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December 2, 2015

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December 2, 2015

Nov. 25, 2015 — A particular location in DNA, called the Dlk1-Gtl2 locus, plays a critical role in protecting hematopoietic, or blood-forming, stem cells -- a discovery revealing a critical role of metabolic control ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — For nearly 20 years, scientists have thought that the muscle weakness observed in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy is primarily due to problems in their muscle fibers, but new research shows ... read more

Nov. 12, 2015 — A new study of mouse cells has revealed reasons why attempts to grow stem cells to maturity in the laboratory often fail, and provided a possible way to overcome such 'developmental ... read more

New Stem Cell Gene Correction Process Puts Time on Researchers' Side

Nov. 12, 2015 — Researchers have devised a way to dramatically cut the time involved in reprogramming and genetically correcting stem cells, an important step to making future therapies ... read more

Chronic Arsenic Exposure Can Impair Ability of Muscle to Heal After Injury

Nov. 10, 2015 — Chronic exposure to arsenic can lead to stem cell dysfunction that impairs muscle healing and regeneration. More than 140 million people worldwide and 4 million Americans chronically ingest arsenic ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — A new “progenitor cell” capable of unlimited expansion and differentiation into mature kidney cells, but without the risk of forming tumors, has been described by researchers in a new ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — Biologists currently culture and analyze stem cells as free-floating clusters, which contain an unknown mixture of stem cells and different populations of progenitor cells. Cells in the interior of ... read more

End 'Stem Cell Tourism,' Experts Urge

Nov. 9, 2015 — The continued marketing and use of experimental stem cell-based interventions inside and outside the United States is problematic and unsustainable, according to a new paper by science policy and ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — Arthritis, the leading cause of disability in the US, involves the loss of a special type of cartilage cell lining the joints. Researchers now identify roles for a family of genes, called Iroquois ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — Genome editing techniques for blood stem cells just got better, thanks to a team of researchers. In a new article, they describe a new, more efficient way to edit genes in blood-forming or ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — Researchers have identified factors that spark the formation of pluripotent cells. Their findings shed light on human embryonic development and help research into cell reprogramming and assisted ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — Stem cells from adult schizophrenia patients form new proteins more slowly than those from healthy people, according to new research. The findings are enhancing understanding of how schizophrenia ... read more

Researchers Urge Lifting of NIH Funding Restrictions on Chimeric Research

Nov. 5, 2015 — Citing the 'tremendous potential' of research on human stem cells in nonhuman embryos, scientists and a bioethicist have co-authored a letter urging the removal of funding restrictions ... read more

New Breast Cancer Stem Cell Clues May Help Develop Therapeutics

Nov. 5, 2015 — Researchers have identified a new regulatory pathway that may play an important role in basal-like breast cancer, a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer often referred to as 'triple ... read more

Study Rejects Biologic Age as Limiting Factor for Stem Cell Transplants

Nov. 4, 2015 — More than 40 percent of older patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) can remain in long-term cancer remission through a modified, less aggressive approach to donor stem cell transplantation, ... read more

Nov. 3, 2015 — It has been claimed that a treatment for female infertility will be available by stem cell therapy. But a new study questions whether new egg cells can be produced using stem ... read more

Nov. 3, 2015 — Stem cells have two important capabilities: they can develop into a wide range of cell types and simultaneously renew themselves, creating fresh stem cells. Using a model of the blood forming ... read more

New Study Reveals How Specialized Cells Help Each Other Survive During Times of Stress

Nov. 3, 2015 — For the first time, researchers show how one set of specialized cells survives under stress by manipulating the behavior of key immune system ... read more

New Research Opens Door to Understanding Human Tonsil Cancer

Nov. 2, 2015 — Researchers have developed a groundbreaking method to identify and separate stem cells that reside in the tonsils. While stem cells in many other body tissues have been well studied, little is known ... read more

Crocetinic Acid in Saffron May Inhibit the Pancreatic Cancer Cell Growth

Nov. 2, 2015 — Crocetinic acid, a purified compound from crocetin, showed the inhibition of growth in human pancreatic cancer cells grown either in a dish or as tumors under the skin of mice, scientists ... read more

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