Journal of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

News Letter - 04                       vol.3; iss.1                               05 May 2010



First full size jaw bone grown by scientists

A professor of biomedical engineering Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic and her team at the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, have grown the first temporomandibular joint (TMJ) from stem cells derived from bone marrow

Biochemistry of Stem cells versus Mature Cells-Explored by Scripps team

What could be a new door to an avenue of stem cell based therapies; researchers from The Scripps Research Institute have described some striking differences between the biochemistry of stem cells versus mature cells.

Pausing Phenomenon in Genome-A new perspective

Researchers at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research have shown that the pausing phenomenon, previously thought to be a peculiarity of particular genes, is actually a much more general feature of the genome and that all mammalian genes essentially have a layer of control that acts as a pause button

Heterogeneity of Blood Stem Cells linked to Single Surface Protein

Hiromitsu Nakauchi and colleagues have reported that the ability of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) to preferentially generate specific types of blood cells can be identified based on abundance of a single surface protein

"Defeating Cancer Stem Cells-A Herculean Task "says scientists

Researchers at the Wayne State University have found ways to attack cancer Stem Cells in Colon cancer by genetically short-circuiting the cells' ability to absorb a key nutrient but their studies also reveal that attacking these cancer stem cells is not an easy task

Bone Stromal cell: A New stem cell identified in the skeleton of adult mouse

A team of researchers have identified the location of bone generating stem cells in the spine, at the ends of shins, and in other bones which they refer as bone stromal cells

Left over Stem cells to recover Heart damage
Researchers funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) have succeeded in extracting vital stem cells from sections of vein removed for heart bypass surgery and which can stimulate new blood vessels to grow, that could potentially help repair damaged heart muscle after a heart attack

Stem cell therapy for degenerative joint disease of the pets
Steve Merchant, chief executive of pet doctors group, New Zealand says that implanting autologous fat stem cells in the affected joint will help to regenerate pets with degenerative joint disease.

Calcium helps programming marrow stem cells in Bone formation
A study done by Chad Stahl, a nutritional physiologist at North Carolina State University in Raleigh explains the role of calcium in Bone strength without which the marrow stromal cells will turn into fat cells than into Osteoblasts ,a cell that makes the bone

Vatican funds Adult Stem Cell Research
Catholic Church who is opposing embryonic stem cell research has now started to support Adult stem cell research which may illuminate the therapeutic potential of intestinal cells.




2010 Annual Meeting
May 22 - 26, 2010
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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2. ICBB 2010 : "International Conference on Biotechnology and Bioengineering"
May 26-28, 2010
Tokyo, Japan

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June 16 - June 19, 2010
Moscone Center
San Francisco, CA, USA
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4. International Conference on Frontiers in Biological Sciences
Oct 01 - 03, 2010
NIT, Rourkela, Orissa
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5. World Stem Cell Summit
Oct 04 - 06, 2010
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center,
Detroit Michigan
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6. 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
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7. World Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicines Congress Asia
Oct 26 - 29, 2010
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8. International Forum on Stem Cells
Nov 12 - 13, 2010
Tianjin, Peoples Republic of China
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9. International Conference on Stem Cells and Cancer (ICSCC-2010): Proliferation, Differentiation, and Apoptosis.
11 to 14 December 2010
Pune, Maharashtra, India
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1. The first Nobel Prize was awarded to the following persons Emil A. von Behring in Physiology and Medicine Jacobus H. van't Hoff in Chemistry Wilhelm C. Röntgen in Physics Rene F. A. Sully Prudhomme in literature Jean H. Dunant and Frédéric Passy for peace

2. It is a fact that The human heart creates enough pressure so that when it pumps, it can squirt out blood as much as 30 feet high.

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