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2010-09-23 11:17:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Merit Network, Inc. is pleased to celebrate the 50th meeting of NANOG, the North American Network Operators' Group, October 3-6, 2010, in Atlanta, Georgia. NANOG is an educational forum where the operators of backbone and enterprise networks share information and refine operational best practices. NANOG was formed in 1994 as a forum for information-sharing at a time when the Internet's primary backbone was transitioning from...

2010-09-02 12:39:42

Stem cells might be thought of as trunks in the tree of life. All multi-cellular organisms have them, and they can turn into a dazzling variety other cells"”kidney, brain, heart or skin, for example. One class, pluripotent stem cells, has the capacity to turn into virtually any cell type in the body, making them a focal point in the development of cell therapies, the conquering of age-old diseases or even regrowing defective body parts. Now, a research team at the University of Georgia...

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2010-07-12 08:05:00

Dr Andrew Johnson is speaking today (July 12) at the UK National Stem Cell Network annual conference. He and his team from the University of Nottingham have been using a Mexican aquatic salamander called an axolotl to study the evolution and genetics of stem cells - research that supports the development of regenerative medicine to treat the consequences of disease and injury using stem cell therapies. This team has found that there are extraordinary similarities in the development of...

2010-06-07 13:39:41

Scientists at the Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), a biomedical research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), and their colleagues from the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and Princeton University have recently discovered that viruses that "Ëœinvaded' the human genome millions of years ago have changed the way genes get turned on and off in human embryonic stem (ES) cells. The...

2010-04-15 14:29:34

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. A description of this innovative strategy is published in the peer-reviewed journal Cellular Reprogramming, published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. The paper is available free online. Stem cells offer great promise for use in cellular therapy to regenerate...

2009-12-10 12:17:30

A gene which is essential for stem cells' capabilities to become any cell type has been identified by researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of California, San Francisco. The discovery represents a further step in the ever-expanding field of understanding the ways in which stem cells develop into specific cells, a necessary prelude towards the use of stem cell therapy as a means to reverse the consequences of disease and disability. The identification of the...

2009-10-28 22:11:43

Advance provides potential tool to find causes of unexplained infertility, birth defects Researchers funded in part by the National Institutes of Health have discovered how to transform human embryonic stem cells into germ cells, the embryonic cells that ultimately give rise to sperm and eggs. The advance will allow researchers to observe human germ cells"”previously inaccessible"”in laboratory dishes. "This achievement opens a new window into what was only recently a hidden stage...

2009-08-20 11:40:00

Scientists have uncovered a vital link in the chain of events that gives stem cells their remarkable properties.Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research at the University of Cambridge have pinpointed the final step in a complex process that gives embryonic stem cells their unique ability to develop into any of the different types of cells in the body (from liver cells to skin cells). Their findings, published today in the journal Cell, have important implications for...

2009-08-13 12:37:40

 A novel technique allows researchers to efficiently and precisely modify or introduce genes into the genomes of human embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, according to Whitehead scientists. The method uses proteins called zinc finger nucleases and is described in the August 13 issue of Nature Biotechnology.For years, scientists have easily swapped genes in and out of mouse ESC or iPS cell genomes, but have had a notoriously difficult time disrupting or...

2009-07-29 14:10:44

Research Team at WPI and CellThera Discovers a Way toTurn on Stem Cell Genes in Human Skin Cells Without Using Viruses or Inserting New GenesThe research team reported its findings in the paper "Induction of Stem Cell Gene Expression in Adult Human Fibroblasts without Transgenes," published online July 21, 2009 (in advance of September print publication) as a "fast track" paper from the journal Cloning and Stem Cells. (Cloning, Stem Cells. 2009 Jul 21.)   "We show that by...