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September 22, 2014

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The research, carried out in the Faculty of Health Sciences of CEU Cardenal Herrera University, in cooperation with the University of Valencia, was published in the Journal of Applied Toxicology.
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A key step in understanding the nature of the fight for superiority between mutated genes and normal genes could lead to new therapies to combat leukaemia, say researchers from the University of...
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Stem cells hold great promise as a means of repairing cells in conditions such as multiple sclerosis, stroke or injuries of the spinal cord because they have the ability to develop into almost any...

September 18, 2014

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A new molecule, UM171 - dubbed 'the first of its kind' by the scientists who have discovered it - may allow umbilical cord stem cells to multiply, enabling more transplants.
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Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed a new cocktail that is highly effective at coaxing adult cells to become quality pluripotent stem cells.

September 16, 2014

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Unlike salamanders, mammals can't regenerate lost limbs, but they can repair large sections of their ribs.Mouse rib cage stained to show cartilage (blue) and bone (red).
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University of British Columbia, in collaboration with BetaLogics Venture, a division of Janssen Research & Development, LLC, has published a study highlighting a protocol to convert stem cells into...

September 15, 2014

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Using human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs), researchers have gained new insight into what may cause schizophrenia by revealing the altered patterns of neuronal signaling associated with this...

September 12, 2014

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Researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute infused antibody-studded iron nanoparticles into the bloodstream to treat heart attack damage.
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Scientists have discovered a way to successfully 'reset' human pluripotent stem cells to the earliest developmental state, potentially opening more doors to regenerative medicine.

September 10, 2014

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Vitiligo (depigmentation of the skin) and alopecia areata (AA, patchy or complete hair loss) in patients with chronic graft-vs-host disease (GvHD) following a stem cell transplant appear to be...
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Highly valuable for modeling human diseases and discovering novel drugs and cell-based therapies, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are created by reprogramming an adult cell from a patient to...
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Figuring out how blank slate stem cells decide which kind of cell they want to be when they grow up - a muscle cell, a bone cell, a neuron - has been no small task for science.
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As we age, stem cells throughout our bodies gradually lose their capacity to repair damage, even from normal wear and tear.

September 9, 2014

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Creating induced pluripotent stem cells or iPS cells allows researchers to establish "disease in a dish" models of conditions ranging from Alzheimer's disease to diabetes.
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Micro RNAs (miRNA) have recently emerged as key therapeutic agents against cancers and are actively being evaluated in pre-clinical models of various cancers as well as in human clinical trials.
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A new study has revealed how stem cells work to improve lung function in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
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Rare stem cells in testis that produce a biomarker protein called PAX7 help give rise to new sperm cells - and may hold a key to restoring fertility, research by scientists at UT Southwestern Medical...

September 8, 2014

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There is no treatment that halts disease progression in people with muscular dystrophy. But this could change, thanks to a discovery that could trigger muscle repair.
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The protein Nanog, a transcription factor, is key to maintaining stem cells in a pluripotent state.