Scientists have discovered a hormone that causes the body’s insulin-producing factories, beta cells, to churn out more of themselves.
New research pinpoints a biological barrier that has thus far slowed progress in creating disease-specific stem cell lines using a technique known as nuclear transfer.
Researchers have generated insulin-producing beta cells from adult pancreatic cells in living mice.
HHMI researchers have now found one clue that may tell them why the liver is a master of regeneration.
A webcast of the HHMI Holiday Lectures on Science features HHMI investigator Douglas Melton and Nadia Rosenthal of the European Molecular Biology Organization talking about stem cell biology.
HHMI researchers have developed a new technique for creating human embryonic stem cells by fusing adult somatic cells with embryonic stem cells.
High Resolution images of Douglas A. Melton and a Pancreatic Islet.
Insulin-producing cells that are attacked in type 1 diabetes are replenished through duplication of existing cells rather than differentiation of adult stem cells.
HHMI researchers derive 17 new human embryonic stem-cell lines.
Different types of stem cells share a common genetic program that may underlie their unique properties.
HHMI researchers discover that blood vessels can trigger development of the pancreas.
HHMI researchers take a step toward understanding how to direct the differentiation of human embryonic stem cells.