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2011-03-10 16:06:03

UNC researchers have discovered that a molecule called Wnt1 can improve the function of endothelial progenitor cells, increasing the blood flow to organs that previously had been cut off from the circulation. Circulating through the bloodstream of every human being is a rare and powerful type of cell, one that can actually create new blood vessels to bypass blockages that cause heart attacks and peripheral artery disease. Though everyone has these cells "“ called endothelial progenitor...

2011-02-22 21:25:23

Transplanting human umbilical cord blood-derived endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) has been found to "significantly accelerate" wound closure in diabetic mouse models, said a team of Korean researchers publishing in the current issue of Cell Transplantation (19:12), now freely available on-line at http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/cog/ct/ . According to the study's corresponding author, Dr. Wonhee Suh of the CHA University Stem Cell Institute, diabetes is often associated with impaired...

2011-01-19 23:43:29

Blood-vessel cells can combat aggressive tumors, helping to prevent them from spreading through the body, new study finds MIT scientists have discovered that cells lining the blood vessels secrete molecules that suppress tumor growth and keep cancer cells from invading other tissues, a finding that could lead to a new way to treat cancer. Elazer Edelman, professor in the MIT-Harvard Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST), says that implanting such cells adjacent to a patient's tumor...

2011-01-04 08:00:00

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OrbusNeich today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted an additional patent expanding protection of the company's Genous endothelial progenitor cell (EPC) capture technology. The patent (U.S. Pat. No. US 7,803,183) covers a coating on an implantable medical device that has one or more layers of a matrix. Incorporated into the matrix are antibodies or antibody fragments that allow for capture in...

2010-11-23 07:00:00

HONG KONG, Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- OrbusNeich today announced that data from two studies demonstrate that the Genous Stent increases endothelial coverage and reduces thrombogenicity as compared to bare metal stents (BMS) by enhancing the specific binding of CD34+ endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs). Eric J. Duckers, M.D., Ph.D., of the Thoraxcenter at Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and co-investigators Saami Yazdani, Ph.D., and Renu Virmani, M.D.,...

2010-08-13 16:01:10

Isolating cells from a patient's blood or bone marrow that nourish blood vessels may be a safer and less arduous route to treatment of cardiovascular disease than obtaining rare stem cells, according to research from Emory University School of Medicine. In recent clinical trials, doctors in several countries have tested the ability of a patient's bone marrow cells to repair damage, such as heart attacks and peripheral artery disease, created by problems of blood flow. "The focus has been on...

2010-07-06 07:00:00

MCLEAN, Va., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- New findings indicate that cocoa flavanols may be an important part of a healthy diet for people with cardiovascular disease, which affects more than 80 million Americans, according to research by a team of internationally-renowned researchers, including scientists from Mars, Incorporated. The breakthrough study conducted at the University of California San Francisco and published in the prestigious Journal of the American College of Cardiology...

2010-06-03 16:35:54

By capturing movies of both the blood and vasculature of zebrafish embryos, each less than two millimeters long, researchers have been able for the first time to see the very moment that blood begins to flow. The observations, reported online on June 3rd in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, show that the earliest blood flow, involving what appear to be hundreds of cells, begins all at once. Remarkably, that onset of life-giving circulation takes more than a beating heart. In fact,...

2010-04-08 09:10:37

A nutritional supplement could stimulate the production of stem cells integral for repairing the body. Research published in BioMed Central's open access Journal of Translational Medicine suggests that a commercially-available supplement can increase the blood circulation of hematopoietic stem cells, which can give rise to all blood cells, and endothelial progenitor cells, which repair damage to blood vessels. Thomas E. Ichim from Medistem Incorporated, USA worked with a team of 13...

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2010-03-05 09:05:00

Promises broad clinical benefits, from bone marrow transplantation to therapies for heart, brain, skin and lungs In a leap toward making stem cell therapy widely available, researchers at the Ansary Stem Cell Institute at Weill Cornell Medical College have discovered that endothelial cells, the most basic building blocks of the vascular system, produce growth factors that can grow copious amounts of adult stem cells and their progeny over the course of weeks. Until now, adult stem cell...


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