One step closer to cell reprogramming

May 7, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In 2012, John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamakana were awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering that adult cells can be reprogrammed into pluripotent ones (iPS); the cells obtained are capable of behaving in a similar way to embryonic stem cells, and hence have enormous potential for regenerative medicine.

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A CNIO team is the first to produce embryonic stem cells in living adult organisms

September 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

A team from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) has become the first to make adult cells from a living organism retreat in their evolutionary development to recover the characteristics of embryonic stem cells.

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New patient-friendly way to make stem cells for fight against heart disease

December 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Scientists – funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), Medical Research Council (MRC) and Wellcome Trust – have today published a patient-friendly and efficient way to make stem cells out of blood, increasing the hope that scientists could one day use stem cells made from patients’ own cells to treat cardiovascular disease (1).

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