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2011-02-04 12:04:08

By coaxing healthy and diseased human bone marrow to become embryonic-like stem cells, a team of Wisconsin scientists has laid the groundwork for observing the onset of the blood cancer leukemia in the laboratory dish. "This is the first successful reprogramming of blood cells obtained from a patient with leukemia," says University of Wisconsin-Madison stem cell researcher Igor Slukvin, who directed a study aimed at generating all-purpose stem cells from bone marrow and umbilical cord blood....

2011-02-04 00:23:02

For blood cancer patients at high risk of relapse, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), the transplantation of blood-forming stem cells, is one of best options for treatment and a potential cure. Unfortunately, the most common complication of HSCT is graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), a serious and often deadly post-transplant complication that occurs when the newly transplanted donor cells recognize the recipient's own cells as foreign and react by attacking the cells in the...

2011-02-03 13:29:41

In work that could jumpstart the promising field of cell therapy, in which cells are transplanted into the body to treat a variety of diseases and tissue defects, researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have engineered cells that could solve one of the key challenges associated with the procedure: control of the cells and their microenvironment following transplantation. In the work, reported in the journal Biomaterials on January 26, the team reports creating tiny internal depots...

2011-02-01 11:00:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nordstrom, Inc. announced today that it is recognizing Black History Month in 2011 by teaming up with Be The Match® to help raise awareness of the critical need for more African American marrow and umbilical cord blood donors. As part of its "Living Well" initiative, Nordstrom is giving people an easy way to learn more about becoming a bone marrow donor and helping increase the likelihood that patients in need of marrow and...

2011-01-31 20:48:14

A protein that protects stem cells in the gut relieves a potentially lethal complication of bone marrow transplantation in mice, according to a study published online on January 31 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine (www.jem.org). Bone marrow transplantation can cure diseases such as leukemia but it can also lead to a potentially fatal complication known as graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). A group led by Takanori Teshima at Kyushu University in Japan found that mice treated with a...

2011-01-26 08:00:00

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ThermoGenesis Corp. (Nasdaq: KOOL), a leading supplier of innovative products and services that process and store adult stem cells, and TotipotentSC, a U.S. company with a large India presence in medical devices, cellular therapy and clinical research management, announced today they have received approval from Fortis Escorts' (New Delhi) Independent Ethics Committee to proceed with a Phase Ib clinical trial in patients suffering from...

2011-01-18 15:25:57

Bone marrow-derived cells create "Ëœniche' to harbor cancer stem cells; New therapies could target the niche to kill the stem cells Scientists at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a potential new way of attacking breast cancer stem cells, the small number of cells in a tumor that fuel its growth and spread. Researchers found that breast cancer stem cells are regulated by a type of cell derived from bone marrow, called mesenchymal stem cells....

2011-01-14 07:45:00

University of Illinois Medical Center Receives Grant to Support Bone Marrow Transplant Program HINGHAM, Mass., Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Illinois is set to receive a grant from the Friends of Mel Foundation (FOM) in support of their Bone Marrow Transplant Program. The program was selected as the recipient of the Mel's Magic award for January 2011. Mel's Magic was created by FOM in May 2009 to familiarize their supporters with other organizations that work...

2011-01-10 00:00:51

Dr. Zsuzsanna Vegh-Goyarts, assistant director of the Flow Cytometry department at Acupath Laboratories, a leading anatomic pathology and cancer genetics laboratory, "For average Americans, the news that a blood disorder or cancer is suspected brings to mind many fears and concerns, but also questions. Among those questions are how is the diagnosis reached, how one's blood, bone marrow and other specimens are tested and by whom. It is important that your doctor sends samples to an experienced...

2011-01-06 16:31:07

Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, have identified a key molecule for establishing blood stem cells in their niche within the bone marrow. The findings, reported in the January issue of Cell Stem Cell, may lead to improvements in the safety and efficiency of bone marrow transplants. Bone marrow transplants are a type of stem cell therapy used to treat cancers such as lymphoma and leukemia and other blood-related diseases. In a bone marrow transplant, the "active...


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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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