Archive for March, 2011

3-D Lab Experiments Provide Greater Versatility Of Adult Stem Cells

A type of adult stem cell is now proving itself more versatile for research and therapies thanks to revolutionary 3D experiments. These cells have already shown great promise for repairing damaged bone and cartilage but until now have been fairly limited in the types of cells they can form in the laboratory…

Stem Cells Implicated In The Cause Of Bowel Cancer May Also Be Useful In Treating The Disease

Stem cells in the intestine, which when they mutate can lead to bowel cancers, might also be grown into transplant tissues to combat the effects of those same cancers, the UK National Stem Cell Network (UKNSCN) annual science meeting heard…

Cloning Ban Prompts Stem Cell Debate

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A proposed ban on human cloning in Minnesota has renewed debate over stem cell research at the University of Minnesota. Supporters of the legislation making human cloning a felony offense say stem cell research could still be done at UMN …

Greater versatility of adult stem cells thanks to 3-D lab experiments

A type of adult stem cell is now proving itself more versatile for research and therapies thanks to revolutionary 3D experiments. These cells have already shown great promise for repairing damaged bone and cartilage but until now have been fairly limited in the types of cells they can form in the laboratory.

Charlie Knuth’s Mother Testifying to Save Stem Cell Research

Action 2 News has learned Charlie Knuth of Darboy will be coming home to Wisconsin a week from Saturday, on April 9. The boy, now five, has been in Minnesota since late last year to be treated for a life-threatening skin disorder. Part of his treatment …

NeoStem: Exposure to Cutting Edge Stem Cell Therapeutics

NeoStem (AMEX: NBS ) has expanded its stem cell operations through the acquisition of a 51% stake in Suzhou Erye NeoStem has expanded its stem cell operations through the acquisition of a 51% stake in Suzhou Erye. NeoStem first commenced trading on the …

Cloning’ ban proponents muddle facts in stem cell debate

Sen. Michelle Fischbach, R-Paynesville, is adamant that a certain kind of stem cell research be banned. Her bill to criminalize somatic cell nuclear transfer was included in the health and human services omnibus bill currently under debate in the Senate …

Tet further revealed: Studies track protein relevant to stem cells, cancer

Last year, a research team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill discovered one way the protein Tet 1 helps stem cells keep their pluripotency—the unique ability to become any cell type in the body. In two new studies, the team takes a broad look at the protein’s location in the mouse genome, revealing a surprising dual function and offering the first genome-wide location of the protein and its product, 5-hydroxymethylcytosine—dubbed the “sixth base” of DNA.

Studies track protein relevant to stem cells, cancer

Scientists have taken a broad look at the Tet 1 protein’s location in the mouse genome, and found a surprising dual function. They are offering the first genome-wide location of the protein and its product, 5-hydroxymethylcytosine — dubbed the “sixth base” of DNA.

Could Stem Cell Transplants Save Japan’s Nuclear Workers?

Scientists say Japan’s faceless heroes — the nuclear workers toiling inside the radioactive, quake-stricken Fukushima plant — could get a life-saving boost from a procedure normally used on cancer patients: stem cell transplants. An infusion of blood …