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Therapeutic Advancement In The Search For Heart Muscle Progenitor Cells
2012-11-26 11:35:29

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Breakthrough in heart research: The research team from Professor Katja Schenke-Layland of the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB in Stuttgart has discovered cell surface markers that enable the identification and isolation of living functional cardiovascular progenitor cells (CPCs). For the first time, therapeutically relevant CPCs can be derived from induced-pluripotent stem cells (iPS) cells. CPCs, which are typically only found...

Genetic Mosaic Of DNA Revealed
2012-11-19 05:42:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new study of stem cells derived from skin tissue has challenged the commonly held notion that a person's cells all share the same DNA sequence, arguing instead that genetic variation may occur to a greater extent than experts had previously believed. Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine set out to challenge the theory that human cells are comprised of identical genetic material, and that a body's functions are governed by...

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...

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...

British and Japanese Researchers Awarded The 2012 Nobel Prize For Stem Cell Research
2012-10-08 11:50:50

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Stem cell research has been a controversial, yet important advance in science and medicine for decades. Scientific research has been carried out in numerous areas pertaining to stem cells, and the work of two such researchers in the field have caught the eye of the most prestigious awards organization in the world. Britain´s Sir John Gurdon and Japan´s Shinya Yamanaka were both awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize for Medicine...

Stems Cells Help Restore Visual Function In Mice
2012-10-02 13:47:10

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Columbia University ophthalmologists and stem cell researchers have developed an experimental treatment for blindness using the patient's skin cells, which has improved the vision of blind mice in testing. The findings of this research, published online in the journal Molecular Medicine, suggest that induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) could soon be used to improve vision in people with macular degeneration and other eye retina...


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