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SIRT1 protein necessary for telomere elongation and genome integrity during cell reprogramming

SIRT1 protein necessary for telomere elongation and genome integrity during cell reprogramming

Cell reprogramming converts specialised cells such as nerve cells or skin cells towards an embryonic stem cell state. This reversal in the evolutionary development of cells also requires a reversal in the biology of telomeres, the structures that protect the ends of chromosomes; whilst under normal conditions telomeres shorten over time, during cell reprogramming they follow the opposite strategy and increase in length. [More]
Researchers coax human embryonic stem cells to turn into working spinal cord cells

Researchers coax human embryonic stem cells to turn into working spinal cord cells

The sponginess of the environment where human embryonic stem cells are growing affects the type of specialized cells they eventually become, a University of Michigan study shows. [More]

Scientists develop unique cells to repair patient's defective and diseased bladder

For the first time, scientists have succeeded in coaxing laboratory cultures of human stem cells to develop into the specialized, unique cells needed to repair a patient's defective or diseased bladder. [More]
New method allows for large-scale generation of human embryonic stem cells

New method allows for large-scale generation of human embryonic stem cells

A new method allows for large-scale generation of human embryonic stem cells of high clinical quality. It also allows for production of such cells without destroying any human embryos. [More]
NYSCF and ISMMS scientists successfully generate stem cell model of familial Alzheimer's disease

NYSCF and ISMMS scientists successfully generate stem cell model of familial Alzheimer's disease

​Scientists at The New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute in collaboration with scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai successfully generated a stem cell model of familial Alzheimer's disease. [More]

Study shows ability to make living human cells from biobanked brain tissue of Alzheimer's patients

​Scientists at The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute, working in collaboration with scientists from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), for the first time generated induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells lines from non-cryoprotected brain tissue of patients with Alzheimer's disease. [More]
Neuroscience researchers discover gene that controls response to cocaine

Neuroscience researchers discover gene that controls response to cocaine

UT Southwestern neuroscience researchers have identified a gene that controls the response to cocaine by comparing closely related strains of mice often used to study addiction and behavior patterns. [More]
Stem cell technology: an interview with Professor Igor Slukvin, University of Wisconsin-Madison and scientific founder of CDI and Cynata

Stem cell technology: an interview with Professor Igor Slukvin, University of Wisconsin-Madison and scientific founder of CDI and Cynata

Stem cells have a potential to develop into multiple cell types and divide without limit to replenish cells in human body throughout the life of individual. [More]
NYSCF, PersonalGenomes.org partner to identify genetic contributions to disease development

NYSCF, PersonalGenomes.org partner to identify genetic contributions to disease development

Today, the New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute and PersonalGenomes.org announced a partnership to identify genetic and environmental contributions to trait and disease development. Cell lines generated by NYSCF will complement genomic data and medical histories contributed by participants in the Harvard Personal Genome Project, creating a unique and powerful resource to help researchers identify causes of disease. [More]

Research and Markets adds new research report on stem cell market

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Stem Cell Research: Opportunities, Tools & Technologies" report to their offering. [More]

NYSCF partners with NIH to generate stem cell for treating rare diseases

In what is anticipated to be a major step forward for rare disease research, The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute is partnering with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undiagnosed Disease Program (UDP). [More]

University of Wisconsin scientist to present revolutionary stem cell technology to Australian bioindustry

Internationally recognised stem cell scientist, Associate ProfessorIgor Slukvin, University of Wisconsin – Madison, is visiting Australia as the key-note speaker at a Stem Cell Meeting and Workshop in Sydney next week. [More]
Stem cells from Wolfram syndrome patients used to elucidate beta-cell failure pathway in diabetes

Stem cells from Wolfram syndrome patients used to elucidate beta-cell failure pathway in diabetes

Scientists from the New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute and Columbia University Medical Center have used stem cells created from the skin of patients with a rare form of diabetes—Wolfram syndrome—to elucidate an important biochemical pathway for beta-cell failure in diabetes. The findings by Linshan Shang and colleagues were published today in Diabetes. [More]
UCLA study uncovers biological clock that may shed light on why our bodies age

UCLA study uncovers biological clock that may shed light on why our bodies age

Everyone grows older, but scientists don't really understand why. Now a UCLA study has uncovered a biological clock embedded in our genomes that may shed light on why our bodies age and how we can slow the process. [More]
New research identifies internal timepiece that accurately gauge age of human organs and tissues

New research identifies internal timepiece that accurately gauge age of human organs and tissues

​Everyone grows older, but scientists don't really understand why. Now a UCLA study has uncovered a biological clock embedded in our genomes that may shed light on why our bodies age and how we can slow the process. [More]
Seven promising scientists named 2013 NYSCF - Robertson Investigators

Seven promising scientists named 2013 NYSCF - Robertson Investigators

The New York Stem Cell Foundation today named seven of the most promising scientists as its 2013 NYSCF - Robertson Investigators. [More]
Modeling, identifying predictors of Parkinson's disease with stem cells

Modeling, identifying predictors of Parkinson's disease with stem cells

The New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute has entered into a partnership with the Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative to build resources for studying Parkinson's disease to accelerate new treatments. Sponsored by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, PPMI is a landmark effort to identify and validate biomarkers of Parkinson's disease. [More]
Diverse Neurological Disorders Appear To Share Tangled Metabolic Roots

Diverse Neurological Disorders Appear To Share Tangled Metabolic Roots

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Sister stem cells display considerable differences despite having identical DNA

Scientists have used a brand new technique for examining individual stem cells to uncover dramatic differences in the gene expression levels - which genes are turned 'up' or 'down'- between apparently identical 'sister' pairs. [More]
Stem cell lines are ideal research tools for designing models to understand disease progression

Stem cell lines are ideal research tools for designing models to understand disease progression

Scientists from King's College London have announced that 16 human embryonic stem (hES) cell lines have been approved by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and placed on their Stem Cell Registry, making them freely available for federally-funded research in the USA. [More]