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2011-06-16 21:14:54

Researchers may have found the key to developing a method to rid the body of stem cells responsible for driving fat expansion. According to a report in the June 16 Cell Stem Cell, a Cell Press publication, they've landed the first protein marker on the surface of those so-called adipose stromal cells (ASCs), which serve as progenitors of the cells that make up fat tissue. "Our long-term goal is to identify an approach to inactivate these cells in disease," said Mikhail Kolonin of University...

2011-06-14 06:40:25

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ A study on mice suggests that adult stem cells from immune system tissue in the smell-sensing region of the human nose could provide a source of cells to treat brain disorders in which nerve cells are lost or irreparably damaged. Stem cells are always promising candidates for sources of cells for the regeneration and repair of tissues damaged by various brain disorders. Two types of stem cells, embryonic stem (ES) cells and induced pluripotents stem (iPS) cells,...

2011-06-07 08:30:00

CLEVELAND, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Arteriocyte(TM), a leading clinical stage biotechnology company with offices in Cleveland, Ohio, and Hopkinton, Massachusetts, that develops proprietary stem cell and tissue engineering based therapies, announced today that they have entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The 3-year CRADA, entitled "The Use of...

2011-04-19 07:00:00

HONOLULU, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tissue Genesis, Inc., an emerging leader in adult stem cell and regenerative medicine, announced today that it has begun clinical trials for peripheral vascular disease (PVD) with adipose (fat) derived adult stem cell-coated vascular grafts at the University of Louisville Hospital. Tissue Genesis is the first to initiate a FDA-approved trial using the patient's own adipose-derived adult stem cells (ASCs) prepared at the point-of-care. The...

2011-03-31 13:40:47

A type of adult stem cell is now proving itself more versatile for research and therapies thanks to revolutionary 3D experiments. These cells have already shown great promise for repairing damaged bone and cartilage but until now have been fairly limited in the types of cells they can form in the laboratory. Dr Paul Genever from the University of York will be speaking later today (31 March) at the annual UK National Stem Cell Network science meeting. He will tell the gathered audience of...

2011-03-28 13:26:00

BOSTON, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For over 15 years now, parents have had the option to save the blood that is found within their baby's umbilical cord immediately following birth. The blood is rich in hematopoietic stem cells (HSC's). These multipotent stem cells have the ability to give rise to all blood cell types. Parents have the peace of mind of knowing that their child, and perhaps siblings and other family members, could in fact use these cells as part of a curative treatment...

2011-03-23 07:51:08

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ It's been shown for the first time that stem cells injected into enlarged hearts reduced hear size, reduced scar tissue, and improved function to injured heart areas, according to this human trial. The researchers believe that the findings are promising for the more than five million Americans who have enlarged hearts due to damage sustained from heart attacks. Patients with enlarged hearts can suffer premature death, have major disability, and experience frequent...

2011-03-22 21:37:06

A fibroblast is not always just a fibroblast "“ particularly in the heart. In a heart attack, fibroblasts "“ special repair cells that form a scar after injury "“ come from a population of stem cells that reside within the heart, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and the Methodist Hospital in a report that appears in the journal Cardiovascular Research. By contrast, earlier work showed that the fibroblasts responsible for fibrosis "“ excess fibrous...

2011-03-18 14:29:09

Researchers have shown for the first time that stem cells injected into enlarged hearts reduced heart size, reduced scar tissue and improved function to injured heart areas, according to a small trial published in Circulation Research: Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers said that while this research is in the early stages, the findings are promising for the more than five million Americans who have enlarged hearts due to damage sustained from heart attacks. These patients...

2011-03-14 03:30:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., March. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: LIFE) today announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for StemPro® MSC SFM - a first for this next-generation stem cell culture medium that is now cleared as a medical device and satisfies a crucial requirement for researchers involved in clinical trials in the United States. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110314/LA64069) (Logo:...


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