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Blood from stem cells likely within next decade


October 27th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) Artificial blood sourced from stem cells could be administered to organ transplant patients within the next decade.A research team has developed a method of taking adult ... Read more...

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Arsenic-based agent shuts down hard-to-treat cancers


December 23rd, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): An arsenic-based agent already FDA-approved for a type of leukemia may be helpful in another hard-to-treat cancer, Ewing's Sarcoma (ES), say scientists at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer ... Read more...

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New technology simplifies embryonic stem cell culturing


November 15th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): A team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have unveiled an inexpensive system that simplifies culturing human embryonic stem cells."It's a technology that anyone can use. It's ... Read more...

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New study sheds light on the biology of autism


November 12th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Researchers at University of California San Diego have discovered a new window of opportunity for successful autism therapy.Alysson Muotri and colleagues made the discovery by first transforming adult ... Read more...

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Indian-led team transforms human skin into blood cells


November 8th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Nov 8 (IANS) In a major breakthrough in medical sciences, an Indo-Canadian researcher and his team have successfully transformed human skin into various blood cells.The breakthrough is likely to ... Read more...

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Singapore scientists first to discover important genes in human stem cells


October 19th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 19 (ANI): A team of scientists from Singapore has discovered the most important genes in human embryonic stem cells (hESCs), a crucial breakthrough in discovering how human stem cells work. ... Read more...

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Stem cells made by reprogramming don’t completely let go of their past


July 20th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 20 (ANI): Adult cells that have been reprogrammed into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) do not completely let go of their past, perhaps limiting their ability to function as ... Read more...

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Reprogrammed human blood cells could help in disease research


July 2nd, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Cells from frozen human blood samples have the potential to be reprogrammed to an embryonic-stem-cell-like state, revealed Whitehead Institute researchers.These cells can be multiplied and used to study ... Read more...

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Recipe for making sensory hair cells from stem cells found


May 14th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): A ten year long research has led scientists to discover the recipe for hearing- a way to coax embryonic stem cells as well as reprogrammed adult cells to ... Read more...

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Gene silencing could be behind induced pluripotent stem cells’ limitations


April 26th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 26 (ANI): Getting closer to generate any type of cells and tissues from patient's own cells, scientists have found that an important cluster of genes is inactivated in induced pluripotent ... Read more...

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Marker indicating developmental potential of stem cells discovered


April 17th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): Chinese scientists claim to have found a way to determine which somatic cells, or differentiated body cells, that have been reprogrammed into a primordial, embryonic-like state are the ... Read more...

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Scientists identify gene that improves quality of reprogrammed stem cells


February 8th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 08 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that a genetic molecule, Tbx3, which is important to the early developmental processes in mammals, can improve the quality of stem ... Read more...

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Vitamin C slows ageing


December 26th, 2009 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 26 (IANS) Touted as a remedy for common cold, Vitamin C has also shown promise in slowing down the ageing process. A study has shown that it facilitates output of ... Read more...

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Vitamin C helps reprogram adult cells into stem cells


December 25th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 25 (ANI): Vitamin C helps boost the reprogramming of adult cells into stem cells, according to a study.Senior study author Dr. Duanqing Pei, South China Institute for Stem Cell Biology ... Read more...

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Infusion of bone marrow cells may reduce second heart attack risk


December 9th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): In a new study, researchers found that cells from heart attack survivors' own bone marrow reduced the risk of death or another heart attack when infused into the ... Read more...

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All adult cells can be reprogrammed into becoming stem-like cells: Study


November 9th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 9 (ANI): Under optimum conditions, any adult cell can be coaxed into becoming stem-cell like, according to a team of researchers in the United States.Led by Rudolf Jaenisch of ... Read more...

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New technique may help turn adult cells into stem cells faster


October 19th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 19 (ANI): Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have developed a new method that would hasten the process of creating cells from human adult tissue, without the use of embryonic ... Read more...

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Liposuction leftovers can boost stem cell production


September 8th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 8 (IANS) Blobs of fat removed during liposuction conceal cells that can be more quickly and easily converted into stem cells than skin cells most often used by researchers. "We've identified ... Read more...

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‘Liposuction leftovers’ better than skin cells to regenerate tissues


September 8th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 8 (ANI): Fat that is left after liposuction is a huge bank of versatile cells that could be more quickly and easily coaxed to become induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells ... Read more...

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Scientist create white blood cells directly from embryonic and adult stem cells


August 11th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 11 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have moved a step closer to transforming embryonic stem cells into a multipurpose medical tool, for they have successfully transformed these versatile ... Read more...

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How an embryonic gene may promote cancers in adults


July 29th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): Scientists at Fox Chase Cancer Center have uncovered a gene that plays a key role in activating an oncogene, known as MYC, to promote cancer.The researchers have ... Read more...

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Scientists find new way to fix a broken heart


July 24th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24 (ANI): A new way to mend damage to the heart has been found by scientists.The boffins have devised a method to coax heart muscle cells into re-entering the cell ... Read more...

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New stem cell therapy may repair damaged heart


July 21st, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): Scientists from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, have genetically engineered cells that help form scar tissue after a heart attack into a type of cell that does just ... Read more...

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Scientists create artificial sperm cells from human embryonic stem cells


July 8th, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): Scientists have achieved a major breakthrough in making sperm-like cells from human embryonic stem cells.Karim Nayernia, of the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in the UK, has ... Read more...

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Scientists coax skin cells to behave like muscle cells


May 6th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) Scientists have now shown that skin cells can be coaxed to behave like muscle cells and muscle cells like skin cells. The fickleness of the cells, and the relative ... Read more...

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Scientists create safer embryonic stem cells


April 13th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) In a breakthrough, researchers have used tiny molecules called microRNAs to turn back adult mouse cells back to their embryonic state. These reprogrammed cells are pluripotent, meaning that, ... Read more...

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Scientists move a step closer to creating safe embryonic-like stem cells


April 13th, 2009 - 11:21 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF) have successfully used tiny molecules called microRNAs to help turn adult mouse cells back to their embryonic state.The researchers say ... Read more...

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Eye cells deemed to be retinal stem cells are actually normal adult cells


March 31st, 2009 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): Researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have found that eye cells believed to be retinal stem cells are actually normal adult cells, and thus therapies to restore ... Read more...

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Indian-Australian reprogrammes skin cells to act as stem cells


February 5th, 2009 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 5 (IANS) A team led by an Indian-Australian scientist has reprogrammed skin cells to act as embryonic stem cells - a breakthrough that will allow unlimited access to study a ... Read more...

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Oz scientists produce stem cells from adult cells


February 2nd, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 2 (ANI): Making a stem cell breakthrough, Aussie scientists have produced the countrys first human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell line - basically a cell that acts like an ... Read more...

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One-virus method used to convert adult cells to embryonic stem cell-like cells


December 16th, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Scientists have made a breakthrough by using a single virus instead of four to convert adult cells to embryonic stem cell-like cells, called induced pluripotent stem (iPS) ... Read more...

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Scientists create stem cells without using cancer-causing viruses


September 26th, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 26 (ANI): Biologists at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, U.S., have shown that it is possible to reprogram adult cells back to an embryonic state without using viruses ... Read more...

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Study opens door to new cancer, ageing treatments


September 1st, 2008 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) Researchers have deciphered the structure of telomerase, an enzyme that plays a key role in the development of nearly all human cancers. The landmark achievement opens the door ... Read more...

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Groundbreaking study paves way for new cancer, aging treatments


September 1st, 2008 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 1 (ANI): A team of scientists at The Wistar Institute has decoded the structure of the active region of telomerase, an enzyme that plays a major role in the ... Read more...

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Stem cell breakthrough may cut risk of cancer


February 28th, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 28 (ANI): A small US biotech company has claimed that it has removed a major safety obstacle to using "reprogrammed" human stem cells, which pose a risk of turning cancerous.PrimeGen, ... Read more...

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