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2012-11-23 10:41:57

Scientists from The Danish Stem Cell Center (DanStem) at the University of Copenhagen are contributing important knowledge about how stem cells develop best into insulin-producing cells. In the long term this new knowledge can improve diabetes treatment with cell therapy. The results have just been published in the scientific journal Cell Reports. Stem cells are responsible for tissue growth and tissue repair after injury. Therefore, the discovery that these vital cells grow better in a...

Stem Cells Made Into Neurons Transplanted Successfully
2012-11-16 07:08:46

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute recently discovered that neurons developed from stem cells can boost brain activity following transplantation with a laboratory model. The findings show that the cells could possibly be used in the future to treat Alzheimer´s disease and other types of neurodegenerative illnesses. Currently, scientists are able to develop neurons and other brain cells from stem...

2012-11-12 08:28:40

JERUSALEM, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hadasit Bio-Holdings Ltd. (OTC: HADSY, TASE: HDST) a publicly traded portfolio of biotech companies, all based on intellectual property developed by the Hadassah University Hospital, Israel's foremost medical research center, announced that its portfolio company CellCure NeuroSciences and BioTime, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTX) have entered into a share purchase agreement through which BioTime will provide Cell Cure with $3.5 million of BioTime stock in exchange...

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...

Scientists Learn How To Unlock The Destiny Of A Cell
2012-11-01 10:47:17

University of California - Santa Barbara Scientists have discovered that breaking a biological signaling system in an embryo allows them to change the destiny of a cell. The findings could lead to new ways of making replacement organs. The discovery was made in the laboratory of Joel H. Rothman, a professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at UC Santa Barbara. The studies were reported in the interdisciplinary journal Genes and Development, and were...

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...

2012-10-25 07:28:08

SEOUL, South Korea, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Grace of Stem Cells by Dr. Jeong Chan Ra, biomedical scientist and Chairman of RNL BIO, was published by October 24, 2012. At the National Press Club, leaders from around the world and the media gathered to discuss Dr. Ra's claim that huge amounts of peer reviewed data is systematically ignored in order that opponents of ethical stem cell research are able to promote unsuccessful, unsafe embryonic strategies. Dr. Ra is Chairman of RNL...

Gene Therapy Method Could Prevent Certain Inherited Diseases
2012-10-25 05:29:18

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) recently revealed a new gene therapy method that can successfully prevent particular inherited diseases. The scientists worked under the college´s Oregon National Primate Research Center as well as the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at OHSU and were able to complete the procedure in human cells. With the findings of the study, the new gene therapy will...

2012-10-10 19:22:51

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alliance Defending Freedom and the Jubilee Campaign together with Tom Hungar of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher today filed a petition for certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court in the case Sherley v. Sebelius, which seeks to end federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research. Of the petition David Prentice, Ph.D., senior fellow for life sciences at the Family Research Council's Center for Human Life and Bioethics, made the...