Journal of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
 
 
 

News Letter - 10                       vol.1; iss.10                               11 August 2010

   
   

CURRENT STEM CELL NEWS

1. Wind pipe created from autologous Stem cells saves patient with tracheal stenosis

Doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London have performed a surgery in a 11 year old boy with long segment tracheal stenosis in which they took stem cells from the bone marrow of the boy and injected them into a donor windpipe which has been stripped of its own cells thus heralding the world’s first child stem cell-supported tracheal transplant. Click to read...

2. Sea sponges share human genes

Australian Scientists have made an interesting discovery that sea sponges share almost 70 percent of human genes and this, the scientists feel would shed light on a whole range of different things, and could lay the foundation for breakthroughs in cancer and stem cell research. Click to read...

3. Heart muscle cells created directly from Stem cells-No iPS stopover

By using three critical genes researchers have coaxed mouse skin cells into becoming heart muscle cells directly thus eliminating the need of those skin cells to first revert back to an embryonic stem-cell-like state i.e. Induced Pluripotent Stem cells(iPS) as done routinely. Click to read...

4. Regeneration by reversal of differentiation

Researchers have identified a mechanism by which adult cells can be reverted back to a primitive state thus leading to regeneration of the lost tissue as salamanders and Newts do. Click to read...

5. Tiny RNA molecule that controls the number of hematopoietic stem cells in blood identified-A lead to blood cancer therapies

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute have identified a tiny RNA molecule that increases the number of Hematopoietic Stem cells (blood stem cells), an advancement that may improve the treatment of blood system cancers. Click to read...

6. Mechanical factors of scaffold determine Stem cell fate

In a major breakthrough Scientists have shown that the stiffness of the material on which stem cells are cultivated in a lab does, help to determine what type of cells they turn into. Click to read...

7. Genetically engineered stem cells show promise in treatment of brain tumour

Doctors at Harvard Medical School are experimenting with genetically engineered stem cells to treat brain tumour. After successfully using the stem cell in animal model, doctors at Harvard are now starting human trials. Click to read...

8. New Insights into cytokines involved in differentiation of liver cells from Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells

A research team led by Professor Shao JZ from Zhejiang University have used mice to investigate the role of cytokines on differentiation of liver cells from Bone Marrow Mesenchymal stem cells . The study indicates that additional exposure to cytokines like the fibroblast growth factor-4 (FGF-4), hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) and oncostatin M (OSM) considerably increased the hepatic differentiation in vitro and improved the liver injury by increased homing efficiency of cells to the damaged site in vivo. Click to read...

9. Scientists use novel scaffold to coax cells to re-grow the entire joint surface in rabbits for the first time

Scientists for the first time have regenerated an entire joint surface in rabbits with return of functions including weight bearing and locomotion using a novel scaffold that coaxes the resident stem cells in the animal to rebuild the bone and cartilage. Click to read...

10. Alberta researchers successfully regrow brain cells in adult mammals

Researchers at the University of Lethbridge have successfully regenerated brain cells in adult mammals, which could be a critical step in the drive to find a treatment for neurological ailments like Alzheimer's disease. Click to read...

11. Stem Cells coupled with Nanotechnology to destroy atherosclerotic plaques and rejuvenate arteries

Stem cells along with Nanoparticles infused into the heart of pigs have been shown to destroy arterial plaque and this coupled technology will hope to offer a novel treatment for atherosclerosis. Click to read...

12. CCR5 gene- the key target to fight HIV

A research done at the University of Southern California has shown that HIV infected mice treated with CCR5-modified stem cells are able to suppress the HIV infection. This opens a new door to autologous Stem cell based therapies to fight HIV. Click to read...

13. Adipose derived Stem cells –The most amenable choice to create iPS cells

A study led by Australian scientists has demonstrated that adipose tissue-derived cells are the best choice of cells for producing Induced Pluripotent Stem cells (iPS). This takes us towards a closer step for the clinical use of iPS cells. Click to read...

14. Cellular pump proteins play a major role in the ageing process

Scientists have identified the crucial role of Multidrug resistance proteins in the metabolism, detoxification and stress response of cells. The collective loss of these proteins may lead to fitness loss at an advanced age. Click to read...

15.  Stem cells responsible for humans and animals to eat, interact socially and reproduce identified

New research done by researchers at the George Washington University School of Medicine has provided the first evidence that Stem cells that are responsible for production of three classes of nerve cells are those responsible for enabling humans and animals to eat, interact socially and reproduce. Click to read...

 

 
 

Events

 

1. . 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

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

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

4. 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

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

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

 
   
 

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Really???

1. In 1901, Emil von Behring the discoverer of diphtheria antitoxin is the recipient of first Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on serum therapy in the treatment of diphtheria

  2. It is a fact that when Einstein was 9 years old he couldn't speak fluently. So his parents thought he might be retarded

 
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