Journal of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
 
 
 

News Letter - 24                       vol.2; iss.7                              15 April 2011

 
   

CURRENT STEM CELL NEWS

1. A deep perspective on Bone Marrow stem cells and disorders of the Central nervous system

In a review done by Japanese scientist Kuroda and his colleagues described the various aspects in transplantation of Bone Marrow stem cells in treating neurological disorders including current scenario and future perspective. Click to read more...

2. Successful development of a three dimensional optic-cup morphogenesis from ES derived retinal epithelium

In a breakthrough study scientists described a process by which embryonic stem cells differentiate and form an optic cup using three-dimensional tissue culture system. Click to read more...

3. Highly efficient heart beating cells created by Johns Hopkins scientists using non-viral method

An ideal recipe found from a two years study done by scientists Johns Hopkins Institute made them to transform several adult stem cell lines including the adult blood stem cell lines into highly efficient Cardiac cells without using any viral vectors. Click to read more...

4. Dopamine the controlling switch in forming neurons

Study on Salamanders showed that Dopamine is responsible for the dormancy of Stem cells which is opening a new way to treat neurodegenerative diseases. Click to read more...

5. Two-stage consent process for couples to decide whether their used Embryos for Human Development and Stem Cell Research

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine created a two-stage consent process called Stanford biobank process which minimizes conflict of interest, respects patient choice, and provides a much-needed resource to patients and the research community. Click to read more...

6. 100% efficient microRNA mediated iPSCs created without using transcription factors

microRNA mediated iPSCs with 100% effiency created using fibroblasts from the skin biopsies of mice without using any transcription factors opening a new door to create patient specific iPSCs for drug screening and tissue regeneration. Click to read more...

7. Edinburgh University scientists created Kidney in the lab using Stem cell Technology

Artificial kidney developed from stem cells of human Amniotic fluid and animal fetuses a major breakthrough for kidney transplantation with no transplant rejection. Click to read more...

8. Clinical trial for Crohn’s disease using Immune cells shows success

Type 1 T regulatory lymphocyte responsible for reducing chronic inflammatory diseases were created using patients own stem cell offers a new cell therapy approach for patients with chronic inflammatory conditions such as Crohn's disease. Click to read more...

9. Artificial Hearts using stem cells are on the way

Doris Taylor along with his team at the University of Minnesota created artificial heart using stem cells injected on the washed donor organ. Fully functional heart will become a reality, once obstacles such as adequate oxygen supply through blood vessels are overcome. Click to read more...

10. Reprogrammed stem cells corrected for genetic defects can be useful in gene therapy, says study

University of Wisconsin researchers made a remarkable step in treating wide variety of inherited genetic defects by genetically altering the cells using Episomal reprogramming technique and transplanting back to patient. Click to read more...

11. Sox10- The coordinator for balance of cell-type proportions

A new insight in understanding the reason for not getting pure cell population achieved from a study on Zebrafish showing the role of Sox-2 in maintaining and ensuring the right proportion of supporting cells and neurons. Click to read more...

12. New insights into the role of Tet 1- its relevance to Stem Cells and Cancer

Duel role of Tet-1 protein in silencing the required genes for differentiation and in-activating the pluripotency genes identified by University of North Carolina scientists, a remarkable in understanding cell differentiation and cancer development. Click to read more...

13. Neural like-Stem cell from Peripheral blood, a potential source for treating neurological disorders

Marshall University scientists identified adult blood as a safe and readily available source of neural stem cells exhibiting dynamic neural-like behaviors including extension and retraction of processes. This study paves a new source for cell based therapies in treating Neurological Disorders. Click to read more...

14. Stem cell transplantation for multiple sclerosis (MS) shows positive results in long term follow up study

An 11 year follow-up study done at Greece proved that Hematopoietic Stem cell transplantation helps stabilizing the aggressive form of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Click to read more...

15. A Step forward in treating Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) using iPS cells

Retinal Pigment Epithelium (RPE) created for the first time from human iPS cells found possessing the characteristics and functions similar to that of the native retinal pigment epithelium making these cells a potential candidate to treat Age-related Macular Degeneration(AMD) Click to read more...

16. Quantum Dots allow non-invasive monitoring of transplanted Stem cells in the brain

In a study done on brain-injured rats it is shown that quantum dots developed using nanotechnology helps monitor the transplanted stem cells in a non-invasive way and opens a new opportunity for developing non-invasive near-infrared fluorescence imaging technique to track transplanted cells in the brain
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17. Eya1: a novel enzyme target to develop Stem cell therapies for fatal lung disease

In vivo and In vitro studies done on protein phosphatase Eya1 provided evidence that this enzyme regulates the cell polarity, cell fate and self-renewal of embryonic lung epithelial stem cells, offers novel therapeutic option to treat lung diseases.Click to read more...

Really???

1. Human brain comprises only 2% of the human body but it necessitates 20% of Oxygen from the total body needs

  2. Though people consider Earwax as a disgusting matter it offers various defense including protection from foreign organisms such as bacteria, fungus, and insects and also from dirt

 
 

Events

 

1. 2nd International Cancer Immunotherapy & Immunomonitoring Conference
May 2-5, 2011 - Budapest, Hungary. Click here

2. World Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Congress
May 10-12,2011
London, United Kingdom. Click here

3. 17th Annual ISCT meeting ;
May 18-21 2011, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Click here

4.2nd International Conference on Stem Cells and Cancer (ICSCC-2011)
Oct 15 -19 - Pune, India.  Click here

5. 2nd ISCT-asia Annual meeting October 17-20, Miyazaki, Japan Click here

 
 

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