers of pure liver cells from stem cells.

Stem Cells To Patch Up Damaged Hearts

By growing heart cells derived from induced pluripotent stem cells on a nanofiber scaffold, scientists have developed a patch that could be used to repair damaged hearts.

Making Stem Cells Switch To Muscle

Using a synthetic DNA-targeting molecule, researchers in Japan were able to stimulate human induced pluripotent stem cells to become heart muscle cells.