Dr. Bruce Conklin, Senior Investigator at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, discusses the potential applications of stem cells in personalized medicine. By introducing a set of genes called the "Yamanaka factors," a simple skin sample can be transformed into something as complex as functioning heart tissue -- which could potentially be used to completely personalize medical testing.
MultiVu (Aug. 21, 2012) Sutter Neuroscience Institute, a recognized Center of Excellence, and CBR (Cord Blood Registry), the world's largest stem cell bank, are launching the first FDA- approved clinical trial to assess the ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Feb. 4, 2014) Researchers at the Mayo Clinic are preparing to test their theory that stem cells grow faster in microgravity. With a grant from an organization that promotes research aboard the International Space ... watch video
Reuters (Dec. 22, 2013) Scientists in New York have successfully turned human stem cells into functional lung and airway cells for the first time. It's a breakthrough the researchers at Columbia University believe could ... watch video
Reuters (Apr. 9, 2013) Doctors at Emory University in the US are testing a new stem cell therapy for people with severe arthritis. They hope that by harvesting stem cells from a patient, the potent cells will regenerate ... watch video
Newsy (May 15, 2014) The mice were given human stem cells to test stem cell rejection. But instead of rejecting the human cells, the mice began to show positive reactions.
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Reuters (Dec. 27, 2012) Chinese scientists from the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health have converted cells found in urine into pluripotent stem cells that can be used to create neurons and brain cells. The ... watch video
Newsy (Oct. 25, 2014) A Harvard University Research Team created genetically engineered stem cells that are able to kill cancer cells, while leaving other cells unharmed.
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July 5, 2012 Scientists have discovered that environmental factors critically influence the growth of a type of stem cell--called an iPS cell -- that is derived from adult skin cells. This discovery offers ... read more
June 7, 2012 Scientists have for the first time transformed skin cells -- with a single genetic factor -- into cells that develop on their own into an interconnected, functional network of brain cells. The ... read more
July 28, 2011 Scientists have discovered a novel way to convert human skin cells into brain cells, advancing medicine and human health by offering new hope for regenerative medicine and personalized drug discovery ... read more
Apr. 25, 2011 Scientists are reporting significant stem-cell discoveries that advance medicine and human health by creating powerful new approaches for using stem cells and stem-cell-like ... read more