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News Letter - 06                       vol.1; iss.6                               03 June 2010

   
   

CURRENT STEM CELL NEWS

1. Human amniotic membrane-derived mesenchymal cells (hAMCs) - A Non controversial Stem Cell type discovered by Japan Researchers

In the quest for finding out new and non controversial sources of Stem Cells, Japanese Scientists have claimed that they have isolated Mesenchymal Stem Cells from the Human Amniotic Membrane which is a medical waste obtained after delivery and these stem cells can help in the formation of heart muscle cells and also help repair heart damage. Click here to read more ...

2. Stem Cells to combat HIV infection might be a possibility in future-says expert

Filipino stem cell expert, Dr. Samuel Bernal sees a future in the use of Stem Cells to fight HIV infection by engineering the immune cells to be resistant to virus. Click here to read more ...

3. Extracted Stem Cells from excess fat in your body might be the elixir of your life

The excess fat taken out of the body after Liposuction is usually disposed of, but now the patient will have the option to store the stem cells from that fat should they want to ,for treatment of various diseases in the future. Click here to read more ...

4. Delayed Clamping of Umbilical Cord could bring health benefits-Says a new research

Delaying the clamping of Umbilical Cord after Child birth could lead to statistically significant benefits for babies - reducing the risk of many illnesses, including, anemia, chronic lung disease, brain hemorrhages, sepsis, and eye disease in later life according to a research published in the Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine.Click here to read more ...

5. Liver Stem Cells Cultured outside human body for the first time

A research team, led by Tetsuya Ishikawa at the National Cancer Center is the world's first to successfully stabilize and culture liver stem cells outside the body and this technique can be applied in the future to help test the toxicity of new drugs. Click here to read more ...

6. Genetically modified rats for animal studies produced by a new Sperm Stem Cell technique

Researchers have used a new sperm stem-cell technique to produce genetically modified rats and more than half of these mutated genes are associated with biological processes linked to human diseases, including cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, aberrant circadian rhythms and mental illness and this animal could prove useful for laboratory studies. Click here to read more ...

7. New Stem Cell Breakthrough in the treatment of Motor Neuron Disease

The scientists at University of Edinburgh have used new stem-cell technology, which allows ordinary skin cells to be genetically tweaked to give motor neurons carrying the defective gene which plays a major role in the progression of motor neuron disease and the work will provide new insights into the mechanisms of disease progression and developing a therapy for the same. Click here to read more ...

8. Synthetic Bacteria-Artificial Life created –“The Discovery of the Century?”

Bio-entrepreneur icon Craig Venter’s team have created history by producing the first synthetic bacteria The synthetic cell is called Mycoplasma mycoides JCVI-syn1.0 and proves that genomes can be designed in the computer, chemically made in the laboratory and transplanted into a recipient cell to produce a new self-replicating cell controlled only by the synthetic genome. Click here to read more ...

9.A new Stem cell discovered in developing brain to shed light on developmental diseases

UCSF scientists have discovered a new stem cell in the developing human brain which helps in the formation of the neo cortex and the study on these cells may shed light on the developmental diseases such as autism and schizophrenia and malformations of brain development, including microcephaly and neuronal migration disorders, they say, as well as age-related illnesses, such as Alzheimer's disease. Click here to read more ...

10. Stem cells in Breast milk-Discovered and Explored

Researchers from the National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS) and the Patki hospital and Research Foundation, Kolhapur, have successfully isolated stem cells from breast milk and have  documented the potential of these cells in producing insulin–secreting cells, bone cells and  fat cells. Click here to read more ...

11. Skull deformities linked to Disruption in Stem Cell Signaling Pathway

 Scientists at University of Rochester Medical Center have identified defect in Stem Cell signaling pathway that provides a new explanation for the earliest stages of abnormal skull development in newborns, known as craniosynostosis. Click here to read more ...

12. Transient state during maturation of Fat cell-A target for Anti-obesity drug development

 Researchers at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have discovered  an intermediate state between early-stage fat cells and fully mature ones and this intermediate state is induced by hormones related to cortisol, which are known to contribute to obesity and metabolic disturbances in people. New therapies for obesity or metabolic diseases such as diabetes could potentially target this transition state toward a maturing fat cell. Click here to read more ...

   
 

Events

 

1. .ISSCR 8th ANNUAL MEETING
June 16 - June 19, 2010

Moscone Center
San Francisco, CA
USA
For details click here

2. International Seminar on “Frontiers of Stem Cell and Biotechnology
in Veterinary and Human Medicine”
15th & 16th July 2010
Madras Veterinary College
Vepery, Chennai - 600 007
INDIA
For details click here

3. 5th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Stem Cell Research (GSZ)
September 30 - October 2, 2010
University of Lübeck
Campus Lübeck
Germany
For details click here

4. International Conference on Frontiers in Biological Sciences
Oct 01 - 03, 2010
NIT, Rourkela
India
For details click here

5. World Stem Cell Summit
Oct 04 - 06, 2010
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center,
Detroit Michigan
USA
For details click here

6. NCRM N I C H E 2010
Fifth Anniversary of Nichi-In Centre for Regenerative Medicine
Fujio Cup Quiz 2010, Plenary Session and Symposium on "Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine",
9th October 2010, Chennai,
India
For details contact: info@ncrm.org

7. World Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicines Congress Asia
Oct 26 - 29, 2010
Singapore
For details click here

8. International Forum on Stem Cells
Nov 12 - 13, 2010
Tianjin, Peoples Republic of China
For details click here

 
       
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Really???

1. Did you know that If someone nominated himself/herself for the Nobel prize, he/she would automatically be disqualified.

2. The smallest bone found in the human body is located in the middle ear. It is the the staples (or stirrup) bone which is only 2.8 millimeters long.

3. Most of the dust in your home is actually dead skin shed from your body

 
   

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