The new director of Columbia’s Stem Cell Initiative talks about stem cells and aging, the hope for stem cell therapies, and her plans for stem cell research at Columbia.
For the first time, scientists have successfully transformed human stem cells into functional lung and airway cells.
Columbia has honored Philipp E. Scherer, PhD for helping usher in a new understanding of fat and its role in diabetes and other metabolic diseases.
Stem cells created from the skin of patients with a rare form of diabetes have been used to elucidate an important biochemical pathway for beta-cell failure in diabetes.
The discovery of progenitor cells in the bladder could lead to new ways to treat chronic bladder pain.
Study of insulin-producing cells derived from skin of diabetes patients shows utility of iPS cells for study of human disease and as potential therapy.