Stem Cell News Archive 2015

Top 10 stem cell stories of the year 2015
Source: The Niche - Knoepfler lab stem cell blog, 29.12.2015

Stammzellen sollen Nördliches Breitmaulnashorn vor dem Aussterben retten (DE)
Source: Der Standard, 22.12.2015

Eyes turn into skin: How inflammation can change the fate of cells
Source: Eureka Alert, 21.12.2015

Transplantation of human embryonic stem cell-derived retinal tissue in two primate models of retinal degeneration
Source: PNAS, 21.12.2015

Mice Develop with Human Stem Cells
Source: The Scientist, 21.12.2015

Eileiter in der Petrischale (DE)
Source: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, 20.12.2015

Deutlich effizientere Herstellung induzierter pluripotenter Stammzellen (in German)
Source: Der Standard, 14.12.2015

Überraschendes Signal steuert männliche Fruchtbarkeit (in German)
Source: Ärzte Zeitung, 8.12.2015

Stem cell cures for everything, made in Germany by TICEBA
Source:  For Better Science, Leonid Schneider, 8.12.2015

Genfabrik in China: Tierklonen aus dem Katalog
Chinese gene company: Cloning animals on demand
Sources:  Die Welt Der Tagesspiegel, 6.12.2015

On Human Gene Editing: International Summit Statement
Source:  The National Academies of Science . Engineering . Medicine, 03.12.2015
Coverage:  Der Spiegel; FAZ Feuilleton FAZ Wissen; The Independent; Washington Post
Commentary:  Süddeutsche Zeitung, 04.12.2015
related:  Tagung Deutscher Ethikrat, 04.12.2015

Stammzelltherapie brachte Forschungserfolg für "Schmetterlingskinder" (in German)
Source:  Tiroler Tageszeitung, 02.12.2015   

Horizon 2020-Projekt "Maineuron" auch an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum: Nervenzellwachstum magnetisch stimulieren (in German)
Source:  PresseBox, 02.12.2015

Italian scientists slam selection of stem-cell trial
Senate assigns a clinical trial EUR3 million - but researchers want an open competition
Source:  Nature, 02.12.2015

NRW-Forscher ersetzen Tierversuche durch Experimente mit Stammzellen (in German)
Source:  Der Westen, 01.12.2015

Retinal nerve cells grown in the lab - Cell transplants for patients blinded by glaucoma and multiple sclerosis
Source:  Science Daily, 30.11.2015

Top biologists debate ban on gene-editing
Source:  The Guardian, 28.11.2015

Wie Stammzellen die Pharmaforschung beschleunigen (in German)
Source:  DIE WELT, Rainer Kurlemann, 27.11.2015

Stammzellforschung: Chemikalie erzwingt Weiterentwicklung
Sources:  chemie-zeitschrift, 16.11.2015

Parkinson’s iPS cell trial in Japan switching to allogeneic
Sources:, 15.11.2015

Genchirurgen aus Fernost
Sources:  DIE WELT, 14.11.2015

Scientists have found a way to 3D-print embryonic stem cell 'building blocks'
Sources:, 8.11.2015

Swiss Bridge Award an Andreas Trumpp und Jörg Hülsken für Erforschung von Krebsstammzellen (in German)
Sources:   Krebsliga Schweiz, 3.11.2015

Biologist Michael Brand receives 2.5 Million Eur ERC Advanced Reserach Grant
Sources:   TU Dresden, 30.10.2015

Stammzellen für das Ungeborene (in German)
Sources:  NZZ, 2.11.2015

Regenerative Medicine: An evolving field
Sources:  US Congressional Report, 31.10.2015

Factor found to balance medically useful stem cell qualities
Sources:  Science Daily, 29.10.2015

Gefährliche Frischzellen-Kuren boomen auch in Deutschland (Q-Fieber)
Harmful Live Cell Therapies are booming also in Germany (Q fever)
Sources:  Tagesschau (in German), 27.10.2015
 Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German), 27.10.2015
 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA, 2.10.2015

Study: Embryonic and iPS cells are equal
Sources:  The San Diego Union Tribune, 26.10.2015 and
 Nature Biotech. (original publication), 26.10.2015

Stammzellforschung: Deutsche und US-amerikanische Partner bündeln ihre Kräfte (in German)
Source:  Fraunhofer IME, 15.10.2015

Major grant in limbo, NIH revisits ethics of animal-human chimeras
Source:  Science, 14.10.2015

First 'in womb' stem cell trial to begin

UN panel calls for moratorium on editing human genome
Source:  BioEdge, 8.10.2015

Erste Niere aus Stammzellen (in German)

Lorenz Studer named 2015 MacArthur Fellow
Source:, 30.9.2015

New York Blood Center Announces New Collaboration
Source:, 28.9.2015

Der Zahn der Zukunft (in German)
Source:, 18.9.2015

Augenlicht kann wieder hergestellt werden (in German)
Source:, 21.9.2015

Hinxton Human Germline Modification Statement

Source:, 10.9.2015
Source:, 11.9.2015
Source:, 18.9.2015
Source:  Deutschlandfunk, 21.9.2015 (in German)

University of Tokyo's cell-growing method slashes costs by half
Source:, 11.9.2015

Scientists map genes at work in human embryos' earliest days
Source:, 3.9.2015

Extracellular Vesicles Repair Damage in Stroke-Impaired Mice
Genauso wirksam – weniger riskant: 
Neue Therapie bei Schlaganfall (in German)
Sources:  STEM CELLS Translational Medicine, 3.9.2015
 Universität Duisburg Essen, 5.9.2015

Scientists map genes at work in human embryos' earliest days
Source:, 3.9.2015

Kleine Innereien - Miniorgane aus dem Labor (in German)
Source:, 2.9.2015

World’s largest public stem cell bank inaugurated in California
Source:, 2.9.2015

Stem-cell discovery platforms yield first clinical candidates

Source:  Nature Reviews Drug Discovery, 1.9.2015

ISSCR President Sean Morrison on challenges and future of stem cell field

Source:, 31.8.2015

Wir züchten uns ein Herz (in German)

Source:, 31.8.2015

Genes physically held in silencing 'lock-down' in embryonic stem cells

Source:  medicalxpress, 31.8.2015

Missing piece found in liver puzzle

Source:  jpost, 29.8.2015

Network of German pluripotent stem cell cores established

Source:  GSCN Stem Cell Cores, 29.8.2015

European court upholds Italy law against embryo research

Source:  euronews, 28.8.2015

"Kein Grund zur Angst" Interview mit Hans Schöler (in German)

Source:, 28.8.2015

Leading stem cell scientist cleared of misconduct charges

Source:  PhysOrg, 28.8.2015

Editing humanity

Source:  economist, 28.8.2015

China announces stem-cell rules

Source:, 26.8.2015

Researchers control embryonic stem cells with light

Source:, 26.8.2015

New Yorker Spitzenforscher kommt nach Berlin (in German)
Erwin Böttinger wechselt ans Berliner Institut für Gesundheitsforschung (BIH)

Source:  BMBF, 26.8.2015

Hope for stem cell therapy in macular degeneration

Source:  RegMedNet, 26.8.2015

Bayerische Millionen für Care (in German)

Source:  Westfälische Nachrichten, 22.8.2015

Das Gehirn wächst, aber wo bleibt die Intelligenz? (in German)

Source:  Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 19.8.2015

Neues Föderprogramm zur Stammzellforschung - BMBF Ausschreibung
Novel funding opportunities for stem cell research - BMBF call

Source:  GSCN, 19.8.2015

Scientists in Iran clone endangered mouflon

Source:  The Guardian, 10.8.2015

Stammzellen aus dem Labor (in German)

Source:  Westfälische Nachrichten 3.8.2015

Mutation alert halts stem-cell trial to cure blindness

Source:  New Scientist,  31.7.2015

Ein Wecker für schlafende Hirnstammzellen An alarm clock for dormant brain stem cells

Sources:  Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (deutsch)
 German Cancer Research Center (in English), 31.7.2015

The missing piece of the liver puzzle - creating functional liver cells from stem cells

Source:  The Hebrew University of Jerusalem,  30.7.2015

Human iPSC Used To Treat Kidney Injury In Mice

Source:  AsianScientist,  29.7.2015

Portrait Andreas Trumpp: Den Krebs an der Wurzel packen

Source:  Helmholtz Gemeinschaft,  22.7.2015

Researchers develop method for growing billions of stem cells

Source:  United Press International,  22.7.2015

Stem cell therapy shows promise in small clinical trial for rare lung disease

Source:  Science Daily,  20.7.2015

Injektion von Knochenmarks-Stammzellen hemmt neuropathische Schmerzen bei Mäusen (in German)

Source:  scinexx,  15.7.2015

Scientists create mini liver segments for drug discovery
Source:  sanger-institute,  15.7.2015

Blood Stem Cells in a Rush – velocity determines quality (GSCN)
Blutstammzellen in Eile – das Tempo bestimmt die Qualität (GSCN) (DE)

Source:  Science Daily (EN)  idw Online (DE), 10.7.2015

Gene politics: US lawmakers are asserting their place in the human genetic-modification debate

Source:  nature, 7.7.2015

Landmark IPSC clinical study on hold due to genomic issue

Source:, 7.7.2015

Mit Stammzellen gegen Osteoporose (in German)

Source:  tagesspiegel, 7.7.2015

Weltgrösste Stammzellenbank wird für 700 Millionen Dollar verkauft (in German)

Source:, 26.6.2015

E.U. science chief wants to work ERC magic on innovation

Source:  scienceInsider, 26.6.2015

Artificial trachea researcher responds to misconduct report

Source:  scienceInsider, 26.6.2015

Researchers Grow Neurons in 3D

Source:  uni-luxemburg, 26.6.2015

Mini-Gehirne aus dem Bioreaktor (in German)

Source:  deutschlandfunk, 24.6.2015

Protein Plays Unexpected Role in Embryonic Stem Cells

Source:  dddmag, 23.6.2015

Stem cell therapy for stroke shows need for rigorous trials in US

Source:  Medical Xpress, 22.6.2015

Stemedica teams up with UCSD doc?

Source:  ipscell, 19.6.2015

Ontario Invests $25 Million in Stem Cell Research

Source:  Southwesthealthline, 19.6.2015

Bioengineering. Towards a body-on-a-chip

Source:  Economist, 13.6.2015

California company buys facility for stem cell manufacturing

Source:  FiecePharmaMan., 10.6.2015

EU-Kommission lehnt Verbot von Tierversuchen ab (in German)

Source:  Sueddeutsche Zeitung, 5.6.2015

Copyshopping: Ein Besuch in der Hunde-Klonfabrik

Source:  profil, 4.6.2015

CRISPR, the disruptor

Source:  nature, 3.6.2015

Azrieli Foundation gives HU $10 million for stem-cell research on genetic diseases

Source:  Jerusalem Post, 3.6.2015

Gen steuert Stammzellen während Muskelregeneration

Source:  MPG, 1.6.2015

Research solves mystery of memory and mood

Source:, 1.6.2015

White House supports moratorium on human genetic modification

Source:  ipscell, 1.6.2015

Stammzellschalter auf Wanderschaft (in German)
Source:  Uni Freiburg, 29.5.2015

Forscher erhalten grünes Licht (in German)
Source:  Ärztezeitung, 28.5.2015

Der riskante Boom privater Stammzelltherapien (in German)
Source:  Die Welt, 22.5.2015

Pluristem’s PLX Cells closer to Entering Japan’s Accelerated Pathway for Regenerative Medicine
Source:  Pluristem, 22.5.2015

Report finds trachea surgeon committed misconduct
Source:  ScienceInside, 21.5.2015

Discussion about genetic modifications of the human germ line
GSCN statement concerning the genetic modification of the human germ line here

Source:  washingtonpost, 18.5.2015
Source:  nature, 18.5.2015
Source:, 18.5.2015
Source:  The Economist, 2.5.2015
Source:  Scientist, 30.4.2015
Source:  nature, 29.4.2015
Source:  fazblog, 23.4.2015
Source:  springer, 24.4.2015
Source:  npr, 24.4.2015
Source:  time, 23.4.2015
Source:  ipscell, 23.4.2015

Master orchestrator of the genome is discovered, stem cell scientists report
Source:  Science Daily, 8.5.2015

16 Nobelpreisträger reagieren mit offenem Brief „Ohne Tierexperimente geht es nicht“
Source:, 6.5.2015

New clues into how stem cells get their identity
Source:  Science Daily, 6.5.2015

First Successful 3D Printed Trachea
Source:, 5.5.2015
Researchers identify 'bridge' state necessary for cellular reprogramming
Neue Hoffnung aus dem Mutterschoß (in German)
Source:  Die Welt, 4.5.2015

Eye Stem Cell Therapy Moves Ahead
Source:  The Scientist, 30.4.2015

Scientists find way to monitor progress of stem cells after transplantation into brain
Source:  Stanford Medicine, 30.4.2015

Klonen für Fortgeschrittene
Source:  Deutschlandfunk, 24.4.2015

Takeda, CiRA Launch $268.5M iPS Collaboration
Source:  GEN, 23.4.2015

Sale of Madison company could be a big step for stem cell research
Source:  Journal Sentinel, 20.4.2015

The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) has launched an expanded “Closer Look at Stem Cells” website
Source:  businesswire, 20.4.2015

Athersys stroke treatment fails study, shares slide
Source:  reuters, 17.4.2015

ReNeuron stem cell therapy shows long-term promise for stroke
Source:  reuters, 17.4.2015

Glaucoma Visual Fields Improve Following Stem Cell Treatment
Source:  Press release MD Stem Cells, 12.4.2015

Dr. Jekyll und Mr. Hyde: Telomerase in Stammzellen (in German)

Source:  FLI - Leibniz Institute für Altersforschung, 10.4.2015
Source:, 2.4.2015

Patient's own skin cells may hold key to new treatments for neurological diseases

Source:, 31.3.2015

Japan's Fujifilm agrees to buy Cellular Dynamics for $307 million
Sources:, 30.3.2015;, 31.3.2015

MDC Researchers Greatly Increase Precision of New Genome Editing Tool
Source:  MDC, Berlin, 25.3.2015

Team finds key to making neurons from stem cells

Source:  Medical Xpress, 19.3.2015

Stem cell disease model clarifies bone cancer trigger

Source:  Science Daily, 9.4.2015

International Stem Cell Corporation Demonstrates Reversal of Neurological Stroke Symptoms Using Neural Stem Cells

Source:  International Stem Cell Coop. (ISCO), 7.4.2015

Mitochondria are altered in human cell model of Parkinson's disease

Source:  Medical Xpress, 7.4.2015

Commercialized cell therapies goal of regenerative medicine alliance

Source:  LabCanada, 20.3.2015

Japan makes strides toward stem cell therapy
Source:  Nikkei Asian Review, 19.3.2015

Scientists grow 'mini-lungs' to aid the study of cystic fibrosis
Source:  Medical Xpress, 19.3.2015

The ISSCR Statement on Human Germline Genome Modification
Source:  ISSCR, 19.3.2015

A prudent path forward for genomic engineering and germline gene modification
Source:  Science Magazine, 19.3.2015

Scientists Seek Ban on Method of Editing the Human Genome
Source:  NYT, 19.3.2015

Keimbahn-Experimente: Kommt das bioethische Armageddon?
Source:, 20.3.2015

Engineering the Perfect Baby
Source:  MIT Technology Review, 5.3.2015

Hans Schöler neu im Vorstand der ‚International Society for Stem Cell Research’ (ISSCR)
Source:  ISSCR, 11.3.2015

Mini-Herz schlägt auf Siliziumchip (in German)
Source:  Spiegel Online, 10.3.2015

New stem cell advance
Source:  Harvard-Gazette, 6.3.2015

Behind the scenes of the world's first commercial stem cell therapy
Source:  nature, 6.3.2015

Lung cancer stem cell therapy to be trialled in UK
Source:  The Guardian, 6.3.2015

MHH researcher derive blood from pluripotent stem cells (DE)
Source:  Hannover Medical School, 16.2.2015

Stammzellen im Gehirn sind kein ewiger Jungbrunnen
Source:  Helmholtz München, 6.3.2015

Scaffold-free iPS cell-based hyaline cartilage for joint repair
Source:  Science Daily, 26.2.2015

Kyoto University Hospital to open iPS cell therapy center in 2019
Source:  Japan Times, 24.2.2015

Study psychiatric diseases with stem cells
Source:  PhsyOrg, 20.2.2015

Yale researchers find surprising trigger of new brain cell growth
Source:  YaleNews, 20.2.2015

ReNeuron phase 2 stem cell trials still on track
Source:  proactiveinvestors UK, 20.2.2015

Europe approves Western world's first stem-cell therapy for rare eye condition
Source:  Reuters, 20.2.2015

RIKEN announces penalties related to stem cell fiasco
Source:  Science News 11.2.2015

What pushes scientists to lie? The disturbing but familiar story of Haruko Obokata
Source:  The Guardian 18.2.2015

Blood vessel cells improve the conversion of pluripotent stem cells to blood lineages
Source:  EurekaAlert, 12.2.2015
Journal publishes 200-word papers
Researchers are buzzing about a publication that accepts only 'brief ideas'.
Source:  Nature, 12.2.2015

Stem cells reduce MS brain damage
Source:  Neurology 12.2.2015 Source:  UT-San Diego, 12.2.2015
Pancreas in a capsule
Source:  MIT Technology Review, 12.2.2015

Stem cell pioneer joins forces with stem cell fraudster
Source:  Science Magazine, 10.2.2015

Can Stem Cells Be Taught to Repair a Radiation-Damaged Brain?
Source:  MSKCC, 6.2.2015

California's stem cell program (CIRM) is getting a reboot
Source:  LA Times, 3.1.2015

Stem cells in breast milk (in German)
Vielversprechende Stammzellen in Muttermilch
Source:  VDI Nachrichten, 30.1.2015

Cancer- what is the role of chance? (in German)
Source:  Tagesspiegel, 15.1.2015

Regenerating Organs: Mending of the Heart (in German) 
Nachwachsende Organe: Ein Herz lässt sich reparieren

Source:  Tagesspiegel, 7.1.2015

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