Journal of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
 
 
 

News Letter - 14                       vol.1; iss.14                              10 November 2010

   
   

CURRENT STEM CELL NEWS

1. Nerve Cell activity and Brain Stem cell proliferation

Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute have shown that increased brain activity lowers stem cell proliferation and increases nerve cell differentiation in developing brains. Click to read more...

2. Magnesium maintenance and its role in stem cell proliferation

An international team led by researchers at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School have identified a key protein that helps in maintenance of magnesium homeostasis and is essential for proliferation of embryonic stem cells. Click to read more...

3. Human immune system holds the key for effective cancer treatment

World renowned expert in antibody research has said that antibody based approach combined with the cell based immunotherapies such as Autologous Immune Enhancement Therapy holds great potential for destroying cancer cells more efficiently and this therapeutic approach will offer new hope to Cancer victims. Click to read more...

4. Labeling effects on Stem cell proliferation

A team of researchers from Belgium and Spain have tested various MRI –USPIO Contrast agents used for in vivo monitoring of stem cells and have come out with significant findings on the effect of the various agents on the proliferation of different types of stem cells. Click to read more...

5. Role of physical environment in stem cell proliferation

Researchers have come out with significant findings on the influence of physical environment on the differentiation of stem cells and these findings may have important implications for the design of artificial tissues and the development of novel therapeutic strategies.Click to read more...

6. Transcriptional factors regulating the link between adjacent Epithelial Cells identified

Scientists have gained new insights into the development of epithelial cells and have identified a transcription factor that regulates the composition of the molecular "bridges" that link adjacent epithelial cells Click to read more...

7. Bioartificial Liver created using Stem cells

Wake forest university researchers have successfully produced a small-scale replica of human liver using stem cells.Click to read more...

8. Three dimensional culture approach to halt the self renewal of Colon Cancer Stem Cells

University of Pittsburgh researchers have devised a three-dimensional system in laboratory culture that mimics the growth patterns of colon cancer stem cells and this has been designed to understand how these cancer stem cells behave, and to identify therapies that could halt production of the new cancer stem cells that continually revive a tumorClick to read more...

9. Stem cell model – A milestone for understanding Brain diseases

Griffith University researchers have developed on a new cell model to investigate brain diseases based on patient-derived stem cells.Click to read more...

10. iPSCs specific to lung diseases created

Boston University researchers have generated for the first time 100 new lines of human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) from individuals with lung diseases, including cystic fibrosis and emphysema and the new stem cell lines could possibly lead to new treatments for these debilitating diseases.Click to read more...

11. SP2 a key protein that hijacks Stem Cells and turns it to Cancer Cells

Researchers have found that the overproduction of a key protein in stem cells causes those stem cells to form cancerous tumorsClick to read more...

 
 

Events

 

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

 
   
 

Quote Corner:

“The science of today is the technology of tomorrow ”

-Edward Teller

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Really???

1. Thomas Alva Edison one of the greatest inventors of all times with more than 1000 inventions was never awarded a Nobel Prize. He was proposed as a Co-winner of the Nobel prize with Nikola Tesla in 1912 but when Nikola Tesla refused to share the Nobel Prize with Edison due to some disagreements, the committee awarded the prize to someone else.

  2. Turritopsis nutricula also known as the Immortal Jellyfish upon reaching adulthood (sexual maturity) can transform itself back to childhood(polyp stage) by converting its cells. It may repeat this to live forever.

 
 

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