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1 hr ago | Copenhagen Post
Before the trials can begin in Denmark, researchers must first experiment by inserting embryonic stem cells into the brains of sclerosis patients After decades of waiting, researchers from the University of Copenhagen and the city hospital Rigshospitalet look all set to carry out the first ever stem-cell tests on humans. The joint research group involves some of the world's leading stem cell researchers, including the internationally-renowned American brain and stem cell researcher professor Steve A Goldman, who will be leading the efforts, most probably experimenting on people suffering from sclerosis.
5 hrs ago | Express India
Unlike salamanders, mammals can't regenerate lost limbs, but they can repair large sections of their ribs - and now scientists have discovered what gives rib cells their healing power. A team directed by University of California, San Francisco Stem Cell researcher Francesca Mariani took a closer look at rib regeneration in both humans and mice.
10 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog
Metastatic melanoma is a highly aggressive skin cancer whose incidence is on the rise at an alarming rate. Research has revealed that metastatic tumor cells share similar signaling pathways with embryonic stem cells to sustain plasticity and growth.
14 hrs ago | Medical News Today
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 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.
Such cells have to be taken from embryos or made by reverting adult cells to their embryonic state, called induced pluripotent stem cells, 'New Scientist' reported. Scientists have created a new type of human stem cell in the lab which they believe will be better at making replacement organs than existing stem cells.
September is National Senior Pet Wellness Month. The Belle Mead Animal Hospital launched a new regenerative medicine program earlier this year that can benefit senior dogs and cats in particular.
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.
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.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 04:39 pm
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