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King's College London - Health: More than a medical matter

Glossary

Stem cell

A cell that can multiply and give rise to a variety of other, more specialised cell types. For example, stem cells in the bone marrow make many different blood cells.



Articles using this Glossary Item

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The London lab growing body parts using patients' stem cells

14 April 2014 - by Nicola Davis

A lab in London where scientists grow human noses and windpipes has opened its doors to the press... [Read More]

Public apology from stem cell scientist accused of misconduct

14 April 2014 - by Greg Ball

Dr Haruko Obokata, the lead author of two controversial stem cell papers that reported discovery of so-called STAP cells, has apologised for errors in her work... [Read More]

Investigation finds misconduct in acid bath stem cell research

07 April 2014 - by Greg Ball

An investigation has found that the lead author of the widely reported 'breakthrough' stem cell papers is guilty of misconduct... [Read More]

Embryonic stem cell production breakthrough achieved in mice

31 March 2014 - by Dr Lanay Tierney

A technique to generate mouse embryonic stem cells could, if repeated in human cells, improve access to stem cells by using fertilised eggs that would previously have been discarded... [Read More]

Institute may retract stem cell acid bath paper

17 March 2014 - by Chris Hardy

The Japanese research centre responsible for two stem cell experiments published in January has admitted that it may have to retract the papers, as the investigation into research misconduct in relation to the two articles continues... [Read More]

Researchers move closer to growing human ear from stem cells

10 March 2014 - by Greg Ball

Researchers have developed a technique to grow cartilage structures from the stem cells found in human fat tissue. They hope that this will pave the way for ears and noses to be grown in the laboratory and used in transplants... [Read More]

Genome entrepreneur Craig Venter launches 'healthy ageing' startup

10 March 2014 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza

Dr Craig Venter, founder of Celera Genomics and one of the first to sequence the human genome, has teamed up with stem cell pioneer Dr Robert Hariri and X Prize Foundation founder, Dr Peter Diamandi... [Read More]

Stem cells move scientists closer to 'Holy Grail for liver biologists'

03 March 2014 - by Dr Naqash Raja

'Mini livers' grown from mouse stem cells could reduce the need for laboratory testing on animals, thanks to research from the University of Cambridge.... [Read More]

Stem cell acid bath 'breakthrough' under investigation

24 February 2014 - by Patricia Cassidy

Research published in Nature that described a simple way to generate stem cells is now under investigation after blog posts called its findings into question... [Read More]

Leukaemia patient in remission after umbilical cord stem cell transplant

17 February 2014 - by Barbara Czub

A leukaemia patient in the UK, previously given up to 18 months to live, is now in remission after transplant of stem cells from two babies' umbilical cords.

Diabetes reversed in mice by using stem cells

10 February 2014 - by Chris Hardy

Stem cells have reversed the equivalent of type 1 diabetes in genetically modified mice. Using skin cells as a starting point, researchers formed pancreas precursor cells that produced insulin when injected into mice... [Read More]

How to make a mouse from scratch: a few drops of blood, one pinch of salt, and a drop of vinegar…

03 February 2014 - by Dr Dusko Ilic

This apparent witch's recipe is how a group of Japanese scientists have generated new mice: a remarkable finding that proves that true greatness lies in simplicity... [Read More]

Acid bath converts blood cells to stem cells

03 February 2014 - by Dr Lanay Tierney

Stem cells have been created from mouse blood cells using a simple and quick method described as 'remarkable' by experts... [Read More]

We are not afraid

27 January 2014 - by Sarah Norcross

PET is delighted to receive a testimonial from John Harris, professor of bioethics at the University of Manchester... [Read More]

Blood cancer sent into remission with gene therapy

16 December 2013 - by Rachel Brown

Gene therapy trials using engineered immune cells have shown considerable progress in treating blood disorders, according to findings presented at the American Society of Hematology's annual meeting... [Read More]

Genetics and pesticide exposure 'double hit' might underlie Parkinson's for some

02 December 2013 - by Matthew Thomas

People with a particular genetic mutation may face greater risks of developing Parkinson's disease if exposed to certain pesticides, according to scientists... [Read More]

Event Review: End to End - Telomeres and Ageing

25 November 2013 - by Jamie Rickman

The 2013 Schrödinger Lecture at Imperial College London was delivered by Dr Elizabeth Blackburn, an Australian-American biologist based in California... [Read More]

Book Review: How We Live and Why We Die

25 November 2013 - by Rhys Baker

In just 200 pages, Professor Lewis Wolpert addresses the whole of cell biology: from the discovery of cells, through how stem cells self-replicate, to how cells may have evolved in the first place... [Read More]

Book Review: Life's Vital Link

18 November 2013 - by Rhys Baker

In this book on the placenta, the shortest-lived human organ, we find out about the fascinating immunological paradox of pregnancy as well as the effects of maternal, paternal, and even retroviral genes in the functioning of the placenta... [Read More]

Event Review: Darwin Lecture on Science and Medicine

11 November 2013 - by James Heather

The chance to watch a lecture from a Nobel laureate is always exciting. Throw in a couple of scientific societies that clock up over 400 years of history between them, and you can practically feel the prestige dripping from the ceiling... [Read More]

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Events using this Glossary Item

 

Envisioning the Reproductive Medicine of Tomorrow
17 October 2009  Georgia World Congress Centre, 285 Andrew Young International Boulevard Northwest, Atlanta, Georgia 30313-1591, USA
The 65th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine... [Read More]
Twin Congress on Reproductive Biomedicine and Stem Cell Biology and Technology
23 September 2009  Razi International Conference Centre, Tehran, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Shahid Hemmat Highway 14496, Tehran, Iran
The Royan Institute's 10th Congress on Reproductive Biomedicine and 5th Congress on Stem Cell Biology and Technology... [Read More]
International Society of Developmental Biologists Congress
06 September 2009  Edinburgh International Conference Centre, 150 Morrison Street, Edinburgh EH3 8EE, UK
The 16th Congress of the International Society of Developmental Biologists... [Read More]
System Biology Tools and Preclinical Models for Translational Research in Endometriosis and Adhesion Formation: Lessons from Cancer and Inflammation Biology
04 September 2009  Auditorium GA1, Campus Onderwijs en Navorsing, Gasthuisberg Herestraat, Leuven 3000, Belgium
A course addressing state-of-the-art research methodology in systems biology... [Read More]
European Molecular Biology Organisation Meeting
29 August 2009  Amsterdam RAI, 22 Europaplein, Amsterdam 1078 GZ, Netherlands
The 1st annual conference of the European Molecular Biology Organisation... [Read More]
Pacific Rim Society for Fertility and Sterility Conference
20 August 2009  Taipei International Convention Centre, 1 Hsin Yi Road, Section 5, Taipei 11049, Taiwan
The 7th Conference of the Pacific Rim Society for Fertility and Sterility... [Read More]
International Society for Stem Cell Research Annual Meeting
08 July 2009  Centre Convencions Internacional, Rambla Prim 1-17, Barcelona 08019, Catalonia, Spain
The 7th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research... [Read More]


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