Scientists from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine showed that the mossy cells in the hippocampus regulate the production of new neurons from stem cells. The results of a study, published in the journal Neuron, can shed light on the causes of neurological diseases and help in the creation of effective treatments.

Scientists from New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute have developed a new method of bone tissue repair called Segmental Additive Tissue Engineering (SATE). The technique, described in the article, which was published in Scientific Reports, allows researchers to combine bone segments grown from stem cells to create personalized transplants that improve the treatment of patients suffering from bone diseases or injuries.

American researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered a protein that plays a crucial role in reprogramming mature cells into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). The results were published on July 16, 2018 in Nature Cell Biology.

Recent research conducted by Professor G.V. Shivashankar from Singapore, showed that mature cells can be reprogrammed into stem cells without direct genetic modification, but only by limiting the space in which they are divided. The findings are published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Researchers at the University of Washington Health Sciences (UW Medicine) in Seattle have successfully restored heart function in monkeys with heart failure using human stem cells. The findings, published on July 2, 2018 in Nature Biotechnology, demonstrate the promise of the method in the treatment of patients with heart failure, one of the leading causes of death worldwide.

A team of scientists from the City University of Hong Kong announced the invention of a new stem cell (SC) delivery tool using tiny magnetically controlled robots. The new technology, described on June 27, 2018 in the journal Science Robotics, will help non-invasively deliver SCs to hard-to-reach tissues and organs.

German scientists from the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg together with their Swiss counterparts from the University of Basel, determined the main regulator of stem cells in bone regeneration. The results of the international study were published on June 18, 2018 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Scientists from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in the US found the one adult stem cell capable of completely regenerating an entire organism. The study, published June 14, 2018 in the journal Cell, was conducted on planarians known for their amazing ability to regenerate.

Research scientists from Rockefeller University for the first time showed that a small cluster of embryonic stem cells shapes the fate of other human embryonic cells. This discovery, which is published in Nature, creates new perspectives for studying the early stages of human development and can help in the creation of methods for treating a wide range of diseases.

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