Journal of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

News Letter - 37                       vol.2; iss.20                              09 Nov 2011



1. Healing the heart using cells from Cardiac biopsies

Research from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has revealed that cells derived from heart biopsies can be expanded outside of the body and when they are infused back into the patient with cardiac disease, they cause a thirty percent increase in the number of new healthy cardiac cells. Click to read more...

2. New Insights into Stem cells of the gut

Research led by Dr. Jonathan Epstein of University of Pennsylvania has helped in gaining new insights into the stem cells of the gut, as the research has revealed a new paradigm that ‘rapidly cycling gut stem cells can regenerate the quiescent stem cells’. Click to read more...

3. Role of Biological Clock in regulation of Skin Stem Cells

In an article published in Nature, it has been described how the circadian rhythm regulates the function and regeneration of skin stem cells and disruption of this biological clock leads to consequences like tumour and ageing. Click to read more...

4. New Mechanism Regulating metabolism and respiration in Pluripotent Stem Cells and differentiated cells identified

UCLA stem cell investigators have discovered that a protein called UCP2 plays a major role in controlling the metabolism and respiration of pluripotent stem cells and differentiated cells. This study might also be utilized for identifying therapies that target UCP2 in Cancer cells to stop them from dividing rapidly.Click to read more...

5. Self Healing power of the Heart

Research has opened eyes to a new protein which is capable of stimulating reversal of the heart muscle cells into their precursor cells in hearts affected by cardiac diseases.Click to read more...

6. Reprogramming to erase signs of aging

"Genomic plasticity and aging" team from Inserm has demonstrated that it is possible to reprogram adult cells even from aged donors to pluripotent stem cells employing a new cocktail of reprogramming factors and the pluripotent stem cells generated had signs of aging erased from them.Click to read more...

7. Stem cell coupled Gene therapy to reverse severe bleeding disorder

Researchers have combined stem cell therapy with gene therapy to reverse a severe bleeding disorder known as Hemophilia A in large animals for the first time.Click to read more...

8. Novel Surface engineered polystyrene plates for tripling proliferation of human pluripotent stem cells

Whitehead Institute and MIT scientists have surface engineered Polysterene plates by irradiating them and these plates have shown to triple the number of proliferations of human embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells compared to conventional methods and this also eliminates the need of feeder layers.Click to read more...

9. Morphogens- the ideal target to tackle Pancreatic Cancer

In a research published in Cell Stem cell, researchers have identified two embryonic Morphogens to be the driving factors in pancreatic cancer stem cells and they regulate the communication between the cancer stem cells and an embryonic-like microenvironment, thereby increasing their aggressiveness in pancreatic cancer.Click to read more...

10. Stem cell associated proteins to identify pediatric sarcomas

A study has shown that stem cell–associated proteins can be used to diagnose a group of pediatric undifferentiated soft tissue sarcomas whose diagnosis is difficult by conventional means.Click to read more..



1. Stem cells in the digestive tract divide so rapidly that you get a new lining for the digestive tract every three to four days

  2. The liver is one of the hardest working organs with more than 500 different functions identified so far.




1. 6th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Stem Cell Research ; Nov. 20 - 22, 2011 , Duesseldorf, Germany. For details Click here

2. Third International Conference on Regenerative Surgery December 14-16, 2011, Rome, Italy. For details click here

3.International Conference On OMICS MEETS DISEASE December 15-18, 2011 - Salt Lake, Kolkata, India.  For details Click here

4. 2nd International Conference on Biology, Environment and Chemistry ICBEC 2011 December 28-30, 2011, Dubai, UAE. For details Click here

5. Cell Culture World Congress 2012 28 February - 1 March 2012, Eurostars Grand Central - Munich, Germany. For details Click here



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