Archive for May, 2010

UCLA Stem Cell Researcher Uncover Previously Unknown Patterns of DNA …

Newswise — A previously unknown pattern in DNA methylation – an event that affects cell function by altering gene expression – has been uncovered for the first time by stem cell researchers at UCLA, a finding that could have implications in …

Breakthrough in stem cell culture, holds hope for cures

London, May 31 : For the first time, human embryonic stem cells have been cultured under chemically controlled conditions without the use of animal proteins, paving the way for harvesting large quantities of stem cells to treat human diseases.

UCI Places 3rd for Stem-Cell Inst.

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) announced that 12 of 17 California institutions were approved on Jan. 16 for the first application phase of the Major Facility Grants program, and were recommended to advance to the final …

BioTime offers 5 new human stem cell lines developed using ACTCellerate technology for research use

BioTime, Inc. announced today that on June 1, 2010 the Company will be offering for sale five new human stem cell lines for research use only. These cell lines were developed using BioTime’s ACTCellerate™ technology. These highly purified, novel, and scalable cell lines are embryonic progenitors, meaning that they are intermediate between human embryonic stem cells and fully developed cells.

Letters: Stem cell strategy

As you report (28 May), the potential for haemopoietic stem cell transplants (commonly known as bone marrow transplants) to treat a range of conditions is enormous. The Anthony Nolan Trust currently provides life-saving stem cell transplants for …

Genetically modified rats produced using novel sperm stem-cell technique

For two decades, the laboratory mouse has been the workhorse of biomedical studies and the only mammal whose genes scientists could effectively and reliably manipulate to study human diseases and conditions.

Humans’ big brains linked to stem cells

Researchers say they have discovered a new type of stem cell in the human brain that might be responsible for big and complex brains in human beings.

Vatican Allocates $1 Mln For Stem Cell Research Through …

(RTTNews) – Saturday, Neostem, Inc. (NBS: News ), a provider of stem cell-based therapies said that the Catholic Church has stepped forward to endorse adult stem cell research through the company, including a $1 million investment and pledge to …

Prepatterning in the Stem Cell Compartment

The mechanism by which an apparently uniform population of cells can generate a heterogeneous population of differentiated derivatives is a fundamental aspect of pluripotent and multipotent stem cell behaviour. One possibility is that the environment …

AXcess News: Catholic Church Endorses Adult Stem Cell Research

With all of the controversy surrounding stem cells, the Catholic Church has stepped forward to endorse adult stem cell research through Neostem, Inc. (AMEX: NBS), including a $1 million investment and pledge to educate priests, schools and hospitals on its benefits.