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When Looking at Stem Cell Activity, Even Short-Lived Sea Urchins Appear to be Negligibly Senescent

6 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

The paper I'll share today takes a look at stem cells over the course of aging in different sea urchin species that exhibit radically different life spans, ranging from a few years to somewhere north of a century. A fair number of marine...Show More Summary

New stem cell therapy could cure blindness

Upwards of 30 million people on the planet suffer from Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), which causes pain and a black spot in the center of the patient’s vision that grows into eventual blindness. Recently, studies conducted at University College London reveal a possible cure for the first time in history. Show More Summary

Dose of transplanted blood-forming stem cells affects their behavior

Unlike aspirin, bone marrow doesn't come with a neatly printed label with dosage instructions. However, a new study provides clues about how the dose of transplanted bone marrow might affect patients undergoing this risky procedure, frequently used to treat cancer and blood diseases.

An artist is growing a hand out of human stem cells

An open source biotech project that you might build in your garage one day.

Understanding Genetics

Learn.Genetics is a comprehensive site that explores the basics of genetics, characteristics of inheritance, stem cells, chromosomes, genetic variation, epigenetics, genetic science, cloning, genetic disorders, and much more.

Experimental procedure aimed at repairing spinal cord shows promise

3 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Spinal cord procedure uses stem cells in the damaged areas in hopes of restoring function and movement

Special stem cell treatment for spinal cord injuries shows promise

3 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

A group of patients with the most severe spinal cord injuries have seen improvement after undergoing an experimental treatment that uses stem cells in the damaged areas

First Successful Skin-to-Eye Stem Cell Transplant in Humans

6 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Special cells taken from arm skin and turned into retinal cells show promise for treating age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss among the elderly.

Biologists find how plants reconstitute stem cells

Stem cells are typically thought to have the intrinsic ability to generate or replace specialized cells. However, a team of biologists at NYU showed that regenerating plants can naturally reconstitute their stem cells from more mature...Show More Summary

Avoiding mixtures of different mitochondria leads to effective mitochondrial replacement

New York, NY (May 19, 2016) - Scientists at The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute discovered an important biological phenomenon in human cells that will help scientists and clinicians design safer treatments to prevent mitochondrial diseases. Show More Summary

Heart Defect Prediction Technology Could Lead to Earlier, More Informed Treatment

An experimental model uses genetics-guided biomechanics and patient-derived stem cells to predict what type of inherited heart defect a child will develop, according to authors of a new study in the journal Cell. A multi-institutional...Show More Summary

Pussy Riot: One Woman’s Vagina Takes on Japan’s Obscenity Laws

The obscenity charges against Rokudenashiko stemmed from her art, which involved making things from casts of her manko (vagina). She had turned her manko into buttons, dioramas, and cell phone covers. The post Pussy Riot: One Woman’s Vagina Takes on Japan’s Obscenity Laws appeared first on The Millions.

Harnessing engineered slippery surfaces for tissue repair

(Boston)-- Transplanting a preformed dense and coherent sheet of regenerative stem cells directly onto damaged heart, cartilage or bone tissue of ailing patients often is a more promising route to recovery than transplanting the cells just loosely mixed together. Show More Summary

Some antibiotics may worsen complications in transplant patients

Some broad-spectrum antibiotics that disrupt the gut microbiome may raise the risk of complications from stem cell transplantation, according to a new study evaluating data from more than 850 transplant patients, as well as from mic...

Harnessing engineered slippery surfaces for tissue repair

A new method has been developed that can induce slipperiness on a growth supporting surface at will and sets the stage for the fast, efficient and inexpensive recovery of intact sheets of mesenchymal stem cells with broad potential for regenerative medicine.

Bio-mimicry method developed for preparing, labeling stem cells

Researchers have developed a new method for preparing mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) that not only leads to the production of more native stem cells, but also labels them with a FDA approved iron-oxide nanoparticle (Ferumoxytol). The technology could allow researchers to track the cells in vivo using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during preclinical and clinical trials.

Pluripotency Factor Oct4 in Atherosclerosis and Aging

last weekHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Oct4 is one of the factors used in reprogramming recipes that convert ordinary somatic cells into induced pluripotent stem cells, similar to embryonic stem cells and capable of generating any tissue type given the right environment and further programming. Show More Summary

Carnegie Mellon develops bio-mimicry method for preparing and labeling stem cells

PITTSBURGH--Researchers led by Carnegie Mellon University Professor of Biological Sciences Chien Ho have developed a new method for preparing mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) that not only leads to the production of more native stem cells, but also labels them with a FDA approved iron-oxide nanoparticle (Ferumoxytol). Show More Summary

7 Facts About Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

These cells are being studied and developed in numerous labs around the world to create human tissue and potentially treat a variety of human diseases and illnesses.

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