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The promise of stem cell-based gene therapy & General Stem Cell Web Sites/Resources

Diagram of stem cell division and differentiat...

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Stem cell division and differentiation. A – stem cell; B – progenitor cell; C – differentiated cell; 1 – symmetric stem cell division; 2 – asymmetric stem cell division; 3 – progenitor division; 4 – terminal differentiation
[From Wikipedia – Stem Cell]


The promise of stem cell-based gene therapy….Will depend on novel gene delivery tools

From the 29 June 2011 Eureka news alert

New Rochelle, NY, June 29, 2011—Sophisticated genetic tools and techniques for achieving targeted gene delivery and high gene expression levels in bone marrow will drive the successful application of gene therapy to treat a broad range of diseases. Examples of these cutting-edge methods are presented in a series of five provocative articles in the latest issue of Human Gene Therapy, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. (www.liebertpub.com). The articles are available free online at www.liebertpub.com/hum

Barese and Dunbar highlight the advances in gene marking techniques that are enabling selection and targeting of specific immune cell populations for cell and gene therapy. The success of marking studies will help optimize gene transfer for immunotherapeutics and improve patient survival, conclude the authors in the review article “Contributions of Gene Marking to Cell and Gene Therapies.“….

A sampling of General Stem Cell Web Sites/Resources

June 29, 2011 - Posted by | Consumer Health, Finding Aids/Directories, Medical and Health Research News |

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  2. How far are they from curing diabetes? I understand stem cell research is going to enable this to happen soon. I have a lot of friends and family who would be grateful to see this happen.

    Comment by jbunny | May 28, 2012 | Reply

    • Did some quick searching at the following, but could not come up with any information on how close scientists are to a cure for diabetes.

      –MedlinePlus Diabetes, especially the Research section (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/diabetes.html)

      –American Diabetes Association (searched with the phrase “stem cells) (http://www.diabetes.org)

      If I come across anything more closely related, I’ll post here!

      Comment by Janice Flahiff | May 29, 2012 | Reply


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