Archive for June, 2012

Founder of XCell stem cell clinic accused of stealing to fund lavish lifestyle

The founder of the XCell-Center, a German stem cell clinic that closed after a Sunday Telegraph investigation, has been accused of embezzling funds to fund a lavish lifestyle.

Huntington’s Disease Research Tool Using Stem Cells Developed

Cedars-Sinai scientists have joined with expert colleagues around the globe in using stem cells to develop a laboratory model for Huntington’s disease. This model allows researchers for the first time to test directly on human cells potential …

Buck scientists correct Huntington’s disease mutation in induced pluripotent stem cells

Researchers at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging have corrected the genetic mutation responsible for Huntington’s Disease (HD) using a human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) that came from a patient suffering from the incurable, inherited …

RUB biologists deliberately transform spinal cord stem cells into immature nerve cells

RUB biologists have deliberately transformed stem cells from the spinal cord of mice into immature nerve cells. This was achieved by changing the cellular environment, known as the extracellular matrix, using the substance sodium chlorate.

Researcher hunts for sickle cell anemia cure with gene targeting, stem cells

Halfway around the world in India, Sivaprakash Ramalingam had heard of Johns Hopkins researchers using a promising new technique for gene therapy that he hoped to integrate with stem cells to cure diseases. “I couldn’t have done this type of …

Taking the fate of stem cells in hand: Researchers generate immature nerve cells

German biologists have deliberately transformed stem cells from the spinal cord of mice into immature nerve cells. This was achieved by changing the cellular environment, known as the extracellular matrix, using the substance sodium chlorate.

New properties of stem cells via simulated microgravity

A recent study set out to illustrate novel mechanical transduction properties of hematopoietic stem cells in relation to defining the expression of humoral factors by facilitating paracrine/autocrine signalling via microgravity.

Former Auburn coach getting stem cell treatments for Lou Gehrig’s disease

Former NFL football player and college coach Frank Orgel recently underwent a new stem cell reprogramming technique performed by Dr. Jason R. Williams at Precision StemCell in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Stem Cell Technology’s Bright Future

It has been called the age of stem cells, the seemingly magic root cells of life that can be used to generate almost every other type of cell, possibly opening a door to a new world of regenerative therapy. Hardly a day goes by that some new stem cell …

Stem Cells From Muscular Dystrophy Patients Transplanted Into Mice

Scientists have managed to successfully transplant stem cells from patients with a rare form of muscular dystrophy into mice that suffered from the same form of dystrophy. In future, this new technique could be used in order to treat patients …