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2014-01-22 20:22:15

First implantable pump for timed dosed repeat delivery of stem cells and growth factors SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioLeonhardt, a Leonhardt Ventures company based in Los Angeles, will unveil its implantable Stem Cell Pump at the 9th Annual Cell Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease meeting at Columbia University in New York on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 10:30 am. BioLeonhardt - Has developed a programmable implantable stem cell infusion pump and electrical stimulator...

2011-12-14 11:49:04

Jamb and Jamc are essential proteins for the fusion of muscle cells Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have discovered two proteins that are essential for the fusion of muscle cells to build muscle fibers. Their discovery might help us better understand and treat illnesses such as muscle-wasting disorders and diseases of bone over-growth, in which cellular fusion is an important feature. Cellular fusion is necessary to form larger cells that have specific functions...

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2011-09-23 03:21:35

  Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have turned back the clock on mature muscle tissue, coaxing it back to an earlier stem cell stage to form new muscle. Moreover, they showed in mice that the newly reprogrammed muscle stem cells could be used to help repair damaged tissue. The achievement, described in the Sept. 23 issue of the journal Chemistry & Biology, "opens the door to the development of new treatments to combat the degeneration of muscle associated...

2011-02-16 15:25:36

Muscle, aptly enough, is born of cellular bullying, and not mutual consent. In fact, according to new research from Johns Hopkins, the fusion of muscle cells is a power struggle that involves a smaller mobile antagonist that points at, pokes and finally pushes into its larger, stationary partner using a newly identified finger-like projection. In a report published Nov. 29 in the Journal of Cell Biology, the researchers described experiments using fruit fly embryos to identify an invasive...

2010-12-08 14:53:00

SUNRISE, Fla., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bioheart, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BHRT) announced today that at the American Heart Association Annual Meeting, it finalized the formation of a working group. The group's focus is to advance a BRIDGE TO RECOVERY clinical trial, combining a left ventricle assist device (LVAD) and Bioheart's MyoCell adult muscle stem cell composition and Bioheart's MyoCath needle tipped catheter delivery system. Initial participants in...

2010-11-22 19:17:18

A new study reveals that muscle cells fuse together during development by poking "fingers" into each other to help break down the membranes separating them. The study appears online on November 22, 2010 in the Journal of Cell Biology(www.jcb.org). During muscle development, individual muscle cells fuse together to form long myotubes containing multiple cell nuclei. In the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, fusion occurs between two different types of muscle cell: founder cells and...

2010-03-16 16:25:55

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The muscle-building abilities of hormones known as insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) are legendary. Just do an online search and you'll find not only scientific papers discussing the effects of IGFs on the cells that give rise to muscle tissue, but also scores of ads touting the purported benefits of IGF supplements for bodybuilding. But in spite of widespread interest in these potent molecules, key details about how IGFs work on muscle cells have been lacking. Now,...

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2010-01-04 10:06:02

The master regulator of muscle differentiation, MyoD, functions early in myogenesis to help stem cells proliferate in response to muscle injury, according to researchers at Case Western Reserve University. The study appears online Jan. 4 in the Journal of Cell Biology. MyoD is a transcription factor that activates muscle-specific genes as myoblast precursors differentiate and fuse to form mature muscle fibers. But MyoD is also expressed at an earlier stage of myogenesis when quiescent stem...

2009-07-07 07:00:00

SUNRISE, Fla., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bioheart, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: BHRT) announced today that the panel discussion on myoblast (muscle stem cell) therapy between distinguished physicians and scientists is available for playback at the following site: http://www.bioheartinc.com/news.php#060409 After reviewing supporting pre-clinical data dating back to 1988 and clinical data from controlled studies which began in early 2000 (nearly 400 patients), a panel of experts strongly...


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