CURRENT STEM CELL NEWS

1. Mesenchymal stem cells after knee surgery can help in re-growth of meniscus in knee joint problems – suggests study

A study involved with adult Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC) in patients with osteoarthritis for some medical reasons shows strong improvement in physical study with reduce of pain and increased meniscus volume after the stem cell therapy. Click to read more...

2. Study throws light on proteins that governs microtubule dynamics in skin cells

The largest organ of human is skin. But the interaction among skin stem cells and renewal of skin that maintains the architecture of this organ is still not yet understood. Hence teams of researcher have discovered a protein element which involved in the formation and stabilization microtubules, serve as pillars for maintain forms and functions. Click to read more...

3. Transfer of mitochondria from mesenchymal stem cells to lung cells to aid in lung rejuvenation

Research reveals that introducing mitochondria from mesenchymal stem cell into damaged lung cells have gained beneficial effects by showing therapeutically more effective in mouse models with airway injury and asthma compare with untreated cells. This creates more efficient therapy applicable towards lung disease in humans. Click to read more...

4. Breast cancer cells masquerade as neurons to spread to the brain - reveals study

Apart treatment towards breast cancer study a team of researchers have studied the metastasis of the breast cancer cells and found the breast cancer cells itself pretense as neurons and hide from the immune system in and cross the blood-brain barrier. This leads to forms deadly brain tumors.Click to read more...

5. Researchers employ porous polymer to mimic bone marrow environment for growing stem cells

Bone marrow serves as a core region for development of various blood cell types. Imitating the bone marrow is difficult and very complex before. Recently, researchers replicated the sponge-like structure of bone marrow for growing bone marrow stem cells using polymers and this method may be applicable to cure leukemia one day. Click to read more...

6. Adult human cells converted into epithelial stem cells in a pioneering study

Professor Xu and his colleagues have derived a successful method for converting adult cells into epithelial stem cells (EpSCs) either in human. They have implanted these EpSCs immunocompromised mice model and showed regeneration of different cell types of human skin and hair follicles. This method may possibly raise way to enable hair regeneration in people. Click to read more...

7. Study offers insights into breast cancer stem cells

Melbourne researchers have discovered breast stem cells and their daughter cells turns active in puberty and throughout life. Thus the longevity of breast stem cells offers insight in toward understanding of breast cancer and development of new treatment with diagnostic strategies in future.Click to read more...

8. Human pluripotent stem cells converted to highly pure cell populations of endoderm

Scientist done novel approach that screened for proteins and chemicals that promote the formation of a distinctly desired cell type form human pluripotent stem cells. This method concurrently blocks induction of unwanted cell types and derived pure population of ectoderm. Click to read more...

9. Mouse Retinal vascular damage repaired using human iPSCs

Induced Pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are studied in various fields towards therapeutic study applicable for genetic diseases. High quality of multipotent vascular stem cells derived from iPSC can make a specific kind of blood vessel-rich tissue necessary for repairing retinal damages says study. Click to read more...

10. Novel method to derive human embryonic stem cells in large scale reported

Novel method found to obtain large scale of human embryonic stem cells and forms insulin producing cells, heart muscle cells or eye cells, shows hopes on cell therapy using these cells. This increase in possibility of banking and avoid transplantation rejection. Click to read more..

Really???

1. Are you aware that mitochondrial DNA which is believed to be inherited exclusively from the mother and forms the basis of tracking the maternal lineage of humans to mitochondrial eve has also been identified to occasionally be inherited from the father in some species such as mussels? Also under persistence lab conditions, paternal inheritance of mitochondria has been reported in some mammals too.

2. Did you know about the Epigenetic clock? Also termed as Biological clock, Horvath's clock, or DNA methylation age, it is an age prediction method based on 353 epigenetic markers on the DNA. It is close to Zero in embryonic stem cells and organismal growth along with cell division leads to high ticking rate of the clock which slows down to a constant ticking rate after adulthood.

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