WHAT CAN STEM CELLS DO? You may have heard of stem cells before, but there is a lot of mystery about what they actually … do. Why is this such a promising new field? Sources: Bone marrow transplant: http://www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer-care/how-cancer-treated/bone-marrowstem-cell-transplantation/what-stem-cellbone-marrow-transplantation http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003009.htm Gene Expression: http://www.nature.com/scitable
Stanford researchers ‘stunned’ by stem cell experiment that helped stroke patient walk
Stanford researchers studying the effect of stem cells injected directly into the brains of stroke patients said on Thursday that they were "stunned" by the success of the treatment in some patients. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/06/02/stanford-researchers-stunned-by-stem-cell-experiment-that-helped-stroke-patient-walk/
THE STEM CELL DEBATE: IS IT OVER? New breakthroughs may soon bring this debate to an end. Scientists have larned how to stimulate a patient's own cells to behave like embryonic stem cells. These so-called induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells are reducing the need for human embryos in research and opening up exciting new possibilities for stem cell therapies.
The world's first life-saving gene therapy for children, developed by Italian scientists, has been approved of by a major medical committee in Europe, boosting the pioneering technology to fix faulty genes.
neurosciencestuff: Researchers turn one form of neuron into another in the brain A new finding by Harvard stem cell biologists turns one of the basics of neurobiology on its head – demonstrating that it is possible to turn one type of already differentiated neuron into another within the brain. The discovery by Paola Arlotta and Caroline Rouaux “tells you that maybe the brain is not as immutable as we always thought, because at least during an early window of time one can reprogram the…