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2 Stanford Studies Show Protein Complex Plays Pivotal Role In Stem Cell Development

In ALL ARTICLES, STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on March 4, 2009 at 11:51 pm

scienceThis may allow scientists to further hone in on the elements that make Induce Pluripotent Stem Cells possible. Induce Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSC) are the ADULT stem cells that mimic the ability of embryonic stem cells to become any cell in the body without any of the controversy of embryonic stem cells. – DG

Article Date: 03 Mar 2009 – 6:00 PST

Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a protein complex important in controlling whether embryonic stem cells retain their ability to become any cell in the body – a quality called pluripotency – or instead embark on a pathway of maturation and specialization. The finding is an important advance in the quest by scientists to harness the unique abilities of embryonic stem cells to treat disease and generate replacement tissue for the body.

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OHRI scientists get stem cell research grant

In ALL ARTICLES, STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on March 4, 2009 at 11:51 pm

While this is a seemingly minor article, what caught my…eye is that the $2.4 million grant is for both adult and embryonic research.  What a great idea!  Fund research into adult stem cells that can provide treatments now AND fund research into embryonic stem cells that can educate us about things that might be used in 10-50 years.  THIS is how it should be! -DG

eyesmoney-stacksOTTAWA-Scientists at the Ottawa Health Research Institute have been awarded $2.4 million to develop stem cell therapies that could reverse blindness.

The five-year grant is to help researchers develop better methods for turning stem cells from human embryos and from adult patients into different kinds of eye cells.

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