Archive for September, 2010

Scientists: Stem cell alternative developed

NEW YORK — Scientists reported more progress Thursday with a method of creating stem cells without using embryos. The advance in cell reprogramming by researchers in Boston was praised as a more efficient way of turning skin cells into stem cells, a step …

Reprogramming Adult Cells, Breakthrough By Harvard Stem Cell Institute

Scientists have discovered a new way of creating stem cells from skin that has a much lower risk of cancer – in a report in the journal Cell Stem Cell the researchers say this is such a huge leap forward in reprogramming human adult cells that Harvard Stem Cell Institute will start using their new method to make patient and disease-specific induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) straight away…

Progress with stem cell alternative

NEW YORK (AP) – Scientists are reporting new progress in a method of creating stem cells without using embryos. Experts say it’s a more efficient way of reprogramming skin cells so they can turn into stem cells. Embryonic stem cells, which have the ability …

U.S. researchers make stem cells quickly from skin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Researchers have found a surprisingly quick and apparently safe way to transform ordinary skin cells into both stem cells — the body’s master cells — and muscle cells.

Technique to reattach teeth using stem cells developed

A new approach to anchor teeth back in the jaw using stem cells has been developed and successfully tested in the laboratory for the first time.

Harvard scientists report progress in stem cell production

Boston scientists have pioneered a fast and efficient new technique for turning adult cells into stem cells that is already changing laboratory practice and eliminates a major safety hurdle of eventually using such cells to treat patients. The discovery …

Scientists Make Major Advance in Embryonic Stem Cell Research Alternatives

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — As the Obama administration lobbies the courts to uhold President Barack Obama’s executive order forcing taxpayers to fund embryonic stem cell research, scientists have made another major advance in alternatives that don’t requ

Progress Reported on Stem Cell Alternative

(AP) Scientists reported more progress Thursday with a method of creating stem cells without using embryos. The advance in cell reprogramming by researchers in Boston was praised as a more efficient way of turning skin cells into stem cells, a step toward …

Court: Stem-cell work can continue

An appeals court has permanently lifted an injunction imposed by a federal judge, thereby allowing federally funded embryonic stem-cell research to continue while the Obama administration appeals the judge’s original ruling against use of public funds in …

New method for generating human stem cells is remarkably efficient

The ability to efficiently generate patient-specific stem cells from differentiated cells and then reliably direct them to form specialized cells (like neurons or muscle) has tremendous therapeutic potential for replacing diseased or damaged tissues. However, despite some successes, there have been significant limitations associated with existing methods used to generate human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs).