Archive for November, 2012

Stem cells successfully made from red blood cells

The study of stem cells has been making incredible leaps when doctors realized that other cells could be manipulated into becoming stem cells. Now scientists have found a way to turn a patient’s own blood into usable, personalized stem cells. A new study …

Promising New Way To Make Stem Cells Aid in Fight Against Heart Disease

A patient-safe and effective method to produce stem cells using blood has been found, raising hope that in the future, these stem cells made from a patient’s own cells could be used to treat cardiovascular disease, suggests new research published in the journal Stem Cells: Translational Medicine…

Breakthrough in the understanding of embryonic stem cells

A significant breakthrough in the understanding of embryonic stem cells has been made. New research describes the process whereby genes that are ‘on’ in embryonic stem cells are switched ‘off’. This process is essential in order to convert embryonic stem cells into different cell types such as neurons, blood or heart cells and therefore represents an important breakthrough in the area of regenerative medicine.

Study reports breakthrough in the understanding of embryonic stem cells

A significant breakthrough in the understanding of embryonic stem cells has been made by scientists from the Smurfit Institute of Genetics at Trinity College Dublin. The Trinity research group led by Dr Adrian Bracken and funded by Science Foundation …

Stem cells created from patient’s own blood

Scientists co-funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) have discovered a patient-friendly and efficient way to make stem cells out of blood, increasing the hope that scientists could one day use stem cells made from patients’ own cells to treat …

Lung Cancer Stem Cell Finding Could Accelerate Immunotherapy Research

Lung cancer stem cells grown with the tumorsphere assay. Photo: University of Cincinnati, John C. Morris, M.D., et al. A lung cancer research team from the University of Cincinnati (UC) Cancer Institute recently described a new method to harvest …

Researchers Create Stem Cells From Blood

Researchers may have found a way to make stem cell therapy much less controversial: the conversion of blood cells into stem cells. Stem cells have been heralded by medicine as a possibility of creating new treatments for devastating illnesses …

Primitive human stem cells resistant to human cytomegalovirus

A new study published online in PLOS ONE reveals that primitive human stem cells are resistant to human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), one of the leading prenatal causes of congenital intellectual disability, deafness and deformities worldwide.

Islam open to stem cell research

THE Malaysian medical fraternity has shown a timely initiative in holding on Oct 29 the first National Stem Cell Congress, opened by Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. As the minister highlighted, “stem cells are arguably the hottest …

Scientists Can Now Make Stem Cells From Blood

Until now, scientists have relied on embryos or complex techniques using skin cells to create stem cells. Now, though, a team from Cambridge University has manged to create them from the blood of a patient—which could make regenerative medicine a more …