Stem Cell Biologist Dies

(The Scientist) – Paolo Bianco, a stem cell biologist who fought against overhyped and understudied stem cell therapies, passed away November 7. He was 60. “Paolo made great contributions both in the science of stem cells itself and also in … Read More

NASA Study Finds Microgravity Reduces Regenerative Potential of Embryonic Stem Cells

(Eurekalert) – A study performed on the NASA Space Shuttle Discovery showed that exposure of mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs) to microgravity inhibited their ability to differentiate and generate most cell lineages, needed for the development of bone, muscle, the … Read More

Bacterial Protein Can Help Convert Stem Cells into Neurons

(Eurekalert) – As the recipe book for turning stem cells into other types of cells keeps growing larger, the search for the perfect, therapeutically relevant blend of differentiation factors is revealing some interesting biology. A study published November 19 in … Read More

Kidney Cells Made from Reprogrammed Stem Cells Lead Scientists to an Accurate Way to Screen for Toxic Compounds

(Medical Xpress) – A platform that could help pharmaceutical, chemical and food companies screen for safe compounds for kidneys has been set up by A*STAR scientists, who have created the fastest and most efficient protocol for coaxing stem cells to … Read More

Changes in Cellular Metabolites Regulate Earliest Stages of Embryonic Stem Cell Development

(News-Medical) – Changes in cellular metabolites have been shown to regulate embryonic stem cell development at the earliest stages of life. Metabolites are simple compounds generated during life-sustaining chemical activities in cells. The recent findings should improve scientists’ ability to … Read More

Cord Blood Stem Cells

(Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News) – For over two decades, stem cells isolated from umbilical cord blood have been successfully used in transplant medicine to treat life-threatening diseases such as leukemia and other cancers, and blood and immune disorders. Umbilical … Read More

Researchers Find New Ways to Force Stem Cells to Become Bone Cells

(Bioscience Technology) – Imagine you have a bone fracture or a hip replacement, and you need bone to form, but you heal slowly – a common fact of life for older people. Instead of forming bone, you could form fat. … Read More

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