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Vinod Khosla Stanford Medicine X: Will technology replace the majority of physicians?

This talk featuring our closing keynote speaker Vinod Khosla was recorded on Sunday September 29, 2013 and is presented here under our First Look program. Fi...

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Sam Basta's curator insight, November 2, 2013 11:02 AM

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New tools for disease research: reprogrammed cells in disease modelling

New tools for disease research: reprogrammed cells in disease modelling | Stem Cells Potential | Scoop.it

We need research to understand and fight disease. But research is often limited by access to patients and availability of diseased tissues to study. 'Disease models' can help overcome these problems by enabling scientists to examine diseases in the lab. Stem cells, including reprogrammed or 'iPS' cells, are a new source of cells that can be used as models for diseases which are otherwise difficult to explore.

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Eurostemcell's article + animation video provides great overview of how stem cells can help in disease modeling.

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Stem cell discovery: Astrocytes could repair stroke brain damage - Medical News Today

Stem cell discovery: Astrocytes could repair stroke brain damage - Medical News Today | Stem Cells Potential | Scoop.it
Stem cell discovery: Astrocytes could repair stroke brain damage Medical News Today Stem cell research has focused until now on developing stroke treatments using therapeutic neurons to stimulate electrical impulses in the brain, and restore tissue...

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A recent open-access study, published in Nature Communications, suggests that Olig2-positive neuronal progenitors, derived from human embryonic stem cells, can generate a subtype of astcroglia, that have a protective effect. This effect was demonstrated when the cells were transplanted into brains subjected to global ischaemia.

http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2013/130723/ncomms3196/full/ncomms3196.html

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Huntington’s disease: how could stem cells help?

Huntington’s disease: how could stem cells help? | Stem Cells Potential | Scoop.it

Huntington’s disease is a devastating, hereditary neurodegenerative disease affecting about 1 out of every 10,000 people in the USA, Europe and Australia. It typically causes involuntary movements of the face and body and dementia. Symptoms worsen over time, eventually leaving the affected person totally dependent on help from others. There are no effective therapies available today. How might stem cell research lead to new treatments?

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A number of recent studies have shown promining prospects of using stem cells for tackling challenges around Hunting Disease - for studying and understanding the diseases, replacing lost neuron cells as a treatment and for drug discovery based on cellular models. 

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Stem cells reprogrammed using chemicals alone

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Patient-specific cells could be made without genetic manipulation.
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Turning human cells into stem cells without changing their genes could lead to therapies that do not carry a risk of generating mutations.

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