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2009-02-13 08:41:42

Healthy blood vessels play a key role in the prevention and treatment of diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.Endothelial cells line the blood vessels and are critical to the regulation of blood vessel growth and function.Researchers at the Centenary Institute have discovered a mechanism that helps control the development of endothelial cells.Professor Jenny Gamble, Head of the Vascular Biology program at Centenary, says the process by which endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs)...

2009-02-05 10:04:33

Transplanting cells that replenish blood vessels can also restore nerve function in an animal model of diabetic neuropathy, Emory researchers have found.The results are described online this week in the journal Circulation.The majority of people with diabetes have some form of neuropathy--damage to the peripheral nerves that can cause a loss of sensation in hands, arms, feet or legs. The damage, caused by high blood sugar, occurs gradually and in advanced cases can lead to amputation....

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2009-01-09 13:05:00

Scientists have reported new findings that suggest a possible way to treat patients with a combination of drugs that boost the body's own self-repairing mechanism. The treatment may be used in the future to heal patients with broken bones or heart damage, researchers said in the journal Cell Stem Cell.Their findings are based on a study of rat bone marrow. Scientists wanted to determine a way to release endothelial progenitor cells "“ cells than make blood vessels "“ into the...

2009-01-08 11:11:11

Scientists have tricked bone marrow into releasing extra adult stem cells into the bloodstream, a technique that they hope could one day be used to repair heart damage or mend a broken bone, in a new study published today in the journal Cell Stem Cell.When a person has a disease or an injury, the bone marrow mobilises different types of stem cells to help repair and regenerate tissue. The new research, by researchers from Imperial College London, shows that it may be possible to boost the...

2008-11-07 09:00:24

HONG KONG, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- An interim analysis of 12-month patient subset data from e-HEALING, a global post-marketing surveillance registry of OrbusNeich's Genous Bio-engineered R stent, will be presented next week at the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2008 in New Orleans. Sigmund Silber, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.E.S.C., a professor of medicine with the Cardiology Practice and Hospital, Munich, will present the data at 9:30 a.m. CST on Nov. 12 in Auditorium C at the...

2008-09-21 03:00:12

By Chochola, M Pytlik, R; Kobylka, P; Skalicka, L; Kideryova, L; Beran, S; Varejka, P; Jirat, S; Koivanek, J; Aschermann, M; Linhart, A Aim. The injection of bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMMC) into the gastrocnemius muscle has given promising results in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI). In this article, we have assessed whether a less invasive procedure, i.e. intravascular BMMC infusion, could be effective in this population of patients. Methods. A total of 28 limbs in 24...

2008-09-18 18:00:50

SUNRISE, Fla., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- A preclinical study involving the injection of adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) into the myocardium (heart muscle tissue) of infarcted rats, was recently completed at the Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid, Jordan by medical and veterinary doctors from that institution and the University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan. The study, led by Mahmoud Abu-Abeeleh, MD, Assistant Professor of Cardiac Surgery, University of Jordan School of...

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2008-07-19 19:00:00

Scientists at Harvard University have successfully used human cells to grow new blood vessels in mice.  The researchers said the work might ultimately assist patients who suffer heart attacks. In a BBC News report, one British expert called the research "promising", and said the technique might one day be used to create lab-grown organs that could be used for implants.  Indeed, the ability to rapidly develop a new network of tiny blood vessels would be a huge advancement for...

2005-11-16 14:40:00

By Bill Berkrot and Ransdell Pierson DALLAS -- In a new study that apparently contradicts a recent trial, injecting patients with their own progenitor bone marrow cells a few days after a heart attack failed to improve the organ's function or reduce damage, researchers said on Wednesday. In the 101-patient study presented at the American Heart Association's annual scientific meeting, researchers found that the heart's ability to pump had improved virtually the same degree in those injected...

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2005-11-13 14:10:00

By Bill Berkrot and Ransdell Pierson DALLAS -- Heart attack survivors whose hearts were infused with stem cells from their own bone marrow showed nearly twice the improvement in the organ's pumping ability as patients given a placebo, according to a new study presented on Sunday. A further analysis of the data found that benefits to heart function seen four months after an attack appeared to be most pronounced in patients with more severe heart attacks that caused greater damage to the...


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