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Case Western Identifies Drugs That Activate Brain Stem Cells To Reverse Multiple Sclerosis

Source: Case Western Reserve School of Medicine / Photo: Medical Campus

(CLEVELAND, Ohio) — A pair of topical medicines already alleviating skin conditions each may prove to have another, even more compelling use: instructing stem cells in the brain to reverse damage caused by multiple sclerosis.

Led by researchers at Case Western Reserve, a multi-institutional team used […]

By |April 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stem Cell Injection Repairs Damage To London Man’s Heart After Attack

Source: International Business Times

(LONDON, UK) – A London family man has become one of the first patients to receive an injection that “heals” damaged hearts.

The prognosis for Owen Palmer, 52, was poor after he suffered a heart attack.

Palmer says that afterwards he was barely able to walk and was unable to climb stairs. “I would […]

By |April 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Body on a Chip” Project Update: Video of Mini Hearts and Livers

Source: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center / Photo: A cardiac organoid marked to show vascularization

(WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.) − As part of a “Body on a Chip” project funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, scientists at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, a part of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, in collaboration with partners from around […]

By |April 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

UM Stem Cell Research Could Grow Bone, Potentially Treat Obesity

Source: Miami Herald / Photo: Dr. Joshua Hare, courtesy Miami Herald

(MIAMI, Fla.) — A new stem cell study conducted at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has isolated a trigger in stem cells which could be the key to growing bone and combating conditions like osteoporosis and obesity.

Published in March, the study is […]

By |April 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stem Cell Injection May Soon Reverse Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Source: Medical Express

(LOS ANGELES, Ca.) — An injection of stem cells into the eye may soon slow or reverse the effects of early-stage age-related macular degeneration, according to new research from scientists at Cedars-Sinai. Currently, there is no treatment that slows the progression of the disease, which is the leading cause of vision loss in […]

By |April 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hockey Legend Gordie Howe After ‘Life-Changing’ Stem Cell Therapy For Stroke

Source: The Dallas Morning News / Photo: Gordie Howe, AP

(LUBBOCK, Texas) — Ravaged by a stroke that left him unable to walk and barely able to speak, Gordie Howe had decided it was time to quit.

His sons didn’t want to hear it. Not from Mr. Hockey, whose 25-year career in the NHL was defined by […]

By |April 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lung Cells Can Regenerate Themselves, Finding Could Bring New Disease Cures

Source: Tech Times / Photo: Type 1 (green) and Type 2 (red) Cells in lung tissue, courtesy University of Pennsylvania

(PHILADELPHIA, Pa.) — Lung tissue is better at regenerating itself after injury than previously thought, a discovery that could improve the treatment of some lung and breathing disorders, researchers say.

In addition, lung cells — which come […]

By |April 13th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Encapsulated Stem Cells Accelerate Wound Healing

Source: Cornell Chronicles / Photo: Mesenchymal stem cells captured in microcapsules

(ITHICA, New York) — A team of Cornell scientists has shown that stem cells confined inside tiny capsules secrete substances that help heal simulated wounds in cell cultures, opening up new ways of delivering these substances to locations in the body where they can hasten […]

By |April 13th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gut Instinct: How Intestinal Stem Cells Find Their Niche

Source: Phys.org / Photo: Adult intestinal stem cells at base of chick embryo villi, credit: Tabin lab

(BOSTON, Mass.) — Mommy, where do intestinal stem cells come from? All right, it’s not likely a kindergartner would ask such a question. But evolutionary biologists want to know.

Adult intestinal stem cells live at the bases of our villi, […]

By |April 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Girl With High-Risk Leukemia Saved With Stem Cells From Umbilical Cord Donation

Source: ABC News / Photo: Jenna and mom Julie, courtesy Robert Hood.

(MAPLE VALLEY, Wash.) — A Washington girl is celebrating being cancer-free after she was diagnosed with high-riskleukemia at just 9 years old. When doctors failed to find a traditional bone marrow or stem cell donor for transplant, they turned to stem cells taken from […]

By |April 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments