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Artificial Burger Just around the Corner?

Artificial Burger Just around the Corner?

The first pieces of artificial muscle First strips of muscle tissue created by Dutch scientists using stem cells have sparked hope of artificially grown hamburger, reducing the world’s dependence on expensive live stock. During a recent press conferance which took ...

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Neural Stem Cell Safeguards

Neural Stem Cell Safeguards

Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California have identified the safeguards preventing neural stem cells from dividing indefinitely, ensuring that a pool of such cells remain available to the brain throughout each person’s entire life. ...

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Genetic Key to Stem Cell Expression Identified

Genetic Key to Stem Cell Expression Identified

Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel, and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), have recently identified a gene that gives stem cells the capability to become any cell type. This unique attribute places stem cells at ...

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Rebuilding Cartilage and Bone

Rebuilding Cartilage and Bone

Researchers at Orthomimetics of Cambridge, England have developed a joint replacement scaffold that coaxes the joint bones and surrounding cartilage tissue to slowly regrow rather than relying on permanent metal replacement joints. Based on new materials developed at Cambridge University ...

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Killing Breast Cancer Stem Cells

Killing Breast Cancer Stem Cells

Researchers at the Broad Institute and Whitehead Institute (both in Cambridge, Massachusetts) have discovered a chemical that kills breast cancer stem cells in mice. These cells are believed to be the cause of the spread of cancer and also of ...

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Preventing Tumor Growth in Embryonic Stem Cells

Preventing Tumor Growth in Embryonic Stem Cells

Researchers at the Hebrew University of Israel have created a method that can eliminate the tumor risk of using stem cells as the cure for various diseases. According to the scientists, this development may revolutionize the field of stem cell ...

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Turning Connective Tissue into Bone

A group of researchers from Linkoeping University in Linkoeping , Sweden, led by Prof. Gunnar Kratz, has successfully created human bone, cartilage, and other tissue types from human connective tissue stem cells. This breakthrough could be a key turning point ...

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Heart Cells Generated from Skin Cells

Researchers at UCLA have successfully derived mice skin cells into a variety of heart tissue and blood cells. All the cells composing the heart were created out of stem cells originally generated from the mice’s skin. This research could contribute ...

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Cell Rolling to Neutralize Spreading Cancer Cells

Cell Rolling to Neutralize Spreading Cancer Cells

Researchers from MIT and the University of Rochester have made significant progress towards developing a device that capable of capturing and treating specific cells as they flow through the blood stream. Among other applications, such a device could be used ...

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