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Tokyo Team Develops Safe Way to Grow iPS Cells
A Japanese team has developed a new method of growing human induced pluripotent stem cells that uses a gel chemical compound instead of animal cells.
Researcher Seeks to Turn Human Stem Cells Into Blood Vessels
A Johns Hopkins engineer is trying to coax human stem cells to turn into networks of new blood vessels with a $150,000 two-year grant from the March of Dimes Foundation.
Stem Cell ‘Fabrics’ Promise Universal Tissue
Embryonic stem cells can survive being spun into polymer threads – a technique that could be used to weave flexible synthetic tissues able to adapt to any transplant environment, say UK biophysicists.
Cell Microenvironments Hold Key to Future Cancer and Regenerative Medicine Therapies
Working with unique microenvironment micro arrays (MEArrays) of their own creation, researchers have shown that the ultimate fate of a stem or progenitor cell in a woman’s breast may depend upon signals from multiple microenvironments.
Gladstone Scientists Find Clues That Guide Division and Expansion of Heart Cells for Regenerative Therapies
Researchers have unraveled a complex signaling process that reveals how different types of cells interact to create a heart.
World’s Smallest Periscopes Peer At Cells From Several Sides At Once
A team of Vanderbilt scientists has invented the world’s smallest version of the periscope and is using it to look at cells and other microorganisms from several sides at once.
Human Stem Cells Provide a New Model for Lou Gehrig’s Disease
Overcoming the limited success of previous models, a report published in Disease Models & Mechanisms describes how neurons can be derived from human stem cells, and engineered to mimic inherited ALS.
Adipose-Derived Stem and Regenerative Cells Prevent Mortality and Reduce Kidney Damage in Preclinical Study
Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. finds adipose tissue-derived stem and regenerative cells significantly reduce mortality and improve renal function in an acute kidney injury model.
First Group of Heart Failure Patients Treated with “Off-the-Shelf” Adult Stem Cells Successfully Pass Key Safety Milestone
Mesoblast Limited recently announced successful achievement of the key safety milestone in the first low-dose cohort of patients treated with their adult stem cell product Revascor.
ABSTRACTS, REVIEWS AND SPECIAL REPORTS
Cells Extract from Fetal Liver Promotes the Hematopoietic Differentiation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells
This paper describes a new inducing system to promote the differentiation of human stem cells toward hematopoietic lineages by the treatment with cells extract of human fetal liver tissue.
Functional Implications of CD34 Expression in Human Adipose-derived Stem/Progenitor Cells
This study sorted shortly cultured hASCs into CD34+ and CD34– fractions and compared their biological functions to assess the implications of decreased CD34 expression in human adipose-derived stem cells over time in culture.
ROCK Inhibitor Improves Survival of Cryopreserved Serum/Feeder-free Single Human Embryonic Stem Cells
The researchers describe a novel method to increase freeze-thaw survival and proliferation rate of single hES cells in serum-free and feeder-free culture conditions.
Human Embryonic Stem Cell-derived Motor Neurons Expressing SOD1 Mutants Exhibit Typical Signs of Motor Neuron Degeneration Linked to ALS
Here, the researchers demonstrate the expression of a mutant gene, superoxide dismutase 1(SOD1), linked to familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in hESC-derived motor neurons.
Ctip2/Bcl11b Controls Ameloblast Formation During Mammalian Odontogenesis
This research describes how Ctip2 also plays a key role in tooth development.
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