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2012-12-12 08:25:25

MADISON, Wis., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellular Dynamics International (CDI), a leading commercial producer of human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines and tissue cells, today announced the publication of research demonstrating the use of human iPSC-derived iCell® Neurons to model Alzheimer's disease (AD) and how they may be used in high throughput drug screening. This research was performed by the lab of Zhong Zhong, Ph.D., head of discovery in the regenerative medicine...

2012-12-06 12:28:44

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Rongxiang Xu, the founder of "human body regenerative restoration science" and a renowned life scientist and medical scientist, has filed a lawsuit today against The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet, a Swedish corporation, aka, Nobelforsamlingen. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet is a body which awards the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The suit filed in Superior Court of the State of California, Orange County...

Faster, Safer Method For Producing Stem Cells Developed By Scientists
2012-12-04 13:11:48

Salk Institute The new method boosts cell yields and increases safety, helping to get another step closer to regenerative medicine A new method for generating stem cells from mature cells promises to boost stem cell production in the laboratory, helping to remove a barrier to regenerative medicine therapies that would replace damaged or unhealthy body tissues. The technique, developed by researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, allows for the unlimited production of...

2012-12-03 17:01:12

The surface of your skin, called the epidermis, is a complex mixture of many different cell types – each with a very specific job. The production, or differentiation, of such a sophisticated tissue requires an immense amount of coordination at the cellular level, and glitches in the process can have disastrous consequences. Now, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a master regulator of this differentiation process. "Disorders of epidermal...

2012-11-30 11:55:59

The study, published in PNAS, opens the way for large-scale screenings to identify targets for cancer therapy. The wing of a fruit fly may hold the key to unraveling the genetic and molecular events that transform a normal cell into a cancerous one. The study, conducted on Drosophila melanogaster by scientists at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and led by ICREA researcher Marco Milán, has reproduced each of the steps known to take place when a...

Therapeutic Advancement In The Search For Heart Muscle Progenitor Cells
2012-11-26 11:35:29

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Breakthrough in heart research: The research team from Professor Katja Schenke-Layland of the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB in Stuttgart has discovered cell surface markers that enable the identification and isolation of living functional cardiovascular progenitor cells (CPCs). For the first time, therapeutically relevant CPCs can be derived from induced-pluripotent stem cells (iPS) cells. CPCs, which are typically only found...

2012-11-02 14:36:43

Caltech-led team discovers enzyme responsible for neural crest cell development During the early developmental stages of vertebrates–animals that have a backbone and spinal column, including humans–cells undergo extensive rearrangements, and some cells migrate over large distances to populate particular areas and assume novel roles as differentiated cell types. Understanding how and when such cells switch their purpose in an embryo is an important and complex goal for...

Stem Cells Produced From Peripheral Blood Through Novel Technique
2012-11-01 12:56:14

Jove (Journal of Visualized Experiments) Stem cells are a valuable resource for medical and biological research, but are difficult to study due to ethical and societal barriers. However, genetically manipulated cells from adults may provide a path to study stem cells that avoid any ethical concerns. A new video-protocol in JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments), details steps to generate human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) from cells in the peripheral blood.  The technique...

2012-10-31 03:38:26

A group of researchers in Israel, the United States and other nations have made important advances in the rapidly-expanding field of "regenerative medicine," outlining for the first time connections in genetic regulation that normally prevent birth defects in heart and facial muscles. Some of these problems are surprisingly common — about 1 percent of all people have a congenital heart defect. This basic research will provide a road map to ultimately allow scientists to grow the cell...

Stem Cells Used To Engineer Cartilage
2012-10-30 06:29:35

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from Duke University Medical Center recently revealed that they have been able to engineer cartilage from pluripotent stem cells, which will help in studies regarding cartilage injury and osteoarthritis. In particular, the pluripotent stem cells were induced and then successful developed to be used in tissue repair. The scientists believe that the induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) could become a source for...