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Novel mechanism linking changes in mitochondria to cancer cell death - Science Daily


Science Daily
The findings, published in Nature Cell Biology, demonstrate that the enzyme RIPK1 decreases the number of mitochondria in a cell. This loss of mitochondria leads to oxidative stress that can potentially kill cancer cells, though researchers speculate ...

New technique offers insights into early life - Science Daily


Science Daily
Classic cell biology approaches study averaged results collected from many cells meaning that key cell-to-cell differences are lost. Yet, scientists think this variability between cells could hold the key to bigger differences. Each life starts out as ...

Günter Blobel Solved a Mystery of Cell Biology: How Proteins Navigate the Body - Wall Street Journal


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It was “one of the great experiments in the history of biology,” said James Rothman, chairman of the department of cell biology at the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Blobel's Nobel Prize came with an award equivalent to about $960,000. He donated it for ...

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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