CURRENT STEM CELL NEWS

1. 3D brain models using cells developed in lab

Organoids derived from human pluripotent stem cells have been used to develop 3-D model of the human brain in the lab. Click to read more... | Click here to view the link of the relevant publication in a peer reviewed journal

2. Fibroblasts reprogramming to testosterone producing cells achieved

Mouse fibroblasts have been directly reprogrammed into Leydig cells (LCs) which play crucial roles in producing testosterone and transplanted induced Leydig cells (iLCs) cells could survive and function in the interstitium of testis in mice. Click to read more... | Click here to view the link of the relevant publication in a peer reviewed journal

3. Amniotic mesenchymal stem cells to treat bone fragility disorder

Stem cells collected from human amniotic fluid has been found to strengthen weak bones in mice which could help treat a number of conditions such as osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). Click to read more... | Click here to view the link of the relevant publication in a peer reviewed journal

4. Magnetic mesenchymal stem cells for therapy

A study has explored the potential of Mesenchymal stem cells to be impregnated with magnetic microcapsules to direct their migration to target sites. Click to read more... | Click here to view the link of the relevant publication in a peer reviewed journal

5. Synthetic stem cells for Cardiac repair

A synthetic cell-mimicking microparticle (CMMP) has been used to regenerate tissue in a mouse model of myocardial infarction. Click to read more...

6. Novel biomaterial based stem cell delivery method for dental pulp regeneration

Human dental pulp stem cells (hDPSCs) and human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) encapsulated in a hydrogel have helped in robust pulp tissue formation in tooth root segments (RSs) in the lab. Click to read more... | Click here to view the link of the relevant publication in a peer reviewed journal

7. Mesenchymal stem cell bandage for meniscal cartilage repair

Autologous mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) seeded onto a collagen scaffold in the form of a cell bandage has improved outcome in patients with knee Meniscal cartilage tear. Click to read more... | Click here to view the link of the relevant publication

8. 3i cocktail for iPS with better functionality

A 3i cocktail made of three chemical inhibitors has helped convert conventional embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells into an even more naive human preimplantation inner cell mass (ICM)-like state of stem cells. Click to read more... | Click here to view the link of the relevant publication in a peer reviewed journal

9. LAging increases abnormality of iPS cells- says study

Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from older donors have been found to retain the epigenetic signature of the corresponding age which might impact their functionality according to a new study. Click to read more... | Click here to view the link of the relevant publication in a peer reviewed journal

10. Biomaterial system to recapitulate amniotic sac formation in lab

Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) in a biomaterial system have been found to self organize into a human amniotic sac like tissue in vitro. Click to read more... | Click here to view the link of the relevant publication in a peer reviewed journal

 

Really???

1. Even if we are changing from an unrestricted diet to a healthy calorie-restricted, plant-based diet, it is our gut microbiota which determine whether the necessary effects will be achieved or not according to a new study in mice. Also this microbiota response to diets differs across individuals, By promoting bacterial dispersal between the host microbiota, we can enhance responses to diets, says the study.    
 -Source: ScienceDaily, 29 December 2016 and Cell Host & Microbe, 2016

2. A MRI based study has shown that when people's political beliefs are challenged, their brain becomes hard wired in their beliefs and becomes resistant to changing their beliefs when compared to non-political beliefs being challenged.    
 -Source:ScienceDaily, 23 December 2016 and Scientific Reports 2016: 6

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