Journal of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

News Letter - 23                       vol.2; iss.6                              23 March 2011



1. Schizophrenia specific iPS cells, employing a new technique

Researchers from john Hopkins have created iPS cells from the skin cells of Schizophrenia patients employing a novel and safe non viral episomal vector reprogramming approach. Click to read more...

2. Genetic approach in understanding Colon cancer stem cells

In a study published online in the journal cell stem cell, researchers have reported that in both intestinal stem cells and colo-rectal cancer cells, a similar set of genes are activated and this finding opens a new door of possibilities of a genetic approach to colon cancer.Click to read more...

3. Liquid Biomaterials - A breakthrough approach for osteoarthritis

Researchers from University of Bristol are studying the possibilities of using a novel injectable liquid synthetic polymer for cartilage tissue engineering in the treatment of osteoarthritisClick to read more...

4. A novel way to attack breast Cancer Stem cells by blocking signals from the bone marrow niche

Dr. Wicha and team who first discovered breast cancer stem cells in 2003, have now reported that breast cancer stem cells are regulated by signals from the bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells and stopping the signals may serve as an indirect way to attack the breast cancer stem cellsClick to read more...

5. Clinical trial on Stem Cells for chronic heart disease shows positive results

An on-going clinical trial on bone marrow cells for heart disease has revealed that bone marrow cells are able to reduce the size of even decade old enlarged hearts due to heart diseaseClick to read more...

6. Bone Marrow Stem Cells proven safe to treat traumatic brain injury in children

Results of a Phase I clinical trial at University of Texas has shown that injection of stem cells derived from patients own bone marrow in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) is safe and six months follow-up after injection has shown that the patients showed significant improvement. Click to read more...

7. Stemness of stem cell maintained by CSF in the brain

Scientists have discovered that certain proteins in the cerebro-spinal fluid of the brain control the proliferation of stem cells in the brain.Click to read more...

8. Stem cells- An exciting alternative for bone healing

Dr. Glenn M. Weinraub who lead the discussion among surgeons on bone healing at annual scientific conference of the American College of Foot and Ankle has said that stem cells are a valuable alternative to bone grafts for bone healing Click to read more...

9. Induced conditional self-renewing progenitor (ICSP) cells: A safe and effective approach for Stem cell therapy against wide spectrum of diseases

In a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences(PNAS), researchers have reported the creation of a new kind of stem cell called induced conditional self renewing progenitor cells(ICSP), using a single regulatable geneClick to read more...

10. Pluri Test: a new cost-effective and accurate bioinformatic assay to test pluripotency

A team of researchers from Scripps Research institute have developed a new biomarker assay known as “Pluri Test” to test the pluripotency of cells Click to read more...




1. 2nd International Cancer Immunotherapy & Immunomonitoring Conference
May 2-5, 2011 - Budapest, Hungary. Click here

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

3. 17th Annual ISCT meeting ;
May 18-21 2011, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Click here

4.2nd International Conference on Stem Cells and Cancer (ICSCC-2011)
Oct 15 -19 - Pune, India.  Click here

5. 2nd ISCT-asia Annual meeting October 17-20, Miyazaki, Japan Click here


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