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2010-10-14 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO and OTTAWA, Ontario, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Fate Therapeutics, Inc. has forged a collaboration and license agreement with BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, through its BD Biosciences segment, for the joint development and worldwide commercialization of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) tools and technologies for drug discovery and development. Under the three-year collaboration, Fate and BD will endeavor to co-develop certain...

2010-09-29 14:12:00

Novel scientific research and a niche business accelerator offer stem cell researchers and companies worldwide a fast track to commercialization DETROIT, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Detroit's Wayne State University will showcase its novel Great Lakes Stem Cell Commercialization Center before an audience of more than 1,200 of the world's most influential stem cell stakeholders in science, business, policy, law, ethics and advocacy at the 2010 World Stem Cell Summit, being held in...

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2010-09-10 13:00:50

For most people, wisdom teeth are not much more than an annoyance that eventually needs to be removed. However, a new study appearing in the September 17 Journal of Biological Chemistry shows that wisdom teeth contain a valuable reservoir of tissue for the creation of stem cells; thus, everyone might be carrying around his or her own personal stem-cell repository should he or she ever need some. Groundbreaking research back in 2006 revealed that inducing the activity of four genes in adult...

2010-09-02 12:39:42

Stem cells might be thought of as trunks in the tree of life. All multi-cellular organisms have them, and they can turn into a dazzling variety other cells"”kidney, brain, heart or skin, for example. One class, pluripotent stem cells, has the capacity to turn into virtually any cell type in the body, making them a focal point in the development of cell therapies, the conquering of age-old diseases or even regrowing defective body parts. Now, a research team at the University of Georgia...

2010-09-01 09:39:00

YOKOHAMA, Japan, September 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ReproCELL, Inc. (CEO: Chikafumi Yokoyama PhD) is pleased to announce a new line of products to be launched in the autumn of 2010, offering neuronal cells derived from human iPS (induced pluripotent stem) cells. Since April 2009, ReproCELL has been manufacturing iPS cell-derived cardiomyocytes for drug toxicity testing as the world's first drug discovery support business provider founded on iPS cells. The prospective new offering of...

2010-08-25 07:24:26

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- We've all heard about the potential medical benefits of stem cells. Now, researchers have created a synthetic surface that allows stem cells to stay alive and continue reproducing for at least three months. Human pluripotent stem cells can become any other kind of body cell. These types of cells have shown great promise in treating conditions such as Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injuries. However, one challenge faced by scientists has been...

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2010-08-06 11:35:00

Human embryonic stem (ES) cells and adult cells reprogrammed to an embryonic stem cell-like state"”so-called induced pluripotent stem or iPS cells"”exhibit very few differences in their gene expression signatures and are nearly indistinguishable in their chromatin state, according to Whitehead Institute researchers.Their results are published in the August 6 issue of Cell Stem Cell.iPS cells are made by introducing three key genes into adult cells. These reprogramming factors push...

2010-08-05 16:33:21

Next-generation reprogramming of native cells offers therapeutic advantages Scientists at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease (GICD) have found a new way to make beating heart cells from the body's own cells that could help regenerate damaged hearts. Over 5 million Americans suffer from heart failure because the heart has virtually no ability to repair itself after a heart attack. Only 2,000 hearts become available for heart transplant annually in the United States, leaving...

2010-07-27 12:36:33

Australian scientists from the Monash Institute of Medical Research have "reprogrammed" adult mouse fat cells and neural cells to become stem cells that can differentiate into a variety of different cells (pluripotency). The cells, called "induced pluripotent stem cells" (iPS), are nearly identical to the naturally occurring pluripotent stems cells, such as embryonic stem cells, which are highly pluripotent, in short supply and their access restricted in the U.S. The study is published in...

2010-07-21 16:17:44

Scientists at the UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center have described a population of cells that mark the very first stage of differentiation of human embryonic stem cells as they enter a developmental pathway that leads to production of blood, heart muscle, blood vessels and bone. Researchers hope that these cells could one day be used for clinical treatments of a wide range of medical conditions as the discovery may help scientists create better and safer tissues for use in regenerative...


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