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November 25, 2015

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November 25, 2015

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

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 — 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

Engineers Design Magnetic Cell Sensors

Nov. 2, 2015 — Engineers have designed magnetic protein nanoparticles that can be used to track cells or to monitor interactions within cells. The new "hypermagnetic" protein nanoparticles can be produced ... read more

Cancer Cells Hijack Glucose, Alter Immune Cells

Nov. 2, 2015 — When cancer cells compete with immune cells for glucose, the cancer wins. As a result, the immune T cells are not healthy and don't have the weapons to kill the cancer. New research findings, ... read more

Oct. 30, 2015 — When it comes to stem cells, too much of a good thing isn't wonderful: producing too many new stem cells may lead to cancer; producing too few inhibits the repair and maintenance of the body. ... read more

Factor Found to Balance Medically Useful Stem Cell Qualities

Oct. 29, 2015 — Each of us develops from an unspecialized single cell into hundreds of different specific cell types. Stem cells multiply (proliferate) and mature (differentiate) in the womb to become muscle, bone, ... read more

Hair-GEL Online Tool Gives Bird's Eye View of Hair Follicle Formation

Oct. 29, 2015 — Researchers have created a resource to help uncover the molecular controls that generate skin and hair. Playfully titled Hair-GEL (gene expression library), the database relies on the fundamental ... read more

Oct. 29, 2015 — New evidence has been found suggesting some human induced pluripotent stem cells are the 'functional equivalent' of human embryonic stem cells, a finding that may begin to settle a long ... read more

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