Potential of stem cell research 'oversold'
- Human iPS Cells: Science and Ethics. Crook, Jeremy Micah // Open Stem Cell Journal;2010 Special Issue, p1
An introduction to the journal is presented in which the editor discusses articles on the science and ethic of human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, the human somatic cell reprogramming, and the biological equivalent of the iPS and embryonic stem (ES) cells.
- Stem cells grow into partial eyeball. // New Scientist;4/9/2011, Vol. 210 Issue 2807, p18
The article discusses a report in "Nature" in which researchers at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, Japan, were able to coax embryonic stem cells to develop into retinal cells.
- Stem cell culture, one step at a time. Pera, Martin F. // Nature Methods;Mar2005, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p164
Focuses on the relevance of the derivation of human embryonic stem cells in the development of a defined system for human embryonic stem cell culture free of animal products. Impact of the introduction of inhibitors of bone morphogenic proteins along with basic fibroblast growth factor into...
- Reaching a critical mast. Dove, Alan // Nature Biotechnology;Sep2000, Vol. 18 Issue 9, p913
Cites a study by researchers suggesting a solution to the problem of analyzing embryonic lethal mutations. In vitro derivation of mast cells from genetically manipulated embryonic stem cells; Description of mast cells.
- In Brief. // Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology;Jun2009, Vol. 10 Issue 6, p369
The article presents news briefs of research in molecular cell biology. Protein phosphatase 1 (PP1) dephosphorylates mitotic phosphoproteins and its method of inhibition is described. Special AT-rich sequence-binding protein 1 (SATB1) is only expressed in embryonic stem (ES) cells. S5a...
- Human pluripotent stem cell research: Past, present and future. Gearhart, John // Cell Research;Aug2008 Supplement, Vol. 18, pS1
Pluripotent stem cells, with their ability to form all cell types present in the body, are a unique resource for studies of human cell biology and have caught the public interest as providing treatments for diseases and injuries. Mammalian pluripotent stem cells were first discovered in studies...
- Differential Impact of Science Policy on Subfields of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research. Moon, Seongwuk; Cho, Seong Beom // PLoS ONE;Apr2014, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p1
In this research, we examine how restrictive policy influenced performance in human embryonic stem cell research (hESC) between 1998 and 2008. In previous research, researchers argued whether restrictive policy decreased the performance of stem cell research in some nations, especially in the...
- Important New Stem Cell Progress. // Running & FitNews;Sep/Oct2009, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p2
The article reports on the latest development of the study of stem cells, the powerful cells capable of developing into any type of human cell. Researchers are on there way to discovering an unknown way to make stem cells at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute. Scientists at the institute have...
- IN THE NEWS: Stem cell sagas. Rachel, Smallridge // Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology;Apr2002, Vol. 3 Issue 4, p227
Reports on the controversy about adult versus embryonic stem cell research in Great Britain as of April 2002. Decision of a committee of the British House of Lords to permit scientists to proceed with experiments on human embryos; Concerns raised by pro-life groups with regard to the need for...