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3D bone-like tissues made from pluripotent stem cells
Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed a cell culture method that generates three-dimensional bone-like tissues from mouse pluripotent stem cells--cells which can differentiate into various tissue types and have infinite growth potential--using only small molecules, in given conditions, as inducers.
June 28, 2017
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A nanofiber matrix for healing
A new nanofiber-on-microfiber matrix could help produce more and better quality stem cells for disease treatment and regenerative therapies.
February 14, 2017
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A signal of safe therapy
Stem cells have paved the way for a new era in regenerative medicine, but their use is fraught with risk. Now, A*STAR scientists have developed an antibody that could make stem cell therapy safer.
June 15, 2017
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Ability of stem cells expanded to regrow any tissue type
A new technique, which allows scientists to generate both embryonic and non-embryonic tissues from cultured stem cells, is a step toward growing donor organs and replacement tissues to combat aging and diseases.
April 6, 2017
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Adipose-derived stem cell clinical trial focuses on non-healing leg wounds
Sanford Health is launching its second adipose-derived stem cell clinical trial - this one to focus on non-healing leg wounds.
October 20, 2017
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Alerting stem cells to hurry up and heal
Accelerated healing isn't just for superheroes. a new study suggests a way that mere mortals can potentially speed their recovery from a wide variety of injuries.
April 18, 2017
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Amount of water in stem cells can determine its fate as fat or bone
Study is first to find cell volume can influence the future role of stem cells, regardless of environment
September 26, 2017
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Amniotic fluid is a rich source of stem cells that can now be harvested
Amniotic fluid, the protective liquid surrounding an unborn baby, is discarded as medical waste during caesarean section deliveries. However, there is increasing evidence that this fluid is a source of valuable biological material, including stem cells with the potential for use in cell therapy and regenerative medicine.
December 4, 2017
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Approaching a decades-old goal: Making blood stem cells from patients' own cells
New technique raises possibility of making all types of blood cells to treat disease
May 17, 2017
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Are engineered organs finally becoming reality in medicine?
The concept behind tissue engineering is simple: grow the patient's stem cells in the laboratory, add them to a scaffold material, and you have a laboratory-grown organ. But few patients have benefited from this technology so far. Could change be on the horizon?
July 6, 2017
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Are stem cells and regenerative medicine living up to their promises?
Stem cell therapy's concept is deceptively simple: take cells from a donor and put them into a patient to treat a disease or injury. However, the reality falls far short of the dream.
October 11, 2017
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Are stem cells the link between bacteria and cancer?
New mechanism of stomach gland regeneration reveals impact of Helicobacter pylori infection
August 17, 2017
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Areas of glioblastoma tumors correlate with separate subtypes of glioma stem cells
For the first time, research shows that glioblastoma (GBM) is driven by two distinct subsets of cancer stem cells. Moreover, each subtype of glioma stem cells is driven by distinct transcriptional programs for growth and treatment resistance. The subsets also responded better to combination treatment in the mouse model.
October 10, 2017
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Artificial Stem Cells Promote Tissue Healing Minus Side Effects
A collaboration between researchers at North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University have apparently created a synthetic mimic of cardiac stem cells. These may end up being used instead of natural stem cells while reducing or eliminating side effects that may arise from stem cell therapy.
January 12, 2017
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At clinicaltrials.gov, untested stem cell clinics advertise for free!
Macular degeneration is the most common cause of vision loss among the elderly. But for some people with the disease, a shot of stem cells to the peeper was all they needed to see again. For others, treatment left them permanently blind. What gives? Stem cell treatments like the one described above--happening every day in 600 clinics across the US--are not approved by the FDA, and in fact have never been tested in a clinical trial.
July 19, 2017
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Bioengineered livers mimic natural development
How do cells work together and use their genome to develop into human liver tissue? An international research team from the Max Planck Institute, headed by Prof. Barbara Treutlein from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), has applied this question by using novel technologies of genomics and stem cell research.
September 1, 2017
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Bismuth-Enhanced Nanotubes Improved for Use as X-Ray Contrast Agent
Researchers at Rice University have synthesized a new and significantly enhanced generation of contrast agents for tagging and real-time tracking of the body's stem cells.
February 1, 2017
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Boy is given new skin thanks to gene therapy
A medical team has successfully treated a child suffering from extensive skin damage using transplants derived from genetically modified stem cells. The boy is a so-called butterfly child: he suffers from epidermolysis bullosa, a genetic skin disease that had destroyed approximately 80 percent of his epidermis.
November 8, 2017
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"Brains in a dish' move out of science fiction and into the lab
Growing brain-like tissues in cell culture lets scientists study neurodevelopment.
May 4, 2017
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Breakthrough technique harvests stem cells from urine to study Down syndrome
One of the biggest challenges in studying Down syndrome is finding the right research model. Animals and established cell lines are limited in their ability to mimic human disease, and results don't always translate to patient populations. Stem cells hold enormous potential as research tools that can be collected directly from patients and grown into innumerable cell types. But harvesting stem cells can be tricky and invasive -- a tough sell to institutional review boards when dealing with children or patients with intellectual disability.
March 28, 2017
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Carbon Nanotubes as X-ray Contrast Agents to Track Stem Cells Inside Body
Researchers at Rice University have come up with a better X-ray contrast agent, which may allow for very precise tracking of cells, biomolecules, and other particles within the body. In particular, the researchers believe that seeing whether stem cells are moving towards and healing diseased tissue will be one of the first important applications for this technology.
February 6, 2017
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Cardiac stem cells from heart disease patients may be harmful
Researchers discover molecular pathway involved in toxic interaction between host cells and immune system
June 15, 2017
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Cardiac stem cells from young hearts could rejuvenate old hearts
Animal study reveals that cardiosphere-derived cells secrete tiny vesicles that could 'turn back the clock' for age-related heart conditions
August 14, 2017
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Cancer stem cells destroyed by drug-filled nanoparticles
A team of scientists has developed drug-carrying nanoparticles that can find and kill cancer stem cells, a tiny group of rare cells that can hide in tissue and cause cancer to return years after tumors have been treated.
November 29, 2017
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Cell-tracking nanomaterial agents get a boost
Rice University researchers have synthesized a new and greatly improved generation of contrast agents for tagging and real-time tracking of stem cells in the body.
January 30, 2017
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Chip captures individual cells in minuscule gels
Researchers at the University of Twente's MIRA research institute have developed a chip that can capture and hold individual cells in the exact centre of a minuscule hydrogel droplet. Their novel method keeps cells alive for multiple weeks, which makes it easier to study them. This makes it possible to, for example, test the action of new drugs and improve stem cell therapies with unparalleled control.
June 12, 2017
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Cigarette damage to unborn children revealed in stem cell study
Chemicals found in cigarette smoke have been shown to damage foetal liver cells. Researchers have now developed a novel way to study the effects of maternal smoking on liver tissue using embryonic stem cells.
May 30, 2017
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Clinical study tests adult stem cell therapy for infants with congenital HLHS
In a first-in-children randomized clinical study, medical researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have begun testing to see whether adult stem cells derived from bone marrow benefit children with the congenital heart defect hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
December 21, 2016
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Clear view on stem cell development
Image correction software simplifies quantification of stem cells
June 21, 2017
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Clear view on stem cell development
When stem cells develop into specialized cells, this happens in multiple steps. But which regulatory proteins are active during the decisive branching on the development path? Using so-called time-lapse microscopy, researchers can observe individual cells at very high time resolutions and, using fluorescent labelling, they can recognize precisely which of these proteins appear when in the cell.
June 23, 2017
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Could stem cells reverse the aging process?
Stem cells in the brain determine how quickly our bodies age, researchers have noted. But by introducing fresh stem cells, part of the aging process could be slowed down or reversed, a new study finds.
July 28, 2017
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Cytotwister, A Unique 3D Stem Cell Bioreactor: Interview with Dr. Hsin-Hsin Shen of Industrial Technology Research Institute
Stem cells are up-and-coming therapies, and a major engineering problem has been scaling up the cell manufacturing to create enough cells for different therapeutic applications. Cytotwister, from the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in Taiwan, makes a step towards solving that with a unique 3D stem cell bioreactor system that addresses common issues in stem cell harvesting and recovery.
December 11, 2017
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Dentists Crack Open Wisdom Teeth, Scoop Out Sweet Stem Cells
Researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas are on the cuspid of making scientific history.
October 9, 2017
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Dentists get cracking on the stem cell front
Researchers have developed a new method for extracting tooth root pulp that quadruples the number of stem cells that can be harvested and replicated to treat a variety of medical conditions.
October 4, 2017
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Discovery of a new regulatory protein provides new tool for stem cell engineering
Bioengineers have discovered a protein that regulates the switch of embryonic stem cells from the least developed 'na' state to the more developed 'primed' state. this discovery sheds light on stem cell development at a molecular level.
March 28, 2017
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Discovery of steroid hormone in fruit flies may shed new light on maternal hypothyroidism
University of Oregon researchers using Drosophila have identified a steroid hormone that triggers a vital transition in early brain development in which neural stem cells properly change gears to produce different kinds of neurons.
May 15, 2017
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Discovery offers new hope to repair spinal cord injuries
Scientists produce a type of stem cell-derived neuron that could potentially help restore movement
April 24, 2017
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Distant brain regions selectively recruit stem cells
Stem cells persist in the adult mammalian brain and generate new neurons throughout life. A research group reports that long-distance brain connections can target discrete pools of stem cells in their niche and stimulate them to divide and produce specific subtypes of olfactory bulb neurons. This allows the 'on-demand' generation of particular types of neurons in the adult brain.
June 16, 2017
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Drug-delivering nanoparticles seek and destroy elusive cancer stem cells
Researchers are sending tiny drug-laden nanoparticles on a mission to seek and destroy cancer stem cells, the elusive and rare cells that can cause cancer to come back even when years have passed since the initial tumor was treated. Encapsulated in the particles is the drug niclosamide -- a drug commonly prescribed to treat tapeworm infections, but in cancer stem cells it turns off key gene pathways that give the cells stemlike properties.
November 27, 2017
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Drug-delivering nanoparticles seek and destroy elusive cancer stem cells
University of Illinois researchers are sending tiny drug-laden nanoparticles on a mission to seek and destroy cancer stem cells, the elusive and rare cells that can cause cancer to come back even when years have passed since the initial tumor was treated.
November 27, 2017
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Dubious stem cell clinic got hold of smallpox vaccine. FDA just took it away
Agency warns of crackdown on "deceitful actors" and investigates the vaccine's origins.
August 28, 2017
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Early treatment with stem cells can safely help recovery in stroke patients, study shows
A multicenter trial looking at whether a single dose of millions of adult, bone-marrow-derived stem cells can aid stroke recovery indicates it's safe and well-tolerated by patients but may not significantly improve their recovery within the first three months, researchers report.
March 19, 2017
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Eating too fast may lead to weight gain, heart disease
Eating too quickly may add an extra size to your waistline, as well as raise your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke, according to new research.
November 14, 2017
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Engineering human stem cells to model the kidney's filtration barrier on a chip
The kidney - made up of about a million tiny units that work to filter blood, constantly rids the body of undesired waste products to form urine while holding back blood cells and valuable proteins, and controls the body's fluid content. Key to each of these units is a structure known the 'glomerulus', in which so-called podocyte cells wrap themselves tightly around a tuft of capillaries separated from them only by a thin membrane composed of extracellular matrix, and leaving slits between them to build an actual filtration barrier.
May 10, 2017
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Estrogen receptor stem cells found in mammary glands
One of the key questions in stem cell and cancer biology is to understand the cellular hierarchy governing tissue development and maintenance and the cancer cell of origin. Researchers have now identified a novel lineage - restricted stem cell in the mammary gland. In the future, this model will be used to assess whether the clinical heterogeneity observed in breast cancers arises from their different cancer cell of origin.
August 16, 2017
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Extensive analysis reveals immune system dynamics after stem cell transplantation in leukemia patients
By combining new system-biological analyses and advanced data analysis, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have been able to monitor the maturation process of the immune system of leukemia patients who have undergone stem cell transplantation. The technique, which reveals complex interactions between cells and proteins, can be used for other diseases to generate new knowledge about the regulation and dysregulation of the immune system, which can eventually give rise to new, improved immunological therapies.
August 29, 2017
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First 'haploid' human stem cells could change the face of medical research
Stem cell research holds huge potential for medicine and human health. In particular, human embryonic stem cells (ESCs), with their ability to turn into any cell in the human body, are essential to the future prevention and treatment of disease.
June 28, 2017
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Forever Labs preserves young stem cells to prevent your older self from aging
Forever Labs, a startup in Y Combinator's latest batch, is preserving adult stem cells with the aim to help you live longer and healthier.
August 17, 2017
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From skin to brain: Stem cells without genetic modification
A discovery, several years in the making, by a University at Buffalo research team has proven that adult skin cells can be converted into neural crest cells (a type of stem cell) without any genetic modification, and that these stem cells can yield other cells that are present in the spinal cord and the brain.
March 16, 2017
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Genes need to be screened for stem cell transplants
Findings underscore need for screening methods to improve safety of promising experimental treatments
April 26, 2017
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Graft-versus-host disease successfully prevented
Regimen may stop common side effect of stem cell transplants for hematologic cancer patients, report suggests
April 18, 2017
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Graft-versus-host disease: Types, treatment, and outlook
People being treated for certain cancers may sometimes undergo a stem cell transplant along with chemotherapy or radiation. Healthy stem cells are taken either from themselves or a donor.
July 11, 2017
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Grape-based compounds could pave way for new treatments to prevent colon cancer
Compounds from grapes may kill colon cancer stem cells both in a petri dish and in mice, according to a team of researchers.
June 19, 2017
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Grape-based compounds kill colon cancer stem cells in mice
Compounds from grapes may kill colon cancer stem cells both in a petri dish and in mice, according to a team of researchers.
June 19, 2017
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Grow, differentiate and freeze stem cells in a transparent bag
Human stem cells are considered a major new hope in the field of medicine. In the future, it is expected that they will make it possible to treat a wide range of ailments such as neurodegenerative diseases. With LabBag®, researchers have developed an all-in-one system in the form of a transparent bag that provides a cheap, fast and sterile way for scientists to grow, differentiate and freeze stem cells. The cell models produced can be used for toxicity tests and drug development.
November 14, 2017
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Hair growth stimulated using stem cells
A team of researchers from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles have managed to grow hair starting from stem cells, uncovering key molecular events involved in hair growth and stimulating it in adult mice.
August 14, 2017
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Haplobank: A biobank of reversible mutant embryonic stem cells
Scientist have developed a biobank of revertible, mutant embryonic stem cells -- called Haplobank - which contains over 100,000 mutated, conditional mouse embryonic stem cell lines, targeting about 70% of the protein-coding genome.
September 27, 2017
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Heart failure could be treated using umbilical cord stem cells
Using stem cells derived from the umbilical cord, researchers have improved the heart muscle and function of heart failure patients, paving the way for noninvasive therapies.
September 27, 2017
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Heart failure: Stem cell therapy may worsen heart damage
Stem cell therapy is often a "last resort" treatment for patients with end-stage heart failure. A new study, however, finds that the treatment could be more harmful than helpful if cardiac stem cells are involved.
June 16, 2017
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How neural stem cells can become blood vessels
This finding could have a great impact on the study of pediatric tumors, as it could already constitute one of the factors that produces their growth
May 18, 2017
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Human heart tissue grown from stem cells improves drug testing
Researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A*STAR have engineered a three-dimensional heart tissue from human stem cells to test the safety and efficacy of new drugs on the heart (Biofabrication, "Engineering a functional three-dimensional human cardiac tissue model for drug toxicity screening").
June 8, 2017
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Human-pig hybrid grown in lab. (Actually happened)
Scientists at the Salk Institute inject human stem cells into a pig embryo in research to create organs for transplantation.
January 26, 2017
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Identical twins, not-so-identical stem cells
A new twin study sheds light on what causes reprogrammed stem cells to have different epigenetic patterns. the findings are being used for research and therapeutics, say the researchers.
April 19, 2017
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Improved stem cell transplantation therapies?
Researchers have demonstrated that hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplants can be improved by treatments that temporarily prevent the stem cells from dying. The approach could allow those in need of such transplants, including leukemia and lymphoma patients, to be treated with fewer donor stem cells while limiting potential adverse side effects.
September 12, 2017
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Improving the neuron factory: New modulator of stem cell identity found
Since their discovery in 2006, induced pluripotent stem cells are a glimmer of hope for many diseases. But further research of the complex regulation of pluripotent stem cell identity revealed unexpected difficulties. Medical researchers have now found an efficient way to produce neurons from pluripotent stem cells.
November 13, 2017
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Inner ear stem cells may someday restore hearing
Study shows promise and potential peril in reversing hearing loss
November 7, 2017
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Innovative Process for Differentiating Stem Cells into Schwann-Like Cells
Scientists searching for the means to regenerate nerves might find it difficult to acquire the important tools needed for research. One such example is Schwann cells that form sheaths enclosing axons, which are tail-like portions of nerve cells that convey electrical impulses. In addition to promoting regeneration of the axons, the Schwann cells discharge substances, boosting the health of nerve cells.
April 11, 2017
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Intestinal epithelial stem cells may provide new insights into behavior of cancer cells
The lining of the intestines - the epithelium - does more than absorb nutrients from your lunch. It grows, shrinks, and adjusts the very makeup of its cells in response to whatever you just ate. And understanding that process might just give scientists new insights into the behavior of cancer cells.
November 28, 2017
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It's not a rat's race for human stem cells grafted to repair spinal cord injuries
Lengthy study finds that implanted neural stem cells grow slow and steady, and success needs to be measured accordingly
August 28, 2017
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Keeping moving: Flat worms shed light on role of migrating stem cells in cancer
A new study has used flat worms to look at the role of migrating stem cells in cancer. Researchers used the worms (planarians) which are known for their ability to regenerate their tissues and organs repeatedly. By understanding how stem cells are programmed to move, what activates them and how they follow a correct path, researchers may be able to design new treatments for cancer.
October 3, 2017
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Key to unlock blocked differentiation in microRNA-deficient embryonic stem cells
Such basic research supports the goal of using stem cells in therapy, where an important hurdle is efficient differentiation
November 15, 2017
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Lab-created mini-brains reveal how growing organ maintains neuronal balance
Scientists can now explore in a laboratory dish how the human brain develops by creating organoids -- distinct, three-dimensional regions of the brain. Scientists coaxed early stage stem cells to create and fuse two types of organoids from different brain regions to show how the developing brain maintains proper balance of excitatory and inhibitory neurons.
July 27, 2017
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Lab-grown human colons change study of GI disease
Stem cell derived organoids fill gap in modeling common ailments
June 22, 2017
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LabBag Automates Preparation, Management of Stem Cells
Stem cells are a way to test new drugs and therapies that would otherwise require the use of animals or difficult to obtain patient samples. While they have great potential for medicine, stem cells are hard to manage, particularly growing and differentiating them into other cells, and then storing them for later use.
November 8, 2017
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LCSB researchers identify how the body influences differentiation of progenitor cells
Stem cells are unspecialised cells that can develop into any type of cell in the human body. So far, however, scientists only partially understand how the body controls the fate of these all-rounders, and what factors decide whether a stem cell will differentiate, for example, into a blood, liver or nerve cell.
March 15, 2017
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Let there be tissue
Nothing beats nature. the diverse and wonderful varieties of cells and tissues that comprise the human body are evidence of that.
May 15, 2017
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Let there be tissue: More precise, controlled method of engineering tissues from stem cells
Near-infrared light proves an effective and precise tool for engineering tissues from stem cells, report scientists.
May 15, 2017
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Long-distance brain connections can target, stimulate discrete pools of stem cells
Stem cells persist in the adult mammalian brain and generate new neurons throughout life. A research group at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel reports in the current issue of "Science" that long-distance brain connections can target discrete pools of stem cells in their niche and stimulate them to divide and produce specific subtypes of olfactory bulb neurons. This allows the "on-demand" generation of particular types of neurons in the adult brain.
June 16, 2017
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Lunatic fringe gene plays role in regulating fate of neural stem cells
The discovery that the brain can generate new cells - about 700 new neurons each day - has triggered investigations to uncover how this process is regulated. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital have developed a novel mouse model that for the first time selectively identifies neural stem cells, the progenitors of new adult brain cells. In these mice, researchers have found a novel mechanism by which descendants of neural stem cells can send feedback signals to alter the division and the fate of the mother cell. These findings appear in eLife.
July 19, 2017
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Magnetic stem cells for gene engineering
Scientists from the Tomsk Polytechnic University's Laboratory of Novel Dosage are developing a technology to control mesenchymal stem cells of patients.
December 28, 2016
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Mature heart muscle cells created in the laboratory from stem cells
Achievement believed to be a 'first'
January 26, 2017
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Mending hearts in three dimensions
Team uses hiPSCs to repair myocardial infarctions in rats
November 9, 2017
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Method of accelerating the maturation of stem cells to form neurons discovered
Hydrogel can be used as a scaffold for engineering artificial brain tissue and promotes the development of neurons
October 25, 2017
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Mini brains from the petri dish
A new method could push research into developmental brain disorders an important step forward. this is shown by a recent study in which the researchers investigated the development of a rare congenital brain defect. to do so, they converted skin cells from patients into so called induced pluripotent stem cells. from these 'jack-of-all-trades' cells, they generated brain organoids -- small three-dimensional tissues which resemble the structure and organization of the developing human brain.
April 4, 2017
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Mini-kidneys grown in lab reveal renal disease secrets
The organoids help track polycystic kidney disease progression
October 2, 2017
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Mouse model of human immune system inadequate for stem cell studies
A type of mouse widely used to assess how the human immune system responds to transplanted stem cells does not reflect what is likely to occur in patients, according to a new study.
August 22, 2017
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Mouse teeth providing new insights into tissue regeneration
Basic research has implications from lab-grown teeth to cancer research
April 27, 2017
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Nano-in-micro stem cell delivery could rescue blood flow after injury
When blood flow is reduced or cut to tissues, cells are deprived of oxygen and nutrients, which can lead to cell death if blood flow isn't efficiently restored. Stem cells are promising treatments, but they do not tend to stay at the site or survive long enough to heal the damage.
July 19, 2017
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Neurobiologists use skin stem cells to generate new microglia
Using human skin cells, University of California, Irvine neurobiologists and their colleagues have created a method to generate one of the principle cell types of the brain called microglia, which play a key role in preserving the function of neural networks and responding to injury and disease.
April 25, 2017
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New insights into mechanisms regulating gene expression in embryonic stem cells
Researchers have discovered new information about the mechanisms which maintain gene activity in human embryonic stem cells. The observed mechanism is essential for the self-renewal of stem cells.
May 31, 2017
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New Nanofiber Matrix to Help Produce Improved Quality Stem Cells for Disease Treatment
Culturing a large number of healthy human stem cells may soon be possible using a matrix composed of gelatin nanofibers on a synthetic polymer microfiber mesh.
February 15, 2017
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New platform for culturing stem cells
A powerful new tool combines micro- and nanotechnologies to precisely control stem cell culturing environment, report scientists.
March 14, 2017
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New platform for culturing stem cells
A team of researchers in Japan has developed a new platform for culturing human pluripotent stem cells that provides far more control of culture conditions than previous tools by using micro and nanotechnologies.
March 14, 2017
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New research shows promise for the production of patient-matched blood cells for therapies, disease modeling and drug screening
An elegant system to derive blood cell precursors from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC) has now been developed by researchers. this type of stem cell has the potential to develop into many different kinds of cells in the body, and is capable of participating in organ repair and function.
March 19, 2017
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New stem cell delivery approach regenerates dental pulp-like tissue in a rodent model
Delivery of stem cells to damaged tooth roots using a collagen-derived biomaterial is effective at regenerating dental pulp-like tissue and shows promise as a potential therapy for restoring natural tooth function in a rodent model.
December 19, 2016
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New stem cell method could lead to powerful treatments for skeletal system injuries
A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has developed a new method of repairing injured bone using stem cells from human bone marrow and a carbon material with photocatalytic properties, which could lead to powerful treatments for skeletal system injuries, such as fractures or periodontal disease.
January 23, 2017
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New type of nanocomposite for stem cell therapy
In a new study published in Advanced Functional Materials ("Multimodal Magnetic Nanoclusters for Gene Delivery, Directed Migration, and Tracking of Stem Cells"), an international research team developed versatile magnetic nanoclusters (MNCs) capable of simultaneous gene delivery, direction of cell migration, and cell tracking for stem cell research.
May 31, 2017
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New type of stem cell line produced offers expanded potential for research and treatments
Researchers have created expanded potential stem cells, which could shed light on miscarriage and developmental disorders
October 11, 2017
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New ultrasound technique is first to image inside live cells
Researchers have developed a breakthrough technique that uses sound rather than light to see inside live cells, with potential application in stem-cell transplants and cancer diagnosis.
December 21, 2016
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New way to activate stem cells to make hair grow
Researchers have discovered a new way to activate the stem cells in the hair follicle to make hair grow. The research may lead to new drugs that could promote hair growth for people with baldness or alopecia, which is hair loss associated with such factors as hormonal imbalance, stress, aging or chemotherapy treatment.
August 14, 2017
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Newly developed computer models can simulate stem cell transplant recovery
Scientists at Virginia Commonwealth University have developed computer models that can simulate the recovery of the immune system in patients undergoing stem cell transplants. In two recent studies, they reinforce the potential of using DNA sequencing and computer modeling to predict which stem cell transplant recipients might suffer complications such as graft-versus-host-disease, a condition where the donor's immune system attacks the recipient's body.
March 18, 2016
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Newly discovered breast stem cells wake up when exposed to ovarian hormones
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have used advanced cellular, bioinformatics and imaging technology to reveal a long-lived type of stem cell in the breast that is responsible for the growth of the mammary glands during pregnancy.
February 13, 2017
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NHLBI stem cell consortium provides new insights into genetics of heart disease, other conditions
Largest, most diverse collection of stem cells of its kind could lead to improved diagnoses, treatments.
April 6, 2017
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NIH-funded study helps explain how zebrafish recover from blinding injuries
Decrease in neurotransmitter GABA triggers stem cell production in the retina.
March 9, 2017
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Novel tool confers targeted, stable editing of epigenome in human stem cells
Salk Institute scientists have developed a novel technology to correct disease-causing aberrations in the chemical tags on DNA that affect how genes are expressed. These types of chemical modifications, collectively referred to as epigenetics or the epigenome, are increasingly being considered as important as the genomic sequence itself in development and disease.
May 5, 2017
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Obesity reprograms muscle stem cells
Obesity is associated with reduced muscle mass and impaired metabolism. Epigenetic changes that affect the formation of new muscle cells may be a contributing factor, according to new research.
February 22, 2017
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Old gut stem cells made to grow like young ones in a dish
Intestines experience a lot of wear and tear. Without the stalwart stem cells that live in our gut's lining, our ability to absorb food would dwindle and bacteria from the digestive tract would be able to breach the bloodstream. Unfortunately, the regenerative abilities of intestinal stem cells decline with age. However, it may be possible to partially reverse aging in gut stem cells, at least in a petri dish.
March 14, 2017
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Onalespib could be an effective treatment for glioblastoma, preclinical studies show
This study showed that the targeted drug onalespib reduced the expression of cell-survival proteins such as AKT and endothelial growth factor receptor in glioma cell lines and glioma stem cells from patient tumors.
November 2, 2017
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Organoids of Human Kidneys Help to Study Renal Diseases
Polycystic kidney disease is a genetic condition in which the tubules of the kidneys grow to become deformed, leading to cysts to grow on the organ. Studying this disease has been a challenge because of the difficulty of modeling it in the laboratory.
October 10, 2017
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Ovarian hormones awaken newly discovered breast stem cells
Researchers have used advanced cellular, bioinformatics and imaging technology to reveal a long-lived type of stem cell in the breast that is responsible for the growth of the mammary glands during pregnancy.
February 13, 2017
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Parsley and other plants lend form to human stem cell scaffolds
Scientists are using the decellularized husks of plants such as parsley, vanilla and orchids to form three-dimensional scaffolds that can then be primed and seeded with human stem cells to optimize their growth in the lab dish and, ultimately, create novel biomedical implants.
March 21, 2017
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Photo-responsive protein hydrogels as agent for controlled stem cell/protein release
Hydrogels, noted for their biomimetic properties, are the leading materials for biomedical applications, such as drug delivery and stem cell therapy. Traditional hydrogels made up of either synthetic polymers or natural biomolecules often serve as passive scaffolds for molecular or cellular species, which render these materials unable to fully recapitulate the dynamic signaling involved in biological processes, such as cell/tissue development.
July 6, 2017
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Plant substance inhibits cancer stem cells
Lab experiments show that the chemical compound damsin found in the plant Ambrosia arborescens inhibits the growth and spread of cancer stem cells. The similar but synthetically produced ambrosin has the same positive effect.
September 27, 2017
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Plant substance shows inhibitory effects on cancer stem cells
The plant Ambrosia arborescens grows at a high elevation in large parts of South America, and is traditionally used as a medicinal plant. The researchers have isolated the sesquiterpene lactone damsin from the plant and studied its effect on cancer stem cells in three different breast cancer cell lines. They have also performed similar studies using what is known as an analog called ambrosin - a substance similar to damsin, but produced synthetically. The results show that they both have an effect on cancer stem cells.
September 27, 2017
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Possible treatment targets found for pre-malignant bone marrow disorders
Nature Immunology study uncovers key driver of MDS in blood stem cells
December 29, 2016
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Potential drugs and targets for brain repair
Researchers have discovered drugs that activate signaling pathways leading to specific adult brain cell types from stem cells in the mouse brain, according to a new study. the results may open new avenues for drug development aimed at treatment of degenerative brain disorders.
March 28, 2017
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Potential of stem cell therapy to repair lung damage
A new study has found that stem cell therapy can reduce lung inflammation in an animal model of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis. Although, still at a pre-clinical stage, these findings have important potential implications for the future treatment of patients.
March 27, 2017
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Production of nitric oxide crucial for stem cell mobilization and differentiation
Nathan Bryan, PH.D., one of the nation's leading experts on critically important role of nitric oxide in health and disease prevention, told attendees of the Pacific Regenerative Medicine 2017 Conference this morning that, "Stem cells are the future of medicine and are required for our body to heal itself; however, their success depends on the body producing enough nitric oxide to support their healing properties.
November 2, 2017
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Prostaglandin EI inhibits leukemia stem cells
Targeting leukemia stem cells in combination with standard chemotherapy may improve treatment for chronic myeloid leukemia
September 25, 2017
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Protein primes mouse stem cells to quickly repair injury, study finds
Like drag car racers revving their engines at the starting line, stem cells respond more quickly to injury when they've been previously primed with one dose of a single protein, according to a study.
April 18, 2017
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Reprogrammable skin stem cells in a test-tube
To develop new treatments for skin cancer, drugs need to be tested on animals. now scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne have been able to grow mouse skin stem cells in a dish (EMBO, "Hair follicle stem cell cultures reveal self-organizing plasticity of stem cells and progeny."). These stem cells in a test-tube could reduce the number of animal experiments.
December 19, 2016
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Research shows key role of diffusion dynamics in stem cell differentiation and tissue development
Gradients of molecular signaling factors play an essential role in numerous events in embryonic development, from patterning limb and organ formation to the intricate shaping of the brain and neuroanatomical architecture. These gradients are a consequence of diffusion dynamics in tissues, and newly published work describes two vital aspects of these diffusion processes in tissue development -- first, the influence of molecular diffusion gradients on stem cell signaling pathways is described in detail, including a summary of recent discoveries in how gas and nutrient concentrations can influence stem cell potency, differentiation, and metabolism.
July 27, 2017
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Research yields first successful isolation, maintenance of haploid embryonic stem cells in humans
Stem cell research holds huge potential for medicine and human health. In particular, human embryonic stem cells (ESCs), with their ability to turn into any cell in the human body, are essential to the future prevention and treatment of disease.
June 29, 2017
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Researchers decipher how the body controls stem cells
Stem cells are unspecialized cells that can develop into any type of cell in the human body. So far, however, scientists only partially understand how the body controls the fate of these all-rounders, and what factors decide whether a stem cell will differentiate, for example, into a blood, liver or nerve cell. Researchers have now identified an ingenious mechanism by which the body orchestrates the regeneration of red and white blood cells from progenitor cells.
March 15, 2017
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Researchers develop first non-human primate X-SCID models using genome editing techniques
Researchers affiliated with the Kawasaki INnovation Gateway at SKYFRONT, have successfully generated the first ever non-human primate X-SCID models by using two genome editing techniques. the findings were published in Cell Stem Cell, July 2016.
January 3, 2017
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Researchers develop new platform for culturing pluripotent stem cells
A team of researchers in Japan has developed a new platform for culturing human pluripotent stem cells that provides far more control of culture conditions than previous tools by using micro and nanotechnologies.
March 14, 2017
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Researchers develop synthetic cardiac stem cells that offer therapeutic benefits
Researchers from North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University have developed a synthetic version of a cardiac stem cell. These synthetic stem cells offer therapeutic benefits comparable to those from natural stem cells and could reduce some of the risks associated with stem cell therapies.
December 25, 2016
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Researchers discover BRCA1 gene is key for blood forming stem cells
Researchers have found that the BRCA1 gene is required for the survival of blood forming stem cells, which could explain why patients with BRCA1 mutations do not have an elevated risk for leukemia. the stem cells die before they have an opportunity to transform into a blood cancer.
January 24, 2017
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Researchers discover intestinal quiescent stem cells that are resistant to chemotherapy
The intestine has a high rate of cellular regeneration due to the wear and tear originated by its function degrading and absorbing nutrients and eliminating waste. the entire cell wall is renewed once a week approximately. this explains why the intestine holds a large number of stem cells in constant division, thereby producing new cell populations of the various types present in this organ.
March 10, 2017
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Researchers find efficient way to produce neurons from pluripotent stem cells
Since their discovery in 2006, induced pluripotent stem cells are a glimmer of hope for many diseases. But further research of the complex regulation of pluripotent stem cell identity revealed unexpected difficulties. A team of researchers at the Cluster of Excellence CECAD has now found an efficient way to produce neurons from pluripotent stem cells.
November 13, 2017
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Researchers find new way to prevent graft-versus-host disease after stem cell transplants
Through experimental work, an international team of researchers led by City of Hope's Defu Zeng, professor of Diabetes immunology and hematopoietic cell transplantation, believe they may have found a way to prevent graft-versus-host disease after stem cell transplants while retaining the transplants' positive effects on fighting leukemia and lymphoma.
April 18, 2017
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Researchers take broad look at stem cells
Scientists have focused recent work on the study of and utility of adult-derived stem cells. the team put together the review after recognizing that the medical and general communities have limited knowledge about the various types of stem cells and how they could be used in medicine.
February 22, 2017
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Researchers turn urine into research tools
Breakthrough non-invasive technique generates stem cells to study Down syndrome
March 28, 2017
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Researchers use graphene, electricity to change stem cells for nerve regrowth
Researchers looking for ways to regenerate nerves can have a hard time obtaining key tools of their trade.
April 10, 2017
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Researchers use stem cells to model different genetic scenarios that underlie neurologic disease
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have successfully grown stem cells from children with a devastating neurological disease to help explain how different genetic backgrounds can cause common symptoms. the work sheds light on how certain brain disorders develop, and provides a framework for developing and testing new therapeutics. Medications that appear promising when exposed to the new cells could be precisely tailored to individual patients based on their genetic background.
March 30, 2017
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Researchers Work to Grow Capillaries Inside 3D Printed Molds
Researchers at Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine have overcome an important challenge to using endothelial cells sourced from induced pluripotent stem cells to generate bioengineered blood vessels. Specifically, the investigators were able to watch and guide the formation of tiny blood vessels within specially built molds that promote cellular ingrowth. This development should help eventually lead to lab-grown organ replacements suffused with a complex network of vessels, just as within our natural organs.
July 11, 2017
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Scaffolds Covered in Stem Cells and Silver Ions to Prevent Osteomyelitis
Bone infections are often very difficult to treat, and with the rise of MRSA this issue has become only more challenging. a team of researchers from University of Missouri, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University, and Silpakorn University in Thailand has developed a way of making tissue scaffolds that ward off MRSA while promoting natural healing at the site of their implantation.
February 24, 2017
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Scientists Brew Up the Creepiest Batches of Brain Balls Yet
Stem cell biologists are basically modern day witches. While they're not exactly taking a creepy fetal Lord Voldemort and turning him into noseless Ralph Fiennes, these scientists can use tinctures and concoctions to grow incredible things from just a few human skin cells.
April 26, 2017
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Scientists Convince Stem Cells Within Brain to Migrate Toward Injury
To be able to fix the fine structure of damaged neural networks using transplanted stem cells would require a way to guide the stem cells to line up in a desired way. Researchers from University of California, Davis and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China have discovered that they can use electric current to point to the transplanted stem cells where they should be going.
July 17, 2017
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Scientists create artificial mouse 'embryo' from stem cells for first time
Scientists have managed to create a structure resembling a mouse embryo in culture, using two types of stem cells -- the body's 'master cells' -- and a 3-D scaffold on which they can grow.
March 2, 2017
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Scientists Create Part-Human, Part-Pig Embryo
One goal of this stem cell research is to create organs for transplant
January 26, 2017
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Scientists develop in vitro stem cell-based bioassay for detecting biological activity of BoNTs
Scientists at the Institute for Infectious Diseases, University of Bern have developed an in vitro stem cell-based bioassay grown on multi-electrode arrays capable of detecting the biological activity of Clostridium botulinum neurotoxins. Their assay could serve in minimizing animal experiments as well as provide a physiological relevant platform for drug-screening of neuroactive compounds.
February 28, 2017
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Scientists developing magnetic stem cells to fight cancer
Scientists from the Tomsk Polytechnic University's Laboratory of Novel Dosage are developing a technology to control mesenchymal stem cells of patients. the technology will allow treating cancer more effective. to fight cancer cells the scientists suggest using the patient's own magnet controlled cells. Native body cells won't be rejected by its immune system and can deliver medication directly into the center of the disease.
December 29, 2016
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Scientists discover an unexpected influence on dividing stem cells' fate
When it divides, a stem cell has a choice: produce more stem cells or turn into the specific types of cells that compose skin, muscle, brain, or other tissue. new experiments in skin show this decision can be altered if tiny organs within cells aren't positioned and divvied up properly.
February 10, 2017
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Scientists grow and purify earliest lung progenitors from human stem cells
Human lungs, like all organs, begin their existence as clumps of undifferentiated stem cells. But in a matter of months, the cells get organized. they gather together, branch and bud, some forming airways and others alveoli, the delicate sacs where our bodies exchange oxygen for carbon dioxide. the end result, ideally: two healthy, breathing lungs.
May 3, 2017
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Scientists grow mini human brains
Scientists in Singapore have made a big leap on research on the 'mini-brain'. These advanced mini versions of the human midbrain will help researchers develop treatments and conduct other studies into Parkinson's Disease and ageing-related brain diseases.
July 29, 2016
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Scientists Have Created the First Artificial Embryo Without Using an Egg or Sperm
Using stem cells in grown-on 3D scaffolding in a laboratory petri dish, scientists have for the first time created an embryo made entirely from stem cells.
March 7, 2017
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Scientists identify new gene that prompts muscle stem cells to fuse together
A detour on the road to regenerative medicine for people with muscular disorders is figuring out how to coax muscle stem cells to fuse together and form functioning skeletal muscle tissues. A study published June 1 by Nature Communications reports scientists identify a new gene essential to this process, shedding new light on possible new therapeutic strategies.
June 1, 2017
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Scientists identify a new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow
UCLA researchers have discovered a new way to activate the stem cells in the hair follicle to make hair grow. The research, led by scientists Heather Christofk and William Lowry, may lead to new drugs that could promote hair growth for people with baldness or alopecia, which is hair loss associated with such factors as hormonal imbalance, stress, aging or chemotherapy treatment.
August 14, 2017
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Scientists replaced 80 percent of a 'butterfly' boy's skin
Combination of stem cells and gene therapy essentially cures a genetic skin disease
November 8, 2017
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Scientists Save A Kid By Growing A Whole New Skin For Him
The baby was still in diapers when the first blister appeared, ballooning red and angry from his pale, newborn skin. Soon, they became a regular feature on the map of his body, along with deep creases in his face when he howled out in pain. A doctor told the parents his LAMB3 gene had a glitch--his body wasn't making enough of a protein to anchor the outer layer of his skin to the inner ones.
November 8, 2017
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Scientists tissue engineer functional part of human stomach in laboratory
Researchers can grow functional stomach and intestinal tissues to study diseases, new drugs
January 4, 2017
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Scientists turn human induced pluripotent stem cells into lung cells
'Bronchospheres' may pave way for personalized cystic fibrosis treatments
May 3, 2017
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Scientists unveil the UK's largest resource of human stem cells from healthy donors
Powerful resource created for scientists studying human development and disease
May 11, 2017
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Scientists use stem cells to create human/pig chimera embryos
Efforts by researchers to grow the first embryos containing cells from humans and pigs proved more challenging than anticipated, they report in a new study. Human/animal chimeras can offer insights into early human development and disease onset and provide a realistic drug-testing platform. they may also someday provide a means of growing human cells, tissues, and organs for regenerative medicine. for now, however, they are helping scientists understand how human stem cells grow and specialize.
January 26, 2017
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Scientists used human stem cells to build a new rat intestine
This could one day help people with Crohn's disease
October 10, 2017
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Scientists wage fight against aging bone marrow stem cell niche
Study suggests restoring body's blood factory to boost immunity, fend off cancers
March 2, 2017
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Single gene encourages growth of intestinal stem cells, supporting 'niche' cells, and cancer
Finding in mice could lead to new therapies for damaged organs, cancer
April 28, 2017
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Skin stem cells used to generate new brain cells
Using human skin cells, University of California, Irvine neurobiologists and their colleagues have created a method to generate one of the principle cell types of the brain called microglia, which play a key role in preserving the function of neural networks and responding to injury and disease.
April 25, 2017
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SkinGun Investigational Therapy for Burns Uses Patients' Own Stem Cells for Healing
RenovaCare, a company based in New York City, is seeking FDA approval for the SkinGun, a device to treat burns using a patient's own stem cells. Significant portions of skin can be destroyed in burn injuries, meaning that regenerative therapy is required to restore or replace the injured tissue.
February 2, 2017
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Specialized stem cells may rejuvenate aged hearts
New research suggests that youthful heart stem cells may be able to rejuvenate an aging heart and perhaps even reverse other signs of aging.
August 14, 2017
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Stem cell researchers make advance toward long-lasting blood vessel repair
Stem cell researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have made an advance toward having a long-lasting "repair caulk" for blood vessels. The research could form the basis of a treatment for peripheral artery disease, derived from a patient's own cells. Their results were recently published in the journal Circulation.
October 24, 2017
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Stem cell secretions may protect against glaucoma
Scientists find that stem cell exosomes promote survival of retinal ganglion cells in rats
January 27, 2017
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Stem cell secretions may protect against glaucoma
NEI scientists find that stem cell exosomes promote survival of retinal ganglion cells in rats.
January 27, 2017
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Stem Cell Therapy for Autism Shows Promise
A stem cell treatment for autism shows promise, according to a new study, but the investigators and other experts emphasize that the therapy is still in the early stages and much more research is needed.
April 6, 2017
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Stem cell therapy is safe for stroke patients, study shows
May aid recovery if given early
March 19, 2017
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Stem cell therapy may harm heart disease patients, study finds
Patients with severe and end-stage heart failure have few treatment options available to them apart from transplants and "miraculous" stem cell therapy. But a new Tel Aviv University study finds that stem cell therapy may, in fact, harm heart disease patients.
June 15, 2017
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Stem cell therapy restores normal bone structure in mice with age-related osteoporosis
Imagine telling a patient suffering from age-related (type-II) osteoporosis that a single injection of stem cells could restore their normal bone structure. this week, with a publication in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine, a group of researchers from the University of Toronto and the Ottawa Hospital suggest that this scenario may not be too far away.
March 18, 2016
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Stem cell therapy reverses blindness in animals with end-stage retinal degeneration
A stem cell-based transplantation approach that restores vision in blind mice moves closer to being tested in patients with end-stage retinal degeneration, according to a study. the researchers showed that retinal tissue derived from mouse induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) established connections with neighboring cells and responded to light stimulation after transplantation into the host retina, restoring visual function in half of mice with end-stage retinal degeneration.
January 10, 2017
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Stem cell transplants may induce long-term remission of multiple sclerosis
Encouraging results help set stage for larger studies.
February 1, 2017
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Stem cell treatment helps improve motor functions, nervous system conditions in mice with ALS
Researchers at the University of South Florida show in a new study that bone marrow stem cell transplants helped improve motor functions and nervous system conditions in mice with the disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) by repairing damage to the blood-spinal cord barrier.
May 15, 2017
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Stem cell-based method selectively targets cancerous tissue while preventing toxic side effects
A stem cell-based method created by University of California, Irvine scientists can selectively target and kill cancerous tissue while preventing some of the toxic side effects of chemotherapy by treating the disease in a more localized way.
July 27, 2017
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Stem cells collected from fat may have use in anti-aging treatments
Study shows cells are more stable than previously thought
February 17, 2017
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Stem cells collected from fat more stable than previously thought, Penn study shows
Adult stem cells collected directly from human fat are more stable than other cells - such as fibroblasts from the skin - and have the potential for use in anti-aging treatments, according to researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. they made the discovery after developing a new model to study chronological aging of these cells.
February 17, 2017
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Stem cells conduct cartilage regeneration but are not directly involved
Stem cell therapy has great potential for curing cartilage damage. However, it has remained unclear whether stem cells are responsible for regeneration or whether they trigger the process.
October 31, 2017
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Stem cells conduct cartilage regeneration but are not directly involved
Stem cell therapy has great potential for curing cartilage damage. However, it has remained unclear whether stem cells are responsible for regeneration or whether they trigger the process. Researchers at the Vetmeduni Vienna have been able to resolve this issue by tracking the effects in a new, natural model. After injection, stem cells orchestrate the healing effect of endogenous cells but are not responsible for cartilage regeneration.
October 31, 2017
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Stem cells could help improve blood circulation in diabetic patients with peripheral artery disease
Stem cells taken from muscle tissue could promote better blood flow in patients with diabetes who develop peripheral artery disease, a painful complication that can require surgery or lead to amputation.
November 7, 2017
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Stem cells do not participate directly in cartilage regeneration but serve to 'animate' the process
Stem cell therapy has great potential for curing cartilage damage. However, it has remained unclear whether stem cells are responsible for regeneration or whether they trigger the process. Researchers at the Vetmeduni Vienna have been able to resolve this issue by tracking the effects in a new, natural model. After injection, stem cells orchestrate the healing effect of endogenous cells but are not responsible for cartilage regeneration.
October 31, 2017
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Stem Cells for Knees: Promising Treatment or Hoax?
At 55, George Chung of Los Angeles could keep up with skiers decades younger, taking on difficult slopes for hours and hours. "Skiing was my passion," he says.
April 14, 2017
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Stem cells from muscle could address diabetes-related circulation problems
Stem cells taken from muscle tissue could promote better blood flow in patients with diabetes who develop peripheral artery disease, a painful complication that can require surgery or lead to amputation.
November 6, 2017
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Stem cells help researchers identify neuronal defects causing Angelman syndrome
Researchers have used stem cells derived from patients with Angelman syndrome to identify the underlying neuronal defects that cause the rare neurogenetic disorder, an important step in the ongoing search for potential treatments for Angelman and a possible cure.
April 24, 2017
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Stem cells in plants and animals behave surprisingly similarly
A new study shows that the behavior of stem cells in plants and animals is surprisingly similar. the researchers were able to produce mathematical equations that reveal very small differences in the behavior of the proteins. the results can hopefully be used in stem cell research involving humans.
May 12, 2017
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Stem cells in the brain found to influence aging in mice
A study conducted by a team of researchers led by Dongsheng Cai at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, finds that injecting extra stem cells into the hypothalamus in the brain of mice slows down the aging process.
July 27, 2017
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Stem cells in the brain found to regulate aging
Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have found that stem cells in the brain's hypothalamus govern how fast aging occurs in the body. The finding, made in mice, could lead to new strategies for warding off age-related diseases and extending lifespan. The paper was published online today in Nature.
July 26, 2017
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Stem cells may be the key to staying strong in old age
A new study, performed in mice, could lead to new approaches to help people stay stronger in old age. The study challenges conventional wisdom with results suggesting that loss of muscle stem cells is the main driving force behind muscle decline in old age.
June 6, 2017
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Stem Cells May Functionally Cure Type 1 Diabetes
Living with type 1 diabetes can be really rough. There's a lot of injections and that you have to keep up with and even then, heart health, cardiovascular, and brain health can take some big hits. Some choose to use an insulin pump, but even that has its issues. The disorder affects the immune system, causing it to recognize the cells that make insulin and attacks them. One medical device company, Viacyte, is hoping that they've got a device that can protect a special crop of stem cells so that they can live inside the body and produce enough insulin to mostly cure the condition.
August 8, 2017
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Stem cells may help improve corneal wound healing
A new review is the first to directly examine the role of various stem cells in the healing of wounded cornea, the outermost part of the eye.
July 31, 2017
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Stem cells may significantly improve tendon healing by regulating inflammation
New research suggests the potential of tendon stem cells to improve healing and treatment for acute tendon injuries and chronic tendon disease
May 23, 2017
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Stem cells pave the way for new treatment of diabetes
A new stem cell study shows how we may increase the vital production of insulin in patients suffering from diabetes. The discovery helps to more efficiently at less cost make insulin-producing beta cells from human stem cells. Therefore, the research paves the way for more effective treatment of diabetes. The method may also prove significant to the treatment of a series of other diseases.
November 6, 2017
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Stem cells sense neighborhood density to make decisions on their behavior
Human skin is a remarkable organ serving as a barrier protecting us from pathogens, toxic substances and others. Our skin needs to constantly renew throughout our lifetime as well as change its size to perfectly fit and cover the body.
December 13, 2017
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Stem cells shown to restore erection capability in men with erectile dysfunction
New clinical trial results show that stem cells can restore sufficient erectile function to allow previously impotent men to have spontaneous intercourse. this is the first time stem cell therapy has produced patients who have recovered sufficient erectile function to enable intercourse. this is an early trial, which was primarily addressing safety and dosage (a Phase 1 trial), so the results need to be interpreted accordingly.
March 27, 2017
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Stem cells yield nature's blueprint for body's vasculature
The developmental pathway that gives rise to the different types of cells that make up human vasculature has now been identified by a team of researchers.
May 30, 2017
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Study describes method to engineer brown adipose tissue from white fat-derived stem cells
Researchers have demonstrated the potential to engineer brown adipose tissue, which has therapeutic promise to treat metabolic diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, from white adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs).
March 3, 2017
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Study finds barriers to stem cell transplant use among multiple myeloma patients from minority groups
A study by researchers at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida has found that barriers to patients receiving stem cell therapy as part of their treatment for multiple myeloma include income, education, insurance status and access to care at an academic center or facility that treats a high volume of patients.
December 13, 2017
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Study identifies possibility of umbilical cord-derived stem cells in treating heart failure
According to the study, the umbilical cord-derived stem cells might help in improving the functions of the heart muscle and thereby increases the quality of life.
September 28, 2017
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Subset of stem cells identified as source for all cells in blood, immune systems
Study in nonhuman primates traces regeneration of blood and immune systems to 5 percent of transplanted blood stem cells
November 1, 2017
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Synthetic hydrogels deliver cells to repair intestinal injuries
By combining engineered polymeric materials known as hydrogels with complex intestinal tissue known as organoids - made from human pluripotent stem cells - researchers have taken an important step toward creating a new technology for controlling the growth of these organoids and using them for treating wounds in the gut that can be caused by disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
October 23, 2017
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Taking the sting out of bone repair
Spherical biodegradable carriers support scalable and cost-effective stem cell expansion and bone formation for tissue engineering.
April 18, 2017
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Targeting cancer stem cells improves treatment effectiveness, prevents metastasis
Targeting cancer stem cells may be a more effective way to overcome cancer resistance and prevent the spread of squamous cell carcinoma -- the most common head and neck cancer and the second-most common skin cancer, according to a new study. Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma is a highly invasive form of cancer and frequently spreads to the cervical lymph nodes.
March 10, 2017
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The future is here: Genetically engineered stem cells save a patient
The genetic disease epidermolysis bullosa left a patient without much skin.
November 8, 2017
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The intestine has a reservoir of stem cells that are resistant to chemotherapy
These comprise a small group of passive stem cells -quiescent- that are activated when needed and have the capacity to produce any kind of intestinal cell. Quiescent cells are relevant for tissue regeneration and for participation in tumor development
March 9, 2017
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The origin of stem cells
The protein WOX2 is responsible for enabling plants to develop organs throughout their lives.
February 8, 2017
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Three blinded after dubious stem cell treatment injected into their eyeballs
Patients signed up after seeing clinical trial on govt. site, but didn't enter a trial.
March 16, 2017
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Time-lapse video reveals cells essential for 'birth' of blood stem cells
A new study examines origin of blood stem cells during development and offers clues for making "donor blood" in the laboratory for therapeutic use.
April 10, 2017
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Tiny Drug-Laden Nanoparticles Delivered to Seek and Destroy Cancer Stem Cells
University of Illinois researchers are now sending small drug-laden nanoparticles on a mission that aims to seek and destroy cancer stem cells, the rare and elusive cells that can cause cancer to come back even after years have passed since the treatment of the initial tumor.
November 28, 2017
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Transplanted hematopoietic stem cells reverse damage caused by neuro-muscular disorder
In mouse model of Friedreich's ataxia, a single infusion measurably restored normal cellular functions
October 26, 2017
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Transplanted stem cells become eggs in sterile mice
Oocyte success raises hopes for infertility treatments
May 18, 2017
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Treating heart failure with muscle stem cell patch
A new study tests a groundbreaking approach to treating heart failure. Using the patients' own muscle stem cells, the researchers successfully patched up damaged hearts, yielding encouraging results.
April 6, 2017
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Two-part system turns stem cells into whatever you want
Whether using embryonic or adult stem cells, coercing these master cells to convert to the desired target cell and reproduce flawlessly is difficult. Now an international team of researchers has a two-part system that can convert the cells to the targets and then remove the remnants of that conversion, leaving only the desired DNA behind to duplicate.
June 5, 2017
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UCLA study shows how the brain initiates repair by generating replacement cells after stroke
UCLA researchers have shown that the brain can be repaired – and brain function can be recovered – after a stroke in animals. the discovery could have important implications for treating a mind-robbing condition known as a white matter stroke, a major cause of dementia.
December 21, 2016
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Unexpected regulation of transcription factors critical to development
UMass Amherst, MIT biologists are first to characterize two crucial factors in embryos
October 10, 2017
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Unique stem cells as a potential asthma treatment
A new therapy developed through stem cell technology holds promise as a treatment for chronic asthma.
June 28, 2017
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Using donor stem cells to treat spinal cord injury
Immune cells populating spinal cord after injury affect ability of stem cells to promote recovery
August 28, 2017
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Vitamin a deficiency is detrimental to blood stem cells
Lack of vitamin a in the body has a detrimental effect on the hematopoietic system in the bone marrow. the deficiency causes a loss of important blood stem cells, scientists now report. These findings will open up new prospects in cancer therapy.
May 5, 2017
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What is hematopoietic stem cell transplantation?
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation was first used as a treatment for some types of cancer but is now widely used as a therapy for various autoimmune diseases.
June 26, 2017
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With stem cells to new intervertebral discs
It is the "shock absorber' between the vertebrae of the spine, cushioning every step, bend and jump: the intervertebral disc. If the fibrocartilage tissue in the spine degenerates over time, an intervertebral disc can "slip' -- pinching the medulla or nerves. the consequences include intense pain or even paralysis. not only people, but also dogs are often susceptible to this disease.
May 9, 2017
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