Researchers uncover mechanism blocking retina regeneration

A discovery opens the possibility of one day restoring loss of vision by activating the retina’s ability to regenerate

By Graciela Gutierrez

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, the Cardiovascular Research Institute and the Texas Heart Institutereveal in the journal Cell Reports that although the mammalian retina – a layer of specialized nerve cells that mediates vision and is located on […]

By |May 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Proposed Legislation Would Regulate Stem Cell Therapy Clinic Claims


(Olympia, Washington) — If proposed legislation wins approval in Olympia next week – many clinics promoting stem cell therapy will have to make it clear when the treatment they’re selling is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Right now, the only proven stem cell therapies deal with blood regeneration- treatments such as bone […]

By |February 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A&M and Celltex partner on stem cell Alzheimer’s research

Source: Houston Chronicle

(Houston, Texas) — Texas A&M University Health Science Center is partnering with the Houston company that ran into trouble with federal regulators a year after facilitating the 2011 stem cell treatment of Gov. Rick Perry’s ailing back.

Celltex Therapeutics Corp. and A&M’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine Tuesday announced an intellectual property licensing deal involving […]

By |February 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

First Cow Embryonic Stem Cells Derived

Source: Science Magazine

(East Lansing, Mich.) — After decades of effort, scientists have finally managed to derive embryonic stem (ES) cells from cows and keep them in their primitive state in a dish. Access to these versatile cells, which can become all kinds of tissues, from skin to muscle to bone, could make it easier to […]

By |February 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Abeona’s Gene Therapy Gets FDA Regenerative Medicine Designation

Source: Epider Molysis Bulls News

(Cleveland, Ohio) — Abeona Therapeutics‘ EB-101, a gene therapy in development for patients with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB), has received the regenerative medicine advanced therapy (RMAT) designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The RMAT designation is attributed to promising “regenerative” therapies — cell therapies, tissue engineering, or cell […]

By |January 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Novel Tissue Scaffolding Technique Helps Build Large Organs

Source: Gen News

(BRISTOL, England) — Researchers say they have developed a new tissue scaffold technology that could one day enable the engineering of large organs. The team led by the Universities of Bristol and Liverpool has shown that it is possible to combine cells with a special scaffold to produce living tissue in the laboratory. […]

By |June 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mayo Clinic Opens New Regenerative Center


(ROCHESTER, New York) — Local officials hope a new ultra-clean laboratory in the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine will help draw businesses in the burgeoning field.

“It is one of the only few places of its kind on the planet available to companies,” said Gary Smith, president of Rochester Area Economic Development Inc. “These […]

By |June 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 […]

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

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