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The First Five Days of a Mouse in GEM, Protein-Free Culture Medium

Foundation scientists are deriving new stem cell lines from fertilized mouse eggs in fully defined, protein-free culture medium, GEM (Gamete Embryo Medium). GEM is a specialized fluid that simulates fluids in the womb. The goal of these experiments is to improve the efficiency of deriving new stem cell lines from testis biopsies. By studying time lapse videos of…

Q & A with the Director about Stem Cell Research at the Foundation

This article is an excerpt from the Winter Newsletter (pdf). Q: Has Obama’s Policy Helped Fund Stem Cell Research?  A: President Obama’s executive order to rescind the restrictions on the number of stem cell lines that could be studied with federal funds was valuable for some studies, but as long as the Dickey-Wicker amendmentcontrols federal funds, the development…

Evidence for the cure of HIV infection by CCR5 – 32 stem cell transplantation

Kristina Allers,*, Gero Hütter, Jörg Hofmann, Christoph Loddenkemper, Kathrin Rieger, Eckhard Thiel and Thomas Schneider     Dec 2: Timothy Ray Brown can personally affirm that stem cells cure HIV disease, according to a December 2 report in the journal BLOOD. Mr. Brown, an HIV-positive American living in Germany, had leukemia and underwent chemotherapy and bone…

Dr. Renee A. Reijo Pera Talk Posted!

Dr. Renee A. Reijo Pera’s 2009 Symposium Keynote talk has been posted to our site! Dr. Pera leads the audience through a description of early egg development, and then expands on the topic of cell determination, discussing her research and findings in this area. An excellent talk for anybody interested in Stem Cell Research, Dr….

2010 ISSCR: a remarkable lack of new clinical trials for stem cell therapy announced

This past week (June 16-19) in San Francisco, Bedford Research Foundation had a booth at the ISSCR (International Society for Stem Cell Research) 8th annual conference. We joined over 3,500 scientists, students and advisers attending the meeting from around the world. The conference boasted more than 200 talks, and some eye opening research from scientists such…

Day Two of the Int’l Conference: Reports from the Front Lines of Stem Cell Therapy Around the World

Day Two: April 23, 2010 Our second day of the International Conference of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine for Neurodegenerative Diseasesbegan with a talk by Dr. Wise Young, of Rutgers University (USA), entitled, “Lithium Effects on Blood and Brain Stem Cells,” in it he summarized the clinical trial design for using umbilical cord blood stem…

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Day One: Int’l Conference of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine for Neurodegenerative Diseases

April 22, 2010 The first day of the International Conference of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine for Neurodegenerative Diseases began with a full auditorium in the beautiful and immaculate Tzu Chi Hospital conference center. The conference was opened by Dr. Ann Kiessling and Dr. Ming-Hwang Shyr (Superintendent of Tzu Chi General Hospital) together they emphasized…

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Early Human Embryos Make “Mistakes” as a Matter of Survival, Could Be Key to Understanding Stem Cell

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EARLY HUMAN EMBRYOS MAKE “MISTAKES” AS A MATTER OF SURVIVAL, COULD BE KEY TO UNDERSTANDING STEM CELL DEVELOPMENT Early human embryos may be naturally prone to making mistakes in chromosome allocation to new cells, according to a report by Bedford Stem Cell Research Foundation scientists. Their new findings indicate rapid increases in…

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