Journal of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

News Letter - 17                       vol.1; iss.17                              22 December 2010



1. An entirely different immune system in the fetus –An exciting discovery

Researchers have made an interesting discovery that the Fetal immune system is different from the adult immune system entirely as fetal immune cells are tolerant to foreign cells while the adult immune system tries to attack anything foreign Click to read more...

2. Maintaining pluripotency requires softness

Illinois University researchers have identified that soft substrates help in maintaining the pluripotency of embryonic stem cells in vitro Click to read more...

3. Role of a critical Protein in Leukemia studied

A team of researchers led by Professor Eric So of King’s College London have studied the role of beta-catenin on leukaemic stem cells and have found that suppressing the protein reduced the leukaemic cell growth, delayed the onset of leukaemia and reversed the stem cells to a pre-leukaemic stage Click to read more...

4. Cord Blood Stem Cells used to treat Cerebral Palsy

In a FDA approved Clinical trial Patient’s own cord blood cells have been administered in a Cerebral palsy patient with significant improvementClick to read more...

5. Stem cells employed to grow hair follicles for the first time in the world

Scientists from Germany have grown the artificial hair follicles from stem cells for the first time in the world and this novel methodology could pave way to treatments for baldnessClick to read more...

6. Insulin producing cells from patient’s own testicular tissue-A hope for diabetics

Researchers have been successful in converting human spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) extracted from testicular tissue into pancreatic insulin-secreting beta islet cells and this could be useful in treating type I diabetes in the futureClick to read more...

7. Male and female mice created from two fathers

Scientists from Texas have used stem cell technology to created both male and female mice from two fathers and this research has great implications in the Field of Reproductive MedicineClick to read more...

8. New way to isolate pure neural stem cells from brain

Neuroscientists from University of Rochester Medical Center have developed a new way to isolate pure preparations of neural stem cells directly from the human brain which could be used in developing treatments for diseases of the nervous systemClick to read more...

9. 3D Human intestinal tissue grown using human embryonic stem cells in the lab

A team of scientists from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Ohio have used human stem cells to produce a three-dimensional (3D) organ tissue resembling the intestine in the labClick to read more...

10. Chemicals to be used for production of iPS cells

In a step towards making Induced Pluripotent step cells to be suitable for clinical application Scripps Research Institute Researchers have employed chemicals and just one virus-delivered gene, OCT4 to produce iPS cells and the researchers feel that the dream of producing iPS cells without employing any viral vectors and foreign genes could soon become a realityClick to read more...

11. New mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Researchers from Stanford have developed a new animal model of the Duchenne muscular dystrophy and they have found that the progressive inability of human muscle stem cells to repair the damage of muscle fibres in Duchenne Muscular dystrophy plays a major role in development and progress of the diseaseClick 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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