Journal of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

News Letter - 03                                                            21 April 2010



Tissue engineered vascular grafts –a better option

According to a research presented at the American Heart Association's Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Annual Conference 2010, Researchers have created Functional Blood Vessels using Stem Cells that could provide a viable alternative to Synthetic Vascular grafts

Like Stem cells attract-A magnetic guide to the heart

Researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute have found in animals that infusing cardiac-derived Stem Cells with micro-size particles of iron and then using a magnet to guide those stem cells to the damaged area of the heart could enhance the tissue viability and heart function

Stem cell Clinical trial at full throttle for Paralysis

 Hans Keirstead, a researcher at University of California, Irvine, is set to begin a small human trial of his embryonic stem cell treatment on patients with spinal cord injuries

Spraying stem cells to treat burns-An Inkjet mechanism

A laser inside the bioprinter, has been developed at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina which sprays skin cells on to burn wounds to help the wounds heal faster

Thanks to a New Stem Cell Therapy, a 9-year Old Autistic Boy Talks to his Father for the First Time

Yannis, a nine year old boy with autism who did not respond to standard treatments has been injected with stem cells from his own body and just one month later, his father was astonished to hear Yannis talking to him on the phone for the first time.

Stem Cells to regrow Breasts-A cosmetic revolution

Melbourne Scientists have developed a new technique using Stem Cells for reconstruction of breasts after cancer surgery and say that it will provide a natural alternative to women within the burgeoning breast augmentation market

Cells on board Space Shuttle Discovery to solve mysteries-hope scientists
UC San Francisco molecular biologist and former astronaut Millie Hughes-Fulford anxiously awaits the imminent return of 16 mice from a two-week stay aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, as part of an experiment she designed to study how their immune cells handle spaceflight. Also, NASA/Ames researcher Eduardo Almeida sent millions of mouse stem cells on the same shuttle flight, hoping to find clues about a constellation of space-traveler maladies: weakened bones and muscles, and compromised immune systems.

Bioengineered Bronchus-A novel Organ Transplant Therapy
Dr. Paolo Macchiarini (University of Barcelona, Spain) and his colleagues had bioengineered a functioning bronchus using patient’s own cells and transplanted it to a patient last year and now, it has been reported that the graft and patient are still doing fine

Discovery of a small ion channel opens a new world of Therapy for skin disorders
New research from Children's Hospital Boston has identified a small cellular channel that regulates skin and hair growth and that could be targeted with small-molecule drugs, potentially treating variety of skin conditions

Micro RNA marker level: Stemness-Chinese Scientists define a new ratio
In a paper published online by the Journal of Biological Chemistry, two collaborating teams from institutes at the Chinese Academy of Sciences point to a marker they found in induced-Pluripotent Stem Cells whose expression appears strictly correlated with levels of pluripotency, or "Stemness”




1. A Symposium on Emerging Trends in Cell Biology
School of Biological Sciences & Biotechnology
Apr 27 - 28, 2010
IIAR, Gandhinagar, India
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2010 Annual Meeting
May 22 - 26, 2010
Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel, 17th & Race Street , 19103

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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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
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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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The developer of Prefrontal Lobotomy Antonio Egas Moniz who also coined the term Psychosurgery was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1949 for his work but this treatment of Schizophrenia was abandoned in the 1960’s

It is now known that Cloned animals will age faster than normal animals

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