When Is a Stem Cell Not Really a Stem Cell?
Working with embryonic mouse brains, a team of Johns Hopkins scientists seems to have discovered an almost-too-easy way to distinguish between “true” neural stem cells and similar, but less potent versions.
Novocell Announces Discovery Linking Key Cancer Cell Signaling Pathways With Proliferation and Self-Renewal of Human Embryonic Stem Cells
Novocell Inc. has announced research findings that for the first time identify two prominent cancer cell signaling pathways as essential for the efficient proliferation and self-renewal of human embryonic stem cells.
Embryonic Stem Cells Are Identifiable By Appearance Alone
Whitehead postdoctoral researchers Alexander Meissner and Marius Wernig have now identified successfully reprogrammed cells by looks alone.
University of Michigan Researchers Dispute Widely Held Ideas About Stem Cells
University of Michigan stem cell researchers have dealt a mortal blow to the immortal strand, at least as far as blood-forming stem cells are concerned.
Scientists Discover Important Beauty Secret For Balanced Skin Color And Tone
The research study shows for the first time how to manipulate skin color and tone using cells previously thought to play no significant role in this function.
Circulating Fats Kill Transplanted Pancreas Cells
Dietary restrictions or other strategies that limit fat formation might make pancreatic cell transplants more effective, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report.
Stem Cells Fix Broken Hearts
Six people with severe heart disease have shown significant improvement after being treated with rare adult stem cells in what is said to be a world-first trial.
Kiadis Pharma Announces Promising Phase II Clinical Trial Results for Reviroc
Reviroc is used to eliminate cancer cells from an autologous graft in bone marrow transplantations for end-stage blood cancer patients.
Poway Company To Treat Dog Injuries Using Stem Cells
A company in Poway that spearheaded the use of stem cells to treat injuries in horses now plans to expand the experimental therapy to dogs.
Thai Stem Cell Researchers Treat Diabetes
Thai medical researchers and physicians have achieved success in treating foot wounds of diabetes patients with their own stem cells,
Stem Cells Used in Leishmaniasis Cases
Iranian scientists have successfully treated skin leishmaniasis scars by injecting unipotent stem cells for the first time in Asia and Europe.
Vietnam to Use Stem Cells to Reconstruct Skin
More than 30 stem cell experts and doctors of Hanoi and HCM City have recently met in HCM City to discuss the use of stem cells to reconstruct the skin tissue of a patient in HCM City.
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Reducing Amyloid Plaque Burden via Ex Vivo Gene Delivery of an AB-Degrading Protease: A Novel Therapeutic Approach to Alzheimer Disease
The results of this study support the use of AB-degrading proteases as a means to therapeutically lower AB levels and encourage further exploration of ex vivo gene delivery for the treatment of Alzheimer disease.