Tag: embryonic stem cells

Johns Hopkins researchers develop safer way to make induced pluripotent stem...

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have found a better way to create induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells -- adult cells reprogrammed with the properties of embryonic stem cells -- from a small blood sample. This new method, described last week in Cell Re...

State of the Union 2011: Will President Obama commit to R&D,...

Research!America's chair, former Congressman John E. Porter (R-IL), and Research!America's CEO, Mary Woolley, issued the following statement in anticipation of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. Porter said, "I think the preside...

Embryonic stem cells help deliver ‘good genes’ in a model of...

Researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital report a gene therapy strategy that improves the condition of a mouse model of an inherited blood disorder, Beta Thalassemia. The gene correction involves using unfertilized eggs from afflicted mice to ...

Different sources, same result

Numerous patients suffering from chronic liver diseases are currently receiving inadequate treatment due to the lack of organs donated for transplantation. However, hepatocytes derived from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) could offer an...

Soft substrate promotes pluripotent stem cell culture

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- University of Illinois researchers have found a key to keeping stem cells in their neutral state: It takes a soft touch. In a paper published in the journal PLoS One, the researchers demonstrated that culturing mouse embry...

Stem cells turned into complex, functioning intestinal tissue in lab

CINCINNATI -- For the first time, scientists have created functioning human intestinal tissue in the laboratory from pluripotent stem cells. In a study posted online Dec. 12 by Nature, scientists from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center...

Hebrew University research carries cautionary warning for future stem cell applications

Jerusalem, November 21, 2010 -- Research work carried out at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem arouses a cautionary warning in the growing field of the development of stem cells as a means for future treatment of patients through replacement...

MRI contrast agents change stem cell proliferation

Tampa, Fla. (Nov. 01, 2010) -- When researchers tested three different labeling agents on three different stem cell populations to determine what effect the labeling agents had on stem cell phenotype, biological behavior and migration abilities, ...

Researchers generate iPSCs to further treatments for lung disease

(Boston) A team of researchers from Boston University's Center for Regenerative Medicine and the Pulmonary Center have generated 100 new lines of human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) from individuals with lung diseases, including cystic fib...

Mount Sinai researchers discover origin of immune cells in the brain

Mount Sinai researchers have discovered that microglia, the immune cells that reside in the brain, have a unique origin and are formed shortly after conception. It was previously thought that microglia originated at the same time as macrophages, wh...

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