Journal of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

News Letter - 35                       vol.2; iss.18                              28 Sep 2011



1. Japanese Researchers created Bone using Dental Stem Cells: A study in canines

Researchers in Japan lead by Dr. Yoichi Yamada have shown that stem cells derived from deciduous teeth in canine puppies can be grafted on to their parents and produce bone regeneration. Click to read more...

2. Lineage Restricted Reprogramming of Muscle Using Tiny Inhibitors

Researchers have now reversed cells from mature muscle tissue to cells having stem cell properties which have the ability to form new muscle using small molecule inhibitor chemicals and this might help in development of new treatments to combat the degeneration of muscle associated with muscular dystrophy or aging. Click to read more...

3. Insight into Methylation in Cell fate determination

A new study has shown that Methylation of DNA in the blood stem cell can influence the type of cell that stem cell will give rise to. Click to read more...

4. Robust generation of myelinating neurons, a major hope to treat demyelination diseases

In what can be called as a promising approach to demyelinating diseases, scientists have devised a new approach to rapidly produce pure populations of cells that grow into the protective myelin coating on nerves in mice. Click to read more...

5. Chemical conversions in Sperm and egg during early developmental stage compared

Researchers from University of North Carolina have discovered an important process in the removal of specific chemical tags or methyl groups from sperms when it meets an egg and this discovery could give more insights into the developmental processes of an embryo. Click to read more...

6. Unique and distinct progenitor population in the spinal cord discovered

Scientists from Allen Institute for Brain Science have identified a new class of cells in the spinal cord with properties of neural stem cells and the scientists hope this will lead to a new avenue of therapies to treat spinal cord injury.Click to read more...

7. Pluripotency of stem cells regulated by Alternative Splicing

A fascinating discovery has been made by scientists that Pluripotency or the ability of stem cells to form various cell types in the body is regulated by a process called alternative splicing. Click to read more...

8. Clinical trial using Patient’s own Bone Marrow Stem Cells to Treat Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Clinical trial has been started at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Center for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease using patient’s own bone marrow stem cells by causing them to differentiate into astrocyte-like cells. Click to read more...

9. Uterine Stem cells to combat diabetes

Yale School of Medicine researchers have treated diabetes in mice by converting cells from the uterine lining into insulin-producing cells. Click to read more...

10. Looks determines function: Cell Shape and Cell Fate

Research from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has reinforced the concept that stem cells can be induced to develop into specific types of cells by controlling their shape using specific three dimensional scaffolds. Click to read more...

11. Scientists rewind the cellular clock of human adult stem cells

Researchers from the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and the Georgia Institute of Technology have shown that it is possible to reverse the process of aging for human adult stem cells by intervening with the activity of non-protein coding RNAs. Click to read more...


1. American Bruce Beutler, Jules Hoffman of France and Canadian-born Ralph Steinman won the Nobel Price for Physiology and medicine for this year which was announced on Monday for their work on understanding of the immune system by discovering key principles for its activation.

  2. However the bittersweet news is that Ralph Steinman died last Friday after a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer and his life had been kept prolonged with a new therapy based on his prize-winning research into the body's immune system




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

2. 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, India. For details click here

3.2nd International Conference on Stem Cells and Cancer (ICSCC-2011)
Oct 15 -19 - Pune, India.  For details Click here

4. 2nd meeting of ACTO (Asian Cell Therapy Organization)
October 17-20, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. For details Click here


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