Journal of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

News Letter - 30                       vol.2; iss.13                              13 July 2011



1. Stem cells know their destination

Research has shown that stem cells which are believed to be pluripotent, actually know which cell they want to become and it is difficult to convert a stem cell which destined to become a neural cell, to turn into a blood cell though it is possible. Click to read more...

2. Trachea made from synthetic scaffold transplanted successfully for the first time

In a historical attempt, a man has been transplanted trachea created outside his body using his own stem cells in a synthetic scaffold.Click to read more...

3. "Unnatural” amino acids genetically incorporated into cells help researchers to study them with ease

Researchers have been able to genetically incorporate "unnatural" amino acids, such as those emitting green fluorescence, into neural stem cells which will help in studying signalling pathways and other processes that control these stem cells. Click to read more...

4. Blood stem cell in its purest form capable of regenerating the entire blood system identified

For the first time, researchers have been able to isolate single blood stem cells that have the ability to regenerate the entire blood forming system.Click to read more...

5. Mesenchymal Stem cells act like local drugstores

In a review about mesenchymal stem cells (MSC), it has been identified that MSC have a wide range of functions and they have been dubbed as drugstores at the local site of injury to provide all the medicine that site requires for its successful regeneration.Click to read more...

6. Progress in Bioprinting of embryonic stem cells

Dr. Utkan Demirci and his team at Harvard Medical School has made encouraging development in Bioprinting of embryonic stem cells in which they are able to form Embryoid bodies with precise size and uniformity .Click to read more...

7. Scientist says “The Holy grail for Cure of ageing is on the horizon”

De Grey, A biomedical gerontologist and chief scientist of a foundation dedicated to longevity research has said that gene therapies, stem cell therapies, immune stimulation and a range of other advanced medical techniques will equip the scientists with all tools to extend life indefinitely within his own lifetime.Click to read more...

8. New stem cell discovered in the lung

Researchers at UCLA have identified a new lung stem cell for the mucus glands that play a vital role in protecting the body from infectious agents and toxins in the environment.Click to read more...

9. Stem cells do remember- Influence of Epigenetics in Stem cell fate

A study has shown that adult stem cells or progenitor cells have their own epigenetic signatures, which change once a cell undergoes differentiation and these epigenetic signatures affect the fate of these cells.Click to read more...

10. Novel approach using induced pluripotent stem cells and genome editing to study cardiac diseases

Patient specific induced pluripotent stem cells and genome editing are going to be the tools to study mechanisms behind cardiac disease in America’s first-ever, heart-based "disease in a dish" research.Click to read more...

11. Genetic Self repair strategy of Early Embryos

It has been discovered that embryos possess a genetic self repair strategy in which an embryo with an incorrect number of chromosomes (known as “aneuploidy”) on day three is able to correct itself to become euploid, with the correct number of chromosomes in day five.Click to read more...


1. Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour

2. Did you know that our liver has nearly 500 different known functions?




1. Second International Seminar on "Frontiers of Stem Cell & Biotechnology in Human & Veterinary Medicine, July 18th & 19th 2011, Chennai, India. For details Click here

2. BIT 1st Annual World Congress of Molecular & Cell Biology (CMCB-2011)
August 6-8, 2011, Beijing, China. For details Click here

3. World Stem Cell Summit;
October 3-5, 2011, Pasadena,CA. For details Click here

4. NCRM N I C H E 2011- Sixth Anniversary of Nichi-In Centre for Regenerative Medicine
Fujio Cup Quiz 2011, Plenary Session and Symposium on "Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine",
15th October 2011, Chennai, India. For details click here

5.2nd International Conference on Stem Cells and Cancer (ICSCC-2011)
Oct 15 -19 - Pune, India.  For details Click here

6. 2nd meeting of ACTO (Asian Cell Therapy Organization)
October 17-20, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. For details Click here


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- Michael Faraday


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