Journal of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

News Letter - 08                       vol.1; iss.8                               07 July 2010



1. A key signaling molecules that makes brain stem cells sleep identified

Scientists from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified  the key signaling molecule that helps to keep the brain  stem cells in a quiescent state to ensure that a pool of neural stem cells last for a life time. When the signaling molecule is blocked by a protein the brain stem cells wake up and start dividing. Click to read more...

2. The greatest breakthrough against HIV: Immune cells created in mice that resist HIV infection

 In the continuing battle against HIV infection a team of scientists have created immune cells in mice that are able to resist the HIV infection. The study was released on July 2 in Nature Biotechnology. Click to read more...

3. Blood Cells reprogrammed to Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells for the first time

Researchers at Whitehead institute have for the first time reprogrammed Cells from frozen human blood samples to an embryonic-stem-cell-like state (the Induced Pluripotent stem Cells (iPS)), and this research will help to  study the genetic and molecular mechanisms of blood disorders and other diseases. Click to read more...

4. Mesenchymal stem Cells in treatment of sepsis

According to a new study by researchers in Ottawa and Toronto  Mesenchymal stem cells present in bone marrow may be able to help treat sepsis, a deadly condition that can occur when an infection spreads throughout the body. Click to read more...

5. The master regulator of the Brain development identified

Scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has identified a single gene that seems to be the master regulator of human brain development, guiding the undifferentiated stem cells through defined pathways to differentiate into the many types of cells that form the brain. Click to read more...

6. Stem Cells for Periodontal Disease

Preliminary findings from studies conducted in 21 patients with periodontal disease by researchers at the William Soler Paediatric Hospital in Havana in close collaboration with the Institute of Hematology and Immunology reveals that stem cells reduce the gingival inflammation and can be used to treat periodontal diseases. Click to read more...

7. Researchers identify mechanism that may be used to treat degenerative disease in humans

Researchers from University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine have identified a mechanism that regulates stem-cell differentiation in mice testes and this is important because understanding the mechanisms that regulate stem-cell differentiation will be helpful for devising treatments for degenerative diseases. Click to read more...

8. Vision restored in many -An adult Stem cell miracle

Italian Scientists have proclaimed to the world the results of their study  that adult stem cells have helped in restoring  full or partial vision to many blind people adding that it is only adult stem cells that have helped so far in treating many patients in the world and not the embryonic stem cells. Click to read more...

9. Stem Cells –Promising alternative for treating ligament damages

Scientists have identified that Stem cell therapy could be a viable alternative to highly invasive surgical procedures for treating ligament damage and  results from the Current medical treatments for ligament damage involving stem cells being carried out throughout the world have shown promising success rates. Click to read more...

10. Device to Culture iPS cells- A Kawasaki feat

 In a novel effort Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd.Japan has developed an automated machine to culture the induced Pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells, through a joint effort with two research institutions. Click to read more...





1. International Seminar on “Frontiers of Stem Cell and Biotechnology
in Veterinary and Human Medicine”
15th & 16th July 2010
Madras Veterinary College
Vepery, Chennai - 600 007
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2. 5th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Stem Cell Research (GSZ)
September 30 - October 2, 2010
University of Lübeck
Campus Lübeck
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3. International Conference on Frontiers in Biological Sciences
Oct 01 - 03, 2010
NIT, Rourkela
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4. World Stem Cell Summit
Oct 04 - 06, 2010
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center,
Detroit Michigan
For details click here

5. 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,
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6. World Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicines Congress Asia
Oct 26 - 29, 2010
For details click here

7. International Forum on Stem Cells
Nov 12 - 13, 2010
Tianjin, Peoples Republic of China
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1. Linus Pauling is the only person to have been awarded two unshared Nobel Prizes - the 1954 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his research into the nature of the chemical bond and its application to the elucidation of the structure of complex substances. and the 1962 Nobel Peace Prize for his tremendous contribution to the campaign against nuclear weapons

2. It is a fact that a cockroach can live for 9 days without its head before it starves to death


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