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Cancer scare halts pioneering stem-cell trial to cure blindness
The first ever trial of reprogrammed stem cells is put on hold while scientists investigate whether the procedure caused a potentially cancerous mutation
Genetics
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Jul 31, 2015, 12:58pm
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Lung cancer stem cell therapy to be trialled in UK
Trial will involve 56 patients with metastatic lung cancer who will undergo treatment using genetically modified bone marrow stem cells
Cancer
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, Mar 06, 2015, 9:10am
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A Pancreas in a Capsule
Stem-cell advocates pin their hopes on an artificial pancreas to treat diabetes.Fourteen years ago, during the darkest moments of the “stem-cell wars” pitting American scientists against the White House of George W. Bush, one group of advocates could be counted on to urge research using cells from human embryos: parents of children with type 1 diabetes.
Health
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Thursday, Feb 12, 2015, 8:00am
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A Bed Of Mouse Cells Helps Human Cells Thrive In The Lab
Researchers have developed a powerful method for growing human cells in the laboratory that has led to some unusual findings. Cell tests suggest a malaria drug might work against cervical cancer.
Stem cells
Source: NPR
Posted on: Wednesday, Jan 07, 2015, 12:46pm
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Europe recommends approval for first stem-cell therapy
European regulators have recommended approval of the first medicine containing stem cells to treat a rare condition caused by burns to the eye.
Stem cells
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Friday, Dec 19, 2014, 8:07am
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BrainStorm gets FDA fast-track status for ALS stem cell therapy
Israel's BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has designated its adult stem cell treatment as a "fast-track" product for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Neuroscience
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Tuesday, Oct 07, 2014, 8:15am
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Nature reviewers not persuaded by initial STAP stem cell papers
Tough peer-review of “magical” approach didn’t stop ultimate publication of now retracted stem cell papers
Science Politics
Source: Science
Posted on: Thursday, Sep 11, 2014, 9:46am
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Who governs science?
Traditionally, science holds itself to account, primarily through internal systems of peer review. But the recent retraction of two papers on stem-cell research by the journal Nature highlights weaknesses in this self-regulatory framework that scientists need to address
Science Politics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, Aug 15, 2014, 9:42am
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Stem cell research gets huge boost from Australian zebrafish discovery
Medical breakthrough as researchers uncover the mystery of how hematopoietic stem cells form
Stem cells
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 14, 2014, 11:07am
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Top Japanese Scientist Who Co-Authored Discredited Stem-Cell Study Commits Suicide
Death is mourned as huge loss to scientific community
Research
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 06, 2014, 7:42am
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Stem cell revival: The 1990s are back
The technique used to create Dolly the sheep is again the front runner, with ethical baggage in tow
Stem cells
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 7:44am
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Stem cell treatment repairs damaged hearts in monkeys
Breakthrough paves way for human trials, with scientists hopeful that treatment can help heart attack patients Continue reading...
Stem cells
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 7:44am
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Embattled Stem Cell Researcher Apologizes But Defends Her Work
Haruko Obokata blames errors on inexperience but maintains the results are still valid
Stem cells
Source: Science
Posted on: Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014, 7:45am
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RIKEN Panel Finds Misconduct in Reprogrammed Stem Cell Papers
Investigating committee identifies two instances of research misconduct, puts most of the blame on lead author
Stem cells
Source: Science
Posted on: Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014, 7:50am
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More stem cell 'discovery' doubts
A Japanese investigation into a supposedly groundbreaking stem cell study has discovered "inappropriate handling" of the data.
Science Politics
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Friday, Mar 14, 2014, 7:35am
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High Profile Stem Cell Papers Under Fire
Questions emerge about possible image manipulation in two recent studies
Stem cells
Source: Science
Posted on: Monday, Feb 17, 2014, 9:20am
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Scientists move closer to stem cell cure for type 1 diabetes
Researchers say they have reversed equivalent of type 1 diabetes in mice using stem cell transplants
Molecular Biology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, Feb 07, 2014, 9:09am
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Extraordinary stem cell method tested in human tissue
First mouse cells were turned into "totipotent" stem cells, and now early work suggests the same might have been achieved with human cells    
Agriculture
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Feb 06, 2014, 8:29am
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Acid Treatment Could Provide Breakthrough Stem Cell Technique
Surprisingly simple way to produce stem cells could help development of new therapies
Stem cells
Source: Science
Posted on: Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014, 10:15am
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Stem-cell-based strategy boosts immune system in mice
Raising hopes for cell-based therapies, UC San Francisco researchers have created the first functioning human thymus tissue from embryonic stem cells in the laboratory. The researchers showed that, in mice, the tissue can be used to foster the development of white blood cells the body needs to mount healthy immune responses and to prevent harmful autoimmune reactions.
Immunology
Source: University of California - San Francisco
Posted on: Friday, May 17, 2013, 11:30am
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Alligator stem cell study gives clues to tooth regeneration
Alligators may help scientists learn how to stimulate tooth regeneration in people, according to new research led by the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC).
Development
Source: University of Southern California - Health Sciences
Posted on: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 1:30pm
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Stem cell researchers move toward treatment for rare genetic nerve disease
Led by Dr. Peiyee Lee and Dr. Richard Gatti, researchers at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have used induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells to advance disease-in-a-dish modeling of a rare genetic disorder, ataxia telangiectasia (A-T).
Neuroscience
Source: University of California - Los Angeles
Posted on: Monday, May 13, 2013, 1:30pm
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Scientists create personalized bone substitutes from skin cells
A team of New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute scientists report today the generation of patient-specific bone substitutes from skin cells for repair of large bone defects. The study, led by Darja Marolt, PhD, a NYSCF-Helmsley Investigator and Giuseppe Maria de Peppo, PhD, a NYSCF Research Fellow, and published in the Proceedings of the National
Molecular Biology
Source: New York Stem Cell Foundation
Posted on: Tuesday, May 07, 2013, 11:15am
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Divide and define: Clues to understanding how stem cells produce different kinds of cells
The human body contains trillions of cells, all derived from a single cell, or zygote, made by the fusion of an egg and a sperm. That single cell contains all the genetic information needed to develop into a human, and passes identical copies of that information to each new cell as it divides into the many diverse types of cells that make up a complex organism like a human being.
Stem cells
Source: University of Michigan
Posted on: Monday, May 06, 2013, 1:00pm
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Turning human stem cells into brain cells sheds light on neural development
Medical researchers have manipulated human stem cells into producing types of brain cells known to play important roles in neurodevelopmental disorders such as epilepsy, schizophrenia and autism. The new model cell system allows neuroscientists to investigate normal brain development, as well as to identify specific disruptions in biological signals that may contribute to neuropsychiatric diseases
Neuroscience
Source: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Posted on: Friday, May 03, 2013, 12:45pm
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Researchers discover new hormone spurring beta cell production
Researchers at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) have discovered a hormone that holds promise for a dramatically more effective treatment of type 2 diabetes, a metabolic illness afflicting an estimated 26 million Americans. The researchers believe that the hormone might also have a role in treating type 1, or juvenile, diabetes.
Agriculture
Source: Harvard University
Posted on: Friday, Apr 26, 2013, 11:45am
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Stem-cell 'symphony' creates patterns in feathers
Stripes and other patterns in plumage result from choreographed changes in pigment-producing cells – a result that could help us grow artificial organs    
Stem cells
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Apr 26, 2013, 8:42am
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Stem cell transplant restores memory, learning in mice
For the first time, human embryonic stem cells have been transformed into nerve cells that helped mice regain the ability to learn and remember.
Neuroscience
Source: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Posted on: Monday, Apr 22, 2013, 2:00pm
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Researchers discover that stem cell senescence drives aging
Declining levels of the protein BubR1 occur when both people and animals age, and contribute to cell senescence or deterioration, weight loss, muscle wasting and cataracts. Mayo Clinic researchers have shown that adult progenitor or stem cells -- important for repair and regeneration of skeletal muscle and maintenance of healthy fat tissue -- are subject to cellular senescence,
Molecular Biology
Source: Mayo Clinic
Posted on: Friday, Apr 19, 2013, 12:00pm
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New stem cell-based screen reveals promising drug for Lou Gehrig's disease
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig's disease, is a fatal disease that causes motor neurons, which are responsible for controlling muscles, to die. A study published by Cell Press on April 18th in Cell Stem Cell has revealed a novel stem-cell-based approach to screen for effective treatments, which are sorely lacking. Applying this method to motor neurons derived fro
Molecular Biology
Source: Cell Press
Posted on: Friday, Apr 19, 2013, 11:30am
Rating: | Views: 433 | Comments: 0
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