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Tag: Jaenisch Lab

Images showing the effects of Oct4

Adult stem cells lack key pluripotency regulator

October 10, 2007

The protein Oct4, which helps to maintain embryonic stem cells, has been shown to be virtually absent in adult stem cells.

Scientists identify embryonic stem cells by appearance alone

August 27, 2007

Scientist can now identify pluripotent stem cells based solely on their physical appearance.

Reprogrammed fibroblasts identical to embryonic stem cells

June 6, 2007

Researchers have manipulated mouse fibroblasts and turned them into cells with such developmental elasticity that they appear identical to embryonic stem cells.

Rudolf Jaenisch receives Max Delbrück Medal

December 1, 2006

The German Center honors Jaenisch for discovering non-genetic mechanisms in both cancer and stem cells.

Lindquist and Jaenisch elected to Institute of Medicine

October 12, 2006

Election is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of medicine and health.

Laurie Boyer awarded Genzyme Fellowship

October 5, 2006

She will study how specific sets of genes are turned on or off in embryonic stem cells in order to permit cellular differentiation.

Mapping the foundation of human development

April 20, 2006

Researchers have determined how a key developmental ingredient controls the genome.

Scientists alleviate symptoms of Rett syndrome in mice

February 1, 2006

Findings might aid research into therapies for human sufferers.

Cloned stem cells prove identical to fertilized stem cells

January 17, 2006

Researchers analyzed the complete gene-expression profiles of both cloned and fertilization-derived stem cells in mice and concluded that the two are indistinguishable.

The grand challenge

November 9, 2005

What we don't know about human embryonic stem cells could fill labs all around the world.

Researchers offer proof-of-concept for Altered Nuclear Transfer

October 17, 2005

Scientists at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research have successfully demonstrated that a theoretical-and controversial-technique for generating embryonic stem cells is indeed possible, at least in mice.

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