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Functional Livers Created From Human Stem Cells
2013-07-04 07:31:21

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from Japan have reportedly used human stem cells to create functional human liver precursors similar to those found in fetuses, various media outlets reported on Wednesday. Writing in the journal Nature, Takanori Takebe of the Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine and colleagues mixed a cocktail of induced stem cells (created from adult tissue) to grow human liver "buds" that were then implanted in...

New 'Biowire' Technology Can Mature Human Heart By Mimicking Fetal Heartrate
2013-06-24 10:52:41

University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering A new method of maturing human heart cells that simulates the natural growth environment of heart cells while applying electrical pulses to mimic the heart rate of fetal humans has led researchers at the University of Toronto to an electrifying step forward for cardiac research. The discovery, announced this week in the scientific journal Nature Methods, offers cardiac researchers a fast and reliable method of creating...

2013-06-13 23:21:09

“Complete 2012-13 Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Industry Report” on Market Metrics, Dynamics, and Trends is the new and updated market research report added to the online library of ReportsnReports.com. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 Sales (number) of iPSC research products worldwide have been growing at a rate of 14.7% per year for the past five years. In addition, 22% of all stem cell researchers now self-report as having used induced pluripotent stem cells within a...

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...


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