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Medistem Achieves Important ERC Stem Cell Clinical Trial Milestone

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire -06/04/12)- Medistem Inc. Continue reading

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Cell transplantation of lung stem cells has beneficial impact for emphysema

Public release date: 4-Jun-2012 [ | E-mail | Share ] Contact: David Eve [email protected] Cell Transplantation Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair Tampa, Fla. Continue reading

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29 Johns Hopkins stem cell researchers awarded funding

Public release date: 30-May-2012 [ | E-mail | Share ] Contact: Vanessa McMains [email protected] 410-502-9410 Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions This year the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund awarded 29 of 40 grants to Johns Hopkins researchers for the study of stem cell metabolism and regulation, the creation of new cell models for human diseases such as schizophrenia and Rett syndrome, which previously could be studied only in animals, and the development of new potential therapies. Researchers whose preliminary data promised greater discoveries were awarded Investigator-Initiated grants. Continue reading

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Stem cells take root in drug development

Stem cells have assumed near-mythical status in the popular imagination as a possible cure for every disease under the sun. But while public attention has focused on their potential in regenerative medicine, stem cells have quietly gained a foothold in drug development a move that may hail a huge but unheralded shake-up of the biological sciences. I think there are tremendous parallels to the early days of recombinant DNA in this field, says James Thomson, director of regenerative biology at the Morgridge Institute for Research in Madison, Wisconsin, and one of the founders of Cellular Dynamics International, also in Madison Continue reading

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Sangamo BioSciences And Collaborators Highlight Widening Applications Of ZFP Therapeutics® In Presentations At Major …

RICHMOND, Calif., May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (SGMO) announced today that data from clinical, preclinical and research-stage programs focused on the development of ZFP Therapeutics for HIV/AIDS, monogenic diseases and stem cell applications, were described in twelve presentations given by Sangamo scientists and collaborators at the 15th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT). The meeting was held in Philadelphia from May 15-19, 2012. Continue reading

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Stem cell medicine thrown umbilical rope

Tim and Padma Vellaichamy of Parramatta have had their new born child's umbilical cord stored cryogenically for future treatment. Pictured with their as yet unnamed three week old daughter. Picture: Adam Ward Source: The Daily Telegraph IT'S current preservation for the future regeneration - and now umbilical cord tissue is going on ice in Australia for the first time Continue reading

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