Latest Ernest McCulloch Stories

2013-08-26 11:53:35

Stem cell scientists at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre have discovered the gene GATA3 has a role in how blood stem cells renew themselves, a finding that advances the quest to expand these cells in the lab for clinical use in bone marrow transplantation, a procedure that saves thousands of lives every year. The research, published online today in Nature Immunology, provides an important piece in the puzzle of understanding the mechanisms that govern the blood stem cell self-renewal...

2009-03-31 09:55:00

WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time, scientists have shown that amniotic fluid (the protective liquid surrounding an embryo) may be a potential new source of stem cells for therapeutic applications. The study was prepublished online on February 12, 2009, in Blood, the official journal of the American Society of Hematology. "Building on observations made by other scientists, our research team wondered whether stem cells could be detected in amniotic fluid. We...

2009-02-11 09:49:48

U.S. medical researchers say they have completed the first genome-wide expression analysis involving leukemia. University of Rochester and Stanford University scientists compared highly enriched normal blood stem cells and leukemic stem cells, identifying several new pathways having a key role in cancer development. The researchers said some scientists believe the best way to eradicate cancer is to find therapies that target cancer's stem cells, but most cancer treatments today fail to attack...

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