Archive for January, 2012

TNQ lecture on stem cells

Japanese physician and celebrated adult stem cell researcher Shinya Yamanaka will deliver the third edition of The Cell Press-TNQ India Distinguished Lectureship Series in Chennai on Wednesday. Hi…

Catanduanes execs back lawmaker’s stem cell bill

ANGELES CITY — The move of Representative Carmelo Lazatin (1st district, Pampanga) to establish a stem cell center in the Philippines has garnered the support of the Catanduanes Provincial Board.

Stem-cell agency faces budget dilemma

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine plans for a future without state support.

BioRestorative Therapies Signs License Agreement for Stem Cell Disc/Spine Procedure

JUPITER, Fla., Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — BioRestorative Therapies, Inc. (OTCQB: BRTX.PK – News) ("BRT") today announced that it has entered into a License Agreement with Regenerative Sciences, LLC …

Surat to get Rs 90 cr stem cell hospital

SURAT: The city has taken a major leap in medical field. A stem cell hospital to be developed at a cost of Rs 90 crore will become operational within three years. The entire project will be undertaken and financed by the government health …

Researchers turn skin cells into neural precusors, bypassing stem-cell stage

The multiple successes of the direct conversion method could refute the idea that pluripotency (a term that describes the ability of stem cells to become nearly any cell in the body) is necessary for a cell to transform from one cell type to …

Skin cells turned into neural precusors, bypassing stem-cell stage

Mouse skin cells can be converted directly into cells that become the three main parts of the nervous system, according to researchers. The finding is an extension of a previous study by the same group showing that mouse and human skin cells can be directly converted into functional neurons.

Stanford scientists turn skin cells into neural precusors, bypassing stem-cell stage

Mouse skin cells can be converted directly into cells that become the three main parts of the nervous system, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The finding is an extension of a previous study by the same group showing that mouse and human skin cells can be directly converted into functional neurons.

Gingrich’s Ill-Advised Position on Stem Cell Research

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Verastem IPO Validates Investor Interest In Cancer Stem Cell Approach

Despite decades of progress in treating cancer along many fronts, the rate of recurrence remains relatively high for many types. In an aggressive cancer, such as glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a common form of brain cancer, recurrence typically …