Journal of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
 
 
 

News Letter - 22                       vol.2; iss.5                              09 March 2011

   
   

CURRENT STEM CELL NEWS

1. Brain Cells grown from Embryonic stem cells – A step forward in treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago have managed to convert embryonic stem cells into a type of neuron which is linked with the memory loss in Alzheimer's disease Click to read more...

2. Whole Genome Analysis mandatory for Quality Control of IPS Cell Lines, Says researcher

Drs. Nagy and Otonkoski and their teams from Canada and Europe have found that iPS cells had more genetic abnormalities than their originating cells and embryonic stem cells and Dr. Nagy suggests that whole genome analysis should be included as part of quality control of iPS cell lines Click to read more...

3. Microscope to peer inside living cells

Scientists from Howard Hughes Medical Institute have invented a microscope that uses Bessel beam plane illumination microscopy which reveals the three-dimensional shapes of cellular landmarks in unprecedented detail that seems as though we are peering inside the live cells.Click to read more...

4. Molecular Switch that tells skin cells to grow or not

Researchers from the Stem Cell Program at Children's Hospital Boston have identified a molecular switch that tells epidermal stem cells to either proliferate or not proliferate, depending on the needs of the tissue.Click to read more...

5. New Method to overcome Immune rejection of embryonic stem cells

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have studied the differences in the gene expression profiles between Embryonic stem cells and Induced pluripotent stem cells at the level of a single cell and have identified a new method to overcome immune rejection of embryonic stem cellsClick to read more...

6. Disease specific iPS cells for Parkinson’s disease

Researchers from Stanford have produced neurons from disease specific induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) derived from Parkinson’s disease patient and these cells have been shown to replicate some key features of the condition in a dish Click to read more...

7. Nanoparticle Tag for Stem cells

Stem cells labelled with hollow biocompatible cobalt-platinum (CoPt) nanoparticles remain stable for months and even low concentration of the particles can be detected using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This might provide medical researchers with the means to locate and track stem cells in the body. Click to read more...

8. Now iPS from horses too!.

A team of researchers from Canada have generated induced pluripotent stem cells from horses for the first time and The findings will help enable new stem cell based regenerative therapies in veterinary medicine and also for development of preclinical models leading to human applicationsClick to read more...

9. Mathematical model to predict lifespan of stem cells

Researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have developed a mathematical model that can predicts the life span of a blood stem cell and they have tested those predictions in a mouse modelClick to read more...

10. Human Stem Cells fuse and talk with Rat Heart muscle Cells to form new muscle cells

In an interesting study , scientists have studied the combination of rat heart muscle cells and human fat stem cells derived from human adipose tissue and they found that the two fused and formed new beating heart muscle cells Click to read more...

11. Researchers create a variety of human motor neurons from embryonic stem cells for first time

A team from the Universities of Edinburgh, Cambridge and Cardiff have been able to generate a variety of human motor neurons from human embryonic stem cells for the first time and this study could help in understanding the mechanisms involved in motor neuron disease Click to read more...

12. Stem Cell Study reveals cross influence between a deadly lung condition and blood cell abnormalities

In a study published in the journal Blood, it has been found that in patients with exceedingly high blood pressure in the arteries carrying blood from the heart to the lung, there exist abnormalities in the blood forming progenitors in their bloodClick to read more.

 
 

Events

 

1. Asian Oncology summit
April 8-10 2011 ,Hong kong.
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2. 2nd International Cancer Immunotherapy & Immunomonitoring Conference
May 2-5, 2011 - Budapest, Hungary.
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3. World Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Congress
May 10-12,2011
London, United Kingdom.
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4. 17th Annual ISCT meeting ;
May 18-21 2011, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
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5.2nd International Conference on Stem Cells and Cancer (ICSCC-2011)
Oct 15 -19 - Pune, India. 
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to nature. ”-

Hippocrates

 

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Really???

1. With a surface area of approximately 25 square feet, the largest human organ is the skin

  2. Did you know only less than 0 .5% of the estimated 2 to 3 billion microbial species have been identified so far

 
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