Stroke Study Demonstrates The Promise Of Stem Cells
By activating neural stem cells in a rat’s brain, scientists helped restore movement in animals who suffered from simulated strokes.
Different Stem Cell Treatments Both Produce Results for Two Similar Patients in China
Shenzhen Beike Biotechnology Co., Ltd. announced the successful treatment of two similar spinal cord injury patients using two different procedures that involved umbilical cord stem cells.
Bioengineered Tissue Implants Regenerate Damaged Knee Cartilage
Demonstrating that engineered cartilage tissue can grow and mature when implanted into patients with a knee injury, a study published in Tissue Engineering describes how a novel tissue engineering strategy can lead to cartilage regeneration even in knees affected by osteoarthritis.
Dendreon Announces Publication of Pivotal Phase 3 Study Highlighting Survival Benefit and Safety Profile of Provenge in Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer
It is the first cancer immunotherapy to demonstrate a survival benefit in a randomized Phase 3 study.
Key Molecule Puts Brakes on Stem Cell Differentiation
Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers have identified a protein that could aid development of methods to grow new skin to treat patients with burns or skin ulcers. The protein maintains hair follicle stem cells in their immature, undifferentiated state.
Brain Chip Made With Rat Neurons
A uniform neural net of brain cells – a brain chip – has been created by a team of scientists lead by Yael Hanein of Tel Aviv University in Israel.
Disgraced South Korean Scientist Heads Back to Lab
Disgraced South Korean scientist Hwang Woo-suk will open a laboratory in Seoul next month to resume his work on animal cloning, and perhaps restart research on human embryonic stem cells, his lawyer said on Tuesday.
Stem Cell Research to Lead to Clinical Applications Soon
Scientists are said to be making advances in understanding how to cause embryonic stem cells to become heart cells, and believe the cells from embryos hold more promise than adult stem cells.
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Notch Signalling Regulates Stem Cell Numbers in Vitro and in Vivo
The article shows that transient administration of Notch ligands to the brain of adult rats increases the numbers of newly generated precursor cells and improves motor skills after ischaemic injury.
Potential of Stem Cell Based Therapies for Heart Disease
The article discusses the headway scientists are making in exploring the potential future use of stem cells to treat heart disease.