Chemical Found to Simplify Production of Stem Cells
By adding a chemical to human skin cells Harvard Stem Cell Institute researchers were able to use just two genes to transform skin cells into more powerful induced pluripotent stem cells.
Scientists Trigger Cancer-like Response from Embryonic Stem Cells
Scientists from The Forsyth Institute, working with collaborators at Tufts and Tuebingen Universities, have discovered a new control over embryonic stem cells’ behavior.
A Link Between Mitochondria and Tumor Formation in Stem Cells
Researchers report on a previously unknown relationship between stem cell potency and the metabolic rate of their mitochondria.
Breast Stem Cell Fate is Regulated by ‘Notch’
A normal developmental protein that sometimes goes awry has been implicated in breast cancer.
Scientists Closer to Producing Liver Cells
Edinburgh University scientists have overcome a key hurdle in developing a source of liver and pancreatic cells in the laboratory.
Stem Cells May Act as “Trojan horse” to Deliver Gene Therapy to Injured Central Nervous System
The Methodist Hospital in Houston have shown that transplanted bone marrow stem cells can attach themselves to injured areas in the brain or spinal cord, possibly providing a way to deliver future gene therapy.
‘Piglet Banks’ Could Boost Immunity
Scientists have succeeded in growing stem cells from human umbilical cord blood and bone marrow in developing pig fetuses.
VistaGen and Leading Stem Cell Researchers Pinpoint Key Biochemical Pathways Involved in Generating Large Numbers of Heart Cells from Embryonic Stem Cells
Researchers from VistaGen Therapeutics, scientists from Toronto’s McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, have successfully identified key biochemical pathways involved in directing embryonic stem cells to become heart cells.
Gene Therapy Restores Vision to Mice with Retinal Degeneration
Massachusetts General Hospital researchers have used gene therapy to restore useful vision to mice with degeneration of the light-sensing retinal rods and cones, a common cause of human blindness.
Cyto Pulse, the Karolinska Institute and Uppsala University Hospital Receive Approval from the Swedish Medical Products Agency to Start a Clinical Trial Using a Xenogenic PSA DNA Vaccine
Cyto Pulse Sciences recently announced approval by Swedish regulatory authorities to begin a Phase I/II study of DNA vaccination in patients with recurring prostate cancer.
Methodist Begins Novel Stem Cell Trial for Heart Failure
Surgeons at the Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center will inject stem cells derived from a patient’s own bone marrow directly into the beating heart to treat dilated cardiomyopathy, a severe form of chronic heart failure.
Athersys Announces Initial Patient Dosing of MultiStem(R) in Phase I Acute Myocardial Infarction Trial
Marc Penn, co-principal investigator of the study, presented summary data recently where he described the acute myocardial infarction program and the successful administration of MultiStem in the first patient enrolled at the Cleveland Clinic.
First Patients Treated With Adult Stem Cells for Congestive Heart Failure
Mesoblast Limited recently announced successful early safety results in the world’s first clinical trial to use allogeneic, or “off-the-shelf”, adult stem cells from an unrelated donor to treat patients with congestive heart failure.
ABSTRACTS, REVIEWS AND SPECIAL REPORTS
A Novel Approach for the Derivation of Putative Primordial Germ Cells and Sertoli Cells from Human Embryonic Stem Cells
Using human embryonic stem cells, the researchers describe a novel method for the rapid derivation and enrichment of cells that are comparable to primordial germ cells and Sertoli cells.
A Feeder-Free and Efficient Production of Functional Neutrophils from Human Embryonic Stem Cells
A novel, feeder-free hematopoietic differentiation protocol was established for highly efficient production of neutrophils from human embryonic stem cells.
Cells Derived from Human Umbilical Cord Blood Support the Long-Term Growth of Undifferentiated Human Embryonic Stem Cells
This study reports the successful culture of two hESC lines (H1 and H9) on human umbilical cord blood-derived fibroblast-like cells.
The Endoderm of the Mouse Embryo Arises by Dynamic Widespread Intercalation of Embryonic and Extraembryonic Lineages
The researcher’s findings suggest that the segregation of extraembryonic and embryonic tissues within the mammalian embryo is not as strict as believed and that a lineage previously defined as exclusively extraembryonic contributes cells to the embryo.
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