Navigation Links
Recovery Act funds expand studies of stem cell biology
Date:10/28/2009

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), part of the National Institutes of Health, is using $5.4 million of Recovery Act funds to accelerate basic studies of induced pluripotent stem cells. These cells, abbreviated iPS, are reprogrammed from skin or other easily obtained adult cells and appear to be similar to stem cells derived from embryos.

In theory, iPS cells could generate any type of cell and be used to treat diseases. But to realize this potential, scientists need a much better understanding of iPS cells' fundamental properties and how to efficiently derive cells that are safe for therapeutic uses.

To speed iPS research, NIGMS has awarded one-year grant supplements to 22 scientists at 16 institutions in 12 states and the District of Columbia. The investigators already have strong records of accomplishment in a range of research areas and will study iPS cells in varied biological systems.

"Stem cell biology is poised for rapid advances, and we expect our Recovery Act investment to have a catalytic effect. The new awards will contribute to the field's progress by enhancing the utility of iPS cells as tools for research, for testing the effects of drugs on human tissues and ultimately for patient-specific treatments," said NIGMS Director Jeremy M. Berg, Ph.D.

The Recovery Act funding will allow the scientists to address such important questions as:

  • How does reprogramming work?
  • What factors are necessary to create iPS cells efficiently and safely?
  • What drives iPS cells toward a desired cell type that can be used to regenerate or repair damaged tissues in a patient?
  • Do iPS cells differ from embryonic and adult stem cells, and if so, how?

The investigators receiving supplements are:

  • Bruce Beutler, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, Calif.
  • C. Anthony Blau, University of Washington, Seattle
  • Richard Cerione, Cornell University
    '/>"/>

Contact: Ann Dieffenbach
dieffena@nigms.nih.gov
301-496-7301
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Survey finds elevated rates of new asthma among WTC rescue and recovery workers
2. New study shows greenback cutthroat trout involved in recovery effort misidentified
3. Recovery from acid rain much slower than expected
4. Diet and lifestyle critical to recovery, says study
5. Ozone hole recovery may reshape southern hemisphere climate change
6. Recovery efforts not enough for critically endangered Asian vulture
7. Diversity of plant-eating fishes may be key to recovery of coral reefs
8. Endangered sawfish focus of national collection and recovery efforts
9. Flowering plants speed post-surgery recovery
10. Long-term recovery of reefs from bleaching requires local action to increase resilience
11. Basic research critical to Americas economic recovery
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Recovery Act funds expand studies of stem cell biology
(Date:9/22/2014)... ATLANTA September 23, 2014 A new American ... Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), previously known as ... scores compared with income eligible non-participants. The authors ... programs aimed at enhancing the dietary quality of ... assist low-income individuals and households with the resources ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... Yale University researchers are studying a potential new ... respiratory disease in which scars develop in the lungs ... microRNA mimic, miR-29, which is delivered to lung tissue ... fibrosis, it reversed fibrosis after several days. , ... EMBO Molecular Medicine . , "The mimic, when ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... sequencing technologies continue to evolve rapidly, becoming part of ... appropriate policies and regulatory frameworks to address potential challenges, ... issue of the Journal of Law, Medicine & ... with the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy ... tools to jumpstart this process. , Experts with ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Federal food program puts food on the table, but dietary quality could be improved 2Reversing the effects of pulmonary fibrosis 2Experts provide much-needed policy analysis for clinical integration of next generation sequencing 2Experts provide much-needed policy analysis for clinical integration of next generation sequencing 3
... an Israeli start-up company, launched its first "solar farm" near ... systems developed by Prof. David Faiman of Ben-Gurion University ... Faiman, who is chairman of the Department of ... for Desert Research, believes the new system will harvest more ...
... for the 61st Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain ... 11-13 May 2009 in Orem, Utah. Utah Valley ... library building on the UVU campus. Brigham Young University ... and industry scientists, and graduate and undergraduate students, will ...
... Ill. Researchers at the University of Illinois have ... one or more molecules into the cytoplasm or the ... amounts of cargo, the nanoneedle can also be used ... "Nanoneedle-based delivery is a powerful new tool for studying ...
Cached Biology News:Ben-Gurion University research and technology used in new solar energy farm 2Geoscientists meet to discuss Rocky Mountain geology 2Nanoneedle is small in size, but huge in applications 2
(Date:9/23/2014)... 23, 2014 Erlab , the ... since 1968 and Burdinola, supplier of laboratory furniture solutions, ... filtered fume hood. , By integrating ... Burdinola will now offer an innovative solution utilizing the ... of chemicals, best-in-class detection technology, and communication for security ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... 23, 2014 For the fifth time since ... list of the fastest-growing companies. , “We’re so proud ... again by Inc. Magazine,” ExakTime CEO Tony Pappas said. , ... posting a three-year growth rate of 61 percent from 2010 ... by more than 40 percent. , Pappas cited strong performance ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... 23, 2014  Age Defying Dermatology ® , owned ... become one of the first clinics in the Bay ... laser for tattoo removal. The treatment safely and effectively ... years, tattoo removal has been a lengthy, painful, and ... is an opportunity to erase tattoo pigment more efficiently ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... Cambridge Semantics, the leading provider of Smart Data ... the recent ‘Hype Cycle for Life Sciences 2014 ’ ... key insights pertaining to the benefits in the knowledge ... Shanler and Stephen Davies, “The use of these systems ... scientific stakeholders, and support collaboration and innovation strategies as ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Erlab Partners with Burdinola to Deliver an Innovative Filtered Fume Hood 2ExakTime Makes Inc. 5000 List for the Fifth Time 2Age Defy Now Offers World's Most Advanced Technology for Tattoo Removal 2Cambridge Semantics Identified in Gartner’s ‘Hype Cycle for Life Sciences 2014’ Report 2
... Aug. 20 Vical Incorporated,(Nasdaq: VICL ) ... with,the appointment of Andrew R. de Guttadauro as ... Mr. de Guttadauro was Senior Director of,Strategy at ... overseeing the commercial development of that company,s Zevalin,the ...
... with Sales Team Forming and Increased Space, Poised for ... Medical Technologies,Inc., which is developing innovative devices for the ... a VP of Sales, Joseph W.,Rafferty, and has started ... its first product, Pathway PV(TM) Atherectomy System. Recently ...
... and CLAREMONT, Calif., Aug. 14 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --,Kiwa Bio-Tech Products ... the second quarter of 2007 increased more than,35% over ... 139 times,revenues of just $13,351 for the same period ... half of 2007 were $3,256,000 compared to only,$24,374 in ...
Cached Biology Technology:Vical Names Andrew de Guttadauro Vice President, Corporate Development 2Vical Names Andrew de Guttadauro Vice President, Corporate Development 3Pathway Medical Technologies Adds Joe Rafferty as VP, Sales, and Moves To Larger Facility to Accommodate Rapid Growth 2Kiwa Bio-Tech Revenues for 1st Half Exceed $3.25 Million 2Kiwa Bio-Tech Revenues for 1st Half Exceed $3.25 Million 3Kiwa Bio-Tech Revenues for 1st Half Exceed $3.25 Million 4Kiwa Bio-Tech Revenues for 1st Half Exceed $3.25 Million 5Kiwa Bio-Tech Revenues for 1st Half Exceed $3.25 Million 6
...
... The Bio-Plex maintenance, calibration, ... is a custom 96-well plate ... validation, and calibration procedures using ... This MCV plate is for ...
Mynox is intended for research use only. Mynox is used for the elimination of Mycoplasma and Acholeplasma in cell and virus cultures, and other biologicals....
... real-time PCR detection system holds 48 x 0.2 ... of 48 LEDs independently excites fluorescence (470-500 nm) ... photodiodes detects emitted light (523-543 nm and 540-700 ... Mini cycler, whose Peltier heat pumps provide superb ...
Biology Products: