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2010-02-23 10:25:21

Glioblastoma is one of the most deadly human brain cancers. Radiation can temporarily shrink a tumor, but they nearly always recur within weeks or months and few patients survive longer than two years after diagnosis. Now scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine studying the tumor in mice have found a way to stop the cancer cells from growing back after radiation by blocking its access to oxygen and nutrients. The discovery happened when the researchers realized that...

2010-02-03 22:39:03

Researchers at the Pontifícia Universidade Cat³lica do Paraná and Instituto Carlos Chagas have evaluated the therapeutic potential of purified and expanded CD133+ cells human umbilical cord blood (HUCB)-derived in treating myocardial infarction by intramyocardially injecting them into a rat model. Patients who have high cardiovascular risks have fewer endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) and their EPCs exhibit greater in vitro senescence. HUCB-derived EPCs could be...

2010-01-22 12:48:34

Dr. Daylon James and colleagues have generated plentiful supply of endothelial cells that are suitable for therapeutic use New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF)-Druckenmiller Fellow, Daylon James, PhD, of Weill Cornell Medial College, is lead author on a study defining conditions for generating a plentiful supply of endothelial (vessel lining) cells that are suitable for therapeutic use. Dr. James and his colleagues created a human embryonic stem cell (hESC) "reporter" line that can be used...

2010-01-06 12:35:30

A research team led by a Michigan State University professor has discovered a link between diabetes and bone marrow nerve damage that may help treat one of the disease's most common and potentially blindness-causing complications. The key to better treating retinopathy - damage to blood vessels in the retina that affects up to 80 percent of diabetic patients - lies not in the retina but in damage to the nerves found in bone marrow that leads to the abnormal release of stem cells, said Julia...

2009-12-07 03:38:00

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- TaiGen Biotechnology Co., Ltd. announced today the presentation of Phase I and preclinical data for TG-0054, the Company's chemokine receptor CXCR4 antagonist and a novel, potent stem cell mobilizer, at the ASH Annual Meeting held in New Orleans, the US, from December 5 to 8, 2009. The clinical data of Phase 1 study will be presented. In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, sequential ascending single intravenous dose study,...

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2009-11-18 13:55:38

Toddlers and obese children suffer more than other youth when exposed to secondhand smoke, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2009. "Secondhand smoke in children is not just bad for respiratory issues, as has been previously described by other researchers," said John Anthony Bauer, Ph.D., the study's senior co-author and principal investigator at Nationwide Children's Hospital & Research Institute at Ohio State University in Columbus....

2009-07-17 08:14:34

Endothelial progenitor cells may play a role in the start and progression of metastatic disease in children with cancer, according to a recent study. Circulating endothelial cells are rare cells that shed from the lining of blood vessels after vascular damage. Circulating endothelial cells and their precursors, endothelial progenitor cells, have been described in previous studies, but mainly in the context of cardiovascular disease. "This is the first study to measure circulating endothelial...

2009-07-15 08:14:46

Endothelial progenitor cells may play a role in the start and progression of metastatic disease in children with cancer, according to study results published in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research."This is the first study to measure circulating endothelial cells and endothelial progenitor cells in children with cancer, which can provide insight as to the biology of their tumor vessels," said researcher Françoise Farace, Ph.D.,...

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2009-06-01 09:40:19

New tool described in the FASEB Journal may help physicians monitor heart disease and help scientists grow new vascular tissue for transplants Testing people for heart disease might be just a finger prick away thanks to a new credit card-sized device created by a team of researchers from Harvard and Northeastern universities in Boston. In a research report published online in The FASEB Journal, they describe how this device can measure and collect a type of cells needed to build vascular...

2009-04-06 13:12:21

Research led by David Hess of the Robarts Research Institute at The University of Western Ontario has identified how to use selected stem cells from bone marrow to grow new blood vessels to treat diseases such as peripheral artery disease. It's one of the severe complications often faced by people who've had diabetes for a long time. Reduced blood flow (ischemia) in their limbs can lead to resting pain, trouble with wound healing and in severe cases, amputation. The research is published in...


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