Archive for April, 2012

Improved Adult-Derived Human Stem Cells Have Fewer Genetic Changes Than Expected

Newswise — A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the National Human Genome Research Institute has evaluated the whole genomic sequence of stem cells derived from human bone marrow cells—so-called induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells …

Haploid Embryonic Stem Cells can be Used to Produce Genetically Modified Animals for Laboratories

Haploid embryonic stem cells (haESCs) can be used instead of sperms to produce new genetically modified animals that can be used in scientific research, according to a new study published in the journal Cell. Not only will the advance make it …

American CryoStem Announces ACS Laboratories Adipose Tissue and Adult Stem Cell Testing Services

RED BANK, NJ– – American CryoStem Corporation announced the launch of its new adipose tissue and adult stem cell testing services to assist physicians involved in tissue engraftment, regenerative medicine …

Accountability lacking in stem-cell research

The University of Michigan is battling state lawmakers over the school’s controversial embryonic stem-cell research. Lawmakers are demanding more accountability. Last month, the state House’s subcommittee on higher education threatened to withhold $7 …

Keeping The Immune System Under Control With Stem Cell Therapy

A new study, appearing in Cell Stem Cell and led by researchers at the University of Southern California, outlines the specifics of how autoimmune disorders can be controlled by infusions of mesenchymal stem cells. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are highly versatile stem cells that originate from the mesoderm, or middle layer of tissue, in a developing embryo…

‘Cake Boss’ wife stores placenta stem cells

EAST HANOVER — When Lisa Valastro’s daughter Sofia was born, mom decided to save the stem cells from her umbilical cord on the off-chance that Sofia might one day be diagnosed with a debilitating disease. Nine years later, Valastro and her …

Shilpa Shetty to store her baby’s stem cells

Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, who is expecting a baby, will store her child’s stem cells. “Stem cell banking gives me the peace of mind for my baby’s health. By banking stem cells, my child will have more medical options in the future …

Stem cells repairing hearts

ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) – Three years ago Dahnsham Ramroop got a wake up call he never expected. “[It was] just a regular Saturday afternoon, Saturday night, sitting there watching the Colts game,” Ramroop recalled. “I started having …

Research On Nerve Condition Aided By New Embryonic Stem Cell Line

The University of Michigan’s second human embryonic stem cell line has just been placed on the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s registry, making the cells available for federally-funded research. It is the second of the stem cell lines derived at U-M to be placed on the registry…

Shilpa Shetty to endorse stem cell banking

Mumbai, Apr 27: Asia’s largest stem cell banking network CordLife on Friday announced actor Shilpa Shetty as its new brand ambassador.