Journal of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

News Letter - 18                       vol.2; iss.1                              12 January 2011



1. Stem cells extracted from urine to create urethras and ureters

Researchers from Wake Forest University School of Medicine have used stem cells extracted from urine of healthy volunteers to make uretheral tissue in the lab using pig gut tissue as scaffoldClick to read more...

2. Defect in proliferation of progenitor cells from scalp- The culprit behind baldness

Luis Garza and his team from of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have reported that the progenitor cells that grow from hair follicle stem cells do not proliferate on the heads of bald men and they are the main culprits behind baldness. Click to read more...

3. Hematopoietic Stem cells use “Robo4” for anchorage in bone marrow

Researchers at the University of California have identified that hematopoetic stem cells (Blood stem cells )use a molecule called Robo4 to anchor themselves in the bone marrow and this team has hypothesized that if the same is inhibited it might be possible to mobilize the hematopoietic stem cells to the blood more efficiently for Hematopoetic stem cell transplantations Click to read more...

4. Role of Reactive Oxygen Species in regulation of Neural stem cells

In contrast to the prevailing opinion that Reactive Oxygen Species(ROS) usually cause cell damage, Researchers have shown for the first time that neural stem cells, the cells that give rise to neurons, maintain high levels of ROS to help regulate normal self-renewal and differentiationClick to read more...

5. Hepatocytes from Embryonic stem cells and iPS compared

Scientists from Germany have compared liver cells derived from embryonic stem cells with liver cells derived from Induced Pluripotent stem cells and have found that their gene expression is very similar .This knowledge will have great implications in the treatment of liver diseases in the futureClick to read more...

6. An Insight into the future of stem cell biology using MicroRNA profiling

Significant interdisciplinary research in stem cells at UC Santa Barbara has revealed significant facts in Stem cell Biology by using MicroRNA profiling to study the cells.Click to read more...

7. Role of critical transcription factor in the Development of B Cells Identified

Researchers have identified a new regulator playing a critical role in the development of B cells, which are the cells that produce antibodies and this study has implications in the treatment of Leukemia in the futureClick to read more...

8. Safer way to create Human Induced Pluripotent stem cells

US researchers have found a safer way to coax human skin cells into becoming induced Pluripotent stem cells(iPS) with embryonic stem like properties by using Plasmid without using viruses or Oncogenes , taking a step closer in making the clinical application of iPS cells a reality.Click to read more...

9. Platelets from Embryonic Stem cells –A breakthrough

Scientists have produced blood platelets from human embryonic stem cells derived from a spare IVF embryo and have shown for the first time that these "donor-less" platelets can repair damaged tissues in laboratory mice.Click to read more...

10. Protein that arrests the cancer spreading enzyme discovered

Scientists at The University of Texas have discovered a protein that arrests an enzyme that may worsen and spread cancer and this could help in discovering potential drugs for the treatment of cancerClick to read more...




1. BAMU Aurangabad International Conference on Biotechnology for Better Tomorrow | BTBT-2011
February 6-9, 2011
Aurangabad(M.S.) India. Click here

2. Cell Society First Annual Clinical Meeting
February 18-19, 2011
La Jolla, California. Click here

3. World Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Congress
May 10-12,2011
London, United Kingdom. Click here

4. 2nd International Cancer Immunotherapy & Immunomonitoring Conference
May 2-5, 2011 - Budapest, Hungary. Click here


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