Monthly Archives: April 2015

Stem Cells Pass Safety Test In Vision-Loss Trial

Source: Nature // Photo: Retinal Cells Derived From Embryonic Cells

(MARLBOROUGH, Mass.) — A company that has spent more than 20 years trying to develop treatments based on embryonic stem cells is taking encouragement from small, preliminary tests of the cells in people with progressive vision loss. If the technique continues to impress in larger trials […]

By |April 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Scientists Find Way To Monitor Stem Cells After Transplantation Into Brain

Source: Stanford University

(STANFORD, Ca.) — Investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicinehave devised a way to monitor neural stem cells after they’ve been transplanted into the brain.
The scientists were able to determine not only whether the stem cells transplanted into living animals survived but whether they matured into nerve cells, integrated into targeted brain […]

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New Study Finds Stem Cell Therapy via Intra-Carotid Artery Infusion Safe for Treatment of Stroke

Source: HealthCanal

(MIAMI, Fla.) — A yearlong study of patients who had suffered from ischemic strokes, led by physician-scientists at the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute at the Miller School of Medicine, has found that stem cells can be safely infused to the brain through the carotid artery within two weeks after a stroke.

The national co-principal […]

By |April 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

More Power To The Mitochondria: Cells’ Energy Plant Also Plays Key Role In Stem Cell Development

Source: Medicalexpress.com; NYU School of Medicine / Photo: Mitochondria (credit: Wikipedia commons)

(NEW YORK, N.Y.) — Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have discovered that mitochondria, the major energy source for most cells, also play an important role in stem cell development—a purpose notably distinct from the tiny organelle’s traditional job as the cell’s main source […]

By |April 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Self-Assembling Biomaterial Forms Nanostructure Templates for Human Tissue Formation

Source: HealthCanal / Image: Self assembling peptide amphiphiles

(READING, U.K.) – Unlike scaffold-based methods to engineer human tissues for regenerative medicine applications, an innovative synthetic material with the ability to self-assemble into nanostructures to support tissue growth and ultimately degrade offers a promising new approach to deliver cell and tissue therapies.

The unique properties of this biofunctional […]

By |April 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Prenatal Stem Cell Treatment Improves Mobility Issues Caused By Spina Bifida

Source: Healthcanal / Image: Dr. Diana Farmer and UC Davis team

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) – The lower-limb paralysis associated with spina bifida may be effectively treated before birth by combining a unique stem cell therapy with surgery, new research from UC Davis Health System has found.

Diana Farmer (front), a pioneer in fetal surgery, and her research […]

By |April 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dead Feeder Cells Support Stem Cell Growth

Source: Phys.org / Image: Stem cells grow with live (a) or dead (b) feeder cells (credit: Kiralise Silve/UTEP)

(EL PASO, Texas) — Stem cells naturally cling to feeder cells as they grow in petri dishes. Scientists have thought for years that this attachment occurs because feeder cells serve as a support system, providing stems cells with […]

By |April 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tisch MS Research Center Of New York Reports Early Improvement In Stem Cell Trial

Source: PRNews/Tisch MS Research Center / Photo: Scientist from Tisch MSRCNY preparing stem cells for injection into a patient with MS

(NEW YORK, NY) — Tisch MS Research Center of New York (Tisch MSRCNY) today announced encouraging preliminary results from its FDA-approved Phase I trial using autologous neural stem cells in the treatment of multiple sclerosis […]

By |April 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Under-the-Skin Technique for Islet and Stem Cell Transplants to Treat Diabetes and Other Diseases

Source: Health Canal / Photo: Human pancreatic adult islet, courtesy UNSW

(EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada) — James Shapiro, one of the world’s leading experts in emerging treatments of diabetes, can’t help but be excited about his latest research. The results, he says, could soon mark a new standard for treatment—not only for diabetes, but for several other […]

By |April 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Stem Cells Prevent Release of Degradative Fluids That Lead To Arthritis

Source: The Examiner

(LAS VEGAS, Nevada) — Injury to joint tissues used to be thought of in primarily mechanical terms. Torn ligaments led to instability; a torn meniscus led to arthritis, both from the window wiper effect of the tissue in the joint and the force concentration from losing the shock absorber; impact injuries led […]

By |April 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments