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2013-08-16 23:19:31

In a recent study published by STEM CELLS, a research group from Stanford University describes a novel regimen for quashing the immunologic barrier with a short-course treatment of two costimlation-adhesion blockade agents, to allow engraftment of transplanted differentiated stem cells and their prolonged survival in tissue. Durham, NC (PRWEB) August 16, 2013 The scientific community has held tremendous hope for the eventual emergence of stem cell transplantation as a broadly applicable...

2013-01-03 15:33:40

When a young athlete dies unexpectedly on the basketball court or the football field, it's both shocking and tragic. Now Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have, for the first time, identified the molecular basis for a condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy that is the most common cause for this type of sudden cardiac death. To do so, the Stanford scientists created induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells, from the skin cells of 10 members of a family with a...

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2010-02-08 06:35:00

Tiny circles of DNA are the key to a new and easier way to transform stem cells from human fat into induced pluripotent stem cells for use in regenerative medicine, say scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Unlike other commonly used techniques, the method, which is based on standard molecular biology practices, does not use viruses to introduce genes into the cells or permanently alter a cell's genome. It is the first example of reprogramming adult cells to pluripotency...

2009-09-07 14:28:11

Globs of human fat removed during liposuction conceal versatile cells that are more quickly and easily coaxed to become induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells, than are the skin cells most often used by researchers, according to a new study from Stanford's School of Medicine. "We've identified a great natural resource," said Stanford surgery professor and co-author of the research, Michael Longaker, MD, who has called the readily available liposuction leftovers "liquid gold."...

2008-09-22 03:00:13

Two scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine who've sussed out ways to see what's usually hidden are winners of this year's NIH Director's Pioneer Awards--the National Institutes of Health's most prestigious award for creative thinkers. Secrets held within a living being's brain and a developing embryo, respectively, are the objects of the research pursued by the award winners, Ricardo Dolmetsch, PhD, and James Chen, PhD. The NIH will announce this year's 16 Pioneer...

2008-08-18 18:00:15

Human embryonic stem cells trigger an immune response in mice, researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine report. The finding suggests that the effectiveness of human therapies derived from the cells could be limited unless ways are found to dampen the rejection response. The researchers found the immune response in mice could be mitigated by the use of common antirejection medications. Overall, the work indicated that, contrary to previous suggestions, the immune system...

2006-06-18 02:54:46

CHANGHUA, Taiwan (Reuters) - Thousands of people rallied in central Taiwan on Sunday, marking the third straight weekend of protests calling for President Chen Shui-bian to resign over scandals involving his family and senior aides. The demonstration in the city of Changhua, roughly 150 km (90 miles) south of Taipei, came a day after several thousands of people gathered in the capital to support Chen, whose public approval ratings have sunk to all-time lows amid relentless pressure...

2006-04-13 00:59:59

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's independence-leaning government said on Thursday it may lift a ban on visits by Chinese tourists to the island, a move that could trump an opposition delegation's talks in Beijing this weekend. "Even if (China) continues to stall negotiations with us, we do not rule out the possibility of unilaterally lifting the ban on mainland tourists coming to Taiwan," Mainland Affairs Council Chairman Joseph Wu told reporters. His announcement came as an opposition...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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