When it comes to seeking out stem cell treatments for joint injuries, buyer beware. These so-called miracle treatments are often scams, so it vital for patients to discuss options with a physician.
Cancer treatment could be revolutionised by the discovery of the origin cells which divide first.
Claims that stem cell treatments can repair spinal injuries right now are overblown. But it's not for lack of trying, and the science is certainly progressing.
Human-animal hybrids - or 'chimeras' - might sound strange, but they offer great hope for new life saving therapies, as long as key ethical boundaries are respected.
Researchers from Kyushu University, Japan, are the first to turn mice stem cells into mature eggs that can be fertilised.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) affects around 3,000 people in Australia and 70,000 worldwide. It's an inherited disease caused by a mutation in a single gene called CFTR.
Due to a lack of effective regulations, there is little oversight of "stem cell treatments" and the businesses that provide them.
A gene mutation that causes problems for neural stem cells – the building blocks of the brain – could be corrected by adding carnitine.
We're not quite there yet but there is already a potential blueprint for editing the human germline.
Stem cells hold great promise for treating heart disease. But it's not so simple to get from stem cell to fully functioning adult heart cell, even in the lab.
Australian researchers have developed a test to identify unsafe stem cells. Stem cells may one day be used to help regrow…
Babies born through IVF procedures are at greater risk of developing heart problems, according to research that suggests…