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Stem cell research gives hope to stroke patients

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Stroke-damaged brains could be repaired within 5-10 years using adult stem cells from teeth, according to one of Australia’s leading stroke physicians who is pioneering new research in this field.

Associate Professor Simon Koblar from the University of Adelaide and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital is leading a research project that shows dental pulp stem cells extracted from teeth may prove far more beneficial for brain repair than other types of stem cells.

His research involving adult stem cells is the first of its kind in Australia and will be explained at a free public lecture at the University of
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Growing Spinal Discs, in Stem Cell Journal

Two professors made Clarkson University history when their research on stem cells was published in a prestigious journal from Cell Press.

Professor Thomas Lufkin, the Bayard and Virginia Clarkson Endowed Chair in Biology (left); and Research Assistant Professor of Biology Petra Kraus.Professor Thomas Lufkin, the Bayard and Virginia Clarkson Endowed Chair in Biology, and Research Assistant Professor of Biology Petra Kraus published a research paper in Cell Stem Cell on transforming cells into embryonic stem cells.

Professors strive to publish in journals that have the highest impact factors which are cited many times per year, Lufkin said, and this is the
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Professor suspected of stem cell study fabrication

A stem cell researcher at Seoul National University (SNU) is suspected of fabricating 14 studies submitted to international scientific journals for publication, the school said Monday.

The misconduct of the researcher, if proven to be true, could deal a severe blow to the nation’s efforts to revive its reputation as a world leader in stem cell research following data manipulation in 2005 by then SNU professor Hwang Woo-suk.

“We’re following the matter closely,” a public relations official at the school said. “We are conducting an internal investigation while waiting for the opinion of the international journals.” The researcher is veterinary professor
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Promoting Healing by Keeping Skeletal Stem Cells ‘Young’

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Scientists seeking new ways to fight maladies ranging from arthritis and osteoporosis to broken bones that won’t heal have cleared a formidable hurdle, pinpointing and controlling a key molecular player to keep stem cells in a sort of extended infancy. It’s a step that makes treatment with the cells in the future more likely for patients.

Controlling and delaying development of the cells, known as mesenchymal (pronounced meh-ZINK-a-mill) stem cells, is a long-sought goal for researchers. It’s a necessary step for doctors who would like to expand the number of true
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Wide-ranging applications for pluripotent stem cells

While applications of induced pluripotent stem cells in stem cell therapy may be limited to a few diseases, its applications in drug discovery are wide-ranging, and many more diseases can be targeted, Shinya Yamanaka, Director, Centre for iPS Cell Research and Application, Japan, has said.

The Japanese scientist, whose breakthrough was the creation of embryonic-like stem cells from adult skin cells, believes that the best chance for stem cell therapy lies in offering hope to those suffering from a few conditions, among them, macular disease, Type 1 Diabetes, and spinal cord injuries.

On the other hand, there were multiple possibilities with
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