Thursday 17 April, 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 better” »  More...

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By BioNews On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
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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...

Schematic on finger-prick blood isolation and treatment for cellular reprogramming.
Photo Credit: Loh Yuin Han, Jonathan, IMCB
By BioNews On Friday, March 21st, 2014
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Stem cells generated from just a drop of blood!

In a major breakthrough, a team of scientists has developed a method to generate human induced pluripotent stem cells Continue reading “Stem cells generated from just a drop of blood!” »  More...

Scanning elecgtron micrograph (false color) of a human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neuron. Credit: Thomas Deerinck, UC San Diego
By BioNews On Sunday, November 10th, 2013
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UC San Diego launches Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center with $100 Million Gift

In a bold and singular step toward delivering the therapeutic promise of human stem cells Continue reading “UC San Diego launches Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center with $100 Million Gift” »  More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, October 21st, 2012
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Hip disorder cured using stem cells

A multi-specialty hospital here has successfully used stem cells to cure a hip Continue reading “Hip disorder cured using stem cells” »  More...

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By IANS On Tuesday, October 9th, 2012
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British Nobel winner once written off by teacher

A British researcher who won the 2012 Nobel Prize for Medicine was once dismissed by his school teacher about his ambition to become a scientist as “quite ridiculous”, the Guardian reported Tuesday. Sir More...

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2012 was awarded jointly to Sir John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka "for the discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent"
By BioNews On Monday, October 8th, 2012
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Two scientists share 2012 Nobel Prize in Medicine for stem cell work

The 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine went to John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka Continue reading “Two scientists share 2012 Nobel Prize in Medicine for stem cell work” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
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Stem cell jab shows promise in arthritis cure

A breakthrough treatment for arthritis using stem cells derived from body fat could see the end of years of pain for millions of sufferers Continue reading “Stem cell jab shows promise in arthritis cure” More...

By BioNews On Sunday, July 8th, 2012
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New economical gene therapy strategy promotes cardiac repair

Researchers have established a novel gene therapy strategy which is an excellent substitute for the current expensive and uncontrollable Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) Continue reading “New economical More...

By BioNews On Friday, July 6th, 2012
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Key proteins to aid self-renewing skin identified

In a new study, researchers including one of an Indian origin have described how human epidermal progenitor cells and stem cells control transcription factors to avoid premature differentiation Continue reading More...