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2014-04-23 16:29:53

MENLO PARK, Calif., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neodyne Biosciences, a medical device company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative tissue repair devices to promote healing and minimize scar formation, announced today that embrace® Advanced Scar Therapy will be featured in several key presentations at the Aesthetic Meeting 2014 at the Moscone Center, in San Francisco, Calif. On Friday, April 25, Geoffrey Gurtner, MD, FACS, Associate Chairman in the Department of...

2011-12-19 16:12:34

Stanford University School of Medicine investigators have shown that iPS cells, viewed as a possible alternative to human embryonic stem cells, can mirror the defining defects of a genetic condition – in this instance, Marfan syndrome – as well as embryonic stem cells can. An immediate implication is that iPS cells could be used to examine the molecular aspects of Marfan on a personalized basis. Embryonic stem cells, on the other hand, can't do this because their genetic contents...

2011-05-24 07:39:38

(Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- When skin or organs are damaged, the body naturally wants to heal itself.  Since the body cannot re-create healthy skin or tissue, it puts together new fibers that are not as functional as the original tissue, but that serve as a protective, useful barrier. Researchers at Stanford University have developed a special wound dressing that they report was able to considerably reduce scar tissue caused by incisions. Results of animal tests and of an initial...

2011-05-23 13:56:03

Researchers at Stanford University have developed a special wound dressing that they report was able to significantly reduce scar tissue caused by incisions. Results of animal tests and of an early clinical trial of the dressing were "stunning," said Michael Longaker, MD, MBA, the Deane P. and Louise Mitchell Professor at the School of Medicine and senior author of a study that details the findings. "It was a surprisingly effective treatment." The study will be published online May 23 in the...

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2010-02-08 06:35:00

Tiny circles of DNA are the key to a new and easier way to transform stem cells from human fat into induced pluripotent stem cells for use in regenerative medicine, say scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Unlike other commonly used techniques, the method, which is based on standard molecular biology practices, does not use viruses to introduce genes into the cells or permanently alter a cell's genome. It is the first example of reprogramming adult cells to pluripotency...

2009-09-08 14:23:38

Fat removed during liposuction contains versatile cells that can be quickly and easily coaxed to become stem cells, U.S. researchers said. Study co-author Dr. Michael Longaker of Stanford University's School of Medicine has called the induced pluripotent stem cells found in liposuction leftovers liquid gold. We've identified a great natural resource, Longaker said in a statement. Reprogramming adult cells to function like embryonic stem cells is one way researchers hope to create...

2009-09-07 14:28:11

Globs of human fat removed during liposuction conceal versatile cells that are more quickly and easily coaxed to become induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells, than are the skin cells most often used by researchers, according to a new study from Stanford's School of Medicine. "We've identified a great natural resource," said Stanford surgery professor and co-author of the research, Michael Longaker, MD, who has called the readily available liposuction leftovers "liquid gold."...


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