Posts tagged ‘regenerative medicine’

Stem cells/ regenerative medicine

  1. Zhong X, Gutierrez C, Xue T, Hampton C, Vergara MN, Cao LH, Peters A, Park TS, Zambidis ET, Meyer JS, Gamm DM, Yau KW, Canto-Soler MV. Generation of three-dimensional retinal tissue with functional photoreceptors from human iPSCs. Nat Commun. 2014 Jun 10;5:4047. doi: 10.1038/ncomms5047. PubMed PMID: 24915161.
  2. Reichman S, Terray A, Slembrouck A, Nanteau C, Orieux G, Habeler W, Nandrot EF, Sahel JA, Monville C, Goureau O. From confluent human iPS cells to self-forming neural retina and retinal pigmented epithelium. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jun 10;111(23):8518-23. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1324212111. Epub 2014 May 27. PubMed PMID: 24912154.
  3. Chong JJ, Yang X, Don CW, Minami E, Liu YW, Weyers JJ, Mahoney WM, Van Biber B, Cook SM, Palpant NJ, Gantz JA, Fugate JA, Muskheli V, Gough GM, Vogel KW, Astley CA, Hotchkiss CE, Baldessari A, Pabon L, Reinecke H, Gill EA, Nelson V, Kiem HP, Laflamme MA, Murry CE. Human embryonic-stem-cell-derived cardiomyocytes regenerate non-human primate hearts. Nature. 2014 Jun 12;510(7504):273-7. doi: 10.1038/nature13233. Epub 2014 Apr 30. PubMed PMID: 24776797.
  4. Normile D, Vogel G. Cell biology. STAP cells succumb to pressure. Science. 2014 Jun 13;344(6189):1215-6. doi: 10.1126/science.344.6189.1215. PubMed PMID: 24925996.

Eye diseases

  1. Agbaga MP, Tam BM, Wong JS, Yang LL, Anderson RE, Moritz OL. Mutant ELOVL4 That Causes Autosomal Dominant Stargardt-3 Macular Dystrophy Is Misrouted to Rod Outer Segment Disks. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 May 15;55(6):3669-3680. doi: 10.1167/iovs.13-13099. PubMed PMID: 24833735.

Oxidative stress

  1. Moussavi Nik SH, Croft K, Mori TA, Lardelli M. The comparison of methods for measuring oxidative stress in zebrafish brains. Zebrafish. 2014 Jun;11(3):248-54. doi: 10.1089/zeb.2013.0958. Epub 2014 May 5. PubMed PMID: 24798242.

Molecular Biology

  1. Roberts JW. Molecular biology. Molecular basis of transcription pausing. Science. 2014 Jun 13;344(6189):1226-7. doi: 10.1126/science.1255712. PubMed PMID: 24926002.

Systems Biology

  1. Shalek AK, Satija R, Shuga J, Trombetta JJ, Gennert D, Lu D, Chen P, Gertner RS, Gaublomme JT, Yosef N, Schwartz S, Fowler B, Weaver S, Wang J, Wang X, Ding R, Raychowdhury R, Friedman N, Hacohen N, Park H, May AP, Regev A. Single-cell RNA-seq reveals dynamic paracrine control of cellular variation. Nature. 2014 Jun 11. doi: 10.1038/nature13437. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24919153.

Synthetic Biology/Gene regulatory Network

  1. Attwater J, Holliger P. A synthetic approach to abiogenesis. Nat Methods. 2014 May;11(5):495-8. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2893. PubMed PMID: 24781322.
  2. Brophy JA, Voigt CA. Principles of genetic circuit design. Nat Methods. 2014 May;11(5):508-20. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2926. Review. PubMed PMID: 24781324.


  1. Zhou Y, Cattley RT, Cario CL, Bai Q, Burton EA. Quantification of larval zebrafish motor function in multiwell plates using open-source MATLAB applications. Nat Protoc. 2014 Jul;9(7):1533-48. doi: 10.1038/nprot.2014.094. Epub 2014 Jun 5. PubMed PMID: 24901738.


  1. Wieman CE. Large-scale comparison of science teaching methods sends clear message. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jun 10;111(23):8319-20. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1407304111. Epub 2014 May 22. PubMed PMID: 24853505.
  2. Zhou M, Lee J. Assessing what is cultural about Asian Americans’ academic advantage. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jun 10;111(23):8321-2. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1407309111. Epub 2014 May 29. PubMed PMID: 24876277.
  3. Freeman S, Eddy SL, McDonough M, Smith MK, Okoroafor N, Jordt H, Wenderoth MP. Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jun 10;111(23):8410-5. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1319030111. Epub 2014 May 12. PubMed PMID: 24821756.
  4. Hsin A, Xie Y. Explaining Asian Americans’ academic advantage over whites. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jun 10;111(23):8416-21. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1406402111. Epub 2014 May 5. PubMed PMID: 24799702.

Scientific Career

  1. van Dijk D, Manor O, Carey LB. Publication metrics and success on the academic job market. Curr Biol. 2014 Jun 2;24(11):R516-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.04.039. PubMed PMID: 24892909.

Gene regulatory network

  1. Barsi JC, Tu Q, Davidson E. General approach for in vivo recovery of cell type specific effector gene sets. Genome Res. 2014 Mar 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24604781.


  1. Project to Improve Poor Children’s Intellect Led to Better Health, Data Show
  2. Begley CG, Ellis LM. Drug development: Raise standards for preclinical cancer research. Nature. 2012 Mar 28;483(7391):531-3. doi: 10.1038/483531a. PubMed PMID: 22460880.


  1. Portugues R, Feierstein CE, Engert F, Orger MB. Whole-brain activity maps reveal stereotyped, distributed networks for visuomotor behavior. Neuron. 2014 Mar 19;81(6):1328-43. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.01.019. PubMed PMID: 24656252.
  2. Lancaster MA, Renner M, Martin CA, Wenzel D, Bicknell LS, Hurles ME, Homfray T, Penninger JM, Jackson AP, Knoblich JA. Cerebral organoids model human brain development and microcephaly. Nature. 2013 Sep 19;501(7467):373-9. doi: 10.1038/nature12517. Epub 2013 Aug 28. PubMed PMID: 23995685; PubMed Central
    PMCID: PMC3817409.

    • Brüstle O. Developmental neuroscience: Miniature human brains. Nature. 2013
      Sep 19;501(7467):319-20. doi: 10.1038/nature12552. Epub 2013 Aug 28. PubMed PMID: 23995687.

Genome editing

  1. Auer TO, Del Bene F. CRISPR/Cas9 and TALEN-mediated knock-in approaches in zebrafish. Methods. 2014 Apr 1. pii: S1046-2023(14)00129-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ymeth.2014.03.027. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24704174.
  2. Zhou Y, Zhu S, Cai C, Yuan P, Li C, Huang Y, Wei W. High-throughput screening
    of a CRISPR/Cas9 library for functional genomics in human cells. Nature. 2014 Apr
    9. doi: 10.1038/nature13166. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24717434.
  3. Yin H, Xue W, Chen S, Bogorad RL, Benedetti E, Grompe M, Koteliansky V, Sharp
    PA, Jacks T, Anderson DG. Genome editing with Cas9 in adult mice corrects a disease mutation and phenotype. Nat Biotechnol. 2014 Mar 30. doi: 10.1038/nbt.2884. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24681508.

Stem cells

  1. Becker S, Jayaram H, Limb GA. Recent Advances towards the Clinical Application of Stem Cells for Retinal Regeneration. Cells. 2012 Oct 18;1(4):851-73. doi: 10.3390/cells1040851. PubMed PMID: 24710533.
  2. Assawachananont J et al., Transplantation of Embryonic and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived 3D Retinal Sheets into Retinal Degenerative Mice. Stem Cell Reports. 2014; 2: 662-674.

Retinal degeneration

  1. Wasfy MM, Matsui JI, Miller J, Dowling JE, Perkins BD. myosin 7aa(-/-) mutant zebrafish show mild photoreceptor degeneration and reduced electroretinographic responses. Exp Eye Res. 2014 Apr 1. pii: S0014-4835(14)00083-9. doi: 10.1016/j.exer.2014.03.007. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24698764.

Retinal development

  1. Weber IP, Ramos AP, Strzyz PJ, Leung LC, Young S, Norden C. Mitotic Position and Morphology of Committed Precursor Cells in the Zebrafish Retina Adapt to Architectural Changes upon Tissue Maturation. Cell Rep. 2014 Apr 2. pii: S2211-1247(14)00192-2. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2014.03.014. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24703843.
  2. Almeida AD, Boije H, Chow RW, He J, Tham J, Suzuki SC, Harris WA. Spectrum of Fates: a new approach to the study of the developing zebrafish retina. Development. 2014 Apr 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24718991.
  3. Yoshimatsu T, Williams PR, D’Orazi FD, Suzuki SC, Fadool JM, Allison WT, Raymond PA, Wong RO. Transmission from the dominant input shapes the stereotypic ratio of photoreceptor inputs onto horizontal cells. Nat Commun. 2014 May 15;5:3699. doi: 10.1038/ncomms4699. PubMed PMID: 24832361.


  1. Bianchi E, Doe B, Goulding D, Wright GJ. Juno is the egg Izumo receptor and is essential for mammalian fertilization. Nature. 2014 Apr 24;508(7497):483-7. doi: 10.1038/nature13203. Epub 2014 Apr 16. PubMed PMID: 24739963; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3998876.

Genetics/Synthetic biology

  1. Malyshev DA, Dhami K, Lavergne T, Chen T, Dai N, Foster JM, Corrêa IR Jr, Romesberg FE. A semi-synthetic organism with an expanded genetic alphabet. Nature. 2014 May 15;509(7500):385-8. doi: 10.1038/nature13314. Epub 2014 May 7. PubMed PMID: 24805238.
    • Commentary: Thyer R, Ellefson J. Synthetic biology: New letters for life’s alphabet. Nature. 2014 May 15;509(7500):291-2. doi: 10.1038/nature13335. Epub 2014 May 7. PubMed PMID: 24805244.

An interesting study have reported a way that may potential help people who suffer from spinal cord injury.

From the New York Times, “In Rat Experiment, New Hope for Spine Injuries“:

Rats with a spinal cord injury that left their hind legs completely paralyzed learned to walk again on their own after an intensive training course that included electrical stimulation of the brain and the spine, scientists reported on Thursday.

Adopted from the New York Times; Source: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne


van den Brand R, Heutschi J, Barraud Q, DiGiovanna J, Bartholdi K, Huerlimann M, Friedli L, Vollenweider I, Moraud EM, Duis S, Dominici N, Micera S, Musienko P, Courtine G. Restoring voluntary control of locomotion after paralyzing spinal cord injury. Science. 2012 Jun 1;336(6085):1182-5. PubMed PMID: 22654062.