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Mouse Cloned Using Drop Of Blood
2013-06-27 13:15:28

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In one of the more popular science fiction novels of the 1990s and its Oscar-winning silver screen adaptation, the farfetched premise hinged on a newly discovered technique that allowed scientists to extract dinosaur DNA from blood thirsty mosquitoes trapped and fossilized in amber. But we all know the impossibility of cloning an organism from just a blood sample, right? Japanese scientists are urging us to think again. Scientific...

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...

2013-05-15 12:30:23

SAN RAMON, Calif., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Bioethics and Culture strongly decries the practice of deriving human embryonic stem cells through cloning because it exploits women for their eggs, it commodifies human life, and it is unnecessary. In the June 6, 2013, issue of the scientific journal Cell, researchers announce that they have successfully derived human embryonic stem cells through somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) cloning. The authors of the...

Cloning Across Multiple Generations
2013-03-08 07:19:44

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Known for such American gems as Caddyshack and Groundhog Day, Harold Ramis directed the cult classic Multiplicity starring Michael Keaton and Andie MacDowell in 1996. And in what had to have been a bit of marketing kismet, the film was released only 12 days after Dolly the sheep, the first mammal cloned from an adult somatic cell, was introduced to the world. In the film, Doug Kinney, portrayed by Michael Keaton, was given the...

2011-10-05 21:55:24

Women donating their eggs for use in fertility clinics are typically financially compensated for the time and discomfort involved in the procedure. However, guidelines established by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in 2005 state that women who donate their eggs for use in stem cell research should not be compensated, although the procedures they undergo are the same. In the October 7th issue of Cell Stem Cell, researchers at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) and the Department of...

2010-07-19 12:00:00

Residual "memory" of the tissue of origin makes it harder to turn them into other cell types BOSTON, July 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adult cells that have been reprogrammed into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) do not completely let go of their past, perhaps limiting their ability to function as a less controversial alternative to embryonic stem cells for basic research and cell replacement therapies, according to researchers at Children's Hospital Boston, John Hopkins...

2010-02-04 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Fate Therapeutics, Inc. received a Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for U.S. Patent Application Number 10/997,146 entitled "Methods for Reprogramming Somatic Cells." Upon issuance, the patent will cover foundational induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology for identifying agents that enable the reprogramming of human somatic cells, including pluripotency genes, small molecules and biologics. The invention by...

2010-01-11 19:44:00

SEOUL, South Korea, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- RNL Bio Co., Ltd. (Representative Director Jung Chan Ra, www.rnl.co.kr), a Korean company that has pioneered the commercialization of dog-cloning services, and Start Licensing, Inc. of the United States have agreed to dismiss their litigation and have concluded a license agreement as of January 11, 2010. Start Licensing, which started its history in 2005 as the joint venture between Geron Corporation and Exeter Life Sciences, was merged with...

2009-10-27 15:08:06

Stem cell research holds great promise for the treatment of millions of Americans with debilitating and possibly fatal diseases. Current legislation and guidelines, however, continue to limit researchers' endeavors in unlocking the potential breakthroughs that stem cell research can provide. To address this concern, today The Endocrine Society issued a Position Statement (http://www.endo-society.org/advocacy/policy) calling for an increase in NIH funding for stem cell research as well as...

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2009-08-30 12:44:21

A team of Michigan State University researchers has developed a new, more efficient way of cloning zebra fish, a breakthrough that could have implications for human health research. The work of the MSU researchers, detailed in the recent issue of the journal Nature Methods, is important because zebra fish, small striped fish common to many aquariums, are quickly becoming the animal of choice for many researchers. "After the mouse, it is the most commonly used vertebrate in genetic studies,"...