Archive for September, 2015

World’s largest public stem cell bank inaugurated in California

California researchers opened the world’s largest publicly available stem cell bank Tuesday, which will aid in the search for cures for genetic diseases such as Alzheimer’s, epilepsy and autism. Universities from around the state will contribute adult …

Companies offer athletes hope with questionable stem cell treatments

For a minimum price of $15,000, several professional athletes recently received a curious new medical treatment in New York. It’s called “The Soup” — a mixture of human cells that includes stem cells derived from a patient’s own fat. If it works …

Starving Cancer Stem Cells To Stop Cancer

AsianScientist (Sep. 2, 2015) – Researchers have found a novel nutrient uptake process that maintains the activity of murine chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) stem cells. Their results, published in Nature Communications, show that pharmacological …

World’s largest stem cell bank housed at Buck Institute in Novato

The world’s largest public stem cell bank is now open for business in Marin County. It’s housed at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato. It’s stocked with 300 stem cell lines that can be used to develop tissue for people with heart, skin …

Stem cell bank filled by Madison’s Cellular Dynamics debuts

A $32 million public-private stem cell bank filled by Madison’s Cellular Dynamics International Inc. officially opened Tuesday with the aim of accelerating the use of engineered stem cells to tackle a wide range of diseases. The bank, funded by the …

Stem cell lotions: Cutting edge or pure hype?

To help reduce the appearance of aging, stem cell scientists in California have created a new lotion for the face. It contains water, sunflower seed oil and stem cell peptides from donated human eggs. Just smear some on the face at a cost of $160 per 1…

Calif. stem cell agency opens new stem cell bank to spur disease research

California’s stem cell agency this week opened a large public stem cell bank that will allow scientists worldwide to more easily research nearly a dozen common diseases and work on developing new treatments for them. The California Institute for …

International Stem Cell Corp. CSO to Present at Upcoming Rodman and Renshaw

September 1, 2015 (Investorideas.com stocks newswire) International Stem Cell (OTCQB: ISCO), a California-based biotechnology company developing novel stem cell-based therapies and biomedical products, this morning announced that company board member a…

Novato’s Buck Institute opens world’s largest public stem cell bank

The largest publicly available stem cell bank in the world has opened for business at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato. “We’re excited to see the project moving to this stage,” said Brian Kennedy, the Buck Institute’s president …

Cellular Dynamics Launches ‘World’s Largest’ Public Stem Cell Bank

In 2013, Cellular Dynamics (NASDAQ: ICEL) vowed to create induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell lines from the cells of 3,000 donors—some healthy, some diseased—as part of a $32 million initiative funded by the California Institute for Regenerative …