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Cell Conversion Shows Promise for Diabetes Treatment

... researchers must figure out how to keep new beta cells under control FRIDAY, Aug. 7 ... plays a key role in the conversion of pancreas cells into insulin-producing beta cells, and the ... called Pax4 is turned on in pancreatic cells, the cells change their identity to become beta cells. The ...

ThermoGenesis Announces Launch of Res-Q System; New Device Expands Company's Presence in Bone Marrow Sector

... for the concentration of bone marrow-derived stem cells at the point of care. The Res-Q System ... a laboratory device also used to collect stem cells from bone marrow. The Company plans to ... blood processing disposables for harvesting stem cells in closed systems. The AXP device is used for the ...

Sperm Cell Insights May Aid Stem Cell Research

... that play a major role in reverting adult sperm cells back into stem cells have been identified by U.S. researchers. A ... Dedifferentiation is the redirection of stem cells on the way to becoming ...

Cryo-Cell to Present Novel Adult Stem Cell Research During 2009 China Medical Biotech Forum

... present data on the proliferative ability of stem cells found in menstrual blood (known as MenSCs) during ... These findings demonstrate that menstrual stem cells are easily expandable to clinical relevance and ... trials testing the safety and efficacy of the cells in several different animal models." The ...

Micromet, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... KRAS- and BRAF-mutated human colorectal cancer cells at the AACR meeting. The non-clinical data ... to overcome the resistance of mutated tumor cells to those monoclonal antibodies. Micromet also ... that its BiTE antibody MT110 can direct T cells to eliminate EpCAM-expressing human colorectal ...

Finding key to cancer drug Gleevec's limitations

... if treatment ends. Leukemia-initiating cells are able to live below the drug's radar and ... to find ways to sensitize the leukemia-initiating cells to imatinib and enhance its power. Context ... but have not known until now that certain cells that set events in motion toward CML are able to ...

Silenced genes as a warning sign of blood cancer

... of cancer, parts of the genetic material of tumor cells are switched off by chemical labels called methyl ... Cancer researchers do not know why healthy cells and cancer cells differ in their methylation patterns and why it ...

Bionovo Presents Positive Results from Phase 1B Trial of Bezielle for Metastatic Breast Cancer

... biological selectivity allows it to kill cancer cells without affecting normal cells. This also leads ... mechanism of action. Bezielle targets diseased cells while leaving normal cells healthy and intact. ...

Scientists Bioengineer New Teeth in Mice

... of teeth in humans: Scientists have not found the cells in humans that are needed to start the ... eventually be possible to use a person's own cells instead of using cells from embryos, Tsuji said. What this might ...

Scientists learn why even treated genital herpes sores boost the risk of HIV infection

... and that the response consists of an influx of cells that are a perfect storm for HIV infection," says ... Washington. "We believe HIV gains access to these cells mainly through microscopic breaks in the skin ... Previous research has demonstrated that immune cells involved in the body's response to infection ...

Diagnostic tools and innovative therapies improve patient prognosis

... device detected the difference between cancerous cells and the samples. In the study, 350 to 400 different VOCs were identified in either tumor cells or controls. The analysis revealed 120 of the compounds appeared in all tumor and control cells with a high confidence interval (>89 percent). Of ...

Advanced targeted therapies effective as first-line treatment for lung cancer

... which destroy cancerous and non-cancerous cells alike, targeted therapies are designed to inhibit ... (EGFR) is a protein found on the surface of cells to which an epidermal growth factor (EGF) binds. ... kinase, triggering reactions that cause the cells to grow and multiply. An EGFR is found at ...

UF scientists program blood stem cells to become vision cells

... researchers were able to program bone marrow stem cells to repair damaged retinas in mice, suggesting a ... success in repairing a damaged layer of retinal cells in mice implies that blood stem cells taken from bone marrow can be programmed to ...

Spleen May Help Heart Recover From Disease

... have known that the spleen recycles red blood cells and scans the blood for germs. "It serves as a ... appear to help the heart, through white-blood cells known as monocytes. The spleen served as a home ... Swirski said. "It's not only a place where blood cells come to die and where the immune system screens ...

Learning Takes Place When You Get Things Right

... Brain cells tune in on success, monkey experiment finds ... in brain cells. "We have shown that brain cells keep track of whether recent behaviors were ... from MIT. When a behavior was successful, brain cells became more finely tuned to what the monkey was ...

'Suicide' Genes Help Slow Ovarian Tumor Growth in Mice

... DNA selectively expressed in ovarian cancer cells significantly slowed the growth of ovarian ... cancer that has promise for targeting tumor cells and leaving healthy cells healthy." The new treatment, which could be ...

Nanoparticle-delivered 'Suicide' Genes Slowed Ovarian Tumor Growth

... DNA selectively expressed in ovarian cancer cells reduced the burden of ovarian tumors in mice, and ... cancer that has promise for targeting tumor cells and leaving healthy cells healthy," said lead researcher Janet ...

Scientists Find Way to Make 'Good' Brown Fat

... that the protein PRDM16 could transform immature cells into brown fat. Earlier this year, three ... The two work together to propel various types of cells (including adult mouse and human skin cells) to ... Once transplanted into mice, these galvanized cells turned into energy-burning brown fat. "We have ...

Developing gene therapy to fight blindness

... and cones are specialized light-sensitive nerve cells that line the retina. They collect light and then ... genetic mutations that cause RP, rods and cone cells die. Affected individuals first experience ... used to deliver genetic material to treat these cells in order to restore function of photoreceptors. ...

New Laser Treatment for Cellulite Helps Fight the Battle

... manipulation are known for impacting enlarged fat cells and inflexible collagen. "Patients of ... wasn't specific for treating the enlarged fat cells and inflexible collagen that contribute to ... Laser and light energy liquefy fat in adipose cells (fat cells) and improve skin texture. Collagen is ...

Comprehensive Look at Rare Leukemia Finds Relatively Few Genetic Changes Launch Disease

... to several types of immature and maturing cells that give rise to this cancer. James Downing, ... the push to chart the genetic changes that free cells from normal controls and allow the uncontrolled ... For this study, researchers analyzed leukemia cells from 111 St. Jude AML patients representing the ...

Molecule plays early role in nonsmoking lung cancer

... for changes in microRNA, molecules that help cells regulate the kind and amount of proteins they make. The cancer cells showed abnormally elevated levels of five ... changes in miR-21. Last, the investigators took cells that had a mutated EGFR gene and treated them ...

Blood flow in Alzheimer's disease

... ECE-2 was particularly abundant in nerve cells in a part of the brain that is critical for ... disease, the researchers then examined nerve cells that were grown in a laboratory. They showed that addition of Aβ caused these nerve cells to increase their production of ECE-2. The ...

Scientists Track Impact of DNA Damage in the Developing Brain

... St. Jude technique yields clues about brain cells targeted by faulty single-strand DNA repair and ... , also provides the first evidence that cells known as cerebellar interneurons are targeted for ... system. While the results suggest certain brain cells are particularly vulnerable, investigators report ...

Unhooking the Obesity-Diabetes Connection

... response by changing the way the body cells respond to a trigger for inflammation, you might ... from the United States, showed that immune system cells known as T cells were deficient in obese mice, pushing the immune ...

Coming Soon -- Stem-Cell Surgical Thread?

... a way to quickly and easily embed a person's stem cells into surgical thread, a procedure they believe ... and tendons. "Using sutures that carry stems cells to the injury site would not change the way ... university news release. "But we believe the stem cells will significantly speed up and improve the ...

Human cells secrete cancer-killing protein, UK study finds

... Human cells are able to secrete a cancer-killing protein, ... Par-4, initially thought to be active only within cells expressing the Par-4 gene, is in fact secreted by most human and rodent cells and can target large numbers of ...

Bone from blood: Circulating cells form bone outside the normal skeleton, Penn study finds

... from the body's connective tissue, are the only cells able to form the skeleton. However, new research shows that specialized cells in the blood share a common origin with white blood cells derived from the bone marrow and that these ...

Bcl6 gene sculpts helper T cell to boost antibody production

... into a T follicular helper cell (Tfh). "Tfh cells were first noticed in structures called germinal ... antibodies. In the adaptive immune system, B cells present an antigen - a distinctive piece of an ... T cell that secretes cytokines which help the B cells expand and produce a large volume of antibodies ...

Leukemia cells evade immune system by mimicking normal cells, Stanford studies show

... STANFORD, Calif. Human leukemia stem cells escape detection by co-opting a protective molecular badge used by normal blood stem cells to migrate safely within the body, according to a ... myeloid leukemia. Patients whose cancer stem cells express higher levels of the molecule have a ...

Stripping leukemia-initiating cells of their 'invisibility cloak'

... body's appetite for gobbling up the cancer stem cells responsible for acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a ... is targeting a protein on the surface of those cells that sends a "don't eat me" signal to the macrophage immune cells that serve as a first line of defense, according ...

Scientists Use Non-Embryonic Stem Cells to Create Healthy Mice

... Achievement shows how 'plastic' these cells can be, experts say THURSDAY, July 23 ... animals grown using so-called pluripotent stem cells (iPS) derived not from embryonic cells, but rather cells sourced from adult mice. The finding, ...

Study in this Week's Issue of Cell Finds Injected Growth Factor Spurs Heart Regeneration

... heart function without need for cardiac stem cells (Vocus) July 16, 2009 ... heart attack. After birth, heart-muscle cells (cardiomyocytes) normally withdraw from the cell ... based strategies, our work suggests that stem cells aren't required and that stimulating ...

Molecule Helps Leukemia Cells Hide From Immune System

... July 23 (HealthDay News) -- Leukemia stem cells cleverly cloak themselves to avoid detection by a ... at Stanford University Medical School. The cells co-opt a protective molecular badge that is used ... found. Patients who had cancer stem cells with higher levels of this molecule have a poorer ...

Injection May Heal Damaged Heart

... death in America. After birth, heart-muscle cells stop dividing and proliferating. But experts, led ... cell cycle with NRG1, spurring the heart-muscle cells to divide and make copies of themselves. When ... strategies, our work suggests that stem cells aren't required and that stimulating ...

Scientists Use Adult Stem Cells to Create Healthy Mice

... shows how 'plastic' these non-embryonic cells can be, experts say THURSDAY, July 23 ... animals grown using so-called pluripotent stem cells (iPS) derived not from embryonic cells, but rather cells sourced from adult mice. The finding, ...

Study provides documentation that tumor 'stem-like cells' exist in benign tumors

... LOS ANGELES (July 22, 2009) Cancer stem-like cells have been implicated in the genesis of a variety ... Neurosurgical Institute have isolated stem-like cells in benign (pituitary) tumors and used these "mother" cells to generate new tumors in laboratory mice. ...

Stem Cells Used for 'Biological Pacemaker'

... WEDNESDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- Stem cells from a type of human fat tissue may one day be ... scientists report. Researchers grew "beating" cells with properties similar to the heart's conductive tissue from stem cells taken from the brown fat tissue of mice. They ...

Gene Mutation Could Be Key to Rare Blood Vessel Disease

... of the disorder is damage to the endothelial cells that form the inner lining of blood vessels, ... is a complex set of proteins in the blood and on cells that work together to rapidly destroy any ... normal protective mechanisms, the endothelial cells become more easily damaged, and this places ...

Critical link in cell death pathway revealed

... called apoptosis) removes unwanted and dangerous cells from our bodies, protecting us against cancer ... type I cells, such as lymphocytes (white blood cells involved in the immune response), the killing is ... (liver cells) and pancreatic β-cells (the cells that produce insulin), that direct pathway is not ...
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