Sunday 21 December, 2014

On-off switch for key stem cell gene found

Stem cells and precursor cells: Shown is a drawing of a stem cell maturing into one of three types of mature blood cells: red blood cells, platelets, and white blood cells. Precursor cells are also shown: stem cells, myeloid blasts, lymphoid stem cells, and lymphoid blasts. (Credit:NCI)

Biologists at the University of Toronto have discovered an on-off switch for a stem cell gene that is Continue reading “On-off switch for key stem cell gene found” »  More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Scientists make stem cell breakthrough

An Australian research team together with international scientists has discovered a new stem cell that can be programmed to become any part of the body. Continue reading “Scientists make stem cell breakthrough” More...

Microscopic view of a representative bioengineered vein graft with peripheral whole blood. Image Credit: ebiomedicine/sciencedirect
By BioNews On Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Researchers from Sweden Grow a Blood Vessel in a Week

The technology for creating new tissues from stem cells has taken a giant leap forward. Three tablespoons of blood are all Continue reading “Researchers from Sweden Grow a Blood Vessel in a Week” »  More...

By BioNews On Monday, October 6th, 2014

A tool to track origin of blood cells, cancers

In a bid to track the origin of diseases such as cancer, researchers have developed a system that generates a unique barcode in the DNA of all blood stem cells Continue reading “A tool to track origin of More...

By BioNews On Monday, October 6th, 2014

Extracting bone-making cells from human fat gets easier

Targeting gene expression, researchers have developed a method for extracting a wide variety of potential Continue reading “Extracting bone-making cells from human fat gets easier” »  More...

When stem cells like these human embryonic stem cells divide, each new cell has the potential to remain a stem cell or become a cell with a more specialized function
By BioNews On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Corneas regrown from human stem cells

In the first known examples of constructing a tissue from an adult-derived human stem cell Continue reading “Corneas regrown from human stem cells” »  More...

By BioNews On Monday, April 21st, 2014

In a first, stem cells cloned from human skin

In a major breakthrough, scientists have for the first time grown stem cells from a man’s skin using cloning techniques Continue reading “In a first, stem cells cloned from human skin” »  More...

By BioNews On Monday, April 21st, 2014

Bulletproof vests from stem cells?

In a first, scientists have discovered a new property in the nuclei of embryonic stem cells that could pave way for wider application of the body’s master cells Continue reading “Bulletproof vests from More...

By BioNews On Monday, April 14th, 2014

Stem cells grown on ‘soft carpets’ function better

The fluffiness of the medium of which human embryonic stem cells are growing affects the type of specialised cells they eventually become Continue reading “Stem cells grown on ‘soft carpets’ function More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Rare stem cells could repair complex tissues

Repairing complex tissues damaged by disease or trauma could become a lot easier as scientists have now discovered the potential of rare very small embryonic-like stem cells (VSELs) Continue reading “Rare More...