Archive for July, 2011

Cord blood – $27.80 per click!

Author: Stem Cell Network, 07/28/11

by Peter Raaymakers, Stem Cell Network They’ve become ubiquitous in Web browsing, but those little text-based ads you see everywhere from the biggest newspaper to the smallest blog are called Google AdWords, and they’re big business in just about every industry—including stem cells and regenerative medicine. A recent report in Wired published some of the…Read more

Cell fate conversion: Bypassing the climb back up Waddington’s hill

Author: Angela C. H. McDonald, 07/21/11

Shinya Yamanaka’s first report of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) challenged what biologists thought they knew about terminal cell differentiation and caused a wave of excitement and hope for regenerative medicine applications. A second wave of excitement is swooping through the field today, as many researchers shift their focus from iPSC reprogramming to cell fate…Read more

Could stem cells be a solution to organ harvesting and donation?

Author: Michelle Ly, 07/18/11

Susan Lim is perhaps not the likeliest of candidates when one brings to mind the image of a stem cell researcher. A surgical pioneer, Dr. Lim performed the first liver transplant in Asia, for which she received numerous honours. She brings a refreshing outlook on stem cell research with her recent TED talk, entitled “Transplant…Read more

Isolating single human hematopoietic stem cells

Author: David Kent, 07/13/11

For those who followed the Stem Cell Foundation campaign last year, you may have come across the article I wrote about what inspired me to enter the field of stem cell biology. The power of a single blood stem cell to recreate all of the elements of the blood system for the lifetime of a…Read more