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2014-06-24 10:42:09

RIKEN Stem cells have the unique ability to become any type of cell in the body. Given this, the possibility that they can be cultured and engineered in the laboratory makes them an attractive option for regenerative medicine. However, some conditions that are commonly used for culturing human stem cells have the potential to introduce contaminants, thus rendering the cells unusable for clinical use. These conditions cannot be avoided, however, as they help maintain the pluripotency of...

2013-07-08 10:25:23

A team of Toronto-based researchers may be one step closer to a 'recipe' for large-scale production of stem cells for use in research and therapy. Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) can be of great value for medical research because they can flexibly develop into many different types of cells. However, producing these cells is challenging because the proteins that control their generation are largely unknown. But researchers from the University of Toronto, the Hospital for Sick...

2012-08-13 22:10:47

Even after being frozen for 18 years, human embryos can be thawed, grown in the laboratory, and successfully induced to produce human embryonic stem (ES) cells, which represent a valuable resource for drug screening and medical research. Prolonged embryonic cryopreservation as an alternative source of ES cells is the focus of an article in BioResearch Open Access, a new bimonthly peer-reviewed open access journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. The article is available free online at the...

Stem Cells Extracted From Amniotic Fluid
2012-07-05 05:48:01

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Stem cell research is gaining headway, but is still controversial. Scientists hope that a new discovery regarding stem cells from amniotic fluid will pave the way to an alternative option. A collaborative group of researchers recently discovered that stem cells in amniotic fluid can be changed into a more flexible state, which could possibly open another option to embryonic stem cells. The study was recently published in the...

2012-06-20 19:10:00

Regenerative Medicine Institute research sheds new light on cell death in a common, lethal genetic disease in children, suggesting paths for potential treatment Cedars-Sinai's Regenerative Medicine Institute has pioneered research on how motor-neuron cell-death occurs in patients with spinal muscular atrophy, offering an important clue in identifying potential medicines to treat this leading genetic cause of death in infants and toddlers. The study, published in the June 19 online...

2012-06-12 23:02:58

STEMCELL Technologies Inc. to Launch TeSR-E8 - a Novel Medium for Human Embryonic and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells - and New STEMdiff Kits for Differentiation of these cell types Vancouver, British Columbia (PRWEB) June 12, 2012 STEMCELL Technologies Inc. (STEMCELL) announced today its plans to release a series of new products to advance research and translational applications for human pluripotent stem cells. These novel products, which will be launched at the International Society for...


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