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Human Genetic Engineering – An Introduction
2013-04-09 15:06:36

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online What, Why and How? What exactly is human genetic engineering (HGE or HGM)? It´s a simple question with a complex answer. According to the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP), HGM is a process by which scientists and medical professionals alter the genetic makeup, or DNA, in a living human cell. Ideally, HGM would be used to fix defective genes that cause diseases and other genetic complications. In one...

Adhesive Force Differences Allows Separation Of Stem Cells To Advance Therapies
2013-04-08 11:28:26

Georgia Institute of Technology A new separation process that depends on an easily-distinguished physical difference in adhesive forces among cells could help expand production of stem cells generated through cell reprogramming. By facilitating new research, the separation process could also lead to improvements in the reprogramming technique itself and help scientists model certain disease processes. The reprogramming technique allows a small percentage of cells — often taken...

Cloning Across Multiple Generations
2013-03-08 07:19:44

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Known for such American gems as Caddyshack and Groundhog Day, Harold Ramis directed the cult classic Multiplicity starring Michael Keaton and Andie MacDowell in 1996. And in what had to have been a bit of marketing kismet, the film was released only 12 days after Dolly the sheep, the first mammal cloned from an adult somatic cell, was introduced to the world. In the film, Doug Kinney, portrayed by Michael Keaton, was given the...

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge Stem Cell Funding
2013-01-08 10:45:39

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court announced on Monday that it would not hear an appeal from two scientists attempting to derail government-funded research with embryonic stem cells. Scientists claim that research with embryonic stem cells can potentially help to provide new information on possible treatments for those who suffer from a variety of conditions including spinal injuries and Parkinson´s disease....

Study Identifies Cell Subtypes For Potential Personalized Cellular Therapies
2012-05-10 04:47:04

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com A new study by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has discovered two adult stem cell-like subpopulations in adult human skin. The findings allow for further research to be done in the area of personalized medicine and patient-specific cellular therapies. The study, using technology from Fibrocell Science, allowed the researchers to identify and confirm two types of cells in human skin cell cultures; the possible source of...

2012-01-11 18:00:00

With the potential of replacing defective or damaged cells resulting from disorders and injuries, stem cells are of great interest, leading to a variety of new regenerative therapies. New research report “Stem Cells: Worldwide Markets for Transplantation, Cord Blood Banking and Drug Development” prepared by Kalorama Information has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. London, UK (PRWEB) January 11, 2012 With the potential of replacing defective or damaged cells...

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