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Unfolding Organogenesis

Through organ origami and paper hearts, Karen Jent reflects on the event, Unfolding Organogenesis, at this year's Edinburgh International Science Festival. 

Rebooting the immune system: Blood stem cells in multiple sclerosis therapy

As part of an international clinical trial, researchers at the Sheffield Teaching Hospital recently reported interesting developments in multiple sclerosis therapy. Using the patients’ own blood stem cells, the scientists were able to reboot their immune system, therefore preventing autoreactive immune cells from further attacks on their fragile nervous system.

3D mini-brain sheds light on Zika Virus in the brain

3D mini-brain sheds light on Zika Virus in the brain

The Zika virus is making headlines as a major world health crisis linked to a host of neurological conditions.

ISSCR releases New Global Guidelines for Stem Cell Research

New global guidelines for stem cell research and translation outline best practices and demand rigor, oversight, and transparency. Guidance addresses key scientific, ethical, social, and policy challenges raised by new technologies and emerging areas of stem cell discovery and application.