Journal of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

News Letter - 15                       vol.1; iss.15                              24 November 2010



1. Mesenchymal stem cells: a potential alternative source for bladder regeneration

Researchers from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and Children's Memorial Research Center, USA have created a model for bladder regeneration using stem cells and they have identified mesenchymal stem cells to be a potential alternative cell source for damaged bladder smooth muscle cellsClick to read more...

2. Genetically modified hematopoietic stem cells for treating metastatic melanoma

A potent anti-melanoma T cell receptor gene introduced into the hematopoietic stem cells of mice with metastatic melanoma has resulted in permanent immune reconfiguration and produced a complete remission of their cancer Click to read more...

3. Embryonic stem cell trial for retinal disease

The US-FDA has given permission to go ahead with a clinical trial of transplantation of embryonic stem cells into the eyes of patients with Stargardt's macular degeneration, a disease in which the light-sensitive retina cells at the back of eye are destroyed. Click to read more...

4. Stem cells from fat to treat heart attacks

In a study which was conducted at Erasmus University Medical Centre in Rotterdam, researchers have concluded that stem cells taken from abdominal fat by liposuction could be used to improve heart function after a heart attackClick to read more...

5. sfrp- A key protein secreted from stem cells helps restoring Cardiac function

Researchers have identified that a key protein sfrp2 in studies of rats that helps to prevent heart attack and reduce collagen layering that can form thick scar tissue after a heart attackClick to read more...

6. Endothelial cells role in Organ regeneration

Researchers from Howard Hughes Medical Institute have discovered that activation of endothelial cells i.e cells of the innermost layer of blood vessels in the liver and bone marrow will lead to activation of adult liver cells and blood stem to divide and regenerate tissue thus highlighting previously unknown roles of endothelial cell function Click to read more...

7. Stem Cell therapy for a rare syndrome proves success

In two patients with the rare Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome,transplantation of genetically altered blood stem cells of their own has resulted in resolution of eczema, autoimmunity, and predisposition to severe infection which are symptoms of the disorder .Click to read more...

8. Stem Cell Patch to improve heart function after heart attack

A team of researchers have found that when a patch, made up of heart muscle cells ,endothelial cells and embryonic fibroblasts was applied to the surface of the damaged area of the heart, the overall heart function improved.Click to read more...

9. Gadonanotubes for stem cell tracking

Studies have revealed that Gadonanotubes (GNTs) are 40 times better than standard contrast agents used in magnetic resonance imaging for tracking of stem cells through the bodyClick to read more...

10. Multifunctional Gel matrices culture provide better environmental cues for stem cell culture

Researchers from California have created an artificial environment for stem cells that simultaneously provides the chemical, mechanical and electrical cues necessary for better stem cell growth and differentiationClick to read more...

11. A key protein that acts as a Controller brain stem cell fate

Researchers have identified a new protein known as Zif that controls the brain stem cell fate as to whether they are going to renew themselves as stem cells or differentiate into a neuron.Click to read more...




1. International Conference on Stem Cells and Cancer (ICSCC-2010): Proliferation, Differentiation, and Apoptosis
December 11-14 2010
Pune, Maharashtra, India. Click here

Saveetha School of Engineering, Saveetha University, Chennai India
Click here

3. BAMU Aurangabad International Conference on Biotechnology for Better Tomorrow | BTBT-2011
February 6-9, 2011
Aurangabad(M.S.) India. Click here

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

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


Quote Corner:

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change ”

-Charles Darwin

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1. Dr. Chandrashekar an Indian-born American astrophysicist who, with William A. Fowler, won the 1983 Nobel Prize for Physics is the nephew of another Nobel Prize winner Sir C.V. Raman

2. It is a fact that the skin of an average adult human weighs about 3 kilograms in total.


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