Stem Cell Research News – Monthly Newsletter February 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Stem cells from patients could help test cardiac disease treatments

LONDON – Stem cells derived from a patient with an inherited heart disease could help test specific treatments for the disease, known as long QT syndrome, say scientists.

Researchers from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology turned the skin cells into a type of all-purpose stem cell called induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPSCs.

Prof. Lior Gepstein [..] Read the original article: here.

China ‘on verge of stem cell breakthrough’

NEW DELHI – China is on the verge of achieving a breakthrough in stem cell research, says a top scientist in the field.

Zhou Qi, chief scientist with the stem cell research project at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), said Chinese scientists are expecting a major scientific breakthrough to be made within the next decade, …. Source  : China ‘on verge of stem cell breakthrough’.

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