Stem Cells Have GPS to Generate Proper Nerve Cells

One of the main questions in stem cell therapy is how the injected cells "know" to find their way into the specific parts of the body where they are needed. The most common example of stem cells homing is during bone marrow transplant. In this situation donor stem cells are administered to the recipient intravenously,…

Fat May Serve a Purpose in Stem Cell Research

Scientist Dr. Joseph Wu at the Stanford University School of Medicine has recently published a new and improved method to generate stem cells "artificially".  For almost a decade there has been substantial controversy regarding the use of embryonic stem cells, with the debate becoming socially and politically focused as opposed to based on science: one…