UCLA researchers eliminate major roadblock in regenerative medicine (1/25/2011)

UCLA researchers, including MSL members Dr. Hideaki Tsutsui and Prof. Chih-Ming Ho, developed a new chemically defined culture system for human embryonic stem (hES) cells. They successfully applied the Feedback System Control scheme to identify an optimal combination of small molecule inhibitors that can support survival and growth of hES cells under a clinically enabling, defined condition. This work was published in the January 25th issue of Nature Communications, and has been since picked up by more than 50 online news sites.

A list of selected news articles:

  • UCLA Newsroom, “UCLA researchers eliminate major roadblock in regenerative medicine”
  • ScienceDaily, “Regenerative Medicine Advance: New ‘Cocktails’ Support Long-Term Maintenance of Human Embryonic Stem Cells”
  • Medill Report Chicago, “Discovery brings embryonic stem cells closer to mainstream medicine”
  • Daily Bruin, “UCLA scientists develop a new cell-culture system that allows for much more precise research”
  • Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, “Animal-free culture system for single-cell passaging of hESCs developed”
  • UCLA News Week (Video News)
  • Peter Lillehoj and Chih-Ming Ho receive a grant for Grand Challenges in Global Health from the Gates Foundation (12/16/2010)

    Peter Lillehoj and Chih-Ming Ho have been awarded a $100,000 Grand Challenges Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for innovative global health research to develop a SIM-card based biosensor. The goal of the foundation’s Grand Challenges Explorations initiative is to help scientists around the world explore bold and unproven ways to improve health in developing countries.

  • UCLA Engineering Newsroom
  • UCLA Today
  • Gizmodo.com
  • The Gates Foundation
  • The Gates Notes
  • The Huffington Post
  • Missions of Health
  • The Microbiology Blog
  • Breaking News: International News Portal
  • UCLA researchers have identified world’s smallest coffee ring (5/10/2010)

    Tak-Sing Wong, Xiaoying Shen and Chih-Ming Ho have found the definitive microscopic minimal threshold of coffee-ring formation, which can be used to set standards for biosensor devices for multiple disease detection, as well as other uses.

  • UCLA Newsroom
  • UCLA Engineering
  • UCLA MAE Engineering
  • UC Health
  • Science Daily
  • R&D Magazine
  • PHYORG.com
  • Medical News Today
  • Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News
  • Eureka Alert
  • Nanowerk.com
  • Ethiopian Review
  • AZo Materials News
  • AZo Nano News
  • AZo Sensor
  • The Times of India
  • MED India
  • News Medical
  • Nano News Net (Russia)
  • XinHuaNet (China)
  • Hayadan.org (Israel)
  • SPIE Newsroom