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July 25, 2016

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July 25, 2016

Gene Controls Regeneration of Injured Muscle by Adult Stem Cells

July 21, 2016 — A key gene enables the repair of injured muscle throughout life, according to a study in mice. The study results further suggest that this "overlooked" gene may play an important role in ... read more

July 14, 2016 — A new benchmark for generating the most primitive type of stem cell has been described by scientists in a new report. While stem cells--cells that have the potential to differentiate into other types ... read more

Stem Cell Scientists Discover Genetic Switch to Increase Supply of Stem Cells from Cord Blood

July 14, 2016 — International stem cell scientists have discovered the switch to harness the power of cord blood and potentially increase the supply of stem cells for cancer patients needing transplantation therapy ... read more

Breakthrough in Scaling Up Life-Changing Stem Cell Production

July 13, 2016 — Scientists have discovered a new method of creating human stem cells which could solve the big problem of the large-scale production needed to fully realize the potential of these remarkable cells ... read more

Study Shows a New Role for B-Complex Vitamins in Promoting Stem Cell Proliferation

July 11, 2016 — Folates can stimulate stem cell proliferation independently of their role as vitamins, according to a new study that used an in vitro culture and animal model system in their findings. Folates, ... read more

Discovery of Insulin-Producing Beta Cell Subtypes May Impact Diabetes Treatment

July 11, 2016 — Researchers have determined the existence of at least four separate subtypes of human insulin producing beta cells that may be important in the understanding and treatment of ... read more

Open Chromatin Profiling Key to Identifying Leukemia Cells of Origin

July 11, 2016 — Researchers have found a precise and reliable way -- whole-genome profiling of open chromatin -- to identify the kind of cell that leads to a given case of leukemia, a valuable key to cancer ... read more

July 8, 2016 — Scientists have identified for the first time the 'cell of origin' -- in other words, the first cell from which the cancer grows -- in basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin ... read more

Graphene Flexes Its Muscles in New Study

July 7, 2016 — The unique properties of graphene and graphene foam could one day be used to regenerate 3-dimensional tissues and organs for implantation into the human body, new research ... read more

July 7, 2016 — Hallmarks of early brain overgrowth have been discovered in cells of people with autism. These findings suggest that it is possible to use stem cell reprogramming technologies developed in the past ... read more

How the 'Graying Biomedical Workforce' Affects Scientific Funding in the US

July 7, 2016 — As a result of the 'graying of the biomedical workforce' in the United States, many suspect that a preference for older, more experienced researchers in the competitive government grant ... read more

July 5, 2016 — As we age, the function and regenerative abilities of skeletal muscles deteriorate, which means it is difficult for the elderly to recover from injury or surgery. New work demonstrates that a protein ... read more

July 1, 2016 — When an immune T cell divides into two daughter cells, the activity of an enzyme called mTORC1, which controls protein production, splits unevenly between the progeny, producing two cells with ... read more

July 1, 2016 — Scientists have developed a new technique to unleash silenced genes and change cell fates using ... read more

Surprising Number of Businesses Selling Unapproved Stem Cell 'Treatments' in the US

June 30, 2016 — At least 351 companies across the United States are marketing unapproved stem cell procedures at 570 individual clinics. Such businesses advertise 'stem cell' interventions for orthopedic ... read more

Stem Cell Treatment for Lou Gehrig's Disease May Be Safe

June 29, 2016 — A phase II clinical trial in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, suggests that transplanting human stem cells into the spinal cord may be done safely. While ... read more

June 29, 2016 — Researchers have established an in vitro model system for investigating nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), also called steatosis, is a dramatically ... read more

New Way Out: Researchers Show How Stem Cells Exit Bloodstream

June 28, 2016 — Therapeutic stem cells exit the bloodstream in a different manner than was previously thought, new research shows. This process, dubbed angiopellosis by the researchers, has implications for ... read more

Non-Healing Tissue from Diabetic Foot Ulcers Reprogrammed as Pluripotent Stem Cells

June 28, 2016 — Researchers have established for the first time that skin cells from diabetic foot ulcers can be reprogrammed to acquire properties of embryonic-like ... read more

June 28, 2016 — Satellite cells are stem cells found in skeletal muscles. While transplantation of such muscle stem cells can be a potent therapy for degenerative muscle diseases such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy, ... read more

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