Stem cells

Stem cell researchers develop promising method to treat sickle cell disease

Gene therapy technique leads to production of healthy blood cells — could be used for other genetic diseases.

Human neural stem cells alleviate 'chemo brain'

Study reveals how they restore cognitive functions impaired by chemotherapy.
UC Irvine's Mathew Blurton-Jones is one of 10 UC recipients in the latest round of grants from the state's stem cell agency.

UC researchers awarded $15M in stem cell grants

Ten recipients from six UC campuses receive awards to pursue new technologies intended to accelerate advances moving stem cell therapies out of the lab and into the clinic.
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Stem cell discovery may make tissue regeneration more efficient

Work builds on a strategy that involves reprogramming adult cells back to an embryonic state in which they again have the potential to become any type of cell.