Category: Stem Cell Research

  • Stem Cells and Aging: Have We Found the Holy Grail?

    At the biological level, aging results from the impact of a wide variety of molecular and cellular damage over time. This leads to a gradual decrease in physical and mental capacity, a growing risk of disease and ultimately death. The World Health Organization (WHO) Aging is not just an issue of individual decline – it […]

  • Harnessing Stem Cells to Solve Problems

    Bioengineering is a field that applies engineering principles to biological and biomedical problems. Stem cell research allows us to understand the basics of human development and disease. When these two disciplines meet, a world of possibilities for human health is unlocked. During the 2021 Sanford Stem Cell Symposium, a panel of experts discussed recent advancements […]

  • It’s All About the Patients

    Whenever you are designing something new you always have to keep in mind who the end user is. You can make something that works perfectly fine for you, but if it doesn’t work for the people who are going to work with it day in and day out, you have been wasting your time. And […]

  • 3D Printing with Stem Cells

    Transplants are expensive and risky, and donor organs are in short supply. Researchers at UC San Diego are working on technology to change all of that. It’s called bioprinting. In simple terms, bioprinting is 3D printing with living tissue. Researcher Shaochen Chen has been perfecting the process in his lab for years. Bioprinting is a […]

  • Searching for a Cure for Blindness

    There are a number of diseases that can lead to blindness. But, a researcher at UC San Diego thinks there might be one way to cure them all. It’s called endogenous regeneration. Think of a lizard re-growing a lost tail. Zebrafish can do something similar with retinal tissue. Researcher Karl Wahlin says there is evidence […]

  • Building the Brain With Alysson Muotri

    Inside of each brain, there is the possibility to understand how trillions of neural connections come to sense the world, record memories, create an individual, and shape who you are and who you will become. Can we ever learn how this happens? By using cortical organoids – self organized clusters of neurons generated by stem […]