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Researchers report they have for the first time successfully converted human embryonic stem cells into insulin-producing beta cells equivalent in nearly every way to regular, normally-functioning beta cells.
A hormone known as betatrophin could be the key to new, more effective treatments for type 2 diabetes, researchers from the Harvard Stem Cell Institute have discovered.
Stem cell and regenerative medicine expert Dr. Malgorzata Borowiak has been named Baylor College of Medicine's fifth McNair Scholar. She will focus on diabetes.
Stem cells from early embryos can be coaxed into becoming a diverse array of specialized cells to revive and repair different areas of the body.
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SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- iPierian, Inc., the leading biopharmaceutical company focused on creating new therapeutics using patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), today announced that it will present data from its iPSC research programs at the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) 8th Annual Meeting, June 16-19, 2010, in San Francisco, CA.
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- iPierian, Inc., the leading company focused on creating new therapeutics discovered using cellular reprogramming and directed differentiation of patient cells, today announced that it has been awarded a three-year $1.5 million "Basic Biology Award" from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM).
A new technique for reprogramming human adult cells could greatly improve the safety and efficiency of producing patient-specific stem cells for use in a range of therapeutic applications to repair or replace damaged or diseased tissues.
Tiny circles of DNA are the key to a new and easier way to transform stem cells from human fat into induced pluripotent stem cells for use in regenerative medicine, say scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have succeeded in the ultimate switch: transforming mouse skin cells in a laboratory dish directly into functional nerve cells with the application of just three genes.
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