Learn to culture Neural Stem Cells with the Cell Experts(TM)
STEMCELL Technologies is offering a 2-day Neural Stem Cell Training Course that provides hands-on instruction in the dissection, culture, identification and enumeration of neural stem and progenitor cells.
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May 22-23, 2009, Vancouver, Canada
Extreme Makeover on the Molecular Level? New Method Could Change Cells’ Identities
Scientists have now shown that skin cells can be coaxed to behave like muscle cells—and muscle cells like skin cells—solely by altering who they hang out with.
Hebrew University Researchers Discover Method to Neutralize Tumor Growth in Embryonic Stem Cell Therapy
Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered a method to potentially eliminate the tumor-risk factor in utilizing human embryonic stem cells.
Menstrual Blood Stem Cells May Significantly Increase Yield of Cord Blood Stem Cells
Cryo-Cell International, Inc. announced results of a new study showing that adding menstrual blood stem cells to stem cells from umbilical cord blood expands the number of progenitor cells.
Pervasis Therapeutics Granted Orphan Drug Designation for Vascugel(R)
Pervasis Therapeutics, Inc. announced that it has received Orphan Drug Designation for Vascugel(R), a novel allogeneic cell therapy product that may restore natural repair and regeneration pathways in the vasculature.
ABSTRACTS, REVIEWS AND SPECIAL REPORTS
Orally Delivered siRNA Targeting Macrophage Map4k4 Suppresses Systemic Inflammation
This study reports the engineering of beta1,3-d-glucan-encapsulated siRNA particles (GeRPs) as efficient oral delivery vehicles that potently silence genes in mouse macrophages in vitro and in vivo.
A Small Molecule Primes Embryonic Stem Cells for Differentiation
Using a high-content screen, the researchers have identified a small molecule, named stauprimide, that increases the efficiency of the directed differentiation of mouse and human ESCs in synergy with defined extracellular signaling cues.
Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Free of Vector and Transgene Sequences
This paper describes the derivation of human iPS cells with the use of non-integrating episomal vectors.
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