Here are answers to frequently asked questions about induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells, the type of cell that has been reprogrammed from an adult cell, such as a skin or blood cell.
October 08, 2012
September 13, 2012
Scientists at the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes have revealed the precise order and timing of hundreds of genetic “switches” required to construct a fully functional heart from embryonic heart cells — providing new clues into the genetic basis for some forms of congenital heart disease.
September 13, 2012
Biomedical researchers at UCSF have won five of 51 prestigious National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator awards for high-risk, high-reward research, each receiving up to $1.5 million over five years.
July 05, 2012
Scientists at the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes have discovered that environmental factors critically influence the growth of a type of stem cell — called an iPS cell — that is derived from adult skin cells.
June 28, 2012
Scientists at the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes and an international team of researchers have generated a human model of Huntington’s disease — directly from the skin cells of patients with the disease.
June 18, 2012
Gladstone Institutes Senior Investigator Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD, a professor of anatomy at UCSF, has won the Millennium Technology Award Grand Prize, the world’s largest and most prominent technology award.
June 07, 2012
Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have for the first time transformed skin cells — with a single genetic factor — into cells that develop on their own into an interconnected, functional network of brain cells.
May 23, 2012
Chronic pain, by definition, is difficult to manage, but a new study by UCSF scientists shows how a cell therapy might one day be used not only to quell some common types of persistent and difficult-to-treat pain, but also to cure the conditions that give rise to them.
April 18, 2012
Scientists at the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes announced a research breakthrough in mice that one day may help doctors restore hearts damaged by heart attacks — by converting scar-forming cardiac cells into beating heart muscle.
March 15, 2012
Scientists have gained insight into how second-hand tobacco smoke damages the earliest stages of human embryonic development.