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Enzyme essential for healthy lung development discovered


March 30th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): Scientists have provided the first evidence that Eya1 protein phosphatase is a crucial regulator of the development of embryonic lung epithelial stem cells.The correct functioning of lung epithelium ... Read more...

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Overabundance of protein promotes growth of breast cancer stem cells


February 16th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have said that an essential protein for normal stem cell renewal also promotes the growth of breast cancer ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mechanism that turns healthy cells into prostate cancer cells discovered


December 3rd, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California have found a protein that is crucial for regulating the self-renewal of normal prostate stem cells, needed to repair injured cells or ... Read more...

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Stem cells bulk up muscle, halt ageing


November 11th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 11 (IANS) Researchers have discovered that transplanting specially treated repair stem cells into damaged muscle makes them twice as big and strong, and also stops them from ageing. The ... Read more...

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Gene that triggers human cancer identified


November 10th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 10 (ANI): Early cancer diagnostic may now be possible, as researchers have identified the gene responsible for initiating human cancer.The study paves the way for developing early cancer diagnostic tests, ... Read more...

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New discovery paves way for treatment of incurable blood cancer


July 17th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Researchers from Uppsala University have now presented a conceptually new model for the development and progression of multiple myeloma- one of the most common blood cancers, and at ... Read more...

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Mechanism that may trigger degenerative disease discovered


June 26th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): Scientists say that a mechanism, which regulates stem-cell differentiation in mice testes, suggests a similar process that may trigger degenerative disease in humans.By manipulating STAT3 - a protein ... Read more...

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Scientists create new tool to understand how cancers grow


February 21st, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new tool that illuminates connections between stem cells and cancer.Researchers have been successful in breaking apart human prostate tissue, extract the stem cells in ... Read more...

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Software that predicts stem cell fate created


February 17th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): An engineer at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) has developed a software program that can not only predict the types of specialized cells a stem cell will produce, ... Read more...

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Turmeric, pepper ‘can help keep breast cancer at bay’


December 8th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Spices like turmeric and pepper contain compounds that have the potential to prevent breast cancer by limiting the growth of stem cells, the small number of cells that ... Read more...

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Scientists shed light on what makes stem cells tick


August 7th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 7 (ANI): A team of U.S. scientists has identified phosphorylated signalling proteins in human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) studying which may help understand the mechanisms that determine whether stem cells ... Read more...

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Tumour suppressor gene in flies holds promise to prevent human brain tumours


June 23rd, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): Researchers at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore have identified a tumour-suppressing protein in the brains of fruit flies, called PP2A (protein phosphatase 2A), which has a counterpart ... Read more...

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Researchers made blood cells work as embryonic stem cells


April 21st, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (IANS) Researchers have reprogrammed blood cells into cells that are functionally indistinguishable from embryonic stem cells, which are used to treat a multitude of diseases. The breakthrough provides a ... Read more...

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Authentic embryonic stem cells can be isolated from any mammal


December 25th, 2008 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that a previously found recipe for capturing authentic embryonic stem cells from mice is equally applicable to any mammal, including cows, pigs and even ... Read more...

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Adult stem cell self-renews, repairs damaged tissues


December 15th, 2008 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) Single adult stem cells can self-renew, repair damaged tissues in a live mammal, according to the latest research.The transplanted adult stem cell and its differentiated descendants were found ... Read more...

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Stem cells replicate, but not the way we think: Study


May 22nd, 2008 - 1:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 22 (IANS) New findings have shed light on the little known process of embryonic stem cell replication and would help scientists control tumour cell growth more effectively. "Our study suggests ... Read more...

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Prostate cancer genes mapping paves the way for future treatments


May 20th, 2008 - 2:47 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 20 (ANI): Scientists from the YCR Cancer Research Unit at the University of York and Pro-cure Therapeutics Ltd have reported a novel discovery of a specific gene expression ... Read more...

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Menstrual blood could be a valuable source of multipotential stem cells


April 23rd, 2008 - 6:50 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): A team, led by an Indian researcher, has revealed that menstrual blood can be a vital source of multi-potential stem cells for use in regenerative medicine.Stromal stem ... Read more...

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Indian origin scientist unveils protein that protects embryonic stem cells self-renewal


March 24th, 2008 - 3:32 pm ICT by admin
London, March 24 (ANI): A team of researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, led by an Indian origin scientist, has discovered that a protein called REST ... Read more...

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Study on cell division may pave way for future cancer therapy


January 23rd, 2008 - 6:10 pm ICT by admin
London, January 23 (ANI): A cell biologist at the Medical College of Georgia is carrying out a study to gain deep understanding about the process of cell division, as he believes that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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