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First steps in basic biological process that could be harnessed to make therapeutic cells

April 16, 2015Pioneer factor binding chromosomes is shown. Credit: Kenneth S. Zaret, Ph.D., Perelman School of Medicine, University of PennsylvaniaUnderstanding the molecular signals that guide early cells in the embryo to develop into different types of organs provides insight into how tissues regenerate and repair themselves. By knowing the principles that underlie the intricate steps

Human clinical studies of iPS cells to treat Parkinson’s Disease coming very soon

Knoepfler Lab Stem Cell Blog, by Paul Knoepfler ~ June 8, 2013 A Japanese team of researchers led by Dr. Jun Takahashi, professor at Kyoto University is reportedly aiming to start in human studies of an induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell-based treatment for Parkinson’s Disease (PD) as early as fiscal year (FY) 2014. In Japan