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Amniotic Stem Cells Demonstrate Healing Potential

Source: Mike Williams, Rice University; R&D // Photo: Mature blood vessels formed in hyrdogel from amniotic fluid, courtesy of Jacot Lab

(HOUSTON, Texas) — Rice Univ. and Texas Children’s Hospital scientists are using stem cells from amniotic fluid to promote the growth of robust, functional blood vessels in healing hydrogels.

In new experiments, the lab of bioengineer […]

By |April 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Study Shows How Stem Cells Slow Aging May Lead to New Treatments for Heart Failure

Source: PR Newswire, Stem Cells Translational Medicine / Image: Mesenchymal Stem Cells

(DURHAM, N.C.) — A new study published in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine demonstrates how mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) not only protect the heart from further damage after a cardiac incident but can actually slow down its aging process, too. These findings, in a rat […]

By |April 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Advancements In 3-D Designs For Neural Tissue Engineering

Source: Eureka Alert; Neural Regeneration Research // Image Credit: Richard McMurtrey, Institute of Neural Regeneration & Tissue Engineering

(SALT LAKE CITY, Utah) — It is well known that neurological diseases and injuries pose some of the greatest challenges in modern medicine, with few if any options for effectively treating such diagnoses, but recent work suggests a […]

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

Stem Cell Therapy Effective at 3 Years for Multiple Sclerosis Remission

Source: hcplive, JAMA

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — High dose immunosuppressive therapy (HDIT) with autologous hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) sustained relapsing remitting (RR) multiple sclerosis (MS) remission at 3 years, according to preliminary results published in JAMA Neurology.

Researchers from HALT MS study evaluated MS patients through 5 years after HCT in order to evaluate the safety, efficacy, […]

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

UC San Diego Launches Study on Stem Cells for Paralysis

Source: Ivanhoe Newswire

(SAN DIEGO, CA) — According to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, nearly one in 50 people is living with paralysis. Until now, there wasn’t much hope. But a new study involving stem cells has doctors and patients excited.

Two years ago, Brenda Guerra’s life changed forever.

Guerra told Ivanhoe, “They told me that I […]

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

Progress Against Parkinson’s Reported With Specially Treated Embryonic Stem Cells

Source: Eureka Alert/D’Or Institute for Research and Education

(RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil) — Brazilian researchers at D’OR Institute for Research and Education (IDOR) and Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) have taken what they describe as an important step toward using the implantation of stem cell-generated neurons as a treatment for Parkinson’s disease. Using an […]

By |April 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Novel Stem Cell Therapy Provides Long-Term Treatment For Crohn’s Fistula

Source: Healio.com; Stem Cells Translational Medicine

(SEOUL, Korea) — Long-term follow-up of patients with fistulae related to Crohn’s disease demonstrated sustained complete closure after autologous adipose-derived stem cell therapy, according to research data.

“Crohn’s fistula is one of the most distressing diseases as it decreases patient’s quality of life and frequently recurs,” Chang Sik Yu, MD, […]

By |April 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nanomaterial “Sniper” Targets Cancer Stem Cells

Source: Asian Scientist

(BEIJING, China) – While much research has focused on using nanomaterials as drug delivery agents, a new study suggests that they can be directly used as therapeutic agents. The work, published in Nature Communications, describes a nanomaterial that is non-toxic to normal cells but effectively kills cancer stem cells.

Traditional cancer therapies focus on […]

By |April 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Israeli Lab Uses Stem-Cell Derived Astrocytes for ALS in Mice

Source: The Jewish Link • Image: Prof. Michel Revel

(NES-ZIONA, Israel) — A new stem-cell technology with the potential to treat neurodegenerative diseases including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is now in development by the Israel Prize laureate responsible for the blockbuster multiple sclerosis (MS) drug Rebif.

Prof. Michel Revel’s company, Kadimastem, recently announced successful results of […]

By |April 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Premature Aging of Stem Cell Telomeres, Not Inflammation, Linked to Emphysema

Source: John Hopkins Medicine

(BALTIMORE, Maryland) – Lung diseases like emphysema and pulmonary fibrosis are common among people with malfunctioning telomeres, the “caps” or ends of chromosomes. Now, researchers from Johns Hopkins say they have discovered what goes wrong and why.

Mary Armanios, MD, an associate professor of oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine., […]

By |March 31st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments