Scientists identify link between stem cell regulation and the development of lung cancer

June 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

UCLA researchers led by Dr. Brigitte Gomperts have discovered the inner workings of the process thought to be the first stage in the development of lung cancer. Their study explains how factors that regulate the growth of adult stem cells that repair tissue in the lungs can lead to the formation of precancerous lesions.

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UCLA stem cell scientists first to track joint cartilage development in humans

December 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Stem cell researchers from UCLA have published the first study to identify the origin cells and track the early development of human articular cartilage, providing what could be a new cell source and biological roadmap for therapies to repair cartilage defects and damage from osteoarthritis.

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Prostate cancer stem cells are a moving target, UCLA researchers say

December 5, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

UCLA researchers have discovered how prostate cancer stem cells evolve as the disease progresses, a finding that could help point the way to more highly targeted therapies.

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UCLA stem cell gene therapy for sickle cell disease advances toward clinical trials

July 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Researchers at UCLA’s Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research have successfully established the foundation for using hematopoietic (blood-producing) stem cells from the bone marrow of patients with sickle cell disease to treat the disease. The study was led by Dr. Donald Kohn, professor of pediatrics and of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics.

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UCLA scientists isolate new population of pluripotent stem cells in fat removed during liposuction

June 6, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 


Researchers from the UCLA Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology have isolated a new population of primitive, stress-resistant human pluripotent stem cells easily derived from fat tissue that are able to differentiate into virtually every cell type in the human body without genetic modification.

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UCLA stem cell researchers use gene therapy to restore immune systems in ‘bubble babies’

September 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

UCLA stem cell researchers have found that a gene therapy regimen can safely restore immune systems to children with so-called “Bubble Boy” disease, a life threatening condition that if left untreated can be fatal within one to two years.

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Embryonic blood vessels that make blood stem cells can also make beating heart muscles

August 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

UCLA stem cell researchers have found for the first time a surprising and unexpected plasticity in the embryonic endothelium, the place where blood stem cells are made in early development.

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Bush embryonic stem cell lines different from newly derived cell lines

November 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Established human embryonic cell lines, including those approved for federal research funding under former President George W. Bush, are different than newly derived human embryonic stem cell lines, according to a study by UCLA stem cell researchers.

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UCLA stem cell scientists uncover for the first time why the human heart can’t regenerate itself

August 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Study has implications for reprogramming human cardiac myocytes to replace damaged heart muscle

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