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August 3, 2015

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August 3, 2015

New Drug for Blood Cancers Now in Five Phase II Clinical Trials

July 28, 2015 — The safety and dosing of a new drug for treating blood cancers has now been established by a group of scientists. The drug is a small molecule inhibitor that suppresses the activity of a signaling ... read more

Zebrafish Reveal Drugs That May Improve Bone Marrow Transplant

July 22, 2015 — Using large-scale zebrafish drug-screening models, researchers have identified a potent group of chemicals that helps bone marrow transplants engraft or ... read more

Programming Adult Stem Cells to Treat Muscular Dystrophy and More by Mimicking Nature

July 22, 2015 — Stem cells hold great potential for addressing a variety of conditions from spinal cord injuries to cancer, but they can be difficult to control. Scientists now report a new way to mimic the ... read more

July 22, 2015 — If you experience a major heart attack the damage could cost you around five billion heart cells. Future stem cell treatments will require this number and more to ensure those cells are replaced and ... read more

iPSCs Show Promise for Kidney Treatment

July 21, 2015 — Renal progenitor cells derived from human iPS cells were shown to have therapeutic effects when transplanted into acute kidney injury model mice. The transplants resulted in a significant reduction ... read more

Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise in Small Clinical Trial for Rare Lung Disease

July 20, 2015 — Promising results are coming out of the first clinical trial in the world of a genetically-enhanced stem cell therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension. This rare and deadly disease mainly affects ... read more

Researchers Discover a Possible Reason for Drug Resistance in Breast Tumors

July 17, 2015 — Amplified levels of HER2 membrane proteins drive unrestricted cell growth in certain types of breast cancer. HER2-tailored antibody-based therapeutics aim to prevent cancer cell growth. However, ... read more

July 17, 2015 — A novel system for growing cardiac tissue from undifferentiated stem cells on a culture plate has been developed by scientists. This heart on a chip is a miniature physiologic system that could be ... read more

New Conductor Takes Centre Stage in the Early Embryo

July 16, 2015 — A gene called Jarid2, may play a wider role than previously thought in co-ordinating the way that stem cells change in a developing embryo to form the specialized cells that make up our ... read more

New Finding on the Formation of Fat Tissue in Humans

July 16, 2015 — Bone marrow contains stem cells that normally give rise to new red and white blood cells. A team of researchers from Sweden and France has now shown that bone marrow cells can also form ... read more

July 15, 2015 — Scientists have created mutation-free lines of stem cells from human patients with mitochondrial ... read more

First Step Toward Gene Therapy Treatment of Mitochondrial Disease Unlocked by Scientists

July 15, 2015 — The first critical step in developing novel gene and stem cell therapy treatments for patients with mitochondrial disease has been revealed by scientists. This breakthrough sets the stage for ... read more

July 15, 2015 — Stem cells are key for the continual renewal of tissues in our bodies. As such, manipulating stem cells also holds much promise for biomedicine if their regenerative capacity can be harnessed. ... read more

July 14, 2015 — Collectively, such diseases of the airways as emphysema, bronchitis, asthma and cystic fibrosis are the second leading cause of death worldwide. More than 35 million Americans alone suffer from ... read more

July 13, 2015 — Researchers have identified a promising stem cell based-therapy to address the chronic pain that affects more than one-third of the US adult population. In mice, bone marrow stromal cells were found ... read more

July 10, 2015 — Even though the transplantation of blood stem cells, also known as bone marrow, has saved many lives over many decades, the genes that control the number or function of blood stem cells are not fully ... read more

July 10, 2015 — Acceleration of the G1 phase transit during cell division makes human blood stem cells more ... read more

July 8, 2015 — Since 2006, research has succeeded in generating, from specialized adult cells, induced pluripotent cells (iPS cells), with huge potential applications, particularly for regenerative medicine. ... read more

July 7, 2015 — A gene that is mutated in Seckel Syndrome, a rare disease that causes microcephaly and growth defects, has been found to be crucial for the correct division of brain stem cells. and even plays a role ... read more

July 6, 2015 — Using human tumor samples and mouse models, researchers have discovered that cancer stem cell properties are determined by epigenetic changes -- chemical modifications cells use to control which ... read more

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