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July 3, 2015

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July 3, 2015

Discovery Promises New Treatments to Thwart Colon Cancer

June 19, 2015 — Scientists have discovered how an immune system protein, called AIM2 (Absent in Melanoma 2), plays a role in determining the aggressiveness of colon cancer. They found that AIM2 deficiency causes ... read more

Simultaneous Live Imaging of a Specific Gene's Transcription, Dynamics

June 19, 2015 — A research group has developed a live-imaging method for simultaneous measurements of the transcriptional activity and nuclear position of endogenous genes. This method is used to detect ... read more

Scientists Identify Progenitor Cells for Blood, Immune System

June 18, 2015 — Scientists have identified characteristics of a family of daughter cells, called MPPs, which are the first to arise from stem cells within bone marrow that generate the entire blood ... read more

Specific Roles of Adult Neural Stem Cells May Be Determined Before Birth

June 18, 2015 — Adult neural stem cells, which are commonly thought of as having the ability to develop into many type of brain cells, are in reality pre-programmed before birth to make very specific types of ... read more

June 18, 2015 — A protein long believed to only guard the nucleus also regulates gene expression and stem cell development, scientists report. The discovery gives a new understanding to genetic diseases that are ... read more

Tissue 'Scaffold' Technology Could Help Rebuild Large Organs

June 17, 2015 — Scientists have developed a new tissue 'scaffold' technology that could one day enable the engineering of large organs. Research has shown that it is possible to combine cells with a ... read more

Bioengineered Patch, Molecular 'Booster' Could Improve Stem Cells' Ability Treat Heart Failure

June 17, 2015 — Despite the intense activity and high hopes that surround the use of stem cells to reverse heart disease, scientists still face multiple roadblocks before the treatment will be ready for clinical ... read more

Better Than Stem Cells: Researchers Develop a Faster Way to Treat the Heart After a Heart Attack

June 16, 2015 — For healing the heart after a heart attack, stem cell therapies show promise but are slow to implement. Researchers develop a new treatment called microsphere therapy that can be kept on-hand and ... read more

Researchers Identify New Stem Cell Population Important in the Growth of Colon Cancer

June 16, 2015 — A previously unknown, long-lived radiation-resistant stem cell population in the colon has been identified by researchers. Most importantly, they also found that these stem cells can give rise to ... read more

June 15, 2015 — Rich, creamy, nutritious and now cancer fighting. New research reveals that molecules derived from avocados could be effective in treating a form of cancer. AML is a devastating disease and proves ... read more

June 15, 2015 — Human stem cells can be differentiated to produce other cell types, such as organ cells, skin cells, or brain cells. While organ cells, for example, can function in isolation, brain cells require ... read more

June 12, 2015 — About 70,000 Women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in Germany alone. Despite significant progress in the treatment of common types of breast cancer, some aggressive subtypes are poorly ... read more

Potential New Treatment for Osteoporosis

June 12, 2015 — Scientists have identified a new therapeutic approach that, while still preliminary, could promote the development of new bone-forming cells in patients suffering from bone ... read more

June 11, 2015 — Brain tumor stem cells can resist treatment and regrow tumors, but scientists have identified a vulnerability in these cells that could lead to a new approach in battling deadly brain ... read more

Large Doses of Antioxidants May Be Harmful to Neuronal Stem Cells

June 11, 2015 — Stem cells are especially sensitive to oxygen radicals and antioxidants shows new ... read more

New Procedure to Obtain Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

June 10, 2015 — For their ability to differentiate into other cell types, the embryonic stem cells hold a large potential in the medical industry. Their use, however, poses ethical questions due to the fact that in ... read more

Stem Cell Discovery Paves Way for Targeted Treatment for Osteoarthritis

June 9, 2015 — Scientists have made a significant advance that could make cell-based treatments for arthritis less of a lottery. Researchers have identified individual stem cells that can regenerate tissue, ... read more

Gene, Stem Cell Therapies May Have Far-Reaching Implications for Coronary Artery Grafts

June 9, 2015 — Researchers are exploring the potential for gene and stem cell therapy in coronary artery bypass grafts to prevent re-occlusion in the grafted vein. Based on animal studies, the team is seeing a ... read more

Certain Donors With High T Cell Counts Make a Better Match for Stem-Cell Transplant Patients, Study Suggests

June 8, 2015 — Older patients who received stem cells from younger, unrelated donors with higher numbers of so-called killer T cells (CD8 cells) had significantly reduced risk of disease relapse and improved ... read more

Researchers Identify Patients at Risk for Stem Cell Transplant Complications

June 8, 2015 — Researchers have recently published findings from a phase 2 clinical trial that demonstrate lymphocyte recovery in related and unrelated stem cell transplant recipients generally falls into three ... read more

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