Navigation Links
Scientists Reprogram Human Skin Cells Into Embryonic Stem Cells
Date:2/11/2008

versity of Wisconsin. Together, the studies demonstrate that human iPS cells can be easily created by different laboratories and are likely to mark a milestone in stem cell-based regenerative medicine, Plath said.

Reprogramming adult stem cells into embryonic stem cells has significant implications for disease treatment. A patient's skin cells, for example, could be reprogrammed into embryonic stem cells that could be prodded into becoming beta islet cells to treat diabetes, hematopoetic cells to create a new blood supply for a leukemia patient, or motor neuron cells to treat Parkinson's disease, the researchers said.

These new techniques to develop stem cells could potentially replace a controversial method to reprogram cells called somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), sometimes referred to as therapeutic cloning. To date, therapeutic cloning has not been successful in humans.

"Reprogramming normal human cells into cells with identical properties to those in embryonic stem cells without SCNT may have important therapeutic ramifications and provide us with another valuable method to develop human stem cell lines," study first author William Lowry, an assistant professor of molecular, cell and developmental biology, said in a prepared statement. "It is important to remember that our research does not eliminate the need for embryo-based human embryonic stem cell research, but rather provides another avenue of worthwhile investigation."

However, top stem cell scientists worldwide stress further research comparing reprogrammed cells with stem cells derived from embryos -- considered the gold standard -- is necessary.

More information

The U.S. National Institutes of Health has more about stem cells.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: U
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Scientists from Europe, Israel and the US develop robotic rats to aid in rescue missions
2. Childrens Hospital scientists identify possible target for prevention and treatment of pneumonia
3. NIAID scientists identify new cellular receptor for HIV
4. ECNP launches research grant for young scientists
5. Scientists confirm new virus responsible for deaths of transplant recipients in Australia
6. Bonn scientists simulate dinosaur digestion in the lab
7. Scripps scientists peg wind as the force behind fish booms and busts
8. Chemical signature of manic depression discovered by scientists
9. Bug guts map brings scientists closer to understanding different bugs role in the body
10. Scripps scientists find calcium channel blockers help normalize lysosomal storage disease cells
11. Global Consensus on Mercury: Scientists Defend Science Journalists
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Scientists Reprogram Human Skin Cells Into Embryonic Stem Cells
(Date:4/18/2014)... A new article published online in The ... to religious music is associated with a decrease in ... and sense of control over their lives. In particular, ... in anxiety about death and an increase in sense ... and whites, women and men, and individuals of both ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... 2014) Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) ... particular molecule in metastatic breast cancer reduces both the ... metastases. BRI scientists have found in models of the ... 60 - 80 percent and can keep the tumor ... million five-year grant comes from the National Cancer Institute ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... A discovery by Northwestern Medicine scientists could lead to ... scarring in people with scleroderma. , Fibrosis, or ... tightening of the skin and lungs can lead to ... The concept for new therapeutic options centers on findings ... Medicine-Rheumatology, who identified the role that a specific protein ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... targets that could be used to provide relief ... London made the discovery when researching how pain ... body. , Dr Marzia Malcangio said: "We have ... and our findings could help chemotherapy patients who ... side effect of some chemotherapy drugs (such as ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Diego School of Medicine report that older women, plucky ... loss are more likely to be compassionate toward strangers ... in this month,s issue of the International Journal ... associated with better health and well-being as we age, ... the outcomes of individuals whose deficits in compassion put ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Religious music brings benefit to seniors' mental health 2Health News:Benaroya Research Institute evaluates immunology approach to blocking breast cancer 2Health News:New clues on tissue scarring in scleroderma 2Health News:New pain relief targets discovered 2Health News:The ilk of human kindness 2
... YORK, Feb. 12 Medicare now pays for treatments ... change that and apply a cost-effectiveness standard set by ... Effectiveness Research.The Federal Council is modeled after a U.K. ... This British board approves or rejects treatments using ...
... damage, and study says it,s likely all that sugar , , THURSDAY, ... cans of soda pop daily are almost two times more likely ... to a U.S. study. , But there,s no increased risk for ... drink diet soda. , The researchers analyzed data from 9,358 adults ...
... The Final Inch and Slumdog Millionaire show the challenges ... Astute Oscar-watchers are getting a short ... nominated films that together show the status of this ... four countries where the virus has not been stopped. ...
... ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISTA ), today announced it ... 19, 2009, and will host a conference call to discuss these ... , , , Date: Thursday, February ... Conference call access:, Internet: www.istavision.com, ...
... got radiation treatment for Hodgkin,s disease are almost 40 times ... findings from five institutions, including the University of Florida. ... researchers report. These women are also likely to develop cancer ... get rid of the cancer. Our second priority is to ...
... Pamper Tired TootsiesBETHESDA, Md., Feb. 12 Valentine,s Day marks ... men and women. While the old adage "a way to ... true, another body part is gaining affection from both sexes ... (APMA) survey revealed 84 percent of women are embarrassed about ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:2 or More Sodas a Day Boost Women's Kidney Risks 2Health News:Oscar Nominated Films Raise Polio Awareness 2Health News:Pediatric Hodgkin's disease survivors face increased breast cancer risk 2Health News:Pediatric Hodgkin's disease survivors face increased breast cancer risk 3Health News:American Podiatric Medical Association Helps Americans 'Love' Their Feet This Valentine's Day 2Health News:American Podiatric Medical Association Helps Americans 'Love' Their Feet This Valentine's Day 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ChinaMarketResearchReports.com adds "China Orthopedic Instrument Industry ... (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140115/MN46792 ) Benefiting ... China,s orthopedic instrument industry has ... size rising from 3.28 billion yuan in 2006 to ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... AARP Foundation today announced it has established a ... severe cold weather that has gripped much of the nation. ... need; so to support these emergency relief efforts AARP and ... could mean up to $500,000 in aid. The matching program ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: ... Trading (OFT) approval condition to the announced tender offer for all ... As a result of the waiver, the transaction is no ... tender offer on January 24, 2014 following the currently scheduled expiration ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Orthopedic Instrument Industry in China Markets Forecast to 2015 2Orthopedic Instrument Industry in China Markets Forecast to 2015 3AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 2AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 3Shire Waives OFT Condition Relating to the Acquisition of ViroPharma Inc. 2Shire Waives OFT Condition Relating to the Acquisition of ViroPharma Inc. 3
... Cell Therapeutics, Inc. ("CTI") (NASDAQ and MTA: CTIC) announced today ... Friday, June 17, 2011. At the meeting, shareholders approved the ... to increase the total number of authorized shares and authorized ... Therapeutics, Inc. Headquartered in Seattle, CTI ...
... 17, 2011 Unilife Corporation ("Unilife" or the ... Kathleen Merrigan, the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of ... local business leaders at its facility in York, Pennsylvania. ... (WHBC) under the direction of President Obama. The Winning ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Cell Therapeutics, Inc. Reports Outcome of Special Meeting of Shareholders 2Unilife Hosts White House Business Council Meeting 2Unilife Hosts White House Business Council Meeting 3
... Excaliburplus PC, 100V, 50Hz/60Hz is the most ... V PTP in spray Coag. It is the ... power settings from the surgical field with a ... Output Voltage in CUT maintains minimum necessary voltage ...
Microprocessor-based isolated electrosurgical generator, designed for all general surgical procedures. Unit includes the Valleylab adaptive REM system and Instant Response technology....
Black multi-pinhole occluder...
6 inch hand held occlcuder with 49 holes...
Medicine Products: