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Extra Chromosome 21 Removed From Down Syndrome Cell Line Link to external Web site
November 8, 2012 • University of Washington

Study Zeroes in on How Stem Cells Maintain Undifferentiated State Link to external Web site
October 26, 2012 • Carnegie Institution

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells and Cancer Cells Found to Be Similar Link to external Web site
September 28, 2012 • University of California, Davis

Study Uncovers Epigenetic Signature of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Link to external Web site
September 18, 2012 • Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Enzyme Plays Crucial Role in Preserving 'Stem-ness' of Stem Cells Link to external Web site
August 21, 2012 • University of Michigan

Protein Kinase Has Dual Role in Cancer and Stem Cell Regulation Link to external Web site
August 3, 2012 • Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Environmental Factors Influence X-Inactivation in Stem Cells Link to external Web site
July 5, 2012 • Gladstone Institutes

Stem Cells Quickly Self Destruct for the Good of the Embryo if They Suffer DNA Damage Link to external Web site
May 3, 2012 • University of North Carolina Health Care

Discovery of Stem Cells in Human Lung Could Abet Regeneration After Infection or Disease Link to external Web site
October 27, 2011 • Harvard Medical School

Stem Cells in Intestines Reshape Organs in Response to Changes in the Body and Environment Link to external Web site
October 27, 2011 • University of California, Berkeley

Chromatin ‘Prepatterns’ Contribute to the Liver-Pancreas Cell Fate Decision Link to external Web site
May 19, 2011 • University of Pennsylvania

Zebrafish Regrow Fins Using Distinct Classes of Stem Cells Link to external Web site
May 16, 2011 • Washington University School of Medicine

Action of Protein Involved in Stem Cell Maintenance and Cancer Depends on Context Link to external Web site
March 30, 2011 • University of North Carolina

Coaxing Banked Tissue to Become ES-Like, Researchers Could Observe the Onset of Cancer Link to external Web site
February 4, 2011 • University of Wisconsin-Madison

Soft Medium Provides Cheaper Way to Grow Stem Cells Link to external Web site
December 15, 2010 • University of Illinois

Functioning Human Intestinal Tissue Created From Stem Cells Link to external Web site
December 12, 2010 • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Embryonic Stem Cell Culturing Grows From Art to Science Link to external Web site
November 14, 2010 • University of Wisconsin-Madison

Protein Found That Prevents Stem Cells From Turning Cancerous Link to external Web site
October 14, 2010 • Rockefeller University

Gene Thought to Cause Cancer is Critical for Stem Cell Maintenance Link to external Web site
September 2, 2010 • University of Georgia

The Textures of the Surfaces Where Stem Cells Grow Affect How They Develop Link to external Web site
August 1, 2010 • University of Pennsylvania

Role of Ronin, Protein Crucial to Renewal of Embryonic Stem Cells Link to external Web site
June 25, 2010 • Baylor College of Medicine

Stem Cells for First Time Used to Create Abnormal Heart Cells for Study of Cardiomyopathy Link to external Web site
June 9, 2010 • Mount Sinai School of Medicine

The Loss of a Single Gene Confers Mice With the Ability to Regenerate Tissue Link to external Web site
March 15, 2010 • Wistar Institute

Chromatin Regulatory Proteins Have an Additional, Unique Function in Embryonic Stem Cells Link to external Web site
February 22, 2010 • University of California, San Francisco

Tissue-Specific Genes Are 'Marked' in Embryonic Cells Link to external Web site
December 15, 2009 • University of California, Los Angeles

Tissue-specific genes, thought to be dormant in embryonic stem cells, are indeed marked by transcription factors, according to a new NIGMS-supported study.

Mechanical Forces Could Differentiate ES Cells Link to external Web site
October 19, 2009 • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

An NIGMS-funded study suggests that small mechanical forces on embryonic stem cells can coax them to develop in specific ways.

Engineering Heart Repair Patches From Stem Cells Link to external Web site
October 7, 2009 • University of Washington

NIGMS-funded bioengineers have succeeded in building human tissue patches with supply lines for the oxygen and nutrients that living cells require.

Reprogramming Human Cells Without Inserting Genes Link to external Web site
July 29, 2009 • Worcester Polytechnic Institute

An NIGMS-supported research team has discovered a novel way to turn on stem cell genes in human skin cells without the risks associated with inserting extra genes or using viruses.

Scientists Excise Excess DNA From Induced Stem Cells Link to external Web site
March 26, 2009 • University of Wisconsin, Madison

NIGMS-funded researchers report that they have created induced human pluripotent stem cells free of viral vectors and exotic genes.

New Way to Make Stem Cells Avoids Risk of Cancer
March 26, 2009 • National Institute of General Medical Sciences

A team of scientists has advanced stem cell research by finding a way to endow human skin cells with embryonic stem cell-like properties without inserting potentially problematic new genes into their DNA.

Switch Triggers Cancer-Like Response in Stem Cells Link to external Web site
October 17, 2008 • Forsyth Institute

NIGMS-funded researchers have shown that electrical signals are a powerful control mechanism for modulating embryonic stem cell behavior.

How DNA Replication Works As Stem Cells Differentiate Link to external Web site
October 13, 2008 • Florida State University

NIGMS-funded researchers have tracked how DNA copying gets reorganized as embryonic stem cells become specialized.

Newly Discovered Genes Regulate Stem Cell Function Link to external Web site
September 17, 2008 • Forsyth Institute

NIGMS-funded researchers have discovered genes in planaria flatworms that are also used in mammalian stem cell regulatory pathways.

Human Skin Cells Reprogrammed To Produce Insulin Link to external Web site
September 17, 2008 • University of North Carolina

NIGMS-funded researchers transformed human skin cells into pluripotent stem cells and then to cells that can make the hormone insulin.

DNA "Tattoos" Mark Stem Cells in Planarians Link to external Web site
September 11, 2008 • University of Utah

NIGMS-funded researchers have used synthetic molecules to mark the DNA of planarians, a kind of regenerating worm that could serve as a model for stem cell biology.

Ronin Keeps ES Cells' Potential Link to external Web site
June 27, 2008 • Baylor College of Medicine

Researchers funded in part by NIH have discovered a protein they named Ronin that keeps embryonic stem cells undifferentiated.

Controlling Embryonic Fate by Association Link to external Web site
May 4, 2008 • Baylor College of Medicine

An NIGMS-funded study explored how two critical embryonic cell proteins help maintain stem cells in their flexible state.

Stem Cell Advance Tops 2007 Lists
December 20, 2007 • National Institute of General Medical Sciences

A stem cell research breakthrough partially supported by NIGMS is tops on two lists of science advances made during 2007.

Scientists Guide Human Skin Cells to Embryonic State Link to external Web site
November 20, 2007 • University of Wisconsin, Madison

NIGMS-funded researchers report the genetic reprogramming of human skin cells to create cells indistinguishable from embryonic stem cells, an accomplishment that should speed up stem cell research and remove ethical and legal constraints to their use.

Stem Cells Used to Treat Disease in Mice Link to external Web site
March 11, 2007 • Burnham Institute

NIGMS-funded researchers have successfully used human embryonic stem cells to treat mice with a neurodegenerative disease related to Tay-Sachs, a lethal genetic disorder.

A Peek Under the Hood of Embryonic Stem Cells Link to external Web site
April 20, 2006 • Broad Institute

A research team supported by NIGMS has discovered specific DNA molecular imprints in mouse embryonic stem cells. The findings could shed light on the unique ability of these cells to develop into virtually any cell type in the body.

Mapping the Foundation of Human Development Link to external Web site
April 20, 2006 • Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Embryonic stem cells may one day provide a means to treat disease, but according to new reports, they are already revealing remarkable insights into the mysteries of how humans develop.

Scientists Develop Cocktail for Growing Human Embryonic Stem Cells Link to external Web site
March 27, 2006 • Yale University

Researchers supported by NIGMS have established the minimal nutritional requirements for growing and maintaining human embryonic stem cells, a recipe that is critical for clinical application and for developmental studies.

Cell Fate Determination Mechanism Uncovered Link to external Web site
February 24, 2006 • University of California, Riverside

NIGMS-supported researchers have discovered a molecular mechanism that directs the fate and function of cells during animal development. The findings hold promise for the advancement of cancer and stem-cell research.

New Stem Cell Lines Grown Free of Animal Cells Link to external Web site
January 1, 2006 • University of Wisconsin, Madison

NIGMS-supported scientists have developed a precisely defined stem cell culture system free of animal cells. The new work helps move stem cells a small step closer to clinical applications by completely ridding the growth medium of animal products that could harbor viruses or other deleterious agents.

Researchers Find Key to Stem Cells' Remarkable Potential Link to external Web site
September 8, 2005 • Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

NIGMS-supported researchers have shed light on one of the most tantalizing characteristics of embryonic stem cells: their ability to become just about any cell type in the body.

 

Genes Involved in Blood Cell Development Identified Link to external Web site
July 5, 2005 • University of Minnesota

NIGMS-supported researchers have identified a group of genes that are involved the development blood precursor cells, a discovery that brings researchers a step closer to harnessing the power of stem cells for disease treatments.

Discovery Suggests Why Stem Cells Keep on Dividing Link to external Web site
June 14, 2005 • Northwestern University

Why do stem cells continue to divide and renew themselves long after the point where other cells stop? NIGMS-funded researchers now suggest that tiny bits of genetic material called microRNAs shut off the signals that end cell division in most other cells.

Infants with Rare Genetic Disease Saved by Cord Blood Stem Cells Link to external Web site
May 18, 2005 • Duke University

Children with a fatal genetic disorder called Krabbe Disease can be saved and their brain development preserved if they receive stem cells from umbilical cord blood before symptoms develop, according to a new NIGMS-funded study.

Local Environment Directly Influences Adult Stem Cell Numbers Link to external Web site
January 25, 2005 • University of Texas

Using the common fruit fly, NIGMS-supported researchers have discovered that an intricate set of signals released by stem cells' surroundings governs their maintenance.


 
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