Archive for July, 2015

Synthetic Stem Cells Might Eventually Lead to Artificial Organs

Scientists at the University of Washington (UW) say they have engineered yeast cells (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) that can “talk” to one another, using the plant hormone auxin. In a paper (“Cell-cell communication in yeast using auxin biosynthesis and …

Regenerative medicine biologists discover a cellular structure that explains fate of stem cells

Researchers have found a previously unidentified mechanism that helps explain why stem cells undergo self-renewing divisions but their offspring do not.

Cancer Stem Cells Drug Pipeline Update 2015

NEW YORK, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Treatments designed to target and destroy cancer stem cells may come to revolutionize how we treat cancer. This unique product covers both explicit cancer stem cell drug development and cancer drugs which are …

Easier Stem Cell Transplants

New procedure would make process less painful for donors. Many people say their family’s the most important thing in their life, but one man proved that in a way most people will never get the chance to. Sal Briguglio and his son Tore built a paintball…

Chitosan-coated, chemotherapy-packed nanoparticles may target cancer stem cells

Nanoparticles packed with a clinically used chemotherapy drug and coated with an oligosaccharide derived from the carapace of crustaceans might effectively target and kill cancer stem-like cells…

Evaluation could lead to stem cell transplant for Midland woman

A Midland resident is raising money for an evaluation that would put her in line for a dangerous but possibly life-changing stem cell transplant later this year. Jennifer Hodson was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2007 while living in Las Vegas wi…

New stem cell research uncovers causes of spinal muscular atrophy

Motor neurons extend their green projections to make contact with the red muscle fiber in a lab dish. Contact areas become neuromuscular junctions, which are intensely red. Cell nuclei are blue. Credit: María G Boza-Morán and Rebeca Martínez-Hern New …