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Building Muscle From Fatty Stem Cells

Coming hot on the heels of the news that scientists have turned stem cells into sperm, theProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports that researchers have extracted adult stem cells from fatty tissue (adipose) and turned them into smooth muscle cells. Smooth muscle cells are found throughout the body and make up the walls […]

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Stem Cells May Prove Hard To Tame

Researchers have discovered a regulatory mechanism that enables frog embryos to develop normally even after being split in half (as in the development of identical twins). The findings, appearing in the journalCell, may have implications for current research into stem cell therapies as stem cells develop in a similar fashion, attempting to differentiate into embryos […]

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Sperm Precursor Cells Could Be Source Of Embryonic Stem Cells

Researchers, writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, say they a step closer to coaxing sperm stem cells to behave like embryonic stem cells, which are capable of growing into many other types of cells in the body. The new work has many potential applications, including a possible alternative to embryonic stem […]

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More Success With Stem Cells For Spinal Injuries

An article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences carries news of the use of adult human neural stem cells to successfully regenerate damaged spinal cord tissue in mice. The researchers, from the University of California Irvine Research Center, said that the treatment could hold great potential for new therapies to help those […]

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Eggs And Sperm Made From Stem Cells

Scientists in the UK now claim it is entirely possible that eggs and sperm can be created from human embryonic stem cells (HESCs), and experiments conducted in at least two other countries appear to either complement or support this claim. Representatives from the UK, Belgium and Australia presented their research on HESCs at the 21st […]

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