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Tag: Stem Cells

Salk Institute: Salk scientists reverse signs of aging in mice

Scientists at the Salk Institute have found that intermittent expression of genes normally associated with an embryonic state can reverse the hallmarks of old age. This approach, which not only prompted human skin cells in a dish to look and behave young again, also resulted in the rejuvenation of mice with a premature aging disease, …

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Lawrence Goldstein: Stem Cells and the Future of Medicine | Research on Aging

Lawrence Goldstein, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and the Department of Neurosciences at UCSD School of Medicine, as well as the Director of the UCSD Stem Cell Program, discusses the basic principles of stem cells. He examines the promise they offer and how they can be safely and effectively employed. …

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Siddharthan Chandran: Can the damaged brain repair itself?

FILMED JUL 2013 • POSTED FEB 201 • TEDGlobal 2013 After a traumatic brain injury, it sometimes happens that the brain can repair itself, building new brain cells to replace damaged ones. But the repair doesn’t happen quickly enough to allow recovery from degenerative conditions like motor neuron disease (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease …

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Molly Stevens: A new way to grow bone

FILMED JUN 2013 • POSTED FEB 2014  • TEDGlobal 2013 What does it take to regrow bone in mass quantities? Typical bone regeneration — wherein bone is taken from a patient’s hip and grafted onto damaged bone elsewhere in the body — is limited and can cause great pain just a few years after operation. …

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Susan Solomon: The promise of research with stem cells

TED presents Susan Solomon who talks about the promise of stem cells in the both near and more distant future. She calls them “our bodies’ own repair kits,” and advocates research using lab-grown stem cells. By growing individual pluripotent stem cell lines, her team creates testbeds that could accelerate research into curing diseases — and perhaps …

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