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Yale researcher testifies in support of embryonic stem cell research
Yale researcher Diane Krause testified today before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee urging Congress to continue federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. Krause, associate professor of laboratory medicine and pathology at Yale School of Medicine, has done extensive research on adult stem cells. She recently discovered adult stem cells in bone marrow that can create new liver, lung, gastrointestinal and skin cells, and possibly any other organ in the body. (2001-07-18)

U of MN researchers use human embryonic stem cells to kill cancer cells
For the first time, stem cell researchers at the University of Minnesota have coaxed human embryonic stem cells to create cancer-killing cells in the laboratory, paving the way for future treatments for various types of cancers (or tumors). The research will be published in the Oct. 15 issue of the Journal of Immunology. (2005-10-11)

Stem cells born out of indecision
Scientists at the University of Copenhagen have gained new insight into embryonic stem cells and how blocking their ability to make choices explains why they stay as stem cells in culture. The results have just been published in the scientific journal Cell Reports. (2014-12-18)

Another boost for stem cell research
Another Australian breakthrough is likely to strengthen the case for embryonic stem cell research. (2006-11-14)

Biologists find a way to lower tumor risk in stem cell therapies
Biologists at UC San Diego have discovered a way to limit the formation of teratomas. They have identified a new signaling pathway critical for unlimited self propagation of embryonic stem cells. Using small molecule compounds that inhibit this pathway, the scientists were able to dramatically reduce the potential of embryonic stem cells to form teratomas. (2010-07-07)

Adult mouse bone marrow stem cells can become cells of the nervous system
University of Minnesota researchers show that adult bone marrow stem cells can be induced to differentiate into cells of the midbrain. The findings, published in the online early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggest that adult bone-marrow-derived stem cells may one day be useful for treating diseases of the central nervous system, including Parkinson's disease. (2003-08-18)

Regulating embryonic stem cell self-renewal
In the Oct. 15 issue of G&D, Dr. Huck-Hui Ng and colleagues at the Genome Institute of Singapore identify two genes -- called Jmjd1a and Jmjd2c -- that regulate self-renewal in embryonic stem cells. This finding will have important ramifications for embryonic stem cell research. (2007-10-14)

UCSD discovery shows how embryonic stem cells perform 'quality control' inspections
Biologists at the University of California, San Diego have found a fundamental mechanism used by embryonic stem cells to assure that genetically damaged stem cells do not divide and pass along the damage to daughter stem cells. (2004-12-26)

Human embryonic stem cells promising for replacement of blood supply
Researchers at the University of Minnesota Stem Cell Institute are one step closer to understanding how blood cells develop through the use of human embryonic stem cells. The research better defines the conditions under which blood cell development occurs, making the process easier to replicate. The findings are published in the October issue of Experimental Hematology. (2004-10-29)

Researchers identify stem cell gene with unique role
Researchers at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute and the University of South Florida have identified a gene whose expression is shared by both the earliest stem cells--embryonic stem cells--and by tissue-specific stem cells in adults. The finding has implications for the control of stem cell growth. (2001-10-04)

Stem cells which 'fool immune system' may provide vaccination for cancer
A study published in Stem Cells reveals the potential for human stem cells to provide a vaccination against colon cancer. (2009-10-07)

New insights into mechanisms regulating gene expression in embryonic stem cells
Researchers from Turku, Finland, have discovered new information about the mechanisms which maintain gene activity in human embryonic stem cells. The observed mechanism is essential for the self-renewal of stem cells. The two research groups who made the discovery, led by Senior Researcher, Docent Riikka Lund and Academy Professor Riitta Lahesmaa, work at the Turku Centre for Biotechnology. The study was conducted in co-operation with researchers from Aalto University, the University of Tampere and Karolinska Institutet. (2017-05-31)

USC stem cell study sheds new light on cell mechanism
Research from the University of Southern California has discovered a new mechanism to allow embryonic stem cells to divide indefinitely and remain undifferentiated. The study, which will be published in the May 22 issue of the journal Nature, also reveals how embryonic stem cell multiplication is regulated, which may be important in understanding how to control tumor cell growth. (2008-05-21)

Hebrew University researchers neutralize tumor growth in embryonic stem cell therapy
Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered a method to potentially eliminate the tumor-risk factor in utilizing human embryonic stem cells. Their work paves the way for further progress in the promising field of stem cell therapy. (2009-05-06)

Generating dopamine via cell therapy for Parkinson's disease
In Parkinson's disease, the loss of dopamine-producing cells in the midbrain causes well-characterized motor symptoms. Though embryonic stem cells could potentially be used to replace dopaminergic (DA) neurons in Parkinson's disease patients, such cell therapy options must still overcome technical obstacles before the approach is ready for the clinic. Dr. Lorenza Studer and colleagues at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York developed three different mouse lines to better purify appropriate cells for transplantation. (2012-07-02)

Study finds therapies using induced pluripotent stem cells could encounter immune rejection problems
Biologists at UC San Diego have discovered that an important class of stem cells known as (2011-05-13)

Study finds therapies using induced pluripotent stem cells could encounter immune rejection problems
Biologists at UC San Diego have discovered that an important class of stem cells known as (2011-05-13)

Social scientists study impact of human adult stem cell research
New research says studying both adult and embryonic stem cells can benefit medical science, but banning the study of either type could harm studies of the other. Researchers from the University of Michigan, Stanford University and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. recently investigated whether the increased number of studies with a certain type of adult stem cell has changed the overall course of research in the field (2011-06-10)

World's first chimeric monkeys are born
Researchers have produced the world's first chimeric monkeys. The bodies of these monkeys are composed of a mixture of cells representing as many as six distinct genomes. The advance holds great potential for future research as chimeric animals had been largely restricted to mice. The report, published online ahead of the release of the Jan. 20 issue of Cell, also suggests there may be limits to the use of cultured embryonic stem cells. (2012-01-05)

New stem cell maintenance protein found
Scientists have identified a critical, new stem cell protein - a marked advance in the elucidation of the molecular blueprint of stem cells. Drs. Robert Tsai and Ronald McKay at the NIH have discovered a novel gene, called nucleostemin, whose encoded protein is necessary for maintaining the proliferative capacity of embryonic and adult stem cells, and possibly some types of cancer cells. Their report is published in the December 1 issue of the scientific journal Genes & Development. (2002-11-30)

Rockefeller University president applauds new US policy on stem cells
Today's executive order making federal money once again available for research on human embryonic stem cells will accelerate biomedical research and hopefully bring us closer to cures for some of our most devastating diseases, says Rockefeller University president Paul Nurse. (2009-03-09)

Scientists make first step towards growing human lungs for transplant
Scientists have successfully converted human embryonic stem cells into lung cells, taking a first step towards building human lungs for transplantation. (2005-08-23)

Why stem cells need to stick with their friends
Scientists at University of Copenhagen and University of Edinburgh have identified a core set of functionally relevant factors which regulates embryonic stem cells' ability for self-renewal. (2013-11-07)

Study sheds light into the nature of embryonic stem cells
New insight into what stem cells are and how they behave could help scientists to grow cells that form different tissues. A study at the University of Edinburgh has shown that embryonic stem cells consist of cells that switch back and forth between precursors of different cell types. This may be linked to their potential to become any cell type in the body. (2010-05-25)

A letter to President Bush
Dr. Wise Young, director of the W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience at Rutgers, has sent a letter to the president of the United States expressing his concerns on the stem cell controversy and advancing some new perspectives. (2001-07-23)

Yale researchers show how embryonic stem cells orchestrate human development
Yale researchers show in detail how three genes within human embryonic stem cells regulate development, a finding that increases understanding of how to grow these cells for therapeutic purposes. (2012-04-05)

Rice University's Baker Institute experts available to discuss stem cell research, recommendations
Baker Institute fellows Neal Lane and Kirstin Matthews released policy recommendations on stem cell research for the Obama administration. (2009-02-17)

Embryonic stem cells induced to develop into bone marrow and blood cells
Researchers at Northwestern University have devised a method to induce embryonic stem cells to develop into bone marrow and blood cells. Injecting the stem cells into the bone marrow cavity of mice whose bone marrow cells had been depleted restored production of blood cells, including cells of the immune system, which normally are created in the bone marrow. (2004-03-31)

Scientists discover stage at which an embryonic cell is fated to become a stem cell
Cambridge scientists have discovered the stage at which some of the cells of a fertilized mammalian egg are fated to develop into stem cells and why this occurs. The findings of the study, which overturn the long-held belief that cells are the same until the fourth cleavage (division) of the embryo, are reported in today's edition of Nature. (2007-01-10)

Researchers devise way to mass-produce embryonic stem cells
Researchers at Ohio State University have developed a method for mass-producing embryonic stem cells. That's important because traditional laboratory methods used to grow these cells are costly and don't produce cells fast enough to respond to increasing demands for human embryonic stem cells, said Shang-Tian Yang, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Ohio State University. (2005-03-15)

'Glow-in-the-dark' red blood cells made from human stem cells
Victorian stem cell scientists from Monash University have modified a human embryonic stem cell (hESC) line to glow red when the stem cells become red blood cells. The modified hESC line, ErythRED, represents a major step forward to the eventual aim of generating mature, fully functional red blood cells from human embryonic stem cells. (2009-08-23)

Study shows frogs can play key role in stem cell research
It sounds like one of those curiosities which pops up in wildlife documentaries, but the African clawed frog could prove a powerful ally for scientists working in the key area of stem cell research. (2006-05-14)

Crucial gene found for embryonic stem cell maintenance
Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have identified a gene necessary for the normal progression of early mammalian embryogenesis and the establishment of embryonic stem cell lines. This work represents a significant advance in our understanding of the complex genetic framework that supports early mammalian development and stem cell pluripotency. (2002-10-14)

Stem cells in human embryos commit to specialization surprisingly early
The point when human embryonic stem cells irreversibly commit to becoming specialised has been identified by researchers at the Francis Crick Institute. (2020-04-17)

Heart derived stem cells develop into heart muscle
Dutch researchers at University Medical Center Utrecht and the Hubrecht Institute have succeeded in growing large numbers of stem cells from adult human hearts into new heart muscle cells. A breakthrough in stem cell research. Until now, it was necessary to use embryonic stem cells to make this happen. The findings are published in the latest issue of the journal Stem Cell Research. (2008-04-23)

Genes that control embryonic stem cell fate identified
UCSF scientists have identified about two dozen genes that control embryonic stem cell fate. The genes may either prod or restrain stem cells from drifting into a kind of limbo, they suspect. The limbo lies between the embryonic stage and fully differentiated, or specialized, cells, such as bone, muscle or fat. (2008-07-10)

New transitional stem cells discovered
Researchers from the University of Missouri, in an effort to grow placenta cells to better study the causes of pre-eclampsia, serendipitously discovered a previously unknown form of human embryonic stem cell. (2015-04-16)

Controlling gene activity in human development
Researchers at the Babraham Institute have revealed a new understanding of the molecular switches that control gene activity in human embryonic stem cells. This insight provides new avenues for improving the efficiency of being able to drive stem cells to create a desired cell type -- an essential requirement to fulfill their promise in regenerative medicine. (2016-12-06)

Adult Mouse Blood Cell Types Rejuvenated Through Injection Into The Early Embryonic Environment
Contrary to accepted ideas, scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and the University of Freiburg have found that blood stem cells from adult mice can survive in the very different environment of the early embryo and even go on to produce blood cells reprogrammed to have embryonic features (Cell, June 12, 1998). (1998-06-19)

New cell line should accelerate embryonic stem cell research
Researchers at the University of Washington have successfully created a line of human embryonic stem cells that have the ability to develop into a far broader range of tissues than most existing cell lines. (2014-03-13)

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