Archive for October, 2012

Stem cell meeting takes on national, international flavor

Companies and institutes from outside the region present their technology at annual La Jolla conference.

Sugar Land company ceases supplying stem cells

Under fire from the Food and Drug Administration, the Houston-area company that facilitated Gov. Rick Perry’s controversial 2011 stem-cell treatment has stopped providing doctors with the cells patients banked at its facility for the procedure. In a …

Research and Markets: Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

Research and Markets has announced the addition of Global Markets Direct's new report "Hematopoietic Stem Cell Tra

Stem cell therapy a cure-all? Not so fast

MANILA, Philippines – It’s supposed to cure various illnesses such as cancer, spinal cord injury and Parkinson’s disease. Is stem cell therapy the cure-all that it is touted to be?

Stem Cell Mysteries Being Solved

A process that isn’t understood well is the ability of embryonic stem cells to differentiate into different types of cells with different functions is regulated and maintained by a complex series of chemical interactions. Learning more about …

Scientists grow cartilage from stem cells

Researchers have successfully engineered cartilage from induced pluripotent stem cells which can be used to repair body tissues. A team of researchers from Duke Medicine suggest that induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPSCs, may be a viable source of …

Pediatricians OK Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Citing its potential for use in pediatric diseases, the American Academy of Pediatrics has thrown its support behind human embryonic stem cell research. The research has possible implications for certain childhood diseases, including hypoxic …

Nuclear Reprogramming And Pluripotent Stem Cells

The idea of taking a mature cell and removing its identity (nuclear reprogramming) so that it can then become any kind of cell, holds great promise for repairing damaged tissue or replacing bone marrow after chemotherapy. Hot on the heels of his recent Nobel prize Dr John B. Gurdon has published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Epigenetics & Chromatin research showing that histone H3…

No need for stem cell Act, says health minister

KUALA LUMPUR: EXISTING guidelines on stem cell research are sufficient to regulate the industry and the Health Ministry sees no need for a stem cell Act for now

Improving Understanding Of The Physiology Of Embryonic Stem Cells

The ability of embryonic stem cells to differentiate into different types of cells with different functions is regulated and maintained by a complex series of chemical interactions, which are not well understood. Learning more about this process could prove useful for stem cell-based therapies down the road…