Researchers have managed to reverse some of the damage caused by a heart attack using stem cells that were induced from connective tissue cells, according to a study published Monday.
Confused? But true. Think about it, by donating your stem cells you are helping a life to relive. In this way your cells are getting incorporated within that person, and you are living in him or her, too. Whenever you are depressed you can go to him or her and you will be welcomed with a smile that will take away all the tensions from your life. And it is a well proven fact that with a lower mental stress you can live long.
Fate Therapeutics, a startup based in La Jolla, CA, aims to harness the body’s ability to heal itself by developing drugs that stimulate resident stem cells. Its innovative techniques are optimistic to get rid of the complications related to stem cell transplants.
Although genetically identical how can the ES cells differ in phenotype from the iPS cells? In a recent finding by the UCLA researchers, it has been proved that the molecular signatures are distinct. But still tests are pending to reveal the mystery.
Scientists at the University of Missouri claimed that they have invented a way to produce embryonic like stem cells from regular cells from a pig’s connective tissue. The new study appeared in a recent issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
Stanford University School of Medicine bagged a grant of$3.9M for stem cell training program, from a total voted amount of $40.6 million, from previously approved stem cell fund released by the governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.
Once again a 29 years old man who had severe injury in the upper cervical cord in a road accident (two years ago) achieved significant improvement after having successful stem cell therapy at the Salem Manipal Hospital, India.
Chinese researchers have developed a way to convert ordinary pig cells into stem cells. Researchers also claimed that these pig stem cells have the capacity to work like embryonic stem cells. The work was published on-line Wednesday in the newly launched Journal of Molecular Cell Biology.
Researchers from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have demonstrated for the first time ever that stem cell and gene therapy combination technique could work in human cells.
According to Nikkei English News, Dnavec Corp. has developed a method to create human stem cells with a significantly lower risk of cancer.