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Scientists grow ‘mini-lungs’ to aid the study of cystic fibrosis

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have successfully created ‘mini-lungs’ using stem cells derived from skin cells of patients with cystic fibrosis, and have shown that these can be used to test potential new drugs for this debilitating lung disease. We can use these 'mini-lungs' to learn more about key aspects of serious diseases –

Johns Hopkins researchers engineer custom blood cells

Step toward new treatment for patients with sickle cell disease March 9, 2015 JOHNS HOPKINS MEDICINE Researchers at Johns Hopkins have successfully corrected a genetic error in stem cells from patients with sickle cell disease, and then used those cells to grow mature red blood cells, they report. The study represents an important step toward

Cell therapy for multiple sclerosis patients: Closer than ever?

ScienceDaily, Source: New York Stem Cell Foundation ~ July 24, 2014 Summary: For the first time, scientists generated induced pluripotent stem cells lines from skin samples of patients with primary progressive multiple sclerosis and further, they developed an accelerated protocol to induce these stem cells into becoming oligodendrocytes, the myelin-forming cells of the central nervous

Breakthrough: Scientists create embryonic stem cells without embryos

Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital, in collaboration with researchers from Japan, have discovered a way of changing adult stem cells back to their original embryonic state by exposing them to low oxygen and acidic environments. This is according to a study recently published in the journal Nature. The research team, including senior author Dr.

Lou Gehrig’s disease: From patient stem cells to potential treatment strategy in one study

The Almagest, Press Release ~ December 15, 2013 Although the technology has existed for just a few years, scientists increasingly use “disease in a dish” models to study genetic, molecular and cellular defects. But a team of doctors and scientists led by researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute went further in a study of

Important Step Towards Stem Cell-Based Treatment for Stroke

ScienceDaily, by Staff ~ October 25, 2013 Brain infarction or stroke is caused by a blood clot blocking a blood vessel in the brain, which leads to interruption of blood flow and shortage of oxygen. Now a reserach group at Lund University, Sweden, has taken an important step towards a treatment for stroke using stem

One Step Closer to Artificial Livers

Mon, 2013-06-03 10:16 - Source: MIT, reprinted by BioScience Technology MIT researchers have generated mature liver cells from induced pluripotent stem cells. In this image, the cell nuclei are stained blue. The green stain identifies liver cells, and the red stain identifies cells that are actively dividing. (Source: MIT/Nature Chemical Biology, 2013/Shan et al.) Prometheus,

UAB researcher Townes receives Hudson Alph prize

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 By: Lee Roop Dr. Tim Townes of the University of Alabama in Birmingham has been awarded the $20,000 HudsonAlpha Prize for his work on sickle cell and related blood disorders. HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Dr. Tim Townes of the University of Alabama in Birmingham has been awarded the $20,000 HudsonAlpha Prize for