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2011-03-08 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Amex: CXM) today announced the publication of positive findings from the Company's Matrix Phase 2b clinical study. The clinical paper titled, "Formulated Collagen Gel Accelerates Healing Rate Immediately after Application in Patients with Diabetic Neuropathic Foot Ulcers," to be published in Wound Repair and Regeneration, an official journal of the Wound Healing Society, is now available online at...

2011-03-03 11:00:00

Molecular "switch" turns stem cells on or off; could help burn victims and patients with squamous cell carcinoma BOSTON, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- How do organs "know" when to stop growing? The answer could be useful in regenerative medicine, and also in cancer - where these "stop growing" signals either aren't issued or aren't heeded. Researchers in the Stem Cell Program at Children's Hospital Boston have now found a regulator of gene activity that tells epidermal stem...

2011-03-02 09:09:31

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ UT Southwestern Medical Center research has shown that the mammalian newborn heart can heal itself completely. Researchers, working with mice, found that a portion of the heart removed during the first week after birth grew back wholly and correctly "“ as if nothing had happened. "This is an important step in our search for a cure for heart disease, the No. 1 killer in the developed world," Dr. Hesham Sadek, assistant professor of internal medicine and senior...

2011-02-28 22:08:49

New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that intraspecies communication exists on a cellular level, as demonstrated by rats communicating with human stem cells in the same genetic language If Dr. Doolittle is famous for talking to animals, then here's a story that might make him hold his tongue: According to new research published online in The FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org), scientists have successfully fused human stem cells derived from subcutaneous adipose (fat) tissue with...

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2011-02-26 06:40:00

US scientists have found that newborn mice can repair themselves after an injury, an important discovery that brings hopes that healing can occur with damaged hearts in people. Scientists removed large chunks of heart out of mice that were only a day old, only to find that their hearts were restored within three weeks. Fish and amphibians are known to have the power to re-grow parts of their hearts after major injuries, but the study, published in the journal Science, is the first time the...

2011-02-16 15:34:29

Scientists from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have begun to unravel how blood stem cells regenerate themselves, identifying a key gene required for the process. The discovery that the Erg gene is vitally important to blood stem cells' unique ability to self-renew could give scientists new opportunities to use blood stem cells for tissue repair, transplantation and other therapeutic applications. Professor Doug Hilton, Dr Samir Taoudi and colleagues from the institute's Molecular...

2011-02-16 07:00:00

EAST NORRITON, Pa., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tengion, Inc. (Nasdaq: TNGN), a leader in regenerative medicine, today announced that it has been engaged in negotiations with a publicly traded company relating to the acquisition of Tengion through a stock-for-stock merger. As a result of the recent increases in the trading price and volume of Tengion's common stock, Tengion's potential acquirer has terminated merger negotiations. As has previously been stated in the Company's filings...

2011-02-14 15:38:19

Transplanting autologous renal progenitor cells (RPCs), (kidney stem cells derived from self-donors), into rat models with kidney damage from pyelonephritis - a type of urinary infection that has reached the kidney - has been found to improve kidney structure and function. The study, authored by a research team from the Tehran University of Medical Sciences, is published in the current issue of Cell Medicine [1(3)] and is freely available on-line at:...

2011-02-10 08:27:17

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The human body has a remarkable ability to heal itself. When tissue is damaged, stem cells are activated to become new cells that will regenerate the damaged tissues, and heal the organ. Stem cell activity must be precisely controlled, and new research found that oxidative stress is at the heart of the control center. According to this study, a genetic switch has be indentified that controls oxidative stress in stem cells, and therefore governs stem cell function. The...

2011-02-07 07:30:00

EAST NORRITON, Pa., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tengion, Inc. (Nasdaq: TNGN), a leader in regenerative medicine, today announced that Steven Nichtberger, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Tengion, will present at the upcoming 13th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference on Monday, February 14, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. EST. Dr. Nichtberger will also participate in a panel discussion titled "IPO Window-Creaking Open or Wide Open?" the following day on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, at...