Month: April 2016

RIKEN-led consortium succeeds in mice to form embryoid bodies from iPS cells, relevance for treatment of hair loss

In attempts to form skin organ systems from iPS cells, mouse embryoid bodies could be formed from mouse iPS cells, embedded in a collagen gel and transplanted into living mice where they formed epithelial tissues including hair follicles. The transplanted cells integrated into the surrounding tissues including connection with peripheral nerves. RIKEN news release, April […]

Keio University group removes undifferentiated iPS cells from differentiated heart muscle cells by selective culture, reduce cancer risk

In collaboration with Ajinomoto, Ghuware TOYAMA of Keie University developed a method to kill remaining undifferentiated iPS cells after differentiation. Differentiated myocardial cells grow on extracellular lactic acid whereas undifferentiated ES – iPS cells do not. Expansion of a mixture of undifferentiated and differentiated cells on a lactic acid medium thus removes the ES – […]

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