University of California Davis Researchers Coax Brain Cells to Mimic Inner Ear Sensory Cells
In a recently published study, UC Davis scientists showed that stem cells taken from the lateral ventricle area of the brain can be successfully transformed so that they function like the hair-covered sensory cells of the inner ear.
Scientists Create First Synthetic Ribosome
The research behind the ribosome, could give scientists “unprecedented power to evolve ribosomes to produce unique proteins for compelling applications.
The Making of an Intestinal Stem Cell
Researchers have found the factor that makes the difference between a stem cell in the intestine and any other cell.
Nanofiber Diameter Can Direct Stem Cell Growth
Hopkins researchers show the influence of the fiber diameter of electrospun substrates on neural stem/progenitor cell differentiation and proliferation.
Penn Veterinary Researchers Identify a Critical Growth Factor That Stimulates Sperm Stem Cells to Thrive
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and Pennsylvania State University have identified for the first time a specific “niche factor” in the mouse testes called colony stimulating factor 1, Csf1, that has a direct effect on sperm stem cell self-renewal.
University of Colorado at Boulder Research Team Identifies Stem Cells that Repair Injured Muscles
A University of Colorado at Boulder research team has identified a type of skeletal muscle stem cell that contributes to the repair of damaged muscles in mice, which could have important implications in the treatment of injured, diseased or aging muscle tissue in humans, including the ravages of muscular dystrophy.
Stem Cells Help Foot Bones Heal
An implant consisting of bone ‘scaffolding’ containing stem cells can promote bone healing in patients who have undergone foot and ankle operations, a new report shows.
Stem Cells Replace Stroke Damaged Tissue in Rats
Researchers at The University of Nottingham are among a team of scientists who have shown that by inserting tiny scaffolding with stem cells attached, it is possible to fill a hole left by stroke damage with brand new brain tissue within seven days.
New Zealand Scientist’s Gene Research Could be the Answer to the Obesity Epidemic
A world-leading New Zealand researcher wants to start human trials of gene therapy to control obesity, after proving the technique in animal experiments.
ABSTRACTS, REVIEWS AND SPECIAL REPORTS
Noncanonical Wnt Signaling Orchestrates Early Developmental Events toward Hematopoietic Cell Fate from Human Embryonic Stem Cells
This paper demonstrates that activation of canonical Wnt signaling by Wnt3a promotes proliferation of human embryonic stem cells-precursors already committed to the hematopoietic lineage.
Embryonic Germ Cells Are Capable of Adipogenic Differentiation In Vitro and In Vivo
The objective of this study was to demonstrate that embryoid body–derived cells were capable of adipogenic differentiation in vitro and in vivo using a poly(ethylene glycol)-based hydrogel scaffold.
A New Role of Substance P as an Injury-inducible Messenger for Mobilization of CD29+ Stromal-like Cells
This study shows that substance P is an injury-inducible factor that acts early in the wound healing process to induce CD29+ stromal-like cell mobilization.
Omentum Facilitates Liver Regeneration
In this study Dr. Singh and his colleagues activated the omentum using a foreign body to increase its content of stem cells and growth factors and then used the activated omentum to regenerate the liver.
Modulation of Stem and Progenitor Cell Differentiation, Assays, and Uses Thereof
The current patent covers the use of various thalidomide analogues for preferentially stimulating hematopoietic stem cell (CD34 and CD133) differentiation along the myeloid pathway but not the erythroid pathway.
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