25 Aug 2009 10:35 am

Scientists grow retina cells from skin-derived stem cells

WASHINGTON - University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have successfully grown multiple types of retina cells from two types of stem cells, giving new hope that damaged retinas may soon come to be repaired by cells grown from the patient’s own skin.

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24 Aug 2009 08:16 am

Artificial red blood cells a step closer

MELBOURNE - A team of Australian scientists has genetically modified human embryonic stem cells to glow red when they develop into premature red blood cells.

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20 Aug 2009 08:52 am

MRI methods can show bone marrow stem cells’ viability as brain-repairing therapy

WASHINGTON - Researchers at Tel Aviv University have offered new hope for people with incurable neurodegenerative diseases like Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s by showing that the viability of stem cells created from a patient’s own bone marrow can be determined using MRI tracking methods.

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20 Aug 2009 08:41 am

New hope for people whose nerves degenerate

WASHINGTON - There is no known cure for diseases such as Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s where the nerve system degenerates. But now there is hope as stem cells from the patient’s own bone marrow may check advance of the disease.

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18 Aug 2009 08:49 am

Scientists guide stem cells to damaged tissue using nanomagnets

WASHINGTON - University College London scientists have shown that it is possible to guide stem cells to sites of cardiovascular injury using microscopic magnetic particles, in a new method designed to increase the capacity of cells to repair damaged tissue.

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12 Aug 2009 01:17 pm

Light therapy can enhance stem cells’ power

WASHINGTON - In a novel study, University of Central Florida researchers have shown that light energy can be used to harness the healing power of stem cells and guide them to areas of the body that need help.

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11 Aug 2009 08:08 am

Scientist create white blood cells directly from embryonic and adult stem cells

WASHINGTON - Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have moved a step closer to transforming embryonic stem cells into a multipurpose medical tool, for they have successfully transformed these versatile cells into progenitors of white blood cells and into six types of mature white blood and immune cells.

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07 Aug 2009 10:12 am

Scientists shed light on what makes stem cells tick

WASHINGTON - A team of U.S. scientists has identified phosphorylated signalling proteins in human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) studying which may help understand the mechanisms that determine whether stem cells divide or differentiate, what types of cells they become, and how to control those complex mechanisms to facilitate development of new therapies.

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04 Aug 2009 08:24 am

Bladder cancer stem cell discovered

WASHINGTON - Stanford’s School of Medicine researchers have identified the first human bladder cancer stem cell.

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03 Aug 2009 12:27 pm

Gene that raises bladder cancer risk identified

LONDON - A gene variation of prostate stem cell antigen (PSCA) gene, called rs2294008, can increase the risk of urinary bladder cancer, according to researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.

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