Navigation Links
Stem cell research aids understanding of cancer
Date:7/20/2012

The study, published in the journal Stem Cell, adds to our understanding of the role of stem and next stage progenitor cells in tissue regeneration and in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

While stem cells are known to reside in organs such as the liver and pancreas, they are difficult to isolate. The new findings show that an antibody developed by the team can be used to capture the stem cells.

Professor Pera, program leader for Stem Cells Australia and Chair of Stem Cell Sciences at the University of Melbourne, said the antibody was able to detect progenitor cells in disease states such as cirrhosis of the liver, and in cancers such as pancreatic adenocarcinoma and oesophageal carcinoma.

"By being able to identify these cells, we hope to be able to learn more about their role in tissue regeneration and in cancer especially in the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer," he said.

"Cancers of the liver, pancreas and oesophagus are often very difficult to detect and challenging to treat."

The large collaboration of scientists from around the world working on this study evolved over many years with research undertaken in Professor Pera's laboratories at the then Australian Stem Cell Centre and at the University of Southern California.

Professor Pera and one of the co-authors on the paper, Dr Kouichi Hasegawa, were recently awarded an Australia-India Strategic Research Fund grant to continue their search for novel markers for liver, pancreatic and gut stem cells. Dr Hasegawa, who recently undertook a three month sabbatical at Stem Cells Australia, holds positions at Kyoto University's Institute for Integrated Cell-Materials Sciences and at the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at the National Centre for Biological Sciences in Bangalore, India.

"This funding will support us to develop more antibodies that can be used to assist in the identification and prospective is
'/>"/>

Contact: Anne Rahilly
arahilly@unimelb.edu.au
61-390-355-380
University of Melbourne
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Inaugural cross-disciplinary Public Participation in Scientific Research conference
2. Cell research opens new avenues in combating neurodegenerative diseases
3. Scripps Research scientists show potent new compound virtually eliminates HIV in cell culture
4. 500 international cloud researchers meet in Leipzig
5. New research questions how fat influences flavor perception
6. Single-cell parasites co-opt ready-made genes from host: UBC research
7. Sleep deprivation may reduce risk of PTSD according to Ben-Gurion U. researchers
8. New research association started: Magnesium implants shall facilitate bone fracture healing
9. Researchers identify mechanisms that allow embryonic stem cells to become any cell in the human body
10. Carnegie Mellon Universitys Biometrics Center Selected To House New Pedo-Biometrics Research and Identity Automation Lab
11. Caltech researchers find evidence of link between immune irregularities and autism
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/16/2014)... cultivated efficiently, they are anything but sustainable: environmental ... cultivation is becoming increasingly evident. Despite their disadvantages, ... are regarded as the sole possibility of achieving ... finds Bernhard Schmid, an ecology professor at the ... of agriculture and forestry. After all, a new ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... 2014 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ... authentication company focused on the growing mobile commerce market ... Wocket™, the Smart Wallet, at the 13 th ... leading global conference on the intersection of technology and ... Anderson , founder and publisher of the Strategic News ...
(Date:10/15/2014)... Life, is a non-traditional biophysics textbook and it describes ... a journey of discovery into biological systems and provides ... regulation. It is about how our genes make proteins ... billions of cells in an organism. It quantifies the ... which can be found on both large and small ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Plant communities produce greater yield than monocultures 2Plant communities produce greater yield than monocultures 3NXT-ID Inc. to Present at 13th Annual FiRe Conference 2NXT-ID Inc. to Present at 13th Annual FiRe Conference 3New book about life as seen from physics 2
... and Honorary Lecturer in Cardiovascular Medicine at The University of ... only location in the UK where the trial is taking ... manufacturer, to take part in the trial as he specialises ... attacks. The other trial sites are in Australia, Belgium, ...
... the Joint Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association ... take place in Indianapolis, IN from July 8 to 12, ... symposia on topics such as animal genetics, food science and ... a hands-on media training workshop on July 12. Animal ...
... are thrown away each year because the ,best before, ... cautious estimate, which means a lot of still-edible food ... packaging could ,test, whether the contents are still safe ... di Catania, CEA-Liten and STMicroelectronics have invented a circuit ...
Cached Biology News:Manchester patients take part in pioneering heart attack blood test trial 2Invention opens the way to packaging that monitors food freshness 2Invention opens the way to packaging that monitors food freshness 3
(Date:10/20/2014)... 20, 2014 Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NYSE ... signed a Notice of Grant Award (NGA) with ... October 1, 2014.  The NGA provides for the ... release of additional grant funds pursuant to the ... clinical development of Asterias, product, AST-OPC1. The grant ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... 20, 2014 , A major ... and the delivery of care has revealed changing trends ... inequalities in the provision of healthcare services across the ... by United European Gastroenterology (UEG), have been announced today ... awareness of the burden of GI disorders across ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... BOSTON , Oct. 20, 2014 ... commercialization company tackling big healthcare problems, announced today ... investment round, with participation from Invesco Perpetual, a ... be used to drive PureTech,s existing pipeline forward ... technologies. "PureTech has the scientific creativity to really ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Earle Martin , Chief ... that Ellen Teplitzky, an experienced attorney specializing in ... industry, has joined the firm as Director of ... practice. NDA Partners provides legal services, including ... to top law firms and their clients in ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Asterias Biotherapeutics Announces Notice of Grant Award with CIRM for Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial of AST-OPC1 in Complete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury 2Asterias Biotherapeutics Announces Notice of Grant Award with CIRM for Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial of AST-OPC1 in Complete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury 3Asterias Biotherapeutics Announces Notice of Grant Award with CIRM for Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial of AST-OPC1 in Complete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury 4Major Survey Reveals Changing Trends and Inequalities in Healthcare Provision for Gastrointestinal Disorders Across Europe 2Major Survey Reveals Changing Trends and Inequalities in Healthcare Provision for Gastrointestinal Disorders Across Europe 3Major Survey Reveals Changing Trends and Inequalities in Healthcare Provision for Gastrointestinal Disorders Across Europe 4Major Survey Reveals Changing Trends and Inequalities in Healthcare Provision for Gastrointestinal Disorders Across Europe 5PureTech Announces Expansion with Oversubscribed $55M Funding Round 2PureTech Announces Expansion with Oversubscribed $55M Funding Round 3PureTech Announces Expansion with Oversubscribed $55M Funding Round 4PureTech Announces Expansion with Oversubscribed $55M Funding Round 5PureTech Announces Expansion with Oversubscribed $55M Funding Round 6NDA Partners Appoints Ellen Teplitzky, JD as Director of its Legal Services Practice 2
... BRISBANE, Australia and SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Oct. ... medical applications of bioimpedance,technology and Metagenics, Inc., ... foods, and therapeutic lifestyle change,programs, today announced ... United States and Canada. Metagenics, Australian affiliate, ...
... 6, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. EDT, ... Inc., a,biopharmaceutical company developing genetically-targeted therapies for,heart ... that,Richard Brewer, the company,s president and chief ... chairman and chief science and medical,officer, will ...
... Clarient, Inc.,(Nasdaq: CLRT ), a premier ... oncologists and the pharmaceutical industry,today announced that the ... interview on WallSt.net,s 3-Minute Press Show., The ... and the,significance of the company,s latest press release., ...
Cached Biology Technology:ImpediMed and Metagenics Announce Agreement 2ARCA biopharma to Present at JMP Securities Healthcare Focus Conference 2ARCA biopharma to Present at JMP Securities Healthcare Focus Conference 3ARCA biopharma to Present at JMP Securities Healthcare Focus Conference 4ARCA biopharma to Present at JMP Securities Healthcare Focus Conference 5[video] Ronald Andrews, CEO of Clarient, Inc. Discusses Agreement With University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine on WallSt.net's 3-Minute Press Show 2
...
... (X/R) Red System consists of concentrated ... and X/R Red Buffer. The X/R ... to produce red staining that may ... , Buffer, 100 mL , Chromogen, ...
Phospho-YAP (Ser127) Antibody Ship: Hot Store: -20 C...
Mouse Cell Line Slides...
Biology Products: