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2011-02-10 12:19:03

Stem Cell scientists in Australia have found that patients suffering from hearing problems which began during infancy and childhood could benefit from a transplant of stem cells from their nose. The research, published today in STEM CELLS, reveals that mucosa-derived stem cells can help preserve hearing function during the early-onset of sensorineural hearing loss. Sensorineural hearing loss is caused by the loss of sensory cells or neurons in the cochlea, the sensory organ of the inner ear...

2011-02-09 01:06:37

Successful intranasal delivery of stem cells to the brains of rats with Parkinson disease yielded significant improvement in motor function and reversed the dopamine deficiency characteristic of the disease. These highly promising findings, reported in Rejuvenation Research, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. highlight the potential for a noninvasive approach to cell therapy delivery in Parkinson disease"“a safer and effective alternative to surgical...

2011-02-03 13:29:41

In work that could jumpstart the promising field of cell therapy, in which cells are transplanted into the body to treat a variety of diseases and tissue defects, researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have engineered cells that could solve one of the key challenges associated with the procedure: control of the cells and their microenvironment following transplantation. In the work, reported in the journal Biomaterials on January 26, the team reports creating tiny internal depots...

2011-01-24 16:02:07

Human model of rare genetic disease reveals new clues to ageing process 1.    Scientists from A*STAR's Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) in Singapore and the University of Hong Kong's Department of Medicine have produced the world's first human cell model of progeria, a disease resulting in severe premature ageing in one in four to eight million children worldwide.  This model has allowed them to make new discoveries concerning the mechanism by which progeria works. Their...

2011-01-18 15:25:57

Bone marrow-derived cells create "Ëœniche' to harbor cancer stem cells; New therapies could target the niche to kill the stem cells Scientists at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a potential new way of attacking breast cancer stem cells, the small number of cells in a tumor that fuel its growth and spread. Researchers found that breast cancer stem cells are regulated by a type of cell derived from bone marrow, called mesenchymal stem cells....

2011-01-11 03:30:00

DALLAS, January 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sandler Research announces it will carry Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) - Advances & Applications Research Report in its store. Browse the complete Report on: http://www.sandlerresearch.org/reports/53195-mesenchymal-stem-.html Browse All Healthcare Reports at http://www.sandlerresearch.org/market-research/healthcare/ This is an expanded and updated report that includes: - 55 New Pages of Material - Charts, Timelines,...

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2010-12-30 07:25:51

High stem cell count after transplant predicts debilitating syndrome, U-M research finds A lung transplant can mean a new chance at life. But many who receive one develop a debilitating, fatal condition that causes scar tissue to build up in the lungs and chokes off the ability to breathe. University of Michigan researchers hope a new diagnostic tool they developed to predict bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) will allow doctors to intervene earlier and, ultimately, to provide...

2010-12-11 00:43:07

Metastatic breast cancer patients who had circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in their blood before or after high-dose chemotherapy (HDCT) followed by autologous stem cell transplantation had poor outcomes, according to researchers from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Patients with CTCs in their blood before chemotherapy treatment had reduced survival and those with these cells in their blood after the stem cell transplant recurred faster and died earlier. These findings were...

2010-11-26 11:30:32

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- As debilitating as disease can be, finding paths that could possibly lead to a cure is quite rewarding. Researchers at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine have found that by mimicking a rare genetic disorder in a dish, they can rewind the internal clock of a mature cell and drive it back into an adult stem-cell stage. This new "stem cell" can then branch out into a variety of differentiated cell types, both in culture and in animal models....

2010-11-23 12:41:37

Researchers in the United States have developed a medical model for regenerating bladders using stem cells harvested from a patient's own bone marrow. The research, published in Stem Cells, is especially relevant for paediatric patients suffering from abnormally developed bladders, but also represents another step towards new organ replacement therapies. The research, led by Drs Arun Sharma and Earl Cheng from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, focused on bone marrow...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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