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4 hrs ago | Benzinga
While certain things about the stem cell initiative remain controversial notably embryonic stem cells some interesting events have occurred recently. These events will, perhaps, encourage more companies to consider investing in stem cell research.
10 hrs ago | Russia Taday
A breakthrough stem cell transplant has been carried out in Japan for a woman suffering from an incurable eye illness. Japanese doctors say it's the first-ever operation when adult cells were used to repair the damaged organ.
Embryonic stem cells , characterized by their ability to both self-renew and differentiate into multiple cell lineages, are a powerful model for biomedical research and developmental biology. Human and mouse ESCs share many features, yet have distinctive aspects, including fundamental differences in the signaling pathways and cell cycle controls that support self-renewal.
The cells, previously impossible to duplicate, have been recreated to the equivalent of those between seven and nine days old - the same as found in an embryo before it implants in the womb. The creation of the human pluripotent cells opens a door for specialised cells to be created in the future for use in regenerative medicine.
Incumbent GOP Rep. John Kline's Minnesota congressional seat is a little less safe thanks to comedian and television host Bill Maher. Maher has decided to target Kline for his "Flip A District" campaign, a midterm election-themed segment on his HBO show, Real Time with Bill Maher.
Neurons in schizophrenia patients secrete greater amounts of dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine - three neurotransmitters commonly linked to a range of psychiatric disorders. The findings, published in the journal Stem Cell Reports , confirms and enhances the theory of a chemical basis for schizophrenia.
Doctors say Ryan Benton has received FDA approval for an experimental umbilical cord stem cell treatment in the U.S. Ryan Benton was diagnosed with Duchenne's muscular dystrophy when he was 3. Benton says, "It's a progressive disease where the body lacks protein called dystrophen, and dystrophen helps build and maintain muscles." It took Ryan and his family 19 years before they found their first glimpse of hope in fighting the disease.
A study comparing how blood stem cells and leukemia cells consume nutrients found that cancer cells are far less tolerant to shifts in their energy supply than are their normal counterparts. The results suggest that there could be ways to target leukemia metabolism so that cancer cells die but other cell types are undisturbed.
Like many people diagnosed with cancer, Stacy Erholtz didn't know if she would survive for long. But thanks to an altered version of the measles virus that reduced her tumors to nothing in just 36 hours, the 50-year-old mother is now in remission.
Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Japan surgically transplanted a sheet of retinal pigment cells into the eye of a 70-year old woman on Friday. The cells are the first induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells, given to a human patient.
A Cleveland bishop sent a letter to pastors and principals discouraging Catholic schools from participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge because he believes doing so would support embryonic stem cell research, Cleveland.com reports. In a Sept.
Japanese researchers Friday conducted the world's first surgery with "iPS" stem cells on serious eye disease Friday, possibly paving the way for treatment of a common cause of blindness, two institutions involved said. A female patient with age-related macular degeneration , a common medical condition that can lead to blindness in older people, had a sheet of retina cells that had been created from iPS cells implanted.
Researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute infused antibody-studded iron nanoparticles into the bloodstream to treat heart attack damage. The combined nanoparticle enabled precise localization of the body's own stem cells to the injured heart muscle.
AST-VAC2 is a non-patient specific cancer vaccine designed to stimulate patients' immune systems to attack telomerase, a protein that is expressed in over 95 percent of cancers but is rarely expressed in normal adult cells. The vaccine was developed following successful early phase clinical trials of a similar, patient specific Asterias vaccine, called AST-VAC1, which was derived from patients' blood cells and tested in prostate cancer and acute myeloid leukemia.
Using human induced pluripotent stem cells , researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California, San Diego have discovered that neurons from patients with schizophrenia secrete higher amounts of three neurotransmitters broadly implicated in a range of psychiatric disorders. The findings, reported online in Stem Cell Reports , represent an important step toward understanding the chemical basis for schizophrenia, a chronic, severe and disabling brain disorder that affects an estimated one in 100 persons at some point in their lives.
Researchers have resolved a long-standing challenge in stem cell biology by successfully 'resetting' human pluripotent stem cells to a fully pristine state, at a point of their greatest developmental potential. Researchers at EMBL-EBI have resolved a long-standing challenge in stem cell biology by successfully 'resetting' human pluripotent stem cells to a fully pristine state, at point of their greatest developmental potential.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 02:22 pm
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