Citation: Davide Seruggia et al., TAF5L and TAF6L Maintain Self-Renewal of Embryonic Stem Cells
via the MYC Regulatory Network.
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Using the new method, researchers made embryonic stem cells
from a donor egg and the nucleus of a young boy's skin cell.
The halt on funding for research using embryonic stem cells
has implications on all types of stem cell research, said Alan Trounson, Ph.D., president of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, which issues grants to researchers in California who use state funds.
At UMass Medical School, fewer than 10 faculty members likely work with embryonic stem cells
, according to Dr.
Induced pluripotent stem cells, or regular adult cells that have been reprogrammed back to an embryonic stage, are cells that negate the need to destroy embryos to obtain embryonic stem cells
. These embryonic-A like iPS cells are easier and cheaper to produce, and do not have the problem of patient rejection.
Ongoing debate and discussion about human embryonic stem cell
research is critical to ensure the public are aware of the ethical and scientific aspects of the research.
Why are embryonic stem cells
necessary when it has been proven that the use of non-embryonic stem cells is not only safe but is effective in treating and even curing many diseases?
"On the other hand, there is simply no basis for his claim that 'embryonic stem cells
have a much greater potential for cure.' We have been waiting on this promised 'potential' for years now, with little to show for it.
During spontaneous differentiation of embryonic stem cells
, neuronal cell types are obtained at low yields.
Leon Benoit stated that: [s]o far there have not been exciting results from embryonic stem cell
Tokyo, Japan, May 2, 2006 - (JCN) - Tohoku University's Biomedical Engineering Research Organization (TUBERO), in collaboration with the University of Cambridge and Cardiff University, has verified that neural cell species can be derived from mouse embryonic stem cells