Research Indicates Geron’s Human Embryonic Stem Cell-Based Therapeutic for Spinal Cord Injury Evades Direct Attack by the Human Immune System
Geron Corporation has announced the presentation of research studies indicating that GRNOPC1, the company’s human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-based therapeutic for the treatment of spinal cord injury, evades a direct attack by the human immune system.
Pluristem’s PLX Cells Demonstrate Potential to Treat Parkinson’s Disease
An in vitro assay demonstrated that Pluristem’s PLX cells can be differentiated into dopaminergic neurons.
Scientists Culture Blood-forming Stem Cells From Human Fat Tissue
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have successfully isolated and cultured human hematopoietic stem cells from fat, or adipose, tissue, suggesting that they have found another important source of cells for reconstituting the bone marrow of patients undergoing intensive radiation therapy for blood cancers.
‘Dolly’ Scientist: Make Human Stem Cells From Animal Eggs
Ian Wilmut, who made history when he cloned Dolly the sheep in 1996, is now calling on scientists to inject human DNA into animal egg cells as a workaround to ethical and legal roadblocks.
Studies To Find Better Ways To Preserve Human Eggs, Ovarian Tissue Under Way
The goal is to make human eggs, ovarian tissue, blood vessels, even whole organs available when needed.
Stem Cell Genes May Provide Medicine’s Dream Ticket
Gene therapists are using their skills to make “improved” stem cells for regenerative therapies.
Now Playing: Cell Migration LIVE!
Johns Hopkins researchers have found a way to directly observe cell migration – in real time and in living tissue.
Big Strides After Cell Transfer
Specialists working on cell transfer research to help heart attack patients have said the initial results after six months are encouraging.
Interim Analysis of Anti-Cancer Vaccine, BiovaxID, to be Conducted
Biovest International, Inc. announces a milestone in its effort to gain accelerated conditional approval for BiovaxID(TM). The independent Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) has requested an interim analysis of all primary and secondary endpoints.
LifeCell Corporation Receives 510(k) Clearance for Tissue Repair Product
LifeCell Corporation has announced that the Company received 510(k) clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration for Strattice(TM) tissue matrix, a novel soft tissue repair product.
South Korean Cloning Scientist Looking Overseas
South Korea’s disgraced stem cell scientist Hwang Woo-suk, who is on trial for criminal fraud, is in Thailand to discuss joining an international consortium for human embryonic stem cell research.
Can Adult Stem Cells Do It All?
Scientists may have turned mouse skin cells into embryolike stem cells, but prior claims for the power of adult cells have yet to stand the test of time.
Stem Cell Research Flaws Don’t Change Findings
An investigative panel with the journal Nature say flawed data in an article authored by University of Minnesota stem cell researcher Catherine Verfaillie do not detract from the main findings of the paper.
ABSTRACTS, REVIEWS AND SPECIAL REPORTS
Can We Develop Ethically Universal Embryonic Stem Cell Lines?
Human embryonic stem-cell (hESC) research faces opposition from those who object to the destruction of human embryos. Do any of the new approaches that have been proposed for deriving hESC lines without injuring a living embryo have the potential to provide a source of hESCs that will be acceptable to those who oppose the current approaches?