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Research in rodents suggests potential for 'in body' muscle regeneration

Winston-Salem, N.C. – Sept. 2, 2014 – What if repairing large segments of damaged muscle tissue was as simple as mobilizing the body's stem cells to the site of the injury? New research in mice and rats, conducted at Wake Forest Baptist...Show More Summary

CU scientists' discovery could lead to new cancer treatment

AURORA, Colo. (Sept. 2, 2014) – A team of scientists from the University of Colorado School of Medicine has reported the breakthrough discovery of a process to expand production of stem cells used to treat cancer patients. These findings...Show More Summary

Stem Cell Concerns Don't Freeze Evangelical Enthusiasm for Ice Bucket Challenge

ALS raises $100 million; pro-life groups worry about embryonic research. Tens of thousands of Americans—including dozens of evangelical leaders—have eagerly shivered and shaked their way through the ice bucket challenge, despite concerns...Show More Summary

New Reprogramming Factor Cocktail Produces Therapy-Grade Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) can acquire serious genetic and epigenetic abnormalities that lower the cells' quality and limit their therapeutic usefulness. Now Whitehead Institute researchers have identified a cocktail of reprogramming factors that produces very high quality iPSCs.

Adult Stem Cells Help Totally Paralyzed Patient Walk, Embryonic Stem Cells? Zilch

I predicted in 2013 that the company which bought Geron would restart its embryonic stem cell product human trial. Indeed, it is. I could also have predicted the media would hype it to the moon. And so the San Francisco Chronicle has in big headlines on the front page. From, “Stem Cell Industry’s ‘Huge Development’ in […]

New tool aids stem cell engineering for medical research

ROCHESTER, Minn. — A Mayo Clinic researcher and his collaborators have developed an online analytic tool that will speed up and enhance the process of re-engineering cells for biomedical investigation. CellNet is a free-use Internet platform that uses network biology methods to aid stem cell engineering. Show More Summary

A Potential Source of Cardiac Stem Cells

5 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Many research groups in the stem cell field are engaged in a search for sources of useful tissue-specific cells in the body, developing means of identification and isolation. This runs in parallel with efforts to reprogram more easily obtained cells, such as from skin samples, into a range of different types for therapy and research. Show More Summary

Scientist: Creating Babies as Three-Parent Embryos is Unethical, Will Result in Disabled Kids

Paul Knoepfler is a stem cell researcher in California. His work focuses on the reasons pluripotent stem cells (both induced and embryonic) form tumors. He is also a writer and a blogger which is unusual for a research scientist. Knoepfler does not oppose embryonic stem cell research or therapeutic cloning, but he does oppose the […]

Scientists recreate spinal, muscle and bone tissue with stem cells

Using stem cells, scientists have recreated the cells that form an embryo's spinal cord, muscle and bone tissue. This will help researchers further study embryonic development and possibly, one day, disease progression.

Intravascular Device for Delivery of Engineered Cells Might Help Avoid Coronary Bypass Procedures

Stem cell and genetic therapies are already helping to fight a number of diseases, but using them to treat conditions in areas where there’s constant blood flow is difficult. Things get washed down the stream before they get a chance to establish and deliver therapy. Show More Summary

Japan lab unable to replicate stem cell results

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese laboratory that retracted a paper reporting a potentially major breakthrough in stem cell research said Wednesday its researchers have not managed to replicate the results.

Identifying Tissue Weakness Before Injury

6 days agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

This is an interesting technology demonstration that suggests an obvious pairing with regenerative treatments based on the use of stem cells or similar means to spur tissue repair. With regular scans it might be possible to preempt many...Show More Summary

Japan lab unable to replicate 'stem cell' findings

6 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Researchers in Japan said Wednesday they have been unable to replicate experiments that were hailed earlier this year as a "game-changer" in the quest to grow transplant tissue, amid claims evidence was faked. In a scandal that rocked...Show More Summary

Why Neuralstem Has Plenty Of Upside In The Short Term

By JKenser: Neuralstem almost to third base with NSI-566 for Lou Gehrig's Disease... Neuralstem (NYSEMKT:CUR) recently finished up their Phase 2 trial for ALS using their NSI-566 Neural Stem Cells on July 30th, according to a newly released video by the Michigan ALS Association. Show More Summary

Boron facilitates stem cell growth, development in corn

The eastern half of the United States is plagued by boron deficient soil and corn and soybean farmers are required to supplement their soil with boron; however, little is known about the ways in which corn plants utilize the essential nutrient. Show More Summary

Tony Perkins Ice Bucket's For "Ethical" Research, Nominates Todd Starnes

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KKK-affiliated hate group leader Tony Perkins posted his ice bucket clip today, but noted that his money will only go to research that doesn't use Jesus-hating embryonic stem cells. He then challenged fellow hate group leader Tim Wildmon and Fox News liar Todd Starnes, whom we'd actually really like to see with a wet comb-over.

Biologists reprogram skin cells to mimic rare disease

Stem cell biologists have reprogrammed skin cells from patients with a rare genetic disorder, called familial dysautonomia, into neural crest cells that mimic and display many biological features of the disease. The research expedites...Show More Summary

Send Your Ice Bucket Challenge Donation to Ethical, Successful Adult Stem Cell Research

You’ve probably heard of it by now, the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Those challenged are supposed either to dump an ice bucket of cold water over their head, or donate to ALS research.  Most people do both, posting a video of their icy bath. It’s a stunt, but has successfully raised awareness of ALS as well […]

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