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Human Embryonic Stem Cells Used To Grow Bone Tissue
2012-05-15 12:20:23

A New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) scientist has shown in new research that human embryonic stem cells can be used to grow bone tissue grafts for use in research and potential medical applications. Dr. Darja Marolt, an investigator at the NYSCF, is the lead author of the study, which was published this week in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). It is the first example of using bone cell progenitors derived from human embryonic stem...

2012-05-11 23:00:58

Aruna Biomedical, Inc., the exclusive worldwide commercial licensee of stem cell technology developed at the University of Georgia (UGA), announced today that the US Patent and Trademark Office will issue a new patent mid-month that enlarges the scope of the licensed patent portfolio to include primate pluripotent stem cells. Athens, GA (PRWEB) May 11, 2012 ArunA Biomedical first announced its technology license agreement with the UGA Research Foundation, Inc. for the commercialization of...

2012-05-11 15:09:28

New research findings show that embryonic stem cells unable to fully compact the DNA inside them cannot complete their primary task: differentiation into specific cell types that give rise to the various types of tissues and structures in the body. Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University found that chromatin compaction is required for proper embryonic stem cell differentiation to occur. Chromatin, which is composed of histone proteins and DNA, packages DNA...

2012-04-17 23:02:19

Stem cells derived from neural crest could be ideal for researchers in studying how cells affect development and disease. This embryonic structure found in vertebrates gives rise to many tissues and organs, including most of the peripheral nervous system. However, it has been difficult to find a reliable source for enough of these cells to satisfy researchers´ needs. Work by a team of US scientists could soon change that. “We have found a way that, with a bit more fine-tuning,...

2012-03-14 22:20:57

A research team has identified epigenetic signatures, markers on DNA that control transient changes in gene expression, within reprogrammed skin cells. These signatures can predict the expression of a wound-healing protein in reprogrammed skin cells or induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), cells that take on embryonic stem cell properties. Understanding how the expression of the protein is controlled brings us one step closer to developing personalized tissue regeneration strategies using...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.