Archive for August, 2012

‘Missing link’ between stem cells and the immune system

Researchers have discovered a type of cell that is the “missing link” between bone marrow stem cells and all the cells of the human immune system, a finding that will lead to a greater understanding of how a healthy immune system is produced and how disease can lead to poor immune function.

UCLA Researchers Discover “Missing Link” Between Stem Cells and the Immune System

Newswise — UCLA researchers have discovered a type of cell that is the “missing link” between bone marrow stem cells and all the cells of the human immune system, a finding that will lead to a greater understanding of how a healthy immune system is …

City scientists pioneer stem cell hip implant

SCIENTISTS in Glasgow are pioneering a revolutionary new hip implant that will use stem cell technology to allow patients to grow their own bone, removing the need for regular replacement surgery.

Generation of Human Neurons and Neural Stem Cells: Conclusion

While the fast pace and degree of useful scientific results is noticeable in using reprogramming and differentiation to generate human neurons and NSCs, there are simultaneously concerns that need to be addressed in the future. These concerns can be …

Generation of Human Neurons and Neural Stem Cells: Results

Reprogramming (converting cells from one type to another) is a technique that has been used for some time to erase the epigenetic marks of adult somatic cells to turn the cells back to an embryonic state. In 2006, scientists from the Yamanaka laboratory …

Stem Cells Bring New Hope for Parry-Romberg Syndrome Patients

SEOUL, South Korea, Aug. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — In a landmark clinical study, scientists of the RNL Stem Cell Technology Institute have demonstrated that the transplant of patients' own ("autologous") …

Stop worrying about embryonic stem cells – they may not be needed any more

There are ongoing moral and ethical battles concerning the farming and application of human embryonic stem cells in medical research and applications. Without judging any of the viewpoints represented in the fracas, it is clear that the stem cell world would be a friendlier place if the harvesting of embryonic stem cells were not necessary. Toward this goal, Johns Hopkins scientists have …

International Stem Cell Corp to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences

CARLSBAD, CA– – International Stem Cell Corporation , a California-based biotechnology company focused on therapeutic and research products, today announced that the Company will attend and present at …

Stem cells power implants

Scientists at the University of Glasgow are working to harness the regenerative power of stem cells to improve orthopaedic implant surgery. They are collaborating with surgeons at Glasgow’s Southern General Hospital to develop a new type of orthopaedic implant which could be considerably stronger and more long-lived than the current generation of products. Abstract:  Stem cell-powered implant …

Former Harvard stem cell researcher falsely represented results, US government finds

Federal authorities concluded that a former Joslin Diabetes Center stem cell scientist and postdoctoral researcher copied images from unrelated experiments and presented identical plots of data as different experimental results in two scientific papers, which were retracted over the last two years.