New Gladstone Institutes Star Hopes to Create Stem Cells in a New Way
Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, introduced Thursday as the latest star scientist to join the J. David Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco, hopes to reprogram human cells to create embryonic stem cells in the next year or two.
Team Finds Way to Create Cancer Stem Cells
MIT scientists and colleagues have found a way to create in the lab large amounts of cancer stem cells, or cells that can initiate tumors.
Stem Cell Research Reveals Culprit In Aging Muscles That Heal Poorly
Researchers have uncovered the conduit that conveys the work orders to muscle stem cells. That knowledge could open the door to new therapies for injuries in a host of different tissues.
MIT Creates 3-D Images Of Living Cell
A new imaging technique developed at MIT has allowed scientists to create the first 3D images of a living cell, using a method similar to the X-ray CT scans doctors use to see inside the body.
Synthetic Viruses Aiming At Cancer Cells
Scientists at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich have now analyzed for the first time the dynamics of three different targeted synthetic viruses in living cells.
BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics on the Road to Clinical Studies in Parkinson’s Disease
The company reports preliminary results from safety supporting study in primates.
Cancer Tackled in Organ Patients
Injecting healthy blood cells into transplant patients with cancer can improve survival, the first clinical study of the treatment suggests.
Fungus Infected Woman Who Died After Gene Therapy
The 36-year-old Illinois woman who died last month after being treated with an experimental gene therapy was infected with a fungus that usually causes only a mild illness. But the infection spun out of control and ravaged her organs, suggesting that her immune system was seriously impaired.
Americans Gamble on Bargain Surgery Abroad
Even as the U.S. dollar sags, many Americans are still heading overseas for bargains on elective cosmetic procedures and other surgical care they could not afford otherwise. In some cases, they are also seeking experimental therapy unavailable in the U.S., such as last-ditch stem-cell-infusion therapy for myocardial ischemia.
Toddler Sees Dramatic Improvement From Stem Cell Treatment As Documented By US Hospital Medical Report
Shenzhen Beike Biotechnology Co., Ltd. has announced the successful treatment with umbilical cord stem cells of three-and-a-half-year-old American toddler Lukas Nguyen.
ABSTRACTS, REVIEWS AND SPECIAL REPORTS
Human Umbilical Cord Stroma with Regard to the Source of Fetus-Derived Stem Cells
This review first aims to document the published findings so far regarding the nature of human umbilical cord stroma with special emphasis on the spatial distribution and functional structure of stromal cells and matrix which serves as a niche for residing cells, and secondly, to assess the in vitro and in vivo experiments in which differential stem cell potencies were evaluated.
Generation of Insulin-Producing Islet-Like Clusters from Human Embryonic Stem Cells
The researchers report the development of a novel serum-free protocol to generate insulin-producing islet-like clusters (ILCs) from hESCs grown under feeder-free conditions.