News for Researchers
Researchers ID Protein-Protein Interaction That Promotes Cancer Development (BioSpace)
(West Lafayette, IN) Researchers at Purdue University identified and epigenetic process which regulates the behavior of stem cells. If this process becomes abnormal, tumors may develop. Understanding this pathway will help to develop treatment modalities for certain cancers.
New Medical Innovation Helps Man to Walk Again (Good Morning America)
(Rochester, MN) Scientists and clinicians from the Mayo Clinic used stem cells to help a paralyzed man walk again, as explained by a man with a message and deep personal interest in curing paralysis.
Psoriasis May Be Triggered by Genetic Changes in Skin Stem Cells (Technology Networks)
(Vienna, Austria) Genetic changes in the stem cells of hair follicles can lead to deregulation of inflammatory transcription factors in psoriasis patients. This may be a step towards identification of a possible therapeutic target.
Stem Cell Researchers Reactivate ‘Back-Up Genes’ In The Lab (Science Codex)
(Leuven, BE) Scientists at KU Leuven in Belgium have discovered a pathway by which “back-up genes” can be reactivated in stem cells.
How Stem Cells Decide Their Fate (Sloan Kettering Institute)
(New York, NY) While there is extensive research to study stem cells, scientists do not know much about commitment upon cell division. This article proposes mechanisms by which stem cells determine their fate.
Caltech Launches Merkin Institute for Translational Research (Pasadena Now)
(Pasadena, CA) Caltech launches the Merkin Institute for Translational Research. This will enhance resources from existing platforms and develop new platforms for translation of stem cell science and engineering from the bench to the bedside.
Regenerative Medicine to Fuel Demand for Stem Cell Specialists (Times Of India)
(Greater Noida, India) Sharda University in India has developed undergraduate and postgraduate programs in regenerative medicine to meet the increasing global demand for graduates specializing in stem cell research.
Scientists Sharpen Their Molecular Scissors And Expand The Gene Editing Toolbox (Eureka Alert)
(WINSTON-SALEM, NC) Scientists at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) have improved the delivery system for a DNA editing tool with a rapid “hit and run” approach.
Infections After Receipt of Bacterially Contaminated Umbilical Cord Blood–Derived Stem Cell Products for Other Than Hematopoietic or Immunologic Reconstitution (CDC)
(Washington, DC) The CDC analyzes 12 cases of bacterially contaminated umbilical cord stem cells and examines unopened vials, all from the same manufacturer.