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2012-02-07 08:00:00

Collaboration will evaluate menstrual stem cells for future potential diabetes therapy Oldsmar, Fla (PRWEB) February 07, 2012 Cryo-Cell International, Inc. (OTC:QB Markets Group Symbol: CCEL) and Stanford University announced signing a material transfer agreement to test the efficacy of mesenchymal-like stem cells derived from menstrual blood (MenSCs) in a model of pancreatic islet transplantation for type 1 diabetes treatment. Specifically, the menstrual blood stem cells provided by...

2012-01-13 06:51:32

(Ivanhoe Newswire)- Type 1 diabetes is caused by the body's own immune system attacking its pancreatic islet beta cells and requires daily injections of insulin to regulate the patient's blood glucose levels. A new method found in the BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine uses stem cells from cord blood to reeducate the T cells in a diabetic's blood to restart the pancreatic function and reduce the need for insulin. In Stem Cell Educator therapy, lymphocytes were separated from...

Educating T-Cells With Stem Cell Therapy Reverses Diabetes
2012-01-10 07:31:18

Type 1 diabetes is caused by the body's own immune system attacking its pancreatic islet beta cells and requires daily injections of insulin to regulate the patient's blood glucose levels. A new method described in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine uses stem cells from cord blood to re-educate a diabetic's own T cells and consequently restart pancreatic function reducing the need for insulin. Stem Cell Educator therapy slowly passes lymphocytes separated from a patient's...

2011-12-13 22:44:57

Study is first to discover abnormal signals that harm insulin-making cells Insulin signaling is altered in the pancreas, a new study shows for the first time in humans. The errant signals disrupt both the number and quality of beta cells – the cells that produce insulin. The finding is described in the journal PLoS ONE. Franco Folli, M.D., Ph.D., of the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, and Rohit Kulkarni, M.D., Ph.D., of the Joslin...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.