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Can Stem Cells Repair a Radiation-Damaged Brain? In Rats, Yes.

(NEW YORK, NY)—Scientists at Memorial Sloan Kettering and elsewhere are cultivating the art and science of manipulating embryonic stem cells — the immature cells from which all the body’s organs and tissues develop — to form nerve cells, muscle cells, insulin-producing cells, and essentially any cell type of interest.

Investigators have used stem-cell engineering to create […]

By |February 6th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Researchers Use Human Pluripotent Stem Cells to Grow Hair

(LA JOLLA, Ca.) — Researchers from Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) have used human pluripotent stem cells to generate new hair in bald mice. The study, published online in PLOS One yesterday, represents the first step toward a cell-based treatment for people with hair loss. In the United States more than 40 million men and 21 million […]

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

New Multiple Sclerosis Stem Cell Study Shows Improvements

(Evanston, Ill.) — Treatment with a form of stem cell transplantation in individuals with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis has demonstrated improvements in neurological disability, quality of life, and cognitive function. The new study, which appears in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, did not show similar positive results for individuals with […]

By |January 26th, 2015|Multiple Sclerosis, Stem Cells|0 Comments