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First child to receive windpipe grown from own stem cells dies

(Reuters) - Two-year-old Hannah Warren, the first child to receive a windpipe grown from her own stem cells, has died three months after a rare operation, the Children's Hospital of Illinois in Peoria said. Full story

Toddler who received lab-made windpipe dies

A 2-year-old girl who was implanted with a windpipe grown from her own stem cells has died, three months after she became the youngest person to receive the experimental treatment. Full story

Scientists create human liver from stem cells

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have for the first time created a functional human liver from stem cells derived from skin and blood and say their success points to a future where much-needed livers and other transplant organs could be made in a laboratory. Full story

Stem Cells May Be Secret to Regenerating Fingers and Toes

Mammals can regenerate the very tips of their fingers and toes after amputation, and now new research shows how stem cells in the nail play a role in that process. Full story

Girl gets bio-artificial trachea made from own stem cells

   A 9-year-old girl, who was born without a windpipe, becomes the first child in the world to receive a bio-artificial trachea made from her own stem cells. WEEK’s Anna Yee reports from Illinois.

Girl, 2, makes medical history with stem cell surgery

   Born with no windpipe, Hannah Warren was kept alive for two and a half years by a tube inserted from her mouth into her young, spending her life in an intensive care unit until last month when she became the first child to receive an artificial windpipe grown with her own stem cells. NBC’s Meredith

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  Stem cell therapy gives dogs new life

Stem cells are taken out of the dog's fatty tissue, harvested and injected into problem areas, healing the dog. WGBA's Deandra Corinthios reports.

  Breakthrough to combat HIV, AIDS?

Researchers from the UCLA AIDS Institute have for the first time demonstrated that human blood stem cells can be engineered into cells that can target and kill HIV-infected cells. KNBC's Angie Crouch reports.

  Stem cells gives glimpse of hope to blind

Stem cell research has held the hope for future cures and treatments. Now, two blind patients have regained some of their sight thanks to implants of the cells, taken from embryos. ITN’s Lawrence McGinty reports. 

  Using stem cells to make cartilage

Researchers are testing to see if stem cells could repair damaged cartilage. WVIT's Lisa Carberg reports.

  High hopes for heart stem cell treatment

Mike Jones is one of 5 million Americans suffering from heart failure. But Jones is also one of 16 patients to get a cutting edge experimental treatment with his own adult heart stem cells. NBC’s Robert Bazell reports.

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Purdue researchers have created a new type of microtweezer capable of manipulating objects to build tiny structures, print coatings to make advanced sensors, and grab and position live stem cell spheres for research.

Handout photo of baby mice born from sperm produced from stem cells
Handout photo of baby mice born from sperm produced from stem cells

REFILE - CORRECTING SPELLING IN BYLINE Baby mice born from sperm produced from stem cells are seen in this handout photo taken by Kyoto University professor Michinori Saito on November 8, 2010, and released to Reuters on August 5, 2011. Researchers in Japan used embryonic stem cells to grow healthy