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2010-09-27 14:06:50

Identification of a molecular communications pathway that influences the mobilization of hematopoietic (blood) stem cells could lead to targeted therapies for improving bone marrow transplant success rates. In a bed-side to bench approach, researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center report Sept. 26 in Nature Medicine that pharmacological inhibition of a signaling pathway triggered by Egfr (epidermal growth factor receptor) increased the mobilization of hematopoietic stem...

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2009-01-16 13:30:00

Researchers have reported findings that suggest a treatment commonly used to help premature babies fight infection is ineffective.Researchers studied 280 babies born at 31 weeks or under to form their surprising conclusion reported in The Lancet.Doctors have used granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) in order to help prematurely born infants naturally boost their immune systems by increasing white blood cell growth to prevent blood poisoning. GM-CSF is effective in...

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2008-05-21 13:00:00

New evidence supports a 'systems' view -- and gives a glimpse at how it works How does a stem cell decide what specialized identity to adopt "“ or simply to remain a stem cell? A new study suggests that the conventional view, which assumes that cells are "instructed" to progress along prescribed signaling pathways, is too simplistic. Instead, it supports the idea that cells differentiate through the collective behavior of multiple genes in a network that ultimately leads to just a few...

2006-02-28 16:08:53

CHICAGO (Reuters) - An experimental therapy using the body's bone marrow stem cells to repair damage done to cardiac tissue and blood vessels in a heart attack does not appear to work, German researchers reported on Tuesday. The study from Technische Universitat in Munich involved a growth protein called granulocyte colony-stimulating factor, which brings the body's bone marrow stem cells into play. The authors said there is increasing evidence that stem cells can contribute to...


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