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Disgraced Japan researcher fails to replicate ‘game changing’ stem cell results

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

A disgraced Japanese researcher has failed to replicate results hailed as a potential breakthrough in stem-cell treatment and efforts to do so will be abandoned, officials at her research institute said on Friday. The scandal involving the research, which detailed simple ways to reprogram mature...

Japanese scientist resigns over stem cell scandal

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A researcher embroiled in a fabrication scandal that has rocked Japan’s scientific establishment said Friday she would resign after failing to reproduce results of what was once billed as a ground-breaking study on stem cells. Haruko Obokata said she was dismayed that new laboratory tests...

Stem cells born out of indecision

This latest research by Joshua Brickman and his research team from Danish Stem Cell Center (Danstem) at the University of Copenhagen specifically found that inhibiting or blocking stem cells ability to make a specific decision, leads to better cell growth and could lead to defined ways to differentiate stem cells. read more

Due to Modric’s stem cell treatment & Arsenal’s interest, Lucas Silva might not go to Real Madrid [Marca]

Weeks after it was supposedly a done deal, Marca have announced on Thursday that Lucas Silva’s move from Cruzeiro to Real Madrid may not happen after all. 21-year-old Silva was thought to be on top of Real’s winter wishlist following a spate of midfield injuries to Sami Khedira, James Rodriguez and Luka Modric. With Carlo Ancelotti struggling […]

Stem cells faulty in Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Stanford researchers find

Like human patients, mice with a form of Duchenne muscular dystrophy undergo progressive muscle degeneration and accumulate connective tissue as they age. Now, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found that the fault may lie at least partly in the stem cells that surround the muscle fibers. read more

A Glorious Fat-Burning Drug May Be in Our Future

3 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

The latest issue of the journal Nature holds a glittering vision of a possible future: Scientists at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute have managed to trick white fat cells into behaving as if they were brown fat cells. For those who have not been closely following the last decade of... More »

Cell biologists discover on-off switch for key stem cell gene

A new study by cell and systems biologists investigating stem cells in mice shows, for the first time, a relationship between the Sox2 gene which is critical for early development, and a region elsewhere on the genome that effectively regulates its activity. Show More Summary

'Genome editing' could correct genetic mutations for future generations

A technique for 'editing' the genome in sperm-producing adult stem cells has been demonstrated by researchers, a result with powerful potential for basic research and for gene therapy. The study involved spermatogonial stem cells, which...Show More Summary

'Genome editing' could correct genetic mutations for future generations

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Scientists at Indiana University and colleagues at Stanford and the University of Texas have demonstrated a technique for "editing" the genome in sperm-producing adult stem cells, a result with powerful potential...Show More Summary

Baby cells learn to communicate using the lsd1 gene

Baltimore MD-- We would not expect a baby to join a team or participate in social situations that require sophisticated communication. Yet, most developmental biologists have assumed that young cells, only recently born from stem cells and known as "progenitors," are already competent at inter-communication with other cells. read more

University of Toronto cell biologists discover on-off switch for key stem cell gene

TORONTO, ON - Consider the relationship between an air traffic controller and a pilot. The pilot gets the passengers to their destination, but the air traffic controller decides when the plane can take off and when it must wait. The same relationship plays out at the cellular level in animals, including humans. Show More Summary

Treating a Cloudy Cornea with Stem Cells

last weekHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Research in mice suggests that using cell therapies to remove scarring on the cornea that clouds vision might actually be a comparatively simple process: Treating the potentially blinding haze of a scar on the cornea might be as straightforward...Show More Summary

Researchers discover new class of stem cells

Researchers have identified a new class of lab-engineered stem cells -- cells capable of transforming into nearly all forms of tissue -- and have dubbed them F-class cells because they cluster together in "fuzzy-looking" colonies.

Patient's own stem cells could clear a cloudy cornea, Pitt team says

Treating the potentially blinding haze of a scar on the cornea might be as straightforward as growing stem cells from a tiny biopsy of the patient's undamaged eye and then placing them on the injury site, according to mouse model experiments conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Show More Summary

Discovery links shift in metabolism to stem cell renewal

Stem cells in early embryos have unlimited potential; they can become any type of cell, and researchers hope to one day harness this rejuvenating power to heal disease and injury. To do so, they must, among other things, figure out how to reliably arrest stem cells in a Peter Pan-like state of indefinite youth and potential. Show More Summary

This New Kind of Stem Cell May Revolutionize How We Treat Diseases

last weekHealth : Healthland

Scientists have created a new type of stem cell that could speed treatments for diseases and make them safer

Science is developing a pill to eliminate exercise

Researchers at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute have turned white fat into brown fat, a step that could lead to easier weight management.

Al Jarreau Performs at Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Gala

Harriet Nichols, Gala Chair, Ruth Dunn, Chair, Board of Governors, Al Jarreau and Gala Chair Sally Magaram. Photo credit: Vince Bucci There was a time that conversations about stem cell research seemed as far into the future as everyday people booking vacation flights to the moon. Show More Summary

Turning Biological Cells to Stone Improves Cancer and Stem Cell Research

Near-perfect replications of human and animal cells enables improved study of certain cancers and stem cells, as well as the creation of complex durable objects without machinery.

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