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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...

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2010-07-12 08:05:00

Dr Andrew Johnson is speaking today (July 12) at the UK National Stem Cell Network annual conference. He and his team from the University of Nottingham have been using a Mexican aquatic salamander called an axolotl to study the evolution and genetics of stem cells - research that supports the development of regenerative medicine to treat the consequences of disease and injury using stem cell therapies. This team has found that there are extraordinary similarities in the development of...

2010-07-02 19:20:15

Cells from frozen human blood samples can be reprogrammed to an embryonic stem-cell-like state, according to Whitehead Institute researchers. These cells can be multiplied and used to study the genetic and molecular mechanisms of blood disorders and other diseases. Blood samples represent an easily accessible source of human cells for research and offer a host of practical advantages over the reliance on skin biopsies to attain cell samples. The breakthrough described here allows for study of...

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2010-07-02 05:35:00

Stored samples of frozen blood can be used to make cells that resemble stem cells, potentially creating a new and easier source for the valued cells, researchers said on Thursday. The researchers used cells from blood to make induced pluripotent cells (iPS cells) -- cells that closely resemble human embryonic stem cells but are made from ordinary tissue. IPS cells have been made from skin in the past, but blood is much easier to take from people and to store, the researchers reported....

2010-06-28 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO and OTTAWA, Canada, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Fate Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that the Company received Red Herring's North America 100 award, a prestigious list honoring the year's most promising private and innovative companies from the North American business region. The nominees were evaluated by the Red Herring editorial team on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy...

2010-06-20 08:45:37

Are stem cells ready for prime time? The therapeutic potential of embryonic stem cells has been an intense focus of study and discussion in biomedical research and has resulted in technologies to produce human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs). Derived by epigenetic reprogramming of human fibroblasts, these hiPSCs are thought to be almost identical to human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and provide great promise for patient-tailored regenerative medicine therapies. However, recent...

2010-06-15 15:39:00

BETHESDA, Md., June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is pleased to announce that Gail R. Martin, Ph.D., will be the recipient of the FASEB 2011 Excellence in Science Award. The award recognizes women whose outstanding career achievements in biological science have contributed significantly to further our understanding of a particular discipline by excellence in research. This prestigious award, sponsored in total by Eli...

2010-06-15 09:24:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- iPierian, Inc., the leading biopharmaceutical company focused on creating new therapeutics using patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), today announced that it will present data from its iPSC research programs at the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) 8th Annual Meeting, June 16-19, 2010, in San Francisco, CA. Data presented in a poster entitled, Discovery of disease gene expression signature in...

2010-06-14 07:00:00

COSTA MESA, Calif., June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- DV Biologics LLC announced today that it has executed an agreement with System Biosciences LLC for the development of human-derived disease-specific induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines. iPSCs are pluripotent cells which are developed from non-pluripotent cells that have undergone gene expression changes to render them pluripotent giving them the ability to then form many different cell types. iPSCs offer an exceedingly-powerful approach...

2010-06-09 21:45:22

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have for the first time differentiated human stem cells to become heart cells with cardiomyopathy, a condition in which the heart muscle cells are abnormal. The discovery will allow scientists to learn how those heart cells become diseased and from there, they can begin developing drug therapies to stop the disease from occurring or progressing. The study is published in the June 9th issue of Nature. The Mount Sinai team used skin cells from two...


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