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Muscle Regeneration, Muscle Repair, Aging, Sarcopenia, Muscle Loss, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

New Insights on Triggering Muscle Formation

A team of scientists led by Lorenzo Puri, M.D., Ph.D., has identified a previously unrecognized step in stem cell-mediated muscle regeneration. The study, published in Genes and Development, helps explain why muscle stem cells lose the ability to generate new muscle as they age and provides insight into accelerated muscle stem cell aging in muscular dystrophy.

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Stem Cells, Epigenetic, Metabolism, Biology, Medicine, Cancer, Genome

Einstein’s 2017 Stem Cell Symposium Spotlights Epigenetics and Metabolism

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On Monday, April 24, the Ruth L. and David S. Gottesman Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine will host its third Stem Cell Symposium, focusing on the importance of cell metabolism and epigenetics. Leading scientists from the U.S., Japan and Germany will present their latest research and describe the hurdles to translating new finding into therapeutics.

Science

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Neurobiolgy, Axons, Biology, Stem Cells, Neuroscience, nervous system circuits, Nervous System, Neuron, Axon Guidance, Neural Progenitor Cells, Nerve Regeneration, Nerve Regrowth, stem cells and diabetes, Netrin 1, netrin-1

Study Overturns Seminal Research About the Developing Nervous System

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New research by scientists at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA overturns a long-standing paradigm about how axons grow during embryonic development. The findings of the study, led by Samantha Butler, associate professor of neurobiology, could help scientists replicate or control the way axons grow, which may be applicable for diseases that affect the nervous system, such as diabetes, as well as injuries that sever nerves.

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Stem Cells, Clinical Trial, Retinitis Pigmentosa, California, California Institute For Regenerative Medicine, Cirm, Phase 2b, Retinal Diseases

Powered by CIRM Grant, jCyte Launches New Clinical Trial

Cell-based therapy company jCyte is launching a Phase 2b clinical trial to study the effectiveness of its developmental therapy for retinitis pigmentosa.

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Wills Eye Experts Can Speak to the Media on Reprogrammed Stem Cells as a Treatment for Macular Degeneration

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biochemical engineering, stem cell technology , Graphene, Mechanical Engineering

Researchers Use Graphene, Electricity to Change Stem Cells for Nerve Regrowth

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Two Iowa State research groups are combining their expertise to change stem cells for nerve regrowth. The groups -- one led by a mechanical engineer and the other by a chemical engineer -- just published their findings in Advanced Healthcare Materials.

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hematopoetic stem , Hematopoietic Stem Cells, Stem Cells, Blood Developement, Blood Cells, Transplant, Zebrafish model, Zebrafish, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Hematology

Time-Lapse Video Reveals Cells Essential for ‘Birth’ of Blood Stem Cells

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital study examines origin of blood stem cells during development and offers clues for making “donor blood” in the laboratory for therapeutic use

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Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cells

Turning Skin Cells Into Blood Vessel Cells While Keeping Them Young

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago have identified a molecular switch that converts skin cells into cells that make up blood vessels, which could ultimately be used to repair damaged vessels in patients with heart disease or to engineer new vasculature in the lab.

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Stem Cells, Genomics, Genetics, induced pluripotent cells , iPSCORE

In Four Related Papers, Researchers Describe New and Improved Tools for Stem Cell Research

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In a new paper, a large team of researchers led by senior author Kelly Frazer, PhD, professor of pediatrics and director of the Institute for Genomic Medicine at University of California San Diego School of Medicine describe a new collection of 222 systematically derived and characterized iPSC lines generated as part of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s NextGen consortium.

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Professional Development Opportunities for Secondary School Teachers Program, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture, immersive learning experiences and rural networking (iLEARN), Stem Education, agriculture teachers, Science Teachers, South Dakota State University

Ag, Science Teachers to Integrate Research Into Curriculums

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Encouraging more high school students to pursue careers in agriculture—that’s the idea behind USDA iLEARN professional development workshops for science and ag teachers.







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