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Eye rich source of flexible adult stem cells


January 9th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Patients need not look any further than their own eyes to obtain perfectly matched neural (nerve) stem cells, say scientists. Researchers have identified adult stem cells ... Read more...

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Many cancer cells have ‘eat me’ signal: Study


December 23rd, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): A new study has found that many cancer cells carry the seeds of their own destruction - a protein on the cell surface that signals circulating immune cells ... Read more...

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New way to halt expansion of breast cancer stem cells discovered


November 24th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a novel way to halt the expansion of breast cancer stem cells (CSCs).Breast cancer stem cells (CSCs), the aggressive cells thought to be resistant to ... Read more...

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Bone marrow cancer drug could be used to treat rheumatoid arthritis


November 4th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): A new study has found that a drug that is used to treat bone marrow cancer could also provide a promising treatment for rheumatoid arthritis (RA).The study conducted ... Read more...

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Sea squirt study offers insight into early development of human embryos


July 31st, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): In a study on model organism Ciona intestinalis, commonly known as the sea squirt, researchers have uncovered the origin of the heart-jaw connection in vertebrates - a discovery ... Read more...

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Power struggle between genetic master switches decides growth orientation in plants


March 1st, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 1 (ANI): A new research has determined that the power struggle between genetic master switches in plants decides the fate of their stem cells and the orientation of their growth.Researchers ... Read more...

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Researchers say umbilical cord could be new source of stem cells


December 18th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Stem cells can be easily harvested from the tissue of the umbilical cord, say University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers.In the online version of the Journal of ... 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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How bacteria talk to one another


November 9th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 9 (ANI): Scientists from University of California, San Diego claim to have uncovered a mechanism that explains how bacteria interact with each other - a finding that would lead to ... Read more...

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Novel stem cell therapy may treat deafness


March 24th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, researchers have developed a new stem cell therapy that may help in treating hearing impairment.Deafness typically involves the loss of sensory receptors, ... Read more...

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Damaged stem cells ”ignite bowel cancer development: Study


December 21st, 2008 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 21 (ANI): UK and Dutch scientists may be narrowing down the hunt for cells that are the primary source of bowel cancer.The scientists found, when genetic damage was inflicted ... Read more...

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New therapeutic target for cancer identified


December 1st, 2008 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): Researchers from the Wistar Institute have found a potential therapeutic target that can help keep killer T cells in prime shape for fighting infection, cancer.The research team ... Read more...

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First evidence of embryonic heart regeneration in mammals unveiled


October 14th, 2008 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 14 (ANI): An international team of researchers has shown that the embryonic mouse heart has the capacity to regenerate, a phenomenon that has thus far been attributed to non-mammalian ... Read more...

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Embryonic heart in mouse shows regenerative capacity


October 14th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) Embryonic mouse heart has an astounding capacity to regenerate, a phenomenon observed only in non-mammalian species, according to a new study.The research describes the previously unrecognised potential of ... Read more...

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Fat-regenerating stem cells found in mice


October 11th, 2008 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 11 (IANS) Researchers have identified stem cells with the capacity to build fat. They found that transplants of the progenitor cells, isolated from the fat tissue of normal mice, can ... Read more...

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Fat-producing stem cells may harbour obesity cure


October 11th, 2008 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 11 (ANI): Experiments on mice have led to the identification of stem cells that can produce fat, say researchers. Experts at The Rockefeller University in New York say that ... Read more...

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Fat cells discovery may harbour obesity cure


October 4th, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 4 (ANI): American scientists have identified precursor cells that can develop into fat cells. Researchers from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Rockefeller University, who made this discovery while ... Read more...

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Nobel Laureate warns of the complexity of stem cell therapy


June 9th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 9 (ANI): A Nobel Laureate associated with the University of Utah has found that a single organ may comprise of more than one type of adult stem cell.Geneticist Mario ... Read more...

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New Mouse model may tender great help in diabetes research


June 2nd, 2008 - 1:07 pm ICT by admin
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have achieved a significant success in regenerating pancreatic beta cells in mice after inducing them to die.Genetic engineering was the ... Read more...

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Neural progneitor cells are potential reservoirs for HIV in the brain


March 5th, 2008 - 4:56 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 5 (ANI): A team of researchers at the Institute of Virology of the German Research Center for Environmental Health has found that neural progenitor cells which are capable of developing ... Read more...

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Adult stem cells offer effective treatment for peripheric vascular disease


January 25th, 2008 - 2:49 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 25 (ANI): Two separate studies have provided evidence that multi-potent adult progenitor stem cells extracted from bone marrow (MAPC) may offer an effective treatment for peripheric vascular disease.Both studiesone by ... Read more...

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