Identification Of Small Molecule That Destroys Potentially Dangerous Cells May Improve Stem Cell Therapies
Pluripotent stem cells can turn, or differentiate, into any cell type in the body, such as nerve, muscle or bone, but inevitably some of these stem cells fail to differentiate and end up mixed in with their newly differentiated daughter cells. Because these remaining pluripotent stem cells can subsequently develop into unintended cell types - bone cells among blood, for instance - or form tumors known as teratomas, identifying and separating them from their differentiated progeny is of utmost importance in keeping stem cell-based therapeutics safe... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stem Cell Research Source Type: news

Method makes it easier to separate useful stem cells from 'problem' ones for therapies
Pluripotent stem cells can turn, or differentiate, into any cell type in the body, such as nerve, muscle or bone, but inevitably some of these stem cells fail to differentiate and end up mixed in with their newly differentiated daughter cells.    Because these remaining pluripotent stem cells can subsequently develop into unintended cell types — bone cells among blood, for instance — or form tumors known as teratomas, identifying and separating them from their differentiated progeny is of utmost importance in keeping stem cell–based therapeutics safe.   Now, UCLA scientists have discovered ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 22, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

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This interesting report describes a case of papillary renal cell carcinoma in a metastatic testicular germ cell tumor. BMC Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news