Journal of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

News Letter - 19                       vol.2; iss.2                              27 January 2011



1. Research reveals as to when stem cells lose their stemness?

New research from Rockefeller University has defined the point at which hair follicle stem cells lose their stemness to form committed cells that make new hairs. This research also has revealed new insights into how the offsprings regulate the activity of the parent stem cellsClick to read more...

2. New mathematical model to study the rate of division of stem cells and cancer stem cells

In a major step towards bridging mathematics and Biology, University of Florida researchers have devised an algorithm to determine the rate at which stem cells and cancer stem cells divide and this mathematical model approach could also help get to the root of the cancer-stem cell theory Click to read more...

3. Complex circuits controls blood stem cell fate

A research team using Global expression of genes has devised a systematic approach to decipher the circuitry that determines as to what type of blood cell a blood stem cell will develop intoClick to read more...

4. iPS pioneers awarded King Faisal International Prize for Medicine

The pioneers in Induced Pluripotent stem cell research, James Thomson and Shinya Yamanaka have been named winners of the King Faisal International Prize for Medicine for their continuing work to advance stem-cell researchClick to read more...

5. In utero blood stem cell transplantation- A new hope

In an exciting finding, researchers using mouse model experiments have determined that it is the mother's immune response that prevents a fetus from accepting transplanted blood stem cells and this can be overcome by transplanting cells harvested from the mother herselfClick to read more...

6. World's first human cell model of progeria developed

Scientists from Singapore and Hong Kong have produced the world's first human cell model of progeria, a disease that results in severe premature ageing in children Click to read more...

7. Stem cell transplantation proves success in 48 liver disease patients

A study led by researchers in California and Egypt transplanting autologous bone marrow-derived stem cells into 48 patients with end-stage liver disease has yielded positive resultsClick to read more...

8. iPS cells developed from patients with rare genetic disease in Australia

Scientists from Australia have developed their country’s first adult induced pluripotent stem cell lines from patients with the rare genetic disease Friedreich's ataxia (FA) and this could pave way for the development of new treatments for FA and related conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.Click to read more...

9. Workings of a crucial cell-signaling pathway identified

Researchers from University of Pennsylvania have explored the workings of a crucial cell-signaling pathway known as the mitogen-activated protein kinase, or MAPK, cascade using a novel approach that combines synthetic biology and mathematical modelingClick to read more...

10. MicroRNA – A new weapon to fight prostate Cancer

Team of researchers from University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have reported that a micro RNA , miR-34a inhibits prostate cancer metastasis by suppressing a surface protein commonly found on prostate cancer stem cells and this could help in developing the miR-34a as a new treatment option for prostate cancerClick to read more...

11. Patient Specific stem cells for cardiac Diseases

As a step towards personalized medicine Scientists from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have reprogrammed skin cells from a patient with an inherited heart disease to form induced pluripotent stem cells which were then differentiated into cardiac cells and these cardiac cells recapitulated the abnormality present in the patient from which they were derived, making them useful for studying this cardiac disorderClick to read more...

12. Indirect way to Attack Breast Cancer Stem Cells

Researchers from University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified that it is possible to attack breast cancer stem cells indirectly by blocking the signals from the mesenchymal stem cells in the bone marrow that regulate these breast cancer stem cells Click 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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1. A doctor from Massachusetts who attempted to weigh the human soul by weighing people immediately before and after death concluded that the human soul weighs 21 gms.

  2. It is an amazing yet true fact that every human spends about half an hour as a single cell

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