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Researchers Create World's First Chimeric Monkeys
2012-01-06 08:58:06

[ Watch the Video ] A team of scientists from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) have created the world´s first chimera monkeys in the lab using embryos of several individuals and implanting them into female monkeys. The research, to be published online in the journal Cell this week, provides significant information about how early embryonic stem cells develop and take part in formation of the primate species. The team from OHSU´s Oregon National Primate Research...

2011-10-14 09:05:22

Ordinarily, embryonic stem cells exist only a day or two as they begin the formation of the embryo itself. Then they are gone. In the laboratory dish, however, they act more like perpetual stem cells — renewing themselves and exhibiting the ability to form cells of almost any type, a status called totipotency. Dr. Thomas Zwaka, associate professor in the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center at Baylor College of Medicine, and his colleagues here and abroad showed that...

2011-04-13 11:16:00

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ThermoGenesis Corp. (NASDAQ: KOOL), a leading supplier of innovative products and services that process and store adult stem cells, said today that its Res-Q(TM)60 BMC System (Res-Q) has been registered by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization of India (CDSCO), allowing its commercial sale in the country. Res-Q is a point of care system used for the preparation of cell concentrates, including stem cells from bone marrow...

2009-07-29 10:02:09

Stem cell research promises remedies to many devastating diseases that are currently incurable, ranging from diabetes and Parkinson's disease to paralysis. Totipotent embryonic stem cells have great potential for generating a wide range of different human cells that can be used to restore malfunctioning or damaged cells and tissues in patients. Recent studies have shown that pluripotent stem cells derived from adult bone marrow, the umbilical cord and the placenta could also be induced to...

2009-04-14 06:00:00

ST. JOSEPH, Mich., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- GeneGo, Inc., the leading systems biology tools company, announced today that Professor Marcelo Bento Soares of Children's Memorial Research Center has joined the MetaMiner Stem Cell Partnership Program. The goal of the program is to develop a series of blueprint pathway maps for adult, embryonic, fetal, fibroblasts, hematopoietic, mesenchymal, multipotent, neoplastic, pluripotent and totipotent stem cells. "We feel that it is important to support...

2009-01-27 06:00:00

ST. JOSEPH, Mich., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- GeneGo, Inc., the leading systems biology tools company, announced today that Professor Nicol Keith of the University of Glasgow will join the MetaMiner Stem Cell Partnership Program. The goal of the program is to develop a series of blueprint pathway maps for Adult, Embryonic, Fetal, Fibroblasts, Hematopoietic, Mesenchymal, Multipotent, Neoplastic, Pluripotent and Totipotent stem cells. "We feel that it is important to support such an initiative as...

2006-08-26 13:51:44

By Phil Stewart VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Catholic Church is rejecting claims in the United States of new "embryo-safe" stem-cells, pouring cold water on hopes by many scientists of ending ethical uproar over their research. A U.S. company says it has developed a way to create the stem cells without harming the original embryo, which the Vatican holds is a full-fledged human life. The breakthrough technique was meant to answer critics at the papal palace, the White House and...

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2006-08-26 13:50:00

By Phil Stewart VATICAN CITY -- The Catholic Church is rejecting claims in the United States of new "embryo-safe" stem-cells, pouring cold water on hopes by many scientists of ending ethical uproar over their research. A U.S. company says it has developed a way to create the stem cells without harming the original embryo, which the Vatican holds is a full-fledged human life. The breakthrough technique was meant to answer critics at the papal palace, the White House and beyond, who have long...

2006-07-17 07:10:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate will start a debate on Monday on a bill aimed at encouraging stem cell research, and experts agree that stem cells hold the power to transform medicine, allowing doctors to one day regenerate damaged and diseased tissue. Disagreement lies in which types of stem cells hold the most promise, and whether it is unethical to experiment on the types taken from human embryos. Terminology is key to the debate about stem cells. -- Totipotent stem cells are...


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