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Latest Mesenchymal stem cell Stories

2010-05-28 18:13:26

Study highlights:     * Investigators in Japan converted stem cells from human amniotic sacs into working heart muscle cells.    * When injected into rats after a heart attack, the cells formed heart muscle cells and repaired damage to restore function.    *  Because the amniotic sac is discarded as medical waste after delivery, amniotic sac cells might potentially become a plentiful and non-controversial source of human stem cells for cardiac...

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2010-05-25 09:53:02

University of Rochester Medical Center scientists discovered a defect in cellular pathways that provides a new explanation for the earliest stages of abnormal skull development in newborns, known as craniosynostosis. Mutations of the WNT and FGF signaling pathways set off a cascade of events that regulate bone formation at the stem cell level, according to the article, published May 25, 2010, in the journal Science Signaling. "Our work contributes to the overall knowledge of the complex...

2010-05-21 07:59:00

PFAFFIKON, Switzerland, May 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Europe's Leading Stem Cell Bank Launches Innovative Service for Liposuction Market Cryo-Save today announced the European introduction of Cryo-Lip, a new product that allows the collection, processing and storage of a rich mixture of adult stem cells from liposuction aspirate (fatty tissue that is normally discarded). A novel cryopreservation process for fatty tissue has been developed and submitted as an international...

2010-04-05 07:00:00

OLDSMAR, Fla., April 5 /PRNewswire-Firstcall/ ----Cryo-Cell International, Inc. today announced results of a study published this month in the cover article of Stem Cells and Development showing that stem cells found in menstrual blood may one day be a potential source for stem cell therapies in stroke and other central nervous system disorders. Menstrual stem cells, known as MenSCs, offer an easily accessible, non-controversial and renewable stem cell source with the potential to one...

2010-03-30 14:55:00

Kicking Notch up a notch could aid treatment of osteoporosis, fractures, arthritis Scientists seeking new ways to fight maladies ranging from arthritis and osteoporosis to broken bones that won't heal have cleared a formidable hurdle, pinpointing and controlling a key molecular player to keep stem cells in a sort of extended infancy. It's a step that makes treatment with the cells in the future more likely for patients. Controlling and delaying development of the cells, known as mesenchymal...

2010-03-01 19:32:00

MINNEAPOLIS, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunlight Research(TM) - The Source for Patent Analysis (www.sunlightresearch.com) today announced the release of its report analyzing the U.S. human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) patent portfolio of Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: OSIR). The Report analyzes 43 issued U.S. patents, including processes for culturing MSCs ex-vivo, compositions comprising MSCs, and therapeutic uses for MSCs. The Report features detailed independent claim charts of the...

2010-03-01 07:09:00

SAN BRUNO, Calif., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Cord Blood Registry (CBR) (CBR), the global leader in the collection and preservation of newborn stem cells from the umbilical cord, announced today the launch of its new stem cell collection system that saves a greater number and diversity of a newborn's stem cells - from both the blood in the umbilical cord and the cord tissue itself - for a wider range of potential therapeutic uses. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release...

2010-02-18 09:00:22

Expression of aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) in pancreatic adenocarcinoma is associated with worse overall survival in patients who have undergone resection for early-stage disease, according to a new study published online February 17 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. ALDH activity characterizes normal stem cells and cancer stem cells (CSCs) in several human malignancies, including pancreatic adenocarcinoma; however, the clinical significance of ALDH-expressing cancer stem...

2010-02-10 06:42:05

Counter-intuitive finding suggests a way of monitoring response to treatment People with anorexia nervosa, paradoxically, have strikingly high levels of fat within their bone marrow, report researchers at Children's Hospital Boston. Their findings, based on MRI imaging of the knees of 20 girls with anorexia and 20 healthy girls of the same age, appear in the February issue of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. "It's counter-intuitive that an emaciated young woman with almost no...

2010-01-11 16:32:56

A study published this week reinforces the potential value of stem cells in repairing major injuries involving the loss of bone structure. The study shows that delivering stem cells on a polymer scaffold to treat large areas of missing bone leads to improved bone formation and better mechanical properties compared to treatment with the scaffold alone. This type of therapeutic treatment could be a potential alternative to bone grafting operations. "Massive bone injuries are among the most...