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Early Heart Attack Therapy with Bone Marrow Extract Improves Cardiac Function
A study for the treatment of heart failure after heart attack found that the extract derived from bone marrow cells is as effective as therapy using bone marrow stem cells for improving cardiac function. (University of California, San Francisco)
Stemedica Discovers Significant Breakthrough in the Use of Stem Cells and Stem Cell Factors for the Treatment of Retinal Degeneration
According to a recent study, retinal pigmented epithelium stem cells injected into the suprachoroidal space prevented the animal’s RPE cell’s degeneration and also showed that the fellow contra lateral eye showed a beneficial effect. (Stemedica Cell Technologies, Inc.)
First Human Receives Cardiac Stem Cells in Clinical Trial to Heal Damage Caused By Heart Attacks
Doctors announced recently the completion of the first procedure in which a patient’s own heart tissue was used to grow specialized heart stem cells that were then injected back into the patient’s heart in an effort to repair and re-grow healthy muscle in a heart that had been injured by a heart attack. (Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute)
TiGenix Receives Positive Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use Opinion on European Marketing Authorisation Application for ChondroCelect
The regenerative autologous medicinal product indicated for the repair of full thickness cartilage lesions of the knee, has received a positive opinion from European authorities. (TiGenix)
The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Joins ExCell Research Study Using Stem Cells for Leukemia and Lymphoma Patients
The phase III study is assessing the safety and efficacy of StemEx(R), an investigational product derived from stem cells, as an alternative treatment to bone marrow transplants for hematological malignancies, including leukemia and lymphoma. (University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute)
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Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells and Embryonic Stem Cells Are Distinguished by Gene Expression Signatures
A study of gene expression profiles of mouse and human embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells suggests that, while iPSCs are quite similar to their embryonic counterparts, a recurrent gene expression signature appears in iPSCs regardless of their origin or the method by which they were generated. (Cell Stem Cell)
Identification and Purification of Mesodermal Progenitor Cells from Human Adult Bone Marrow
Here, the researchers describe a new mesodermal progenitor population, mesodermal progenitor cells, able to differentiate into mesenchymal cells upon appropriate culture conditions. (Stem Cells and Development)
Bioethicists Call For Public Debates on Future Uses of Stem Cells
More than 40 scientists, bioethicists, lawyers and science journal editors are calling on their colleagues, policy makers and the public to begin developing guidelines for the research and reproductive use of stem cell-derived eggs and sperm, even though such use may be a decade or more away.
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