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1. Did you know that ‘Synthia’ the synthetic biological cell is the first living organism which does not have biological parents? It was created by synthesizing the genome of the bacterium Mycoplasma mycoides using bioinformatics tools and transplanting the synthesized genome into the existing cell of another bacterium Mycoplasma capricolum bacterium whose own DNA was removed.

2. Humans have very little gene variations amongst ourselves compared to other species which means our entire human race have descended from a small group of people in the ancient days. This is called a bottleneck in human evolution.

 
CURRENT STEM CELL NEWS   Events

1. Junk DNA offers valuable clues to Colorectal cancer

Researchers have identified that there are differences in the patterns of sections of non coding DNA or Junk DNA between healthy individuals and colorectal cancer patients. In future, this research will help in developing novel drugs that could target these sections of Junk DNA for treating colorectal cancer.Click to read more...

2. Stem Cell mutation behind fibroid uterine tumours identified

In a recent article published in PLOS One Researchers have reported about their identification of the molecular mutation that causes the development of fibroid uterine tumours which affects millions of women with pain, irregular menstruation and infertility. Click to read more...

3. Blood stem cells made younger using a protein

Blood Stem Cells give rise to all the blood and immune cell lineages, but with increasing age, the stem cells lose their efficiency in producing these cells and this makes the elderly people more susceptible to infections and disease. To overcome these problems, Scientists have identified a new protein which when inhibited, turns the aged blood stem cells younger.Click to read more...

4. Human ES and iPS derived muscle progenitor cells prove effective in the treatment of muscular dystrophy

Scientists from the University of Minnesota were able to derive muscle progenitors efficiently from Human Embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells. Transplantation of these muscle progenitors in mice with muscular dystrophy resulted in improved muscle function. Click to read more...

5. Anti HIV stem cells for treating AIDS

In a breakthrough study, researchers have engineered blood stem cells that are resistant to HIV and these stem cells could replace the immune system in HIV with HIV resistant immune cells. It has also been demonstrated in mice that these cells with HIV-resistant genes were protected from infection and survived, when challenged with HIV virus. Click to read more...

6. Gene modified stem cells to protect Bone marrow from chemotherapy

In a novel approach, bone marrow stem cells from three cancer patients were isolated and modified with a gene so that they become resistant to the chemotherapy drug and injected back to the patients. This helped in protecting the bone marrow of these patients from the ill effects of chemotherapy.Click to read more...

7. Embryonic stem cell differentiation depends on Chromatin compaction- reveals study

A genetic study has pointed that embryonic stem cells that lack several regulatory proteins of the histone H1 subtypes and exhibiting reduced chromatin compaction were not able to differentiate properly. These findings are important because differentiation of embryonic stem cells into different cells and tissue of the body is the primary process in the development of a human being. Click to read more...

8. Bone cell progenitors from embryonic stem cells used to repair centimeter sized bone defects

In the first of its kind study, bone cell progenitors developed from human embryonic stem cells have been used to grow sufficient quantities of bone to repair large centimeter sized defects in mice. These cells helped in development of new bone in the defects without any tumour formation. Click to read more...

9. Bone marrow stem cells relatively more in men than women

Research on bone marrow stem cell samples of a clinical study involving spinal cord injury victims has revealed that bone marrow stem cells are relatively more in number in men compared to women in the reproductive age group. Click to read more...

10. Patients’ own stem cells injected directly into hearts offers benefits in cardiac disease

Results of a clinical trial on 22 patients with chronic heart disease has demonstrated that stem cells isolated from the patient’s own body and injected directly into the heart improves the heart function. Click to read more..

 

1. Maximow Awards 2011-12, Blog Comment contest 10-31 May ’12: HSC terminology . For details Click here.

2. World Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Congress, 21-23 May 2012, Victoria Park Plaza, London, UK. For details Click here.

3. Gene Regulatory Networks conference, 24 May 2012, Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore. For details Click here.

4. 4th International Congress on Stem Cells and Tissue Formation- Quantitative Stem Cell Biology - From Models to Applications, 18th -20th July, 2012, Dresden (Germany). For details Click here.

5. SPINE 2012 , 13 - 16th September, 2012, Le Royal Meridian, Chennai For details Click here.

6. NCRM NICHE 2012, 13 Oct, 2012, Savera Hotels, Chennai For details Click here.

7. Nov 29-30, 2012; 7th Annual ConGress of the German Ssociety for Stem Cell Research, Leipzig, Germany. For details Click here.

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