January 29, 2014
Scientists in US and Japan achieve possible breakthrough on stem cells (Deutsche Welle, 1/29/14)
Scientists reported in this week's Nature journal that they had found a way to reprogram mature mouse cells into an embryonic-like state that allows them to generate many types of tissue.The research suggests that scientists could in the future similarly reprogram human cells, offering a simpler way to replace damaged cells or grow new organs for sick and injured people.The experiments, reported in two papers in the journal Nature on Wednesday, involved scientists from the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Japan and Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in the United States."It's very simple to do," said Dr. Charles Vacanti of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. "I think you could do this actually in a college lab."
Stem cell 'major discovery' claimed (James Gallagher, 1/29/14, , BBC News)
Stem cell researchers are heralding a "major scientific discovery", with the potential to start a new age of personalised medicine.Scientists in Japan showed stem cells can now be made quickly just by dipping blood cells into acid.Stem cells can transform into any tissue and are already being trialled for healing the eye, heart and brain.The latest development, published in the journal Nature, could make the technology cheaper, faster and safer.
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