Archive for May, 2011

Good News and Bad News for Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) are adult cells that have been reprogrammed back to an embryonic-like (pluripotent) state without creating or destroying embryos. Prolifers have been pointing to iPS cells since they were created as an alternative …

New Stem Cell Implant Holds Hope For Diabetics

SAN DIEGO — Think of the new device as a tea bag of sorts. Only this small bag is filled with cells derived from embryonic stem cells , that turn into pancreatic cells after they’re implanted under the skin. Certain types of pancreatic cells produce …

Viewpoints: Stem cell agency needs to seize moment and repair its governance

The board overseeing California’s stem cell agency will elect a new chairman this month to succeed Bob Klein, a moment that offers members an opportunity to correct the agency’s dysfunctional management structure. They must also decide whether to pay Klein …

Investor Stem Cell.com Remembers Advanced Cell Technology Former CEO “Bill” Caldwell

Investor Stem Cell (www.InvestorStemCell.com) is dedicated to bringing investors and stakeholders together in thoughtful discussion to educate and publicize the incredible advancements in the regenerative medicine sector. Thanks to Bill, interim CEO Gary …

Unapproved stem-cell treatments causing concern

Doctors at top U.S. medical centers are increasingly worried about a flourishing stem-cell underground where patients get expensive, untested and unregulated treatments that are promoted as stem-cell therapy. Critics say the stem-cell infusion can be …

MultiCell Technologies is Granted Stem Cell Patent

WOONSOCKET, R.I. , May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — MultiCell Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MCET ) is pleased to announce the issuance of U.S. patent 7,935,528 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) relating to the isolation and use …

Novel Stem Cell Therapy Faces Major Setback

A promising method for creating therapeutic stem cells without destroying human embryos has encountered a major setback, as reported this month in the journal Nature. The research involves induced pluripotent stem cells , or iPS cells. Like embryonic stem …

Regenerative Medicine: Will IPS Stem Cell Technology Turn Back the “Clock” of Aging?

Is it possible to turn the clock of aging back? Is the idea of immortality far-fetched? In the journal of Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Michael West, PhD talks about a breakthrough in science that has shown the possibility of growing younger by turning back …

Mesa hospital taking part in stem cell study

MESA, Ariz. – A study under way in Mesa- and around the country- may reveal that a person’s own stem cells can be used to save dying limbs. Banner Heart Hospital and Banner Research are taking part in the MarrowStim PAD Study sponsored by Biomet Biologics …

Radical shift in stem cell research

L-R: iPS technique has opened up huge promise for drug discovery using adult stem cells. Embryonic stem cell research has faced ethical debate over the years Md. Riajul Hossain Ishika’s daughter has heart disease, Synthia’s husband Schizophrenia. Rifat’s …