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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...

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2014-04-29 05:47:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers reported on Monday the creation of the first disease-specific line of embryonic stem cells made with a patient’s own DNA, a major breakthrough in the field of regenerative medicine. The achievement marks the first time cloning technologies have been used to generate stem cells that are genetically matched to adult patients. The independent group of scientists, led by experts at the New York Stem Cell Foundation...

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...

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...

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