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Latest Mesenchymal stem cell Stories

2009-03-27 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, March 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Amex: CXM) today reported on an NIH-funded, pre-clinical study conducted by independent researchers at the University of Cincinnati entitled IGF-1--Overexpressing Mesenchymal Stem Cells Accelerate Bone Marrow Stem Cell Mobilization via Paracrine Activation of SDF-1 alpha/CXCR4 to Promote Myocardial Repair that was published in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation Research (Circ Res. 2008; 103(11):...

2009-03-05 16:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease that leads to thickening and severe scarring of skin as well as thickening and failure of internal organs, including the lungs, heart, kidneys and intestines. The disease -- which the Scleroderma Foundation estimates affects approximately 300,000 Americans -- can be fatal and there is no cure. A major and incapacitating complication of scleroderma is the development of ulcers on the patients' fingers and...

2009-03-05 08:15:46

Montreal, March 4th, 2009 "“ While interferon gamma sounds like an outer space weapon, it's actually a hormone produced by our own bodies, and it holds great promise to repair bones affected by osteoporosis. In a new study published in the journal Stem Cells, researchers from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre explain that tweaking a certain group of multipotent stem cells (called mesenchymal stem cells) with interferon (IFN) gamma may promote bone growth."We...

2009-03-04 11:53:52

Canadian scientists using interferon gamma say they've discovered a new pathway that controls bone remodeling. The McGill University Health Center researchers said interferon gamma is a hormone that holds great promise in repairing bones affected by osteoporosis. The scientists said tweaking a certain group of multi-potent stem cells called mesenchymal stem cells with interferon gamma may promote bone growth. We have identified a new pathway, centered on (interferon) gamma, that controls the...

2009-02-03 10:48:05

U.S. scientists say they are using nanotubes and stem cells to help accelerate bone growth in patients who undergo orthopedic surgery. The University of California-San Diego researchers said they placed mesenchymal stem cells on top of very thin titanium oxide nanotubes to control bone building cells. Mesenchymal stem cells can be directly supplied from a patient's own bone marrow, the scientists said. If you break your knee or leg from skiing, for example, an orthopedic surgeon will implant...

2009-01-09 13:41:00

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A single tumor-suppressor gene may provide a unique marker for senescence in Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in vitro, while also playing a role in moving MSCs into senescence, researchers at the Human Health Foundation and the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine report. Their work was published in Stem Cells and Development. The finding is important, since MSCs are currently being tested in cell and gene therapy for a...

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2009-01-09 13:05:00

Scientists have reported new findings that suggest a possible way to treat patients with a combination of drugs that boost the body's own self-repairing mechanism. The treatment may be used in the future to heal patients with broken bones or heart damage, researchers said in the journal Cell Stem Cell.Their findings are based on a study of rat bone marrow. Scientists wanted to determine a way to release endothelial progenitor cells "“ cells than make blood vessels "“ into the...

2009-01-08 11:11:11

Scientists have tricked bone marrow into releasing extra adult stem cells into the bloodstream, a technique that they hope could one day be used to repair heart damage or mend a broken bone, in a new study published today in the journal Cell Stem Cell.When a person has a disease or an injury, the bone marrow mobilises different types of stem cells to help repair and regenerate tissue. The new research, by researchers from Imperial College London, shows that it may be possible to boost the...

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2008-12-23 10:41:11

Artificial bone marrow that can continuously make red and white blood cells has been created in a University of Michigan lab. This development could lead to simpler pharmaceutical drug testing, closer study of immune system defects and a continuous supply of blood for transfusions. The substance grows on a 3-D scaffold that mimics the tissues supporting bone marrow in the body, said Nicholas Kotov, a professor in the U-M departments of Chemical Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering;...

2008-12-16 09:53:12

 Using stem cell lines not typically combined, researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have designed a new way to "grow" bone and other tissues.The inability to foster angiogenesis "“ a physiological process involving the growth of new blood vessels from pre-existing vessels "“ has been a major roadblock in tissue regeneration. Previous approaches have included the use of angiogenic growth factors and the fabrication of artificial blood vessels. However, there are...