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2011-08-11 13:39:03

Tel Aviv University researcher uses lasers to stimulate stem cells and reduce heart scarring After a heart attack or stroke, heart scarring can lead to dangerously paper-thin heart walls and a decreased ability to pump blood through the body. Although the heart is unable to completely heal itself, a new treatment developed at Tel Aviv University uses laser-treated bone marrow stem cells to help restore heart function and health. Combining the therapeutic benefits of low-level lasers "”...

2011-08-04 16:54:49

Findings by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers may suggest new strategies for successful donor adult stem cell transplants in patients with blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. The study, published Aug. 5 in Cell Stem Cell, showed for the first time that adult blood stem cells can be regulated to overcome an immune response that leads to transplant rejection. It also opens up further studies in stem cell immunology, said Dr. Chengcheng "Alec" Zhang, assistant...

2011-08-04 13:01:13

A comparison clinical study of two aplastic anemia treatments found that ATGAM, currently the only licensed aplastic anemia drug in the United States, improved blood cell counts and survival significantly more than did Thymoglobulin, a similar but reportedly more potent treatment. The research was funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), a part of the National Institutes of Health; the study participants were treated and then followed at the NIH Clinical Center in...

2011-08-01 08:30:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abigail Breslin who starred in "My Sister's Keeper" alongside Cameron Diaz in 2009 is now starring in a PSA urging fans to join the fight against leukemia by registering to become a bone marrow donor with DKMS, the world's largest bone marrow donor center. The film, which is about a young girl who tries to earn medical emancipation from her mother so she doesn't have to donate her kidney to her older sister, ignited a real life friendship between...

2011-07-15 07:21:36

(Ivanhoe Newswire)--Studies show that stem cell therapy may be the diagnosis in restoring cognition for patients with brain cancer. Some patients who suffer from brain cancer experience functional learning and memory loss often associated with radiation treatment. Although radiation therapy has been the standard of care for patients with brain cancer, it can have severe and devastating side effects. Radiation therapy utilizes high-energy radiation to shrink and kill cancer cells, but it may...

2011-07-14 15:41:56

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators reported markedly improved survival of pediatric patients transplanted for high-risk leukemia regardless of donor; cite treatment advances and better donor selection Bone marrow transplant survival more than doubled in recent years for young, high-risk leukemia patients treated at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, with patients who lacked genetically matched donors recording the most significant gains. The results are believed to be the...

2011-07-14 10:00:00

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators reported markedly improved survival of pediatric patients transplanted for high-risk leukemia regardless of donor; cite treatment advances and better donor selection MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bone marrow transplant survival more than doubled in recent years for young, high-risk leukemia patients treated at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, with patients who lacked genetically matched donors recording...

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2011-07-08 07:20:00

The first ever fully synthetic organ transplant has been performed by surgeons at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. Andemariam Teklesenbet Beyene, a 36-year-old male patient suffering from tracheal cancer received a lab-made windpipe that was grown from his own stem cells that did not use human donor tissue, scientists say.CNN reports that tracheal cancers are extremely rare, with less than 1% of all cancers.The new technique used by scientists does not need a donor;...

2011-07-07 20:30:31

Mesenchymal stem cells protect and heal A stem cell that can morph into a number of different tissues is proving a natural protector, healer and antibiotic maker, researchers at Case Western Reserve University and their peers have found. Mesenchymal stem cells reaped from bone marrow had been hailed as the key to growing new organs to replace those damaged or destroyed by violence or disease, but have failed to live up to the billing. Instead, scientists who'd been trying to manipulate the...

2011-07-07 19:00:43

Identifying a suitable donor for leukemia and lymphoma patients who need bone marrow transplants may be far easier now that results of two clinical trials show transplant results with half-matched bone marrow or umbilical cord blood are comparable to fully matched tissue, thanks in large part to the availability of effective antirejection drugs and special post-transplant chemotherapy. The finding means that nearly all patients in need of a transplant can find donors, according to Johns...


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Bone Marrow Transplantation (journal)
2012-06-04 20:00:41

Bone Marrow Transplantation is a peer-reviewed medical journal published monthly by Nature Publishing Group. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is J.M. Goldman (UK). The journal publishes high quality, original research that addresses all aspects of basic biology and clinical use of haemopoietic stem cell transplantation in humans. The broad scope of the journal thus encompasses topics such as stem cell biology, kinetics and cytokine control, transplantation immunology, HLA and matching...

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