ReNeuron has used its c-mycERTAM technology to generate genetically stable neural stem cell
This is a starting point to test more aspects of the stem cell
regulatory network, he says.
Additional research on the important genes and proteins that function to maintain the stem cell
phenotype could contribute to increasing the number of specific targets for which cancer therapeutic agents can be designed.
This is odd, especially considering that this finding indicates Japan will rival Korea as leader in stem cell
research and plays into the hype surrounding the benefits of stem cell
16-18) Having established appropriate growth conditions for the directed differentiation of adult stem cells
toward hair cells, Li et al attempted to determine if embryonic stem cells
could also differentiate into hair-cell-like cells.
The development of adult stem cell
therapy is being impeded by the focus on embryonic stem cells
,'' he said.
Scientists removed the outer cell layer and grew the inner cell mass in a petri dish to form a stem cell
line, or group of continuously dividing cells.
But whereas West would like to push ahead full steam, Kass wants to apply the brakes on human cloning and stem cell
research to allow ethics to catch up with science.
As long as embryos are destroyed as part of the research enterprise," says the National Bioethics Advisory Council, "researchers using embryonic stem cells
(and those who fund them) will be complicit in the death of embryos.
4 To grow one of the 200 kinds of cells in the human body, the researcher moves part of the stem cell
line into a new petri dish
from this embryo could be cloned and used to grow replacement liver tissue with matching DNA.
According to an NIH spokesperson, the NIH's draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell
research are likely to be issued before the end of the year, and Congress will take up the subject in February.