Investigators find a way to keep stem cells’ options open until they’re needed

Human Embryonic stem cells (hESCs) are the most pluripotent source of all stem cells in the human tissue so that provides a huge potential in treating a host of cogenital, development and degenerative diseases. A major concern is maintaining hESCs in their undifferentiated, pluripotent state until needed.   Researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has identified the WNT …

Breakthrough research identifies and cultures liver stem cells

For the first time, researchers have been successful in identifying and growing liver stem cells in culture and transplanting them into a mouse. The study, published in Nature, could have numerous significant clinical applications, including transplantation for cirrhosis and other chronic liver conditions. Researchers at the Papé Family Pediatric Research Institute at Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, …