Archive for the ‘adult stem cell research’ Category

More Families Are Banking Umbilical Cord Blood

Friday, February 5th, 2016

More families are opting to bank umbilical cord blood. The blood that remains in a newborn’s umbilical cord after birth is a rich source of stem cells.  Watch this video to see why adult stem cell research is offering new hope to so many families.

Adult Stem Cells Found To Suppress Cancer While Dormant

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Researchers at UCLA’s Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research have discovered a mechanism by which certain adult stem cells suppress their ability to initiate skin cancer during their dormant phase — an understanding that could be exploited for better cancer-prevention strategies.

The study, which was led by UCLA postdoctoral fellow Andrew White and William Lowry, an associate professor of molecular, cell and developmental biology who holds the Maria Rowena Ross Term Chair in Cell Biology in the UCLA College of Letters and Science, was published online Dec. 15 in the journal Nature Cell Biology.

Hair follicle stem cells, the tissue-specific adult stem cells that generate the hair follicles, are also the cells of origin for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, a common skin cancer. These stem cells cycle between periods of activation (during which they can grow) and quiescence (when they remain dormant).

The research was supported by the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine, the University of California Cancer Research Coordinating Committee and the National Institutes of Health.

To read more click the UCLA source link below.

Source:  UCLA Newsroom