Journal of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

News Letter - 27                       vol.2; iss.10                              25 May 2011



1. Brain neural Stem Cells from the peripheral nervous system stem cells

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute have now succeeded in producing central nervous system cells from neural stem cells of the peripheral nervous system which was a difficult feat earlier. Click to read more...

2. A new tool to monitor Blood Stem Cells

An automated microfluidic cell culture platform to monitor the growth, survival and responses of blood stem cells has been developed by Researchers from Canada which will help to gain insights on the growth requirements of these stem cells. Click to read more...

3. A novel method for producing large quantities of astrocytes from human stem cells

A team led by Dr. Zhang has identified a novel method for producing large amounts of astrocyte cells(a type of brain cells) from human stem cells which will help us in understanding the astrocytes, in order to bring about novel therapies for neurological disorders. Click to read more...

4. Bone Marrow Stem cells made Chemotherapy resistant by Gene modification

In a breakthrough clinical trial, bone marrow stem cells from brain tumour patients were isolated and gene modified using a viral vector making these cells chemotherapy resistant after which they were re-infused back to the patient. This approach will serve to protect these cells from the harmful effects of chemotherapy. Click to read more...

5. Method identified to potentially predict fate of progenitor cells

Extensive Chromatin and histone based studies have revealed significant information behind the mechanism of how the fate of progenitor cells is decided. . Click to read more...

6. A switch discovered to generate stem cells at a faster rate

A team of researchers from Singapore have changed a single amino acid in the protein called Sox17 thereby making a new protein which can generate stem cells at five times the normal rate . Click to read more...

7. Stem Cells for acute liver injury

In studies on mice, Researchers have shown that with human multipotent stromal cells (hMSC) isolated from bone marrow was able to significantly reduce acute lung injury. Click to read more...

8. Scientists announce discovery of human Lung stem cells

Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have discovered for the first time, human lung stem cells with self renewing and multi-differentiation properties. Click to read more...

9. One cell can regenerate the whole body- An astonishing discovery in flatworm

Scientists have identified that a single adult cell has the capability to regenerate the whole body of Planaria, a flatworm which can be dubbed as the King of regeneration in the animal kingdom. Click to read more...

10. iPS cells from skin for regeneration of the retina of the eye

As the first step in a promising therapy for age-related macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, diabetic retinopathy and other retinal diseases, iPS cells (induced pluripotent stem cells) derived from skin have been used to regenerate large areas of damaged retinas and improve visual function in mice. Click to read more...

11. Clinically relevant Stem Cells for Parkinson's Disease

Scientists have identified that protein-based human iPS cells can reverse disease in a rat model of Parkinson disease. Click to read more...

12. Study sheds light on origin of a type blood cancer

Researchers have discovered that novel mutations in an intracellular communication pathway called Notch led to the development of a type of myeloid leukaemia and this study has implications in development of potential targeted therapies against this deadly blood cancer. Click to read more...

13. Communication in Hair Stem Cell Populations

In a study first of its kind , scientists have deciphered as to how hair stem cells in mice and rabbits can communicate with each other for a mutually co-ordinated regeneration. Click to read more...


1. Did you know that the most common solid tissue to be transplanted in the world is the cornea

  2. Contrary to the wide belief that hair is the fastest growing tissue, hair is actually the second fastest growing tissue in the body while Bone marrow is the first




1. BIT 1st Annual World Congress
of Molecular & Cell Biology (CMCB-2011)
August 6-8, 2011, Beijing, China.
Click here

2. World Stem Cell Summit;
October 3-5, 2011, Pasadena,CA.
Click here

3. NCRM N I C H E 2011
Sixth Anniversary of Nichi-In Centre for
Regenerative Medicine
Fujio Cup Quiz 2011, Plenary Session and
Symposium on "Stem Cell and
Regenerative Medicine
15th October 2011, Chennai,
For details click here

4.2nd International Conference on
Stem Cells and Cancer (ICSCC-2011)
Oct 15 -19 - Pune, India. 
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5. 2nd ISCT-asia Annual meeting
October 17-20, Miyazaki, Japan
Click here


Quote Corner:

“Gravitation cannot be
held responsible for people
falling in love. How on earth can
you explain in terms of
chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?
Put your hand on a stove
for a minute and it seems
like an hour. Sit with that
special girl for an hour and
it seems like a minute.
That's relativity. ”

- Albert Einstein


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