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Scientists Say Fetal Tissue Essential for Medical Research

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 10:00am Collin Binkley and Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press In this Aug. 10, 2015, photo, Dr. Akhilesh Pandey, a researcher at Johns Hopkins University, poses alongside a mass spectrometer in his laboratory in Baltimore. Pandey's research analyzes both adult and fetal tissue, and by identifying which proteins are present, he can get

From Skin Cells to Motor Neurons

Friday, August 26, 2011 By: B. D. Colen, Harvard Gazette A team of Harvard stem cell researchers has succeeded in reprogramming adult mouse skin cells directly into the type of motor neurons damaged in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), best known as Lou Gehrig's disease, and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). These new cells, which researchers are

August 26th, 2011|Categories: ALS, Disease Specific|Tags: , , , |

From a Devastating Disease Comes a Stem-cell Discovery

Sunday, November 21, 2010 By: Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times Researchers at the Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine have transformed vascular endothelial cells -- which line blood vessels -- into stem-like cells with the ability to generate bone, cartilage and fat cells. Those cells might one day be used to

Harvard Scientists Find Master Human Heart Cell

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 By: Carolyn Y. Johnson, The Boston Globe Harvard scientists announced today they had discovered a master human heart cell that gives rise to three major types of heart tissue, providing new tools for drug development and an important advance toward the ultimate goal of repairing damaged hearts. Using human embryonic stem