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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...

2010-12-13 09:00:00

These Patients Need Your Support NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC), serving more than 20 million people in New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, New Jersey, and parts of Connecticut and Pennsylvania, urges the community to please donate blood, the gift of life, and help save lives this holiday season. Donors with Rh-negative blood types as well as platelet donors are particularly needed, but healthy people of all blood types and...

2010-12-11 00:43:07

Metastatic breast cancer patients who had circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in their blood before or after high-dose chemotherapy (HDCT) followed by autologous stem cell transplantation had poor outcomes, according to researchers from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Patients with CTCs in their blood before chemotherapy treatment had reduced survival and those with these cells in their blood after the stem cell transplant recurred faster and died earlier. These findings were...

2010-12-05 09:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results from four innovative studies help answer outstanding questions about stem cell transplant procedures in treating various hematologic malignancies. Research that will be presented today at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology reveals that there is no increase in overall cancer risk in people who donate stem cells and that the utilization of a double cord blood stem cell transplant is associated with...

2010-12-05 00:13:33

David Jacobsohn, MD, will lead Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation Washington, DC (Vocus) December 3, 2010 Children's National Medical Center welcomes David Jacobsohn, MD as Chief of the Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. Dr. Jacobsohn joins the team from Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, where he served as a member of the Stem Cell Transplant Program staff and as the Director of the Chronic Graft-versus-Host Disease Clinic. "We are pleased to have Dr. Jacobsohn...


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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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