Navigation Links
Stem cell research

A team of scientists, based in UK, have grown human nerve cells in the lab, in the first successful attempt to control the development of embryonic stem cells. Their work is a major step towards the production of replacement tissues for treating neurodegenerative conditions like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease.

Researchers worldwide have been in heavy competition over the past few years to capture the potential of embryonic stem cells - a kind of 'template' cell - by directing their differentiation into a specialised cell such as a nerve or muscle cell. The Britain-based team, headed by Dr Martin Cliffer,University's Institute of Reproduction and Development together with colleagues in Israel and Singapore, is the first to succeed. Their results are reported in this week's issue of Nature biotechnology.//

Great hope has been placed in stem cells because their ability to grow into any type of cell means they could be used to develop new tissues for disease treatment, and possibly organs for transplantation. If nerve cells can be grown from scratch in the lab, for example, they may eventually be able to be injected into the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease to replace degenerating tissue.

"Because human embryonic stem cells represent, in principle, an indefinitely renewable source of any type of human cell, they have major applications in research and medicine," said a team member Professor Alan Trounson."It must be noted that almost all of the wide-ranging potential applications of [embryonic stem] cell technology in human medicine are based on the assumption that it will be possible to grow [embryonic stem] cells on a large scale, to introduce genetic modifications into them, and to direct their differentiation," the researchers wrote. Their success in maintaining stem cell lines in culture for an extended period, isolating early-stage nerve cells and nurturing them into mature nerve cells, is an important demonstrat ion that the speculative potential of stem cells can actually be harnessed in practice.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Stem cell research- now Nobel Laureates join the debate
2. Spouses and other partners lower blood pressure says new research
3. Ecstasy shrinks brain!!-researchers unveil the secrets of MDMA.
4. Gene researchers make Malaria-resistant mosquito
5. Novel research on liver cancer
6. Space research leads to needle-free blood tests
7. SARS research confirms link to animals
8. New turn in stem cell research
9. Calcium Supplementation May Not Actually Prevent colon cancer say researchers
10. AIDS research and genetics...
11. Researchers at Cornell University as been reported using research fund by false claims
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... W.S. ... products, has been honored with a 2016 When Work Works Award for its use ... part of the national When Work Works project administered by the Families and Work ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... , ... On Memorial Day, Hope For Heroes and USA Medical ... for the country. The nonprofit Hope For Heroes partnered with the leading provider ... for disabled military veterans, as well as police, firemen, and EMS professionals across the ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Catalent ... for drugs, biologics, consumer health and global clinical supply services, today announced two ... support the company’s continued investment and strategic growth plans in the Asia Pacific ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... Indianapolis, Indiana (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 ... ... national provider of healthcare supply chain solutions, today announced the organization has earned ... management meets international standards and is compliant with all rules and policies associated ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... NY (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... founder of Mehling Orthopedics and chief medical officer of Blue Horizon International (BHI), ... and Regeneration. The conference was held during May 5-6, 2016 in Chicago, IL, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... May 25, 2016 As illustrated ... earlier this month, the numbers and momentum of cannabis ... climb into the billions, more research and development push ... Edition State of Legal Marijuana Markets Report  from from ... firm, much of the increase in sector is attributed ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... , May 25, 2016 MedDay, ... disorders, announces that an oral presentation entitled "High doses of ... MS-SPI trial" will be given by Professor Ayman Tourbah ... 2nd Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) in ... and related disorders 3" will take place on Sunday, 29 ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... -- Niederländische Chirurgen haben eine innovative ... erlaubt, ihre Expertise weltweit zu teilen und so ... mit einer Instant-Messaging-Funktion und der Möglichkeit, in einem ... Afrika, Asien und den USA ... Information und Weiterbildung   "MDLinking ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: