UCLA study reveals bone-building protein’s impact on bone stem cells

  • UCLA study shows that administering the protein NELL-1 intravenously causes bone stem cells to stimulate significant bone formation.
  • Results from the study show that NELL-1 has dual effects on the two different cell populations that are in charge of either forming bone or breaking it down.
  • These results could one day have substantial impact on the development of a treatment for bone loss, including osteoporosis.

Study maps prenatal cells

Research delivers new data for stem cell scientists to more accurately study infertility

Brain Research Funded

Research could one day aid the development of treatments for neurological diseases such as autism, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and others

New cellular link uncovered


Study sheds light on cell signaling pathways that influence birth defects, disease

Stem Cell Patent Announced

Patented method important step in validating stem cell research

Lowry Plath

New Neurological Research

Research could lead to better understanding of diseases such as ALS

Bennett Novitch, Ph.D.

Treating Sickle Cell Disease - Research Shows Promising Method for Correcting Genetic Code

Dr. Donald Kohn and colleagues show that a novel stem cell gene therapy method could one day provide a one-time, lasting treatment for the most common inherited blood disorder in the United States – sickle cell disease.

Stem Cell Breakthrough: UCLA Researcher Pioneers Gene Therapy Cure for Children with “Bubble Baby” Disease

Game-changing treatment next to be used for sickle cell disease; clinical trials to begin in early 2015

UCLA and UCI Awarded $8M to Launch Collaborative Stem Cell Clinic “Center of Excellence”

  • Two world renowned research universities and regional partners will join forces with $8M grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to create UCLA and UC Irvine Alpha Stem Cell Clinic Consortium
  • Under the UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research and UCI Bill & Sue Gross Stem Cell Research Center, grant establishes first-of-its-kind cross-institutional “center of excellence” Alpha Stem Cell Clinic to conduct stem cell clinical trials

Promising Results in Stem Cell Trial for Blindness

Dr. Steven Schwartz of the UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute and Broad Stem Cell Research Center, his colleagues, and the sponsor, Advanced Cell Technology (ACT), announced the successful results of the first human embryonic stem cell (hESC) derived cell transplant clinical trial approved by the FDA to complete a clinical trial.