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Nuclear Transfer Proven An Effective Method In Stem Cell Production
2014-07-03 07:02:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new process known as “somatic cell nuclear transfer” is far better and much more accurate when it comes to coaxing embryonic stem cells out of human skin tissue, according to new research appearing in Tuesday’s edition of the journal Nature. Scientists from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), the University of California-San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies created...

2014-06-27 23:05:47

A new study released today in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine suggests a new way to produce endothelial progenitor cells in quantities large enough to be feasible for use in developing new cancer treatments. Durham, NC (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 A new study released today in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine suggests a new way to produce endothelial progenitor cells in quantities large enough to be feasible for use in developing new cancer treatments. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are...

2014-06-24 23:07:47

Today, in his keynote address at the Cell Science-2014 4th World Congress on Cell Science and Stem Cell Research in Valencia, Spain, Dr. James L. Sherley, Director of ASCTC, LLC, announced the June 24 issue of the company's newly approved patent for a method to produce iPSCs with a single non-genetic agent. The new technology – based on an underlying biological connection between adult tissue stem cells and iPSCs – has potential to provide a convenient and general method for...

2014-06-24 10:42:09

RIKEN Stem cells have the unique ability to become any type of cell in the body. Given this, the possibility that they can be cultured and engineered in the laboratory makes them an attractive option for regenerative medicine. However, some conditions that are commonly used for culturing human stem cells have the potential to introduce contaminants, thus rendering the cells unusable for clinical use. These conditions cannot be avoided, however, as they help maintain the pluripotency of...

Scientists Successfully Transplant And Grow Stem Cells In Pigs
2014-06-05 03:38:48

Nathan Hurst, University of Missouri One of the biggest challenges for medical researchers studying the effectiveness of stem cell therapies is that transplants or grafts of cells are often rejected by the hosts. This rejection can render experiments useless, making research into potentially life-saving treatments a long and difficult process. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have shown that a new line of genetically modified pigs will host transplanted cells without the...

2014-05-19 23:02:20

A University of Maryland study of a rare genetic disorder that causes premature aging and early death may help explain the effects of normal aging on the cardiovascular system. The study was published online today, May 19, 2014 in Early Edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 Children with progeria, a rare disorder that causes premature aging, die in their teens of ailments that are common in octogenarians: heart failure and stroke. Kan Cao, a...

2014-05-08 23:08:30

This is an important step forward in better assessing the cardiac safety of new drug compounds Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 ChanTest announces a new “Heart-in-a-Dish” in vitro cardiac safety assessment tool to support this critical component of the drug development process for biopharmaceutical companies. ChanTest has developed this breakthrough in safety assessment by taking advantage of the pairing of two recent technologies – stem cell-derived human cardiomyocytes, and...

Stem Cells Of Infertile Men Used To Create Preliminary Sperm Cells
2014-05-02 08:25:30

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study, from the Stanford University School of Medicine and Montana State University, demonstrates that, when implanted into the reproductive system of a mouse model, stem cells created from adult, infertile men will yield primordial germ cells. Primordial germ cells normally become sperm cells. The findings, published in Cell Reports, help to further our understanding of a genetic cause of male infertility and basic sperm...

Animal Testing Alternative - Skin Cells Grown From Human Cells
2014-04-25 03:30:51

King's College London An international team led by King's College London and the San Francisco Veteran Affairs Medical Center (SFVAMC) has developed the first lab-grown epidermis – the outermost skin layer - with a functional permeability barrier akin to real skin. The new epidermis, grown from human pluripotent stem cells, offers a cost-effective alternative lab model for testing drugs and cosmetics, and could also help to develop new therapies for rare and common skin disorders. The...

2014-04-15 23:06:52

International Leaders to Share Unparalleled Achievements in Stem Cell Research at DIA Annual Meeting Washington (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Research that resulted in the first stem cells that are pluripotent—those that have the potential to differentiate into almost any cell in the body—will be the backdrop for a discussion about trends in regulation in the field of regenerative medicine at the DIA 2014 50th Annual Meeting, June 15 to 19 in San Diego. Chaired by Shinji Miyake, professor of...


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