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Researchers Discover How To Change Cell Types By Flipping A Single Switch
2013-12-04 13:05:09

University of California - Santa Barbara With few exceptions, cells don't change type once they have become specialized — a heart cell, for example, won't suddenly become a brain cell. However, new findings by researchers at UC Santa Barbara have identified a method for changing one cell type into another in a process called forced transdifferentiation. Their work appears today in the journal Development. With C. elegans as the animal model, lead author Misty Riddle, a Ph.D. student...

Scientists Create Functional Lungs Using Human Stem Cells
2013-12-02 12:40:54

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have used human stem cells to create functional lung and airway cells, according to a study published in the journal Nature Biotechnology. The latest research, reported by a team from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), could have significant potential for modeling lung disease, screening drugs, studying human lung development, and generating lung tissue for transplantation. "Researchers have had relative success...

Scientists Generate 'Mini-kidney' Structures From Human Stem Cells For The First Time
2013-11-18 11:37:04

Salk Institute Findings may lead to much-needed therapies for kidney disease Diseases affecting the kidneys represent a major and unsolved health issue worldwide. The kidneys rarely recover function once they are damaged by disease, highlighting the urgent need for better knowledge of kidney development and physiology. Now, a team of researchers led by scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies has developed a novel platform to study kidney diseases, opening new avenues...

2013-11-15 23:23:42

Learn How Stem Cell Therapy May Be Used in Various Chronic, Degenerative Conditions at a Series of Free Public Seminars Hosted By the Miami Stem Cell Treatment Center Miami, Florida (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 The Miami Stem Cell Treatment Center, PC, announces a series of free public seminars on the use of stem cells for various degenerative and inflammatory conditions. They will be provided by Dr. Thomas A. Gionis, Surgeon-in-Chief, and, Dr. Nia Smyrniotis, Medical Director. The seminars...

2013-11-06 11:14:22

The European Science Foundation reports on the scientific and policy issues surrounding human stem cell research across Europe A strategic report from the European Science Foundation examines the key scientific questions for human stem cell research in the context of the rapidly emerging field of regenerative medicine. In parallel to the potential new treatments for incurable diseases resulting from stem cell research, heated ethical and legal debates have arisen across the world. This...


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