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2010-08-17 21:04:30

'Landmark work' moves beyond the bench Mayo Clinic investigators, with Belgian collaborators, have demonstrated that rationally "guided" human adult stem cells can effectively heal, repair and regenerate damaged heart tissue. The findings -- called "landmark work" in an accompanying editorial -- appear in today's Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Stem cells isolated from patients have normally a limited capacity to repair the heart. This innovative technology boosts the...

2010-08-12 14:40:05

Understanding how blood stem cells are maintained within the niche offers new opportunities to exploit them therapeutically Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) have two unique abilities that are prized by medical researchers: to self-renew and to develop into any kind of blood cell, which enables them to replenish the entire blood and immune system. Scientists have traced these qualities to a distinct locale or niche within the bone marrow that HSCs home in on, but the identity and function of...

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2010-08-02 07:51:04

Within 24 hours of culturing adult human stem cells on a new type of matrix, University of Michigan researchers were able to make predictions about how the cells would differentiate, or what type of tissue they would become. Their results are published in the Aug. 1 edition of Nature Methods. Differentiation is the process of stem cells morphing into other types of cells. Understanding it is key to developing future stem cell-based regenerative therapies. "We show, for the first time, that we...

2010-07-01 16:53:46

New Canadian study suggests commonly used type of bone marrow stem cell may be able to help treat sepsis A new study from researchers in Ottawa and Toronto suggests that a commonly used type of bone marrow stem cell may be able to help treat sepsis, a deadly condition that can occur when an infection spreads throughout the body. The study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, shows that these cells can triple survival rates in an experimental model of...

2010-06-16 13:47:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- SanBio Inc. (www.san-bio.com) announced today that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the clinical testing of their SB623 regenerative medicine product in patients suffering from disability caused by cerebral stroke. SB623 is derived from bone marrow stromal cells (MSCs) isolated from healthy adult donors. This Phase 1/2a clinical trial will test the safety of SB623 when implanted in the damaged regions of the...

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...


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