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Study Brings Artificial Livers One Step Closer To Reality
2013-06-03 07:27:29

redOrbit staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online While the liver´s ability to regenerate itself has yet to be successfully harnessed to create artificial liver tissue for use in transplants, a team of researchers believe they are a step closer to overcoming the obstacles keeping this medical breakthrough from becoming a reality. Ordinarily, mature liver cells (also known as hepatocytes) lose their normal function rapidly when they are removed from the body. Now,...

Stem Cells Down Syndrome Brain Development
2013-05-28 14:34:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online By reengineering skin cells from individuals with Down syndrome, scientists at the University of Wisconsin, Madison were able to learn how stem cells develop into dysfunctional brain cells when they contain an extra copy of chromosome 21, the genetic cause of the disorder. "Even though Down syndrome is very common, it's surprising how little we know about what goes wrong in the brain," said Anita Bhattacharyya, a stem cell researcher...

Researchers Successfully Convert Human Skin Cells Into Emryonic Stem Cells
2013-05-16 11:23:27

[WATCH VIDEO: Contracting Cardiomyocystes] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University (OSHU) and the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) have successfully reprogrammed human skin cells to become embryonic stem cells capable of transforming into any other cell type in the body, a breakthrough that marks the first time human stem cells have been produced via nuclear transfer. Stem cell therapies are...

2013-05-13 12:49:25

Disease-in-a-dish models show promise for treating ataxia telangiectasia Led by Dr. Peiyee Lee and Dr. Richard Gatti, researchers at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have used induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells to advance disease-in-a-dish modeling of a rare genetic disorder, ataxia telangiectasia (A-T). Their discovery shows the positive effects of drugs that may lead to effective new treatments for the neurodegenerative disease....

2013-05-09 11:22:27

A key type of human brain cell developed in the laboratory grows seamlessly when transplanted into the brains of mice, UC San Francisco researchers have discovered, raising hope that these cells might one day be used to treat people with Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, and possibly even Alzheimer's disease, as well as and complications of spinal cord injury such as chronic pain and spasticity. "We think this one type of cell may be useful in treating several types of neurodevelopmental and...

2013-04-17 15:52:31

Stem cells and tissue-specific cells can be grown in abundance from mature mammalian cells simply by blocking a certain membrane protein, according to scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Their experiments, reported today in Scientific Reports, also show that the process doesn't require other kinds of cells or agents to artificially support cell growth and doesn't activate cancer genes. Scientists hope that lab-grown...

Adhesive Force Differences Allows Separation Of Stem Cells To Advance Therapies
2013-04-08 11:28:26

Georgia Institute of Technology A new separation process that depends on an easily-distinguished physical difference in adhesive forces among cells could help expand production of stem cells generated through cell reprogramming. By facilitating new research, the separation process could also lead to improvements in the reprogramming technique itself and help scientists model certain disease processes. The reprogramming technique allows a small percentage of cells — often taken...


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