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2013-02-26 11:54:12

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a group of progenitor cells in the inner ear that can become the sensory hair cells and adjacent supporting cells that enable hearing. Studying these progenitor cells could someday lead to discoveries that help millions of Americans suffering from hearing loss due to damaged or impaired sensory hair cells. "It's well known that, in mammals, these specialized sensory cells don't regenerate after damage," said Alan...

Stem Cells In A Human Parasite Revealed Through Study
2013-02-26 09:31:26

University of Illinois From the point of view of its ultimate (human) host, the parasitic flatworm Schistosoma mansoni has a gruesome way of life. It hatches in feces-tainted water, grows into a larva in the body of a snail and then burrows through human skin to take up residence in the veins. Once there, it grows into an adult, mates and, if it´s female, starts laying eggs. It can remain in the body for decades. A new study offers insight into the cellular operations that give...

2013-02-25 23:02:33

The Future of Regenerative Medicine: Dental Pulp Stem Cells and Dental Pulp Stem Cell Banking MIAMI, Florida (PRWEB) February 25, 2013 GeneCell International, a trusted provider in the processing and preservation of umbilical cord blood, today announced industry changing technologies in Honduras, via its affiliate, Drogueria Americana, that allow for the collection and storage of Dental Pulp Stem Cells, a type of multi-potent adult stem cell found in the pulp chamber of teeth, which show a...

2013-02-13 17:43:38

Whitehead Institute researchers have identified a previously unrecognized layer of genetic regulation that is necessary for the generation of undesirable white fat cells. When this regulation is disrupted, white fat cells are unable to accumulate lipid droplets or mature from their precursors. "We're trying to figure out what the mechanism is–what it takes to make fat cells," says Whitehead Founding Member Harvey Lodish, who is also a professor of biology and a professor of...

2013-02-13 17:35:32

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine have discovered that a protein called Jagged-1 stimulates human stem cells to differentiate into bone-producing cells. This protein could help both human and animal patients heal from bone fractures faster and may form the basis of treatments for a rare metabolic condition called Alagille syndrome. The study, published in the journal Stem Cells, was authored by three members of Penn Vet´s departments of...

2013-02-08 10:56:08

A single embryonic stem cell can develop into more than 200 specialized cell types that make up our body. This maturation process is called differentiation and is tightly regulated through strict control of gene activity. If the regulation is lost, specialized cells cannot develop correctly during development. In adulthood, the specialized cells may forget their identity and develop into cancer cells. Research from BRIC, University of Copenhagen, has identified a crucial role of the molecule...

Scientists Build Embryonic Stem Cells With A 3D Printer
2013-02-05 10:24:52

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As 3D printing methods develop and become more accessible, experts from all different fields are embracing the technology in pursuit of their own unique breakthroughs. According to a new report in the journal Biofabrication, a group of Scottish scientists has used this cutting edge type of construction to arrange human embryonic stem cells (hESC) into novel three-dimensional spheroids. Previous efforts have resulted in artificial...

Stem Cells And Your Taste Buds
2013-02-04 12:47:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As stem cell research progresses, scientists are becoming more and more specialized in studying the types of cells and tissues that they generate. In pursuing the mechanisms that drive stem cell specialization, scientists at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia have identified certain genetic characteristics of taste stem cells and their location on the tongue, according to their report in the journal Stem Cells....


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