Oct4, Considered Vital for Creating iPSCs, Actually Isnt Needed – The Scientist
Novel Molecule Reduces the Aggressiveness of Pediatric Cancer – Technology Networks
Since 2006, when Shinya Yamanaka, now the director of the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application at Kyoto University, discovered a method that could guide fully differentiated cells back to their pluripotent state, scientist have been using his recipe to produce induced pluripotent stem cells. The protocol relies on overexpressing the so-called Yamanaka factors, which are four transcription factors: Oct4, Sox2, Klf4, and cMyc (OSKM).
At the American Academy of Stem Cell Physicians Live Congress 2019, FDA Safety Panel Says No to the Bad Actors – Yahoo Finance
In Brazil, scientists affiliated with the Human Genome and Stem Cell Research Center (HUG-CELL) at the University of So Paulo (USP) have identified a molecule capable of reducing the aggressiveness of embryonal central nervous system tumors. These are malignant tumors that start in fetal cells in the brain and mainly affect children up to four years old
Experimental Cell Therapy Improves Cardiac Function in Mouse Model of DMD, Study Says – Muscular Dystrophy News
The American Academy of Stem Cell Physicians hosted the panel on Nov. 2 to discuss safety standards for Physicians who practice stem cell medicine
Human heart cells are altered by spaceflight, but return mostly to normal on Earth – Space Daily
Treatment with a cell therapy candidate called dystrophin expressing chimeras (DECs) increased dystrophin levels in heart muscle and improved cardiac function in mice with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a study has found. This cell therapy, by Dystrogen Therapeutics, will be tested in a clinical trial involving DMD patients, with first results expected by the end of 2020, the company announced.
UPS’s Lillis Scholarships Awarded to Outstanding Salt Lake City and Lafayette Students – The Suburban Times
Heart muscle cells derived from stem cells show remarkable adaptability to their environment during and after spaceflight, according to a study publishing November 7 in the journal Stem Cell Reports. The researchers examined cell-level cardiac function and gene expression in human heart cells cultured aboard the International Space Station for 5.5 weeks
Stem cell therapy helped Owen Franks but there’s still plenty to prove – Stuff.co.nz
TACOMA, Wash. Seth Ack of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Samantha Webb of Lafayette, Colo., have been named University of Puget Sound Lillis Scholars.
BEYOND LOCAL: Expert recommends ‘path of cautious optimism’ about the future of stem cell treatment – NewmarketToday.ca
Stem cell therapy, which All Blacks prop Owen Franks used to help fix a damaged shoulder, is raising hopes of a whole range of medical breakthroughs. But there's a way to go before the medical establishment is convinced.
Stem cell research is a good thing | Opinion – Chart
This article, written byKatharine Sedivy-Haley, University of British Columbia, originally appeared on The Conversation and is republished here with permission: When I was applying to graduate school in 2012, it felt like stem cells were about to revolutionize medicine.
Stem cell research is becoming more of a taboo topic as many people of the United States move into a seemingly more anti-abortion stance. Stem cells come from a fetus that is between three to five days old (the clump of cells is called a blastocyst at this point) and can be used to reverse the effects of chemotherapy, and help repair damaged muscle.