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  • Regenerative Medicine
  • With more than two million page views and more than 4,500 items, this blog provides news and commentary on public policy, business and economic issues related to the $3 billion California stem cell agency, officially known as the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine(CIRM). (blogspot.com)
  • neurons
  • Investigators in Australia, Singapore, Israel, Canada and the United States, among others, soon reported that they had converted embryonic stem cells into neurons, immune cells and beating heart cells 7 . (nature.com)
  • The scientists used skin cells from the tail of the animal to generate customized or autologous dopamine neurons-the missing neurons in Parkinson's disease. (mskcc.org)
  • The mice that received neurons derived from individually matched stem cell lines exhibited neurological improvement. (mskcc.org)
  • After extracting stem cells from the cloned embryos, the researchers developed autologous dopamine neurons from them, which are the nerve cells affected by Parkinson's. (howstuffworks.com)
  • ethical
  • The donation of eggs carries a small risk and ethical rules forbid junior members of teams doing so, to avoid the possibility of coercion. (newscientist.com)
  • Producing healthy eggs from iPS cells is potentially even more exciting than using embryonic stem cells, since iPS cells sidestep the ethical issues that plague those derived from embryos and because the resulting eggs would contain the same DNA as their donors. (time.com)
  • organs
  • The hope is that cloned embryonic stem cells, which are capable of transforming into any other type of cell in the body, could be used in patient-specific regenerative therapy to repair or replace an individual's organs damaged by diseases including cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer's disease. (medindia.net)
  • Future stem cell development for growing replacement organs may not even require cloning. (howstuffworks.com)
  • In theory, we should be able to eventually grow new organs from stem cells. (howstuffworks.com)
  • genes
  • He has even helped to develop an entirely new form of human embryonic stem cell that could simplify studies on what different human genes do 1 . (nature.com)
  • It requires the knowledge of how and which genes are turned on and off, at the right time, to produce the desired cell type. (marymeetsdolly.com)
  • Scientists are able to direct differentiation by varying a multitude of factors such as the changing the surface of the Petri dish, changing the chemical composition of nutrient agar, and by modifying the cells by the insertion of specific genes specific to that cell (Stem Cell Information). (wikidot.com)
  • In most cases, isolated genes or cells are duplicated for scientific study, and no new animal results. (aaenvironment.com)
  • Scientist
  • Potential collaborators have told New Scientist they will only participate if the Koreans can demonstrate that eggs have been collected ethically. (newscientist.com)
  • February 02, 2010 Shinya Yamanaka, a scientist who reprogrammed adult cells into embryonic-like stem cells, has been chosen to receive the 2010 March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology. (ucsf.edu)
  • They've gotten to what was our Holy Grail, which is making eggs," George Daley, a leading stem-cell scientist at Harvard , told NPR . (time.com)