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Human sperm created from embryonic stem cells

Human sperm have been created using embryonic stem cells for the first time in a scientific development which will lead researchers to a better understanding of the causes of infertility. Researchers led by Professor Karim Nayernia at Newcastle University and the NorthEast England Stem Cell In...

Bone marrow stem cell co-transplantation prevents embryonic stem cell transplant-associated tumors

Tampa, Fla. (May. 11, 2009) Transplanted embryonic stem cells are recognized as a potential treatment for patients suffering from the effects of spinal cord injury (SCI). However, in studies using embryonic stem cells transplanted into SCI laboratory animals, a serious drawback has been the devel...

Study Finds Blood Cells Can Be Reprogrammed to Act as Embryonic Stem Cells

WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a recent study, U.S. researchers have reprogrammed cells found in circulating blood into cells that are molecularly and functionally indistinguishable from embryonic stem cells, a revolutionary achievement that provides a readily accessible source...

CAMR Statement Regarding NIH Draft Guidelines for Embryonic Stem Cell Research

WASHINGTON, April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement may be attributed to Amy Comstock Rick, president, Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research: "We are pleased that the National Institutes of Health has taken the next step in the process of creating federal guid...

Executive Order on Embryonic Stem Cells 'A Sad Victory of Politics Over Science and Ethics,' Says Cardinal Rigali

WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cardinal Justin Rigali, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, today called President Obama's executive order on embryonic stem cell research "a sad victory of politics over science and ethics." Under th...

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Commends President Obama's Initial Steps in Removing the Bans on Embryonic Stem Cell Research

NEW YORK, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is a driving force in creating a world free of MS. To advance this goal, the Society continues to seek ways to prevent, slow the progression or repair the effects of MS. One channel is by supporting scientifica...

CAMR Applauds President Obama's Commitment to Embryonic Stem Cell Research

WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement may be attributed to Amy Comstock Rick, president, Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research (CAMR): "For the past eight years, Americans of all backgrounds have stood together in opposition to a restrictive poli...

Leukemia stem cells have more in common with embryonic stem cells than adult stem cells

Research using a mouse model of human leukemia has provided critical insight into the genetic factors related to the generation and maintenance of myeloid leukemia stem cells. The study, published by Cell Press in the February 6th issue of the journal Cell Stem Cell , is likely to have a profound...

UCI behind world's first embryonic stem cell study in humans

Irvine, Calif., Jan. 23, 2009 A therapy developed at UC Irvine that made paralyzed rats walk again will become the world's first embryonic stem cell treatment tested in humans. The U.S. Federal Drug Administration has approved the therapy, based on work by a research team led by Hans Keirstead...

FDA OKs 1st Embryonic Stem Cell Trial

Might improve function in paralyzed patients, experts say FRIDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- The first human trial using embryonic stem cells as a medical treatment has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Geron Corp., a California-based biotech company, has been...

Bishops Urge New President to Keep Laws on Conscience Rights, Foreign Aid for Abortion, Embryonic Stem Cell Research

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. bishops urged President-elect Barack Obama not to rescind current policies that protect conscience rights of health care workers, prevent foreign aid to organizations promoting abortion, and ban funding of stem cell research that encourages d...

New advancements in the use of adult, embryonic stem cells for tissue regeneration

Indianapolis, Ind. November 06, 2008 A major issue in the development of regenerative medicine is the cell sources used to rebuild damaged tissues. In a review of the issue published in Developmental Dynamics , researchers state that inducing regeneration in humans from the body's own tissues b...

STEMCELL Technologies Introduces AggreWell™400 for Standardized Embryonic Stem Cell and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Research

STEMCELL Technologies' AggreWell™400 plate is a novel tool for standardizing the generation of uniform embryoid bodies. Vancouver, British Columbia (PRWEB) August 20, 2008 -- http://www.stemcell.com [STEMCELL Technologies], a leader in specialty cell culture med...

Public funding impacts progress of human embryonic stem cell research

Bolstered by supportive policies and public research dollars, the United Kingdom, Israel, China, Singapore and Australia are producing unusually large shares of human embryonic stem cell research, according to a report from the Georgia Institute of Technology in the June 2008 issue Cell Stem Cell....

How embryonic stem cells develop into tissue-specific cells demonstrated

Jerusalem, May 12, 2008 While it has long been known that embryonic stem cells have the ability to develop into any kind of tissue-specific cells, the exact mechanism as to how this occurs has heretofore not been demonstrated. Now, researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and elsewhere h...

March of Dimes awards $250,000 prize to leaders in understanding embryonic development

HONOLULU, MAY 5, 2008 Two scientists who helped explain how embryos develop and form limbs, the brain, and other organs have been chosen to receive the 2008 March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology. Philip A. Beachy, PhD, and Clifford J. Tabin, PhD will share the 2008 March of Dimes Pri...

Mouse Skin Cells Reprogrammed to Act Like Embryonic Stem Cells

New cells were coaxed into becoming three kinds of cardiac cells WEDNESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Functioning cardiac cells have been created from mouse skin cells reprogrammed to have the same unlimited differentiation characteristics of embryonic stem cells, say researchers at...

Module map links embryonic stem cells and cancer stem cells

A new study suggests that a genetic fingerprint associated with normal embryonic stem cells may be important for the development and function of cancer stem cells. The research, published by Cell Press in the April 10th issue of Cell Stem Cell, demonstrates that embryonic stem cells and multiple t...

UCLA researchers examine human embryonic stem cell genome

Stem cell researchers from UCLA used a high resolution technique to examine the genome, or total DNA content, of a pair of human embryonic stem cell lines and found that while both lines could form neurons, the lines had differences in the numbers of certain genes that could control such things as...

Protein in Human Embryonic Stem Cells Controls Malignant Tumor Cells

CHICAGO, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A protein that governs development of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) also inhibits the growth and spread of malignant melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer, Northwestern University researchers have discovered. Metastatic melanoma, which develops fr...

Molecular alliance that sustains embryonic stem cell state

One of the four ingredients in the genetic recipe that scientists in Japan and the U.S. followed last year to persuade human skin cells to revert to an embryonic stem cell state, is dispensable in ES cells, thanks to the presence of a molecular alliance between a specific group of key proteins kno...

Protein in embryonic stem cells control malignant tumor cells

CHICAGO --- A protein that governs development of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) also inhibits the growth and spread of malignant melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer, Northwestern University researchers have discovered. Metastatic melanoma, which develops from the transformation of skin pig...

Rutgers researchers unlock mysteries of vitamin A metabolism during embryonic development

New Brunswick, NJResearchers at Rutgers have unlocked some of the mysteries of how the developing embryo reacts to fluctuations in the amount of vitamin A present in the maternal blood stream. Their results are presented in the February 28 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry. The rese...

A functional immune system can be derived from embryonic stem cells, preliminary study finds

(WASHINGTON, February 12, 2008) A new study demonstrates for the first time that embryonic stem cells can be used to create functional immune system blood cells, a finding which is an important step in the utilization of embryonic stem cells as an alternative source of cells for bone marrow trans...

UCLA stem cell scientists reprogram human skin cells into embryonic stem cells

UCLA stem cell scientists have reprogrammed human skin cells into cells with the same unlimited properties as embryonic stem cells without using embryos or eggs. Led by scientists Kathrin Plath and William Lowry, UCLA researchers used genetic alteration to turn back the clock on human skin cel...

Scientists Reprogram Human Skin Cells Into Embryonic Stem Cells

Finding could lead to less controversial method of treating diseases MONDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. scientists say they've reprogrammed human skin cells into ones with the same blank-slate properties as embryonic stem cells, a breakthrough that could aid in treating many dise...

Human embryonic stem cell lines created that avoid immune rejection

New Rochelle, NY, December 19, 2007In a groundbreaking experiment published in Cloning & Stem Cells, scientists from International Stem Cell (ISC) Corp. derived four unique embryonic stem cell lines that open the door for the creation of therapeutic cells that will not provoke an immune reaction i...

UC Davis researchers find evidence of mature heart cell potential in embryonic stem cells

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- In a new study, UC Davis researchers report the first functional evidence that heart cells derived from human embryonic stem cells exhibit one of the most critical properties of mature adult heart cells, an important biological process called excitation-contraction coupling...

Stem cells in adult testes provide alternative to embryonic stem cells for organ regeneration

NEW YORK (Sept. 20, 2007) -- Easily accessed and plentiful, adult stem cells found in a male patient's testicles might someday be used to create a wide range of tissue types to help him fight disease -- getting around the need for more controversial embryonic stem cells. That's the promise of a...

Bush Again Vetoes Embryonic Stem Cell Research Bill

President George W. Bush on Wednesday vetoed for a second time a bill seeking to encourage potentially groundbreaking embryonic stem cell research, saying it violates the sanctity of human life. Risking new criticism from the scientific community, Bush rejected moves by US lawmakers to overturn hi...

Mice can Produce Embryonic Stem Cells Similar to That of Humans

Researchers from Oxford and Cambridge universities have made a breakthrough in stem cell technology by discovering that mice can produce embryonic stem cells very similar to those found in human embryos. The new findings attain significance as they may sweep away ethical concerns over emb...

Lipid Plays Big Role in Embryonic Development

A little-known lipid plays a big role in helping us grow from a hollow sphere of stem cells// into human beings, researchers have found. They found that in the first few days of life, ceramide helps stem cells line up to form the primitive ectoderm from which embryonic tissues develop, says D...

Researchers Create Genetically-Matched Embryonic Stem Cells for Transplantation

Researchers at Children’s Hospital Boston report a new and efficient strategy, using eggs alone, for creating mouse embryonic stem cells that can be transplanted// without the risk of rejection because the cells are compatible with the recipient’s immune system. Though done in mice, the work e...

Human Embryonic Stem Cells Could Be Later Used In Therapeutic Cloning

according to the research conducted by the stem cells researchers across the world and researchers from the Burnham Institute //for Medical Research (BIMR)and Illumina Inc., it was found that embryonic stem cell research has inherent characteristics which make it pluripotent and totipotent. Thi...

Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury with Embryonic Stem Cells

Acute spinal cord injury can be treated by transplanting human embryonic stem cell without any harm, according to a recent study by UC Irvine researchers.// UCI neurobiologist Hans Keirstead and colleagues at the Reeve-Irvine Research Center found that rats with either mild or severe spinal co...

T-cells Developed from Human Embryonic Stem Cells

Researchers have found for the first time that human embryonic stem cells can be genetically manipulated and coaxed to develop into mature T-cells//, raising hopes for a gene therapy to combat AIDS. Researchers from the UCLA AIDS Institute and the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Medicine h...

Sperm stem cells could be an alternative to embryonic stem cells in future

Stem cells are one of the fascinating areas of biology today, with new experiments continually replacing our existing knowledge about the potential applications of stem cells. Scientists have now been successful in manipulating rat // sperm cells to behave like embryonic stem cells, which are ...

U.S. Stem Cell Research Seems to Focus on Two Lines

... FRIDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Only two of 21 approved human embryonic stem cell lines are routinely used by researchers in the United States, say...of 1,217 requests, or 77 percent, placed by scientists since 1999 for human embryonic stem cell lines housed at the two largest stem cell banks in the country. ...

Bolli Becomes New Editor-In-Chief of Circulation Research

...ctives on new and emerging scientific concepts. "We are on the threshold of amazing new discoveries in areas such as regenerative cardiology, embryonic development of the heart and blood vessels and the genetics of cardiovascular disease," Bolli said. "My associate editors and I are eager to meet the...

Scientists Use Non-Embryonic Stem Cells to Create Healthy Mice

...lled pluripotent stem cells (iPS) derived not from embryonic cells, but rather cells sourced from adult mice. ...arkably similar in character (if not identical) to embryonic stem cells, the Chinese researchers said. iPS c...ory, serve as an alternative to more controversial embryonic stem cells, whose natural therapeutic potential li...
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