Discovery of Shining Cells Responsible for Developing Tumors

(Medical News Today) – Researchers from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) have discovered and characterised a new specific marker for cancer stem cells: riboflavin, or vitamin B2, a pigment that emits green fluorescence as a result of its … Read More

Korean Cloning Scandal Movie Examines Patriotic Instincts

(The Wall Street Journal) – The first feature film based on the story of a South Korean scientist’s fraudulent stem cell research and the ensuing fallout in the early 2000s, “Whistle Blower,” centers on a dilemma: “Which should take priority: truth or the national interest?” The title character … Read More

Seattle Genetics and Takeda’s Cancer Drug Meets Main Trial Goal

(Reuters) – Seattle Genetics Inc and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd said their approved cancer drug was successfully used as a consolidation therapy in a late-stage trial for patients with a type of lymphatic cancer. Consolidation therapy kills any cancer cells … Read More

Musculoskeletal Pain Relief with Stem Cell Injections

(Medscape) – For the large portion of patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain who fall into the chasm of not responding to noninvasive therapies but decline or are not candidates for joint or spine surgery, some clinicians are turning to autologous … Read More

Stem Cell Scandal Movie Casts Doubt on Integrity of Press

(Korea JoongAng Daily) – So the stakes were set high for Yim Soon-rye’s latest film “Whistle Blower,” inspired by the infamous Hwang Woo-suk scandal that shook the nation in 2005 when it was discovered that the scientist’s stem cell research … Read More

Repairing Liver Damage without Surgery Using Stem Cells from Tonsils

(Medical News Today) – The liver provides critical functions, such as ridding the body of toxins. Its failure can be deadly, and there are few options for fixing it. But scientists now report in the journal ACS Applied Materials & … Read More

Scientists Identify Key Factor that Maintains Stem Cell Identity

(Medical Xpress) – A protein implicated in several cancers appears to play a pivotal role in keeping stem cells in an immature “pluripotent” state, according to a new study by NYU Langone Medical Center scientists. The study is published online … Read More

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