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Researchers Discover New Way To Promote Regeneration of Heart Tissue

Source: Medical Express. Image: Adult cardiomyocyte that has re-entered the cell cycle after expression of miR302-367. Credit: Lab of Ed Morrisey, PhD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

(PHILADELPHIA, Penn.) — The heart tissue of mammals has limited capacity to regenerate after an injury such as a heart attack, in part due to the inability […]

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

Stem Cell Therapy for Eyes Gets Approval

Europe has approved the Western world’s first medicine containing stem cells for people who have suffered injuries caused by burns to the eye. Source: Health24

(BRUSSELS, Belgium) — People who have suffered eye injuries caused by solvents, acids, abrasive and chemical agents will have new treatment available.

Europe has approved the Western world’s first medicine containing stem […]

By |February 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Progress in the Treatment of Osteochondral Defects with Regenerative Medicine

Open Source: ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering

(UNIV. MINHO, Portugal) – In the last few years, great progress has been made to validate tissue engineering strategies in preclinical studies and clinical trials on the regeneration of osteochondral defects.

In the preclinical studies, one of the dominant strategies comprises the development of biomimetic/bioactive scaffolds, which are used alone […]

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

Human Neural Stem Cells Restore Cognitive Functions Impaired by Chemotherapy

Image: Charles Limoli, UCI professor of radiation oncology. Credit: Steven Zylius/UC Irvine

(IRVINE, Calif.) — Human neural stem cell treatments are showing promise for reversing learning and memory deficits after chemotherapy, according to UC Irvine researchers.

In preclinical studies using rodents, they found that stem cells transplanted one week after the completion of a series of chemotherapy sessions restored a […]

By |February 15th, 2015|Neurologic|0 Comments

Stem-Cell Transplants Show Promise for Halting MS Damage

Source: Harvard Medical School / By: Robert H. Shmerling, M.D.

(BOSTON, Mass.) — Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the brain and spinal cord that often leads to disability and early death. It is thought to develop because the immune system mistakenly attacks the nervous system. Treatments to suppress the immune system can help. But […]

By |February 12th, 2015|Multiple Sclerosis|0 Comments

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