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Stem cells generated from just a drop of blood!

Schematic on finger-prick blood isolation and treatment for cellular reprogramming.
Photo Credit: Loh Yuin Han, Jonathan, IMCB

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...

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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...

By BioNews On Thursday, June 28th, 2012
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Stem cells may help reverse diabetes

In a new study, researchers have successfully reversed diabetes in mice using stem cells, thereby paving the way for a breakthrough treatment for a disease that affects millions worldwide Continue reading “Stem More...

By BioNews On Friday, June 15th, 2012
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Stem cells stay alive for 17 days in dead bodies

Scientists have revealed that some stem cells can lay dormant for more than two weeks in a dead person and then be revived to divide into new Continue reading “Stem cells stay alive for 17 days in dead bodies” More...