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Mouse artificial 'embryo' created from stem cells - BioNews


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The researchers had previously worked on a simpler structure of a mouse embryo consisting of two types of stem cells and a 3D jelly scaffold. In the new study – published in Nature Cell Biology – they used all three types of stem cells: embryonic stem ...

Maltese study contributes to international book on biodiversity studies - Times of Malta


Times of Malta
Maltese artisanal fishermen and changing marine biodiversity feature in a new international book, Selected Studies in Biodiversity, that covers case studies from throughout the world. The chapter entitled 'Safeguarding marine biodiversity in a changing ...
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TCR signal strength controls the differentiation of CD4 - Science


Science
T cell differentiation into effector and memory T cell subsets is influenced by T cell receptor (TCR) signals. Snook et al. examine how TCR signals influence CD4+ T cell differentiation using a panel of cloned TCRs that recognize the same MHC II ...

International Stem Cell Corporation

Carlsbad, California - United States

International Stem Cell Corporation (OTCBB:ISCO) develops a powerful new stem cell technology called 'parthenogenesis' that promises to significantly advance the field of regenerative medicine by addressing the significant problem of immune-rejection. Parthenogenesis utilizes unfertilized human eggs to create 'parthenogenetic' stem cells (hpSC) that can be 'immune-matched' to millions of persons of differing sexes and racial backgrounds. A relatively small number of hpSC lines could provide sufficient immune-matched cells to cover large parts of the world's population. ISCO plans to create a bank of these valuable hpSC lines (UniStemCell) to serve all populations across the world.

Human parthenogenetic stem cells have great therapeutic potential, yet do not require viable human embryos, thus avoiding ethical issues. ISCO's scientists are focused on using hpSC to treat severe diseases of the eye, the nervous system and the liver where cell therapy has been proven clinically yet is limited by the availability of safe immune-matched human cells.

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