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Scientists Reprogram Skin Cells To Brain Cells
2012-06-08 06:19:29

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com For the first time, scientists at Gladstone Institute have changed skin cells, imbued with a single genetic factor, into cells that can become a group of interconnecting, functional brain cells. The findings show that there may be options in combating neurological conditions. This transformation of cells would pave the way for better methods in testing drugs for neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer´s disease. The research follows increased...

2012-04-18 21:28:02

Medical breakthrough holds promise for millions with heart failure Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes today are announcing a research breakthrough in mice that one day may help doctors restore hearts damaged by heart attacks–by converting scar-forming cardiac cells into beating heart muscle. These scientists previously transformed such cells into cardiac muscle-like cells in petri dishes. But Gladstone postdoctoral scholar Li Qian, PhD, along with researchers in the laboratory...

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...

2011-06-08 06:00:00

MADISON, Wis., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellular Dynamics International, Inc. (CDI) today announced an agreement with iPS Academia Japan, Inc., who will distribute CDI's iCell® Cardiomyocytes, the first commercially available product based on induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), in Japan. This distribution agreement brings the vision of the two pioneers of iPSC technology, Dr. James Thomson and Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, a step closer to making the technology widely...

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...

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2011-03-17 05:45:00

The annual Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research award has been given to three stem cell researchers for their work in human stem cells. The winners are Elaine Fuchs of Rockefeller University in New York City, James A. Thomson of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health and Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University in Japan. The researchers will share $500,000, which is the largest award in medicine and science in the U.S. Morris "Marty"...


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