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2010-11-17 17:28:36

Study Highlights:     * Ample and viable cardiac stem cells can be isolated from elderly and sick patients with heart disease and diabetes.    * It may be possible to treat heart failure patients with their own stem cells.    * An unrelated study notes that an aging heart can generate new cells at a substantial rate. Cardiac stem cells "” even in elderly and sick patients "” could generate new heart muscle and vessel tissue and be used...

2010-11-12 12:38:21

Weill Cornell Medical College studies lay groundwork for new treatments for regenerating liver and bone marrow The liver's unique ability among organs to regenerate itself has been little understood. Now Weill Cornell Medical College scientists have shed light on how the liver restores itself by demonstrating that endothelial cells -- the cells that form the lining of blood vessels -- play a key role. The results of their study are published today in the online edition of the journal Nature,...

2010-10-27 14:00:00

EAST NORRITON, Pa., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Tengion, Inc. (Nasdaq: TNGN), a leader in regenerative medicine, reviewed pipeline progress at its first Analyst and Investor Meeting which was held today in New York City. The event featured updates and discussions of milestones and key data for the Company's Neo-Urinary Conduit(TM) and Neo-Kidney Augment(TM) programs. An audio archive of the event and presentation materials will be available at the Investors section of the Tengion website...

2010-10-26 07:30:00

EAST NORRITON, Pa., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tengion, Inc. (Nasdaq: TNGN), a leader in regenerative medicine, today announced it will host a conference call and live audio webcast on Monday, November 1, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. EDT to provide a business update and discuss its third quarter 2010 financial results. To participate in the call, please dial 888.713.4213 (domestic) or 617.213.4865 (international) and reference the access code 30673244. This conference call will also be...

2010-10-25 16:00:00

EAST NORRITON, Pa., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tengion, Inc. (Nasdaq: TNGN), a leader in regenerative medicine, presented new data on Saturday, October 23, 2010 in a podium presentation at the American Society for Transplantation's Annual Scientific Exchange in Orlando, FL. The presentation highlighted new early data from Tengion's Neo-Kidney Augment(TM) development program demonstrating promising improvements in kidney function with an autologous cellular therapy approach to kidney...

2010-10-24 00:13:41

UCSF scientists have received two grants from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to refine their human embryonic stem cell-based strategies for treating neurological diseases and liver failure. San Francisco, CA (Vocus) October 22, 2010 UCSF scientists have received two grants from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to refine their human embryonic stem cell-based strategies for treating neurological diseases and liver failure. The goal of the grants is for...

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2010-10-13 11:11:56

A study of peptide hormones in the brain of a seemingly primitive flatworm reveals the surprising complexity of its nervous system and opens up a new approach for combating a major parasitic disease, researchers report. The study appears in the open-access journal PLoS Biology. The planarian flatworm, Schmidtea mediterranea, is perhaps best known for its prodigious powers of regeneration. Cut it in half (lengthwise or crosswise) and each fragment will regrow its missing parts, including its...

2010-10-08 14:38:44

Heart muscle cells do not normally replicate in adult tissue, but multiply with abandon during development. This is why the loss of heart muscle after a heart attack is so dire"”you can't grow enough new heart muscle to make up for the loss. A team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine describe the interconnections between three-molecules that control fetal, heart-muscle-cell proliferation in a mouse model that will help cardiologists better understand the...

2010-10-06 17:32:26

Platelet derived growth factor (PDGF) plays role in heart regeneration In research that one day may lead to the discovery of how to regenerate tissue damaged by heart disease, investigators at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles have identified PDGF as a key factor in the proliferation and transformation of epicardial cells, one type of cell that surrounds heart muscle and contributes to vessels. The study was published online September 21 in advance of the publication of the Proceedings of the...

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2010-09-29 09:25:34

New drug treatment triggers sodium ions to regrow nerves and muscle; could extend treatment window for acute injuries Sodium gets a bad rap for contributing to hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Now biologists at Tufts University's School of Arts and Sciences have discovered that sodium also plays a key role in initiating a regenerative response after severe injury. The Tufts scientists have found a way to regenerate injured spinal cord and muscle by using small molecule drugs to...