First Lung Stem Cells Discovered
Not only is this the first time anyone has found stem cells in the lung, but the team claims that these cells could be the precursor for lung cancer, the cancer that causes the greatest number of deaths in the U.S. each year.
Hwang Cloned Stem Cells
Korea’s top experts on unisexual reproductions claim the country’s disgraced scientist Hwang Woo-suk indeed created cloned human embryonic stem cells.
Stem Cell Researcher’s License Revoked
South Korea’s government on Thursday revoked permission for disgraced scientist Hwang Woo-suk to conduct embryonic stem cell research, the latest blow since revelations that his most high-profile work was based on forged evidence.
Woman with MS Shows Remarkable Progress in Stem Cell Trial
A woman near Ottawa has surpassed all expectations after risking her life to take part in a medical experiment for multiple sclerosis.
Adult Stem Cells Improve Cardiac Function And Blood Flow In Patients With Heart Disease, New Study Finds
Bone marrow-derived adult stem cells administered within the heart (intramyocardial) and coronary artery (intracoronary) tissues of heart disease patients improved patients’ heart function and blood flow, according to a pilot study.
Uncovering How Bone Marrow Stomal Cells Can Potentially Regenerate Brain Tissue
Japanese researchers have found a piece of the “missing link” about how bone marrow stromal cells restore lost neurologic function when transplanted into animals exhibiting central nervous system disorders, according to a study in the March issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
Nanotechnology May Repair Damaged Brains
Rodents blinded by brain damage had their vision partially restored within weeks after being treated with nanotechnology developed by bioengineers and neuroscientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
UCR Researchers Grow Bone Cells on Carbon Nanotubes
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have published findings that show, for the first time, that bone cells can grow and proliferate on a scaffold of carbon nanotubes.
Gene Therapy Gives Hope to Haemophiliacs
Scientists have injected a blood-clotting gene into an Australian doctor with severe haemophilia, giving him temporary respite from bleeding episodes.
Study Analyzes Gene Therapy for Patients at High Risk for Amputation
A new randomized study presented today at the American College of Cardiology’s 55th Annual Scientific Session investigates an innovative treatment for critical limb ischemia, or lack of arterial blood supply and oxygen to the legs, using a therapeutic approach to generate new blood vessels.
Israeli Researchers Close in on Vaccine for Autoimmune Diseases
A revolutionary approach developed in Israel which uses the body’s own cells as a vaccine for treating autoimmune diseases is showing tremendous potential in human trials.
Arbios Expands Indications for SEPET(TM) Feasibility Trial
Arbios Systems, Inc. (OTC: ABOS – News), a biomedical device and cell therapy company developing proprietary liver assist products for the treatment of liver failure, today announced that the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has allowed expansion of the clinical feasibility trial of its SEPET(TM) liver assist device via broadened patient eligibility criteria.
ThermoGenesis AXP AutoXpress(TM) Platform Is Launched By GE Healthcare As The First Automated Functionally Closed Sterile System For The Processing Of Cord Blood Stem Cells
GE Healthcare has introduced the AXP AutoXpress™ Platform (AXP Platform), the first automated, functionally closed, sterile system that harvests stem cells from umbilical cord blood samples with high yield and at high throughput.
Adipose-Derived Stem Cells Improved Left Ventricle Wall Thickness and Capillary Density in Pigs Following Myocardial Infarction in Pre-Clinical Study
Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:CYTX) (Frankfurt:XMPA) announced today that adipose-derived stem cells improved left ventricle wall thickness and capillary density following myocardial infarction in a randomized, placebo-controlled preclinical study.
ViaCell Reveals Encouraging Preclinical Findings Of Unrestricted Somatic Stem Cells From Cord Blood – Quick Facts
ViaCell, Inc. (VIAC | charts | news | Powerrating) said Monday that preclinical findings evaluating Unrestricted Somatic Stem Cells, pluripotent stem cells cultivated from human cord blood, in a small animal model of myocardial infarction, showed a dose-dependent response and result in functional recovery in an animal model of acute myocardial infarction four weeks post transplantation.
Four Research Institutes To Build A Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Facility In California
Four research institutes are discussing plans to request Proposition 71 funds from the San Diego Consortium for Regenerative Medicine to build a facility for human embryonic stem cell research.
ABSTRACTS, REVIEWS & SPECIAL REPORTS
Beta-cell Differentiation from Nonendocrine Epithelial Cells of the Adult Human Pancreas
Nonendocrine-to-endocrine differentiation of NEPECs supports the existence of endocrine stem or progenitor cells within the epithelial compartment of the adult human pancreas.
Bone Cell Proliferation on Carbon Nanotubes
We explored the use of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) as suitable scaffold materials for osteoblast proliferation and bone formation.
Self-illuminating Quantum Dot Conjugates for In Vivo Imaging
Here we present quantum dot conjugates that luminesce by bioluminescence resonance energy transfer in the absence of external excitation.