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Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body during early life and growth. In addition, in many tissues they serve as a sort of internal repair system, dividing essentially without limit to replenish other cells as long as the person or animal is still alive. When a stem cell divides, each new cell has the potential either to remain a stem cell or become another type of cell with a more specialized function, such as a muscle cell, a red blood cell, or a brain cell.
UC San Diego researchers receive CIRM grants to advance studies on Zika virus and cancer

UC San Diego researchers receive CIRM grants to advance studies on Zika virus and cancer

The Independent Citizens Oversight Committee of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine has approved a pair of $2 million awards to University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers to advance studies of new treatments for Zika virus infections and the use of stem cell-derived natural killer (NK) cells to target ovarian cancer and other malignancies. [More]
New way of repurposing existing drugs could unearth promising treatments for Parkinson’s disease

New way of repurposing existing drugs could unearth promising treatments for Parkinson’s disease

By bringing together cutting-edge stem cell technologies and computational biology, researchers at Oxford University have developed a unique way to identify existing drugs that could potentially be repurposed for treating Parkinson’s. [More]
Stem cell research offers alternative view of cancer metastasis

Stem cell research offers alternative view of cancer metastasis

Stem cells are among the most energetically activated, migratory and proliferative sub-populations of tumour cells, according to observations by scholars at the Biomedical Research Centre at the University of Salford. [More]
Research findings could offer ways of fighting treatment resistance in oesophageal cancer

Research findings could offer ways of fighting treatment resistance in oesophageal cancer

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have made exciting new findings that could offer a means of fighting resistance to treatment for people with oesophageal cancer. [More]
Delayed cord clamping prevents anaemia in infants up to six months of age

Delayed cord clamping prevents anaemia in infants up to six months of age

When clamping of the umbilical cord is delayed, iron deficiency up to six months of age can be prevented, according to a new study from Uppsala University, published in JAMA Pediatrics. The study was conducted in Nepal. [More]
Chemotherapy-induced senescent cells promote side effects and cancer relapse

Chemotherapy-induced senescent cells promote side effects and cancer relapse

Standard chemotherapy is a blunt force instrument against cancer - and it's a rare cancer patient who escapes debilitating side effects from systemic treatments that mostly affect dividing cells, both malignant and healthy, throughout the body. [More]
Ludwig study uncovers ancient cellular response that underlies spread of aggressive skin cancer

Ludwig study uncovers ancient cellular response that underlies spread of aggressive skin cancer

Each day, more than 1,600 people die from cancer in the US, and 450 in the UK, mostly because the disease has spread beyond a stage when surgery is an effective cure and has become resistant to therapy. Despite decades of research, understanding why cancer cells become invasive has remained shrouded in mystery. [More]
Knowledge bank approach could help find best treatment option for AML patients

Knowledge bank approach could help find best treatment option for AML patients

An international collaboration led by clinical researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has shown proof-of-concept that truly personalised therapy will be possible in the future for people with cancer. [More]
Essen BioScience’s IncuCyte live-cell analysis platform cited in more than 1000 publications

Essen BioScience’s IncuCyte live-cell analysis platform cited in more than 1000 publications

The IncuCyte live-cell analysis platform from Essen BioScience has been cited in more than 1000 peer-reviewed publications since its introduction. [More]
Researchers move one step closer to regenerating heart wall using stem cells

Researchers move one step closer to regenerating heart wall using stem cells

A process using human stem cells can generate the cells that cover the external surface of a human heart -- epicardium cells -- according to a multidisciplinary team of researchers. [More]
Novel treatment can effectively inhibit development of GVHD in mice, study shows

Novel treatment can effectively inhibit development of GVHD in mice, study shows

Graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD) is the leading cause of non-relapse associated death in patients who receive stem cell transplants. [More]
Researchers discover new natural tooth repair method using Alzheimer's drug

Researchers discover new natural tooth repair method using Alzheimer's drug

A new method of stimulating the renewal of living stem cells in tooth pulp using an Alzheimer's drug has been discovered by a team of researchers at King's College London. [More]
Study shows promising results for treating lymphoma patients with immune cell therapy

Study shows promising results for treating lymphoma patients with immune cell therapy

Lymphoma is the most common blood cancer. The disease occurs when immune cells called lymphocytes multiply uncontrollably. Cancerous lymphocytes can travel throughout the body and form lymph node tumors. [More]
NYSCF and PGP announce availability of unique new stem cell resource for scientific research

NYSCF and PGP announce availability of unique new stem cell resource for scientific research

The New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute and the Personal Genomes Project today announced the availability of a unique new stem cell resource for scientists around the world. [More]
Scientists use pluripotent stem cells to generate human stomach tissues in laboratory

Scientists use pluripotent stem cells to generate human stomach tissues in laboratory

Scientists report in Nature using pluripotent stem cells to generate human stomach tissues in a petri dish that produce acid and digestive enzymes. [More]
How does the brain control appetite?

How does the brain control appetite?

Energy balance between energy intake and expenditure in our bodies is important for maintaining energy homeostasis to keep our bodies functioning properly. The appetite determines how much we eat, the energy intake, by communication between the brain and body. [More]
Researchers develop first non-human primate X-SCID models using genome editing techniques

Researchers develop first non-human primate X-SCID models using genome editing techniques

Researchers affiliated with the Kawasaki INnovation Gateway at SKYFRONT, have successfully generated the first ever non-human primate X-SCID models by using two genome editing techniques. The findings were published in Cell Stem Cell, July 2016. [More]
Acute stress can lead to delayed, long-term psychological trauma

Acute stress can lead to delayed, long-term psychological trauma

Mrs. M would never forget that day. She was walking along a busy road next to the vegetable market when two goons zipped past on a bike. One man's hand shot out and grabbed the chain around her neck. [More]
Specific gene pathway appears to regulate growth, structure, and organization of cerebral cortex

Specific gene pathway appears to regulate growth, structure, and organization of cerebral cortex

One of the most significant ways in which the human brain is unique is the size and structure of the cerebral cortex. But what drives the growth of the human cortex, likely the foundation for our unique intellectual abilities? [More]
A new strategy to fight prostate cancer

A new strategy to fight prostate cancer

A new study led by scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) sheds light on a signaling circuit in cells that drives therapy resistance in prostate cancer. [More]
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