“New Generation Re-Generation: Pluripotent Stem Cells and Open Source Biology”

George J. Murphy, of Boston University School of Medicine  joined us at Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine Congress USA 2014 to present about ‘ New Generation Regeneration: Pluripotent Stem Cells and Open Source Biology’  Download his presentation now to learn about: Human Stem Cell Cassette (STEMCCA) Directed differentiation: cells and tissues Historical development of erythroid cells …and much more! Get your copy here! To …

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‘Manipulated’ Stem Cells: How iPSCs have gone from Nobel Prize research to novel therapy reality

First patient to receive induced pluripotent stem cells in Japan to treat macular degeneration – is this a result of their regulatory modifications?   2006 saw the discovery that normal human adult cells could be ‘reprogrammed’ to become stem cells that could adopt the form of any type of cell, from heart to liver to skin. Fast-forward to this decade …

Reducing teratoma risk with novel method to selectively target pluripotent stem cells

During the differentiation of pluripotent stem cells into specific daughter cells, some pluripotent stem cells can be left behind to form tumours such as teratomas. However, researchers at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have now identified a method with which they can separate out the rogue pluripotent stem cells from the desired differentiated cells, and thus reduce the risk …

What researchers have been looking for? Stable naïve pluripotency achieved with human stem cells

It could be the major breakthrough in human stem cell research scientists have been waiting for. Minerva Biotechnologies have announced that they have managed to achieve stable naïve pluripotency in both human embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells, thanks to a newly discovered human growth factor called NM23-H1. While scientists have previously been able to convert human stem cells to …

Politics and science shouldn’t be mixed, understand the impact of this on the commercial development of pluripotent stem cells

The Scientist recently reported that the legality of federally funding human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research is being questioned in court again, and the decision may rest on a technicality. National Institutes of Health guidelines released in 2009 lifted the Bush-era restrictions on hESC research, but were met with a lawsuit by adult stem cell researchers that August. A preliminary …