HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
UCI launches effort to develop patient-specific stem cell lines

Irvine, Calif., May 14, 2007 UC Irvine neurobiologist Hans Keirstead and his research team today launched a project to develop stem cell lines that genetically match human patients. These lines would allow scientists to better study conditions ranging from diabetes to Parkinsons disease, and they would provide the basis for potential patient-specific stem cell treatments.

Keirstead will use a technique called somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) in which a patients DNA is transplanted into a donated unfertilized egg cell in order to generate stem cell lines with the same genetic makeup of the patient. These lines have tremendous therapy potential because the human immune system is less likely to attack genetically identical cells. Only a few laboratories in the world are attempting this technique in human stem cell research and, thus far, no human stem cell lines have been derived using this method.

This technique holds tremendous promise to advance our knowledge of stem cells and their potential to cure disease, said Keirstead, associate professor of anatomy and neurobiology and co-director of UCIs Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center. I am excited to embark on this line of research and look forward to the day when patient-specific stem cells are utilized to treat people suffering from debilitating injuries and health conditions.

This project received approval May 11 from UCIs Institutional Review Board, which under federal regulation reviews all proposed studies involving human tissue. The Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee at UCI also has reviewed the project and will ensure that experiments involving embryonic stem cells serve important research goals and are conducted according to the highest ethical standards.

UCI has built a cutting-edge workstation that is custom-designed for SCNT experiments. Designed by Gabriel Nistor, a scientist in Keirsteads laboratory, the quarter-million dollar system h
'"/>

Contact: Jennifer Fitzenberger
jfitzen@uci.edu
949-824-3969
University of California - Irvine
14-May-2007


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Springer launches Theoretical Ecology
2. NCRR launches national network to connect investigators based at minority institutions
3. Scientific American launches innovative new version of magazine
4. University of Arizona launches major scientific research initiative at Biosphere 2
5. Brazils first oncology biotech launches
6. University of Liverpool launches 10 million small animal teaching hospital
7. New network launches to keep UK at forefront of stem cell science
8. Geisinger launches extensive study on obesity and related liver problem
9. Elsevier launches new journal, Marine Genomics
10. NIH neuroscience microarray consortium launches high-throughput genotyping services
11. Canadas new government launches ecoEnergy technology initiative

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/29/2020)... WOODLANDS, Texas (PRWEB) , ... January 29, 2020 ... ... grade DNA plasmid, announced it will start production of a DNA vaccine against ... agreement executed with Inovio Pharmaceuticals. A grant of up to $9 million from ...
(Date:1/24/2020)... FARMINGTON, Conn. (PRWEB) , ... January 24, 2020 , ... ... populations down to the strain level, today announced that the company will debut a ... place January 26-29. , The new product, Shoreline Biome's Rapid Prep kit, is ...
(Date:1/23/2020)... ... January 23, 2020 , ... ... the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI). Headquartered in Manchester, New Hampshire, ARMI ... over 100 partner organizations from industry, government, academia and the non-profit sector ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2020)... ... February 11, 2020 , ... INSPAN LLC ... long-term follow-up clinical study of outpatient L4-L5 lumbar interspinous fixation for degenerative ... block design, the Inspan device fixates the spine to allow for immediate ...
(Date:2/3/2020)... ... February 03, 2020 , ... ... Travel, Law Firm Travel, Technology Industry Travel and Biotech/Healthcare Industry Travel Indexes. , ... Index illustrates the following statistics:, Average airfare price ...
(Date:1/27/2020)... ... January 27, 2020 , ... Cerebyte, the ... and mobile computing, today announced the availability of neuroscience of transformational leadership workshops. ... the latest neuroscience of leadership and change research to become great transformational leaders. ...
(Date:1/23/2020)... DALLAS (PRWEB) , ... January 22, 2020 , ... ... presented new developments in the cosmetic surgery industry at two recent North American ... Canadian investors at the Canaccord Genuity Medical Technologies & Diagnostics Forum on November ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: