Journal of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

News Letter - 07                       vol.1; iss.7                               23 June 2010



1. Dental Pulp Cells, An optimal source for iPS-Japanese Scientists

In a paper published in the International and American Associations for Dental Research's Journal of Dental Research, Japanese researchers have identified dental stem cells to be an optimal source for Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells as Dental Pulp stem cells are an easily accessible source . Click here for more news.....

2. Anti-HIV genes incorporated to blood cell to fight HIV infection

Researcher John Rossi and his colleagues have tried a novel way for combating HIV infection by genetically modifying the HIV-infected patients’ own blood stem cells and increasing the cells’ ability to fight off the virus . Click here for more news.....

3. A novel Injectable Bone material to deliver Stem Cells

A team of researchers at the University of Nottingham have invented a new class of materials that can be injected by surgeons as a low-viscosity fluid into the body and this material by using the body heat can become tough and porous like bone. Scientists hope that this injectable bone can be used to carry living stem cells into the body . Click here for more news.....

4. Stem Cells in Veterinary medicine-A Dog story

Stem cell therapy has made Justin, walk again. Justin a German Shepherd Cross had  osteoarthritis which was the result of an injury, was injected with Stem Cells taken from its own fat tissue and this therapy has made the pooch who could barely walk, stroll for an easy 30 minutes . Click here for more news.....

5. Stem Cells from hair follicles repair Spinal Cord damage in mice

US and Japanese researchers have found new stem cells in the hair follicles of mice which repaired the damaged spinal cords in the mice , allowing them to walk again . Click here for more news.....

6. Stem Cell trial for Polio patients yield positive results

A pilot effort by doctors at AIIMS to use stem cells for treatment of paralyzed polio patients has shown"encouraging"results . Click here for more news.....

7. Dr.Yamanaka discoverer of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells to receive Kyoto Prize

Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, who discovered the technique for transforming adult skin cells into "Pluripotent" stem cells has won Japan's $550,000 Kyoto Prize, an international award that honors scientific, cultural and spiritual contributions to human knowledge . Click here for more news.....

8. Organ regeneration hopes revived-Scientists produce liver in lab

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital Boston have grown a liver tissue in a lab and also have studied its properties by transplanting it in a rat thus reviving the hopes of organogenesis in vitro . Click here for more news.....

9. Gamma interferon wakes up Sleeping Blood Stem Cells during infection-A study

 Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have reported their new finding that invading bacteria can awake the dormant stem cells in blood by activating the gamma interferon front-line protein defender against bacterial infection prompting them to produce immune system cells that fight the foreign organisms . Click here for more news.....

10. Abnormal heart cells created from Stem Cells for studying Cardiomyopathy

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have for the first time differentiated human stem cells to become heart cells with cardiomyopathy, a condition in which the heart muscle cells are abnormal .This could help the researchers to study the underlying mechanisms of cardiomyopathy and thus lead to targeted therapies for this disease condition in the future . Click here for more news.....

11. Polymers to help heal diseased tendons and muscles

Brian Amsden A chemical engineering professor at Queen’s University, along with scientists from the University of Western Ontario and University of Toronto, is currently trying to develop microscopic polymer fibers to help rebuild human tissue and speed up  the healing process . Click here for more news.....

12. Role of a key protein in suppression of developmental genes studied

Scientists at UCL have identified the mechanism by which the Polycomb proteins suppress the wrong genes during cell development . Click here for more news.....

13. Scientists report new method for preventing isolated cancer stem cell differentiation

U.S. scientists have identified a novel method to prevent isolated cancer stem cells from differentiating into other types of tumor-forming cells and this discovery will allow researchers to further study and characterize cancer stem cells, as well as screen drugs that could specifically target them. . Click here for more news.....

14. A novel technique developed to prevent formation of tumors after stem cell  transplantation

Researchers at Lund University have found a way to prevent tumour formation after Stem Cell transplantation. Their method focuses on elimination of the immature stem cells during stem cell transplantation as immature stem cells are the reason behind tumour formation after stem cell transplantations . Click here for more news.....

15. Maintenance therapy With Oral Lenalidomide After Stem Cell Transplantation  in multiple myeloma patients may delay disease progression

 Results from  a  clinical trial conducted by the Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB) states that maintenance treatment with Lenalidomide administered orally following an autologous stem cell transplant for patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma resulted  in a 58% reduction in the risk of disease progression . Click here for more news.....

16. Mesenchymal stem cells derived from human amniotic membrane-A better candidate for cardiac repair

A recent study published by the Keio University School of Medicine in Tokyo reports that mesenchymal stem cells from human amniotic membrane have the ability to differentiate into heart muscle cells at a higher rate compared to mesenchymal cells derived from bone marrow or fat. . Click here for more news.....

17. The role of gene involved in aging on Stem Cell differentiation

A gene which plays a major role in aging process appears to play a role in the regulation of the differentiation of embryonic stem cells, according to researchers at  Thomas Jefferson University. Click here for more news.....




1. International Seminar on “Frontiers of Stem Cell and Biotechnology
in Veterinary and Human Medicine”
15th & 16th July 2010
Madras Veterinary College
Vepery, Chennai - 600 007
For details click here

2. 5th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Stem Cell Research (GSZ)
September 30 - October 2, 2010
University of Lübeck
Campus Lübeck
For details click here

3. International Conference on Frontiers in Biological Sciences
Oct 01 - 03, 2010
NIT, Rourkela
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4. World Stem Cell Summit
Oct 04 - 06, 2010
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center,
Detroit Michigan
For details click here

5. 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,
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6. World Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicines Congress Asia
Oct 26 - 29, 2010
For details click here

7. International Forum on Stem Cells
Nov 12 - 13, 2010
Tianjin, Peoples Republic of China
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