Archive for June, 2013

Pluripotent stem cells made from pancreatic cancer cells are first human model of the cancer’s progression

Pancreatic cancer carries a dismal prognosis. Researchers and clinicians don’t have a non-invasive way to even detect early cells that portent later disease. Scientists have created a research cell line from a patient with advanced pancreatic cancer. This first-of-its-kind human-cell model of pancreatic cancer progression is the first example using induced pluripotent stem cells to model cancer progression directly from a solid tumor and to model pancreatic cancer from early to invasive stages.

Research and Markets: Autologous Stem Cell and Non-Stem Cell Based Therapies Market Report Provides an Up …

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Autologous Stem Cell and Non-Stem Cell Based Therapies M

Stem Cells Provide Novel Technique To Heal Wounds, Regenerate Cells And Prevent Scarring

However, cell growth stem cells and their regulating proteins can potentially hold the key to scar avoidance and faster wound repair. Follow us During an injury, cells are very likely to die because they are damaged or no longer connected to the …

Stem cell treatment new frontier

An Australian-based biomedical company has approached sports scientists and doctors, including those at AFL clubs, spruiking contentious ”frontier” stem cell treatment to help players recover from injury. The developmental and largely unproven treatm…

Using Patient-Specific Stem Cells Researchers Analyze Causes, Treatment Of Diabetes

A team from the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute and the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center of Columbia University has generated patient-specific beta cells, or insulin-producing cells, that accurately reflect the features of maturity…

BrainStorm Offers A New Angle For The Use Of Stem Cells To Treat Disease

BrainStorm has developed a technology (NurOwn) that begins with the harvesting of autologous (more on this later) mesenchymal stem cells from bone marrow of patients … of neurotrophic factors like brain-derived neurotrophic factor and insulin …

Stem cell patterns in flies offer potential applications for human biologists

A new study examining the brains of fruit flies reveals a novel stem cell mechanism that may help explain how neurons form in humans. A paper on the study by researchers at the University of Oregon appeared in the online version of the journal …

How neural stem cells create new and varied neurons

A new study examining the brains of fruit flies reveals a novel stem cell mechanism that may help explain how neurons form in humans.

Researchers explain how neural stem cells create new and varied neurons

“The question we confronted was ‘How does a single kind of stem cell, like a neural stem cell, make all different kinds of neurons?’” said Chris Doe, a biology professor and co-author on the paper “Combinatorial temporal patterning in progenitors expan…

Increased Risk Of Prostate Cancer In Human Stem Cells Following Exposure To Low Doses Of BPA

Exposing developing tissue to low levels of the plastic bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA, is linked to a greater incidence of prostate cancer in tissue grown from human prostate stem cells, a new study finds. The results were presented at The Endocri…