When Cells Cycle Fast, Cancer Gets a Jumpstart
The progression of cancer has been studied extensively, and the key steps in this journey have been well mapped, at least in some solid tumors: Lesions to genes that confer risk of cancer accumulate and alter normal cell behaviors, giving rise, scientists believe, to early stage cancer cells that eventually swamp normal cells and become deadly.
Four Faculty Members Elected to the National Academy of Sciences
In recognition of their outstanding research achievements, four faculty members from the School of Medicine have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Akiko Iwasaki, PhD; Haifan Lin, PhD; David G. Schatz, PhD; and Günter Paul Wagner, PhD, were selected for one of the world’s highest honors that can be bestowed on a scientist.
Yale Stem Cell Center will host two-day symposium to celebrate its 10th anniversary
Since it was founded in 2006, the Yale Stem Cell Center has supported the ground-breaking work of researchers and scientists working in basic stem cell research and translational science. On Thursday, Nov. 10, and Friday, Nov. 11, the center will hold a symposium in honor of its 10th anniversary.
Tiny hair follicle offers big clues about the life and death of stem cells
Inside the microscopic world of the mouse hair follicle, Yale Cancer Center researchers have discovered big clues about how stem cells regenerate and die. These findings, published April 6 in the journal Nature, could lead to a better understanding of how the stem cell pool is maintained or altered in tissues throughout the body.
Yale Researchers Take Stem Cells One Step Closer to Replacing Parathyroid Gland Function
Yale investigators have developed a multistep process that models the biological instructions to create parathyroid gland cells from pluripotent stem cells, a significant milestone along the path toward helping people who lack the hormones released by parathyroid glands.
The Next Yale Stem Cell Center Special Seminar Will Be Monday, April 22
The title of the next talk in the Yale Stem Cell Center Special Seminar series is "Resetting the aging clock: stem cell rejuvenation for vascular and neural tissue regeneration." The speaker is Stelios Andreadis, PhD, director of the Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine Training Program at the University at Buffalo (SUNY).
Scientists generate key life event in artificial mouse ‘embryo’ created from stem cells
The creation of artificial embryos has moved a step forward after an international team of researchers used mouse stem cells to produce artificial embryo-like structures capable of ‘gastrulation’, a key step in the life of any embryo.Source: University of Cambridge
Unlocking the promise of stem cells
Haifan Lin has been a leader in stem cell research since its infancy. In just over a decade since he arrived at Yale to found the university’s Stem Cell Center, the center has grown from just a pair of labs to more than 40. Lin and his team are closing in on what they hope will be major breakthroughs in the clinical application of stem cells.Source: Medicine@Yale
How Medical Research Is Boosting Connecticut’s Economy
Jason Thomson’s personal journey illustrates an economic shift in Connecticut. After he was laid off by Pfizer six years ago, he found a great job at the Yale Stem Cell Center. The center's groundbreaking research is leading to clinical advances and helping to foster a bioscience startup industry.