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Scientists Develop New Molecular 'Cocktail' To Transform Skin Cells Into Beating Heart Cells
2014-02-20 13:40:34

Gladstone Institutes Gladstone-led study represents important step towards pharmaceutical-based therapies that regenerate heart muscle The power of regenerative medicine appears to have turned science fiction into scientific reality—by allowing scientists to transform skin cells into cells that closely resemble beating heart cells. However, the methods required are complex, and the transformation is often incomplete. But now, scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have devised a new...

2011-08-05 05:53:42

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ A new method has been revealed to convert human cells into brain cells. By transforming adult skin cells into neurons that are capable of transmitting brain signals, scientist Sheng Ding, is marking one of the first documented experiments for transforming an adult human's skin cells into functioning brain cells. "This work could have important ramifications for patients and families who suffer at the hands of neurodegenerative diseases such Alzheimer's, Parkinson's...

2011-07-28 23:33:19

Breakthrough discovery is likely to advance medicine and human health A scientist at the Gladstone Institutes has discovered a novel way to convert human skin cells into brain cells, advancing medicine and human health by offering new hope for regenerative medicine and personalized drug discovery and development. In a paper being published online today in the scientific journal Cell Stem Cell, Sheng Ding, PhD, reveals efficient and robust methods for transforming adult skin cells into neurons...

2011-04-25 16:24:43

Discoveries will advance medicine and human health A scientist at the Gladstone Institutes has made two significant stem-cell discoveries that advance medicine and human health by creating powerful new approaches for using stem cells and stem-cell-like technology. In two papers being published on April 25 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Sheng Ding, PhD, reveals novel and safer methods not only for transforming embryonic stem cells into large numbers of brain cells with...

2011-01-31 13:19:47

Breakthrough discovery offers hope for new therapies for range of diseases Scripps Research Institute scientists have converted adult skin cells directly into beating heart cells efficiently without having to first go through the laborious process of generating embryonic-like stem cells. The powerful general technology platform could lead to new treatments for a range of diseases and injuries involving cell loss or damage, such as heart disease, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's disease. The work...

2010-12-02 21:50:30

Groundbreaking discovery moves field closer to therapeutic applications Scripps Research Institute scientists have made a significant leap forward in the drive to find a way to safely reprogram mature human cells and turn them into stem cells, which can then change into other cell types, such as nerve, heart, and liver cells. The ability to transform fully mature adult cells such as skin cells into stem cells has potentially profound implications for treating many diseases. In research...

2010-05-03 09:42:20

The surprising biochemical findings may improve scientists' ability to manipulate cell fate and promote healing In findings that could one day lead to new therapies, researchers from The Scripps Research Institute have described some striking differences between the biochemistry of stem cells versus mature cells. The study, led by Scripps Research Associate Professor Sheng Ding and Senior Director of the Scripps Research Center for Mass Spectrometry Gary Siuzdak, was published in an advance,...

2010-04-13 08:49:50

The groundbreaking new findings will speed research on potential therapies Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have solved the decade-old mystery of why human embryonic stem cells are so difficult to culture in the laboratory, providing scientists with useful new techniques and moving the field closer to the day when stem cells can be used for therapeutic purposes. The research is being published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) during the week of...

2009-12-21 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Fate Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that the Company's iPSC technology platform, developed with Sheng Ding, Ph.D., has been honored as the Top Innovation of 2009 by The Scientist and has received the 2009 North American Technology Innovation Award from Frost & Sullivan. These notable awards recognize Fate Therapeutics for advancing minimally invasive techniques for the reprogramming and differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs),...

2009-10-18 12:32:54

Development of 2-week method for generating human induced-pluripotent stem cells with 200-fold increase in yield Fate Therapeutics, Inc. announced today the generation of human induced-pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) using a combination of small molecules that significantly improves the speed and efficiency of reprogramming. The discoveries, which were made by Sheng Ding, Ph.D. under a research collaboration between Fate Therapeutics and The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), represent a more...


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