News & Commentaries


Scientists Generate Key Life Event in Artificial Mouse ‘Embryo’ Created from Stem Cells

uni of cambridge

Cambridge, UK – The creation of artificial embryos has moved a step forward after an international team of researchers used mouse stem cells to produce artificial embryo-like structures capable of ‘gastrulation’, a key step in the life of any embryo.


UCLA Researchers Correct Genetic Mutation that Causes IPEX, a Life-Threatening Autoimmune Syndrome

ucla news

Los Angeles, CA, USA – UCLA researchers led by Dr. Donald Kohn have created a method for modifying blood stem cells to reverse the genetic mutation that causes a life-threatening autoimmune syndrome called IPEX. The gene therapy, which was tested in mice, is similar to the technique Kohn has used to cure patients with another immune disease, severe combined immune deficiency, or SCID, also known as bubble baby disease.


IOS Press Acquires StemBook

Amsterdam, NL – IOS Press is proud to announce that it has acquired StemBook, an online open access review of stem cell biology that was launched by the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) in collaboration with the MIND Informatics group at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2008. IOS Press will update, develop, expand and relaunch the site in 2018 in collaboration with HSCI. Read more!


MSCs and bone repair

Two years ago, Pamela Robey broke two bones in her leg, a consequence of snow outside and an errant boot. “I slipped and my boot heel got caught in a crack,” she says. “I was moving very fast but my leg was not.”