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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...

British and Japanese Researchers Awarded The 2012 Nobel Prize For Stem Cell Research
2012-10-08 11:50:50

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Stem cell research has been a controversial, yet important advance in science and medicine for decades. Scientific research has been carried out in numerous areas pertaining to stem cells, and the work of two such researchers in the field have caught the eye of the most prestigious awards organization in the world. Britain´s Sir John Gurdon and Japan´s Shinya Yamanaka were both awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize for Medicine...

Epigenetics Of Adult Stem Cells Affect Organ Creation
2012-10-03 08:50:32

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ask a handful of people about their thoughts and feelings on the use of stem cells for research and therapeutic means and you will find that they each have strong and varying positions on the topic. Outside the scientific community, however, little is known about this highly complex field of research. The politicization of stem cell research accompanied the 1998 discovery that embryonic stem cells, the building blocks of organ,...

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Similar To Cancer Cells
2012-09-30 06:38:13

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A research team from the University of California, Davis, has found evidence that a promising type of stem cell being considered for a variety of disease therapies is very similar to the type of cells that cause cancer. The cells, known as induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) show promise as a source of replacement cells and tissues to treat injuries, diseases and chronic conditions. Although the iPSCs have the potential for such...

Tissue Regeneration Study Learns From Salamanders
2012-09-26 11:53:50

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from the Salk Institute recently studied the regeneration of new limbs in salamanders and believe that the findings could be useful in studies on regenerative medicine for humans. The scientists published two different studies on the Mexican axolotl, a species of aquatic salamander that has lizard-like characteristics. They found that the salamanders needed more than just the activation of genes...

Stem Cell-based Regenerative Medicine Research May Be Helped Further With Discovery Of Reprogramming Signature
2012-09-19 08:55:31

Salk scientists show nine genes at heart of epigenetic changes in induced pluripotent stem cells Salk scientists have identified a unique molecular signature in induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), "reprogrammed" cells that show great promise in regenerative medicine thanks to their ability to generate a range of body tissues. In this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Salk scientists and their collaborators at University of California, San Diego, report that...

2012-09-17 16:58:52

The first detailed and complete picture of a protein complex that is tied to human birth defects as well as the progression of many forms of cancer has been obtained by an international team of researchers led by scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)´s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Knowing the architecture of this protein,  PRC2, for Polycomb Repressive Complex 2, should be a boon to its future use in the development of new and improved...

New Efficiency Brought To Stem Cell Reprogramming
2012-09-13 12:35:17

Biologists reveal genes key to development of pluripotency, in single cells Several years ago, biologists discovered that regular body cells can be reprogrammed into pluripotent stem cells – cells with the ability to become any other type of cell. Such cells hold great promise for treating many human diseases. These induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are usually created by genetically modifying cells to overexpress four genes that make them revert to an immature, embryonic...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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