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Stem cell injections produce robust anti-aging effects

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists say that mice injected with stem cell-like progenitor cells seemed to have “sipped from the fountain of youth.” The genetically modified mice used in the experiment were bred to exhibit aging characteristics similar to those observed in sufferers of progeria, a premature aging disorder. Reporting their work in […]

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Molecular biologists get to grips with stem cell differentiation

In important new work, Florida State University (FSU) molecular biologists have begun to unscramble the enormously complex process by which DNA is repackaged during differentiation – when embryonic stem cells, jacks of all cellular trades, lose their anything-goes attitude and become masters of specialized functions. As a result, scientists now are one significant step closer […]

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Matrix Turns Stem Cells Into Neural Components

Embryonic stem cells have astonished scientists with their facility to develop into any kind of cell in the human body, but our understanding of howstem cells make this transformation has been sketchy at best. Now, researchers at University of Florida’s (UF) McKnight Brain Institute have shown that embryonic stem cells develop according to their environment, […]

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Umbilical Cord Blood May Overcome Stem Cell Stumbling Block

A report appearing in the journal Cell Proliferationdetails how researchers, from the University of Texas and Kingston University in the U.K., have produced embryonic-like stem cells from umbilical cord blood. The breakthrough, providing an ethical and reliable source of human stem cells, could substantially speed up the development of new treatments for life-threatening illnesses, injuries […]

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First Steps Taken To Build A Brain

The journal Neurosurgery has reported on work conducted by scientists in Sweden, Norway and the U.S. which has successfully produced functioning neurons from adult stem cells. Importantly, the newly grown neurons were capable of communicating through synapses. The researchers believe their work holds promise for treating patients with degenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and […]

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