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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31 Jul 2009 11:49 am

Journal retracts UK study claiming to have created human sperm from stem cells

Journal retracts claim of sperm made of stem cells

LONDON — A scientific journal has retracted a controversial paper claiming to have created the first human sperm from embryonic stem cells.

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31 Jul 2009 07:53 am

Journal retracts sperm-creation paper over plagiarism

LONDON - A report claiming that scientists have created sperm-like cells from human embryonic stem cells has been retracted by a journal that published it three weeks ago, as it has attracted controversy.

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31 Jul 2009 12:25 am

NY women could soon get up to $10K to donate eggs for stem cell study _ paid for by taxpayers

NY taxpayers to pay donors for stem cell studies

NEW YORK — Hanqi Miao said she wanted to donate her eggs to help infertile couples reproduce, but she acknowledged the money is good, too: She said she’ll be paid about $5,000.

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29 Jul 2009 12:16 pm

Precursors of sperm cell can convert into other cell types

WASHINGTON - Researchers have found a way to directly convert spermatogonial stem cells, precursors of sperm cells, into tissues of the prostate, skin and uterus.

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29 Jul 2009 11:05 am

Humble sea sponge can advance stem cell research

SYDNEY - The humble sea sponge could potentially advance stem cell research, according to scientists.

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29 Jul 2009 09:04 am

Scientists achieve breakthrough in turning male germ cells into other cell types

WASHINGTON - Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a new method to directly convert male germ cells-spermatogonial stem cells, the precursors of sperm cells-into other cell types like tissues of the prostate, skin and uterus.

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27 Jul 2009 08:06 am

Scientists move closer to making replacement bones using stem cell technology

LONDON - Imperial College London scientists claim that they have moved a step closer to making replacement bones for patients with damaged or fractured bones using stem cell technology.

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27 Jul 2009 06:54 am

Scientists edge closer to growing replacement bones

LONDON - Scientists have edged closer to growing replacement bones with stem cell technology.

Molly Stevens, professor at Imperial College London and author of a new study said: “Our study brings us one step closer to developing materials that will have the highest chance of success when implanted into patients.”

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