Archive for April, 2015

Howe family shares stem cell experience with ailing NFL legend Bart Starr’s family

Green Bay Packers legend Bart Starr speaks as he accepts the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Year for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers at a ceremony in Dallas, Texas, February 2, 2011. REUTERS/Joe Skipper/Files BUFFALO – Aware of the miraculous …

International Stem Cell’s CEO Dr. Simon Craw on Q4 2014 Results

Thank you and good morning, everyone. Joining us today for International Stem Cell’s Fourth Quarter and Year end 2014 Business Update and Financial Results Conference Call are the company’s Executive Vice President, Dr. Simon Craw; Chief Financial …

Bridging the stem-cell gap: Stanford researchers identify unique transition state

In 2006, Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD, turned the stem-cell world upside down when he showed it was possible to take mature, specialized cells such as those found in skin and convert them to a pluripotent state simply by exposing them to a few key proteins.

Fujifilm Snaps Up Cellular Dynamics To Grow Stem Cell Business

Cellular Dynamics International, an up-and-coming player in the stem cell field and one of Wisconsin’s more promising biotech companies, is being acquired by Fujifilm for $307 million in cash. Fujifilm said in November it had a war chest of more than 400 …

Study finds stem cells can be manipulated to promote bone growth

A new study has identified an enzyme in mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) that is responsible for creating either bone or fat— a finding that scientists argue may lay the groundwork for new osteoporosis and obesity treatments. Researchers at the …

Random Stem Cell Divisions May Play Role in Persistent HPV Infections

Dr. Ryser: Infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) is responsible for approximately 5% of all cancers worldwide. In addition to cervical cancers, HPV is associated with various other female and male cancers, including cancers of the anus and orop…

MarketResearch.com: “Blockbuster” Year for Stem Cells Creates Market Opportunities, Says BioInformant Worldwide Report

WASHINGTON and NEW YORK CITY and LONDON, April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — As a leading provider of market research reports and solutions, MarketResearch.com is pleased to highlight a report by BioInformant Worldwide, LLC, indicating that 2015 will be a ye…

Can elusive cancer stem cells seed new tumours months after chemotherapy?

There is a theory among doctors and researchers that has divided the field of cancer treatment in recent years. It suggests that within a tumour there is a small group of special cancer seed cells that are able to resist chemotherapy and bring about th…

Cardio3 pitches its stem cell, CAR-T pipeline to U.S. investors

Cardio3 Biosciences (EBR:CARD) is set to become the latest European biotech to pitch up on Wall Street in search of cash from public investors. And with a clinical-phase CAR-T asset in its pipeline, the Belgian biotech stands a chance of tapping into …

Stem cell therapy firm ReNeuron names face of the business in Wales as it prepares to relocate from Guildford

Stem cell therapy firm ReNeuron has hired a manager to be the face of the business in Wales when it relocates from Guildford later this year. In March 2014 the business signed an agreement with the Welsh Government to lease a manufacturing and developm…