Satellite cells, characterized by the transcription factor Pax7, are the proper stem cells of the adult skeletal muscle. They have an enormous capacity for self-renewal and superb potential for muscle regeneration. It has only recently been recognized that muscle regeneration cannot occur when satellite cells are absent. However, satellite cells are notoriously difficult to study due to their low abundance and their dispersed location in the specific stem-cell niche, the space between basal lamina and sarcolemma of skeletal muscle.
Researchers analyzed newspaper articles on stem cells from 2010-2013 and found almost 70% of the articles reported that treatments would be available in 5-10 years or earlier, but these timelines are unsupported by scientific research. These inaccurate timelines give false hope and can lead patients to seek out unproven stem cell therapies.
November 4-7, 2015 - Jain Foundation Scientific Conference in Toronto, Canada
The Jain Foundation Conference hosts a conference specifically on dysferlinopathy.
Jain Foundation Attendees: All Jain Foundation staff
For more information, visit our website here.
September 30 - October 4, 2015 - WMS in Brighton, United Kingdom
The International Congress of the World Muscle Society is an annual international Congress on neuromuscular disorders.
Jain Foundation Attendees: Elaine Lee
For more information, visit their website here.
If you do not complete all 6 visits, your data will not be able to be used in the final analysis.
Yes, but no student can win a scholarship in both categories.