Three human embryonic stem cell lines created at UCLA are admitted into National Institutes of Health registry

Three human embryonic stem cell lines created by researchers at the UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center have been accepted into the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Human Embryonic Stem Cell Registry, allowing them to be used in federally funded research projects and increasing the diversity of cell lines available for study.

Three UCLA researchers awarded $3.9 million in basic biology grants from the state stem cell agency

Three UCLA scientists were awarded state stem cell grants totaling $3.9 million today to fund investigations into the basic mechanisms underlying stem cell biology, cellular differentiation and cellular plasticity, the ability of adult stem cells to become cells other than their cell of origin.

PET scanning probes reveal different cell function within the immune system, providing greater insight into immune response

A commonly used probe for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanning and a new probe developed by researchers at UCLA reveal different functions in diverse cells of the immune system, providing a non-invasive and much clearer picture of an immune response in action.