Sperm Made From Human Bone Marrow
Scientists say they have successfully made immature sperm cells from human bone marrow samples.
National Stem Cell Announces Publication of Sponsored Research Findings for Type I Diabetes
Scientists were able to, “show that cells derived from human embryonic germ (EG) cells express markers of definitive endoderm, pancreatic and B-cell development, glucose sensing, and production of mature insulin.”
Japan Develops Technology to Make Human Blood Vessels from Fish
A group of researchers on Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido have broken new medical ground by developing a way to make human blood vessels using fish as a raw material.
HepaLife’s Cells for Artificial Liver Device Significantly Outperform Most-Widely Used Human Liver Cell Line
HepaLife Technologies, Inc. announced that the Company’s patented ‘PICM-19’ cells, under development for use in artificial liver support and in-vitro toxicology testing, have significantly outperformed the world’s most widely used human liver cell line in important tests of liver-specific metabolic functions.
New Therapy Attacks Multiple Sclerosis on Two Fronts
Scientists have successfully treated an animal model of multiple sclerosis using modified bone marrow and the results could lead the way to a therapy suitable for humans.
Ceregene Enrolling Patients for Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Parkinson’s Disease
Ceregene, Inc. has confirmed that enrollment is well under way in its randomized, controlled, double-blind, Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating CERE-120, a gene therapy product in development for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Patient Improves Significantly After Stem Cell Therapy
Stem Cell Pharma, Inc plans to submit an Investigational New Drug application to the Food and Drug Administration claiming Orphan Drug status for its amniotic stem cell implant in the treatment of ALS.
South Korea Wolf Clone Claims Probed
A claim by South Korean scientists to have created the first cloned wolves is being investigated by officials at the team’s university.
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A Role for Cell Sex in Stem Cell–mediated Skeletal Muscle Regeneration: Female Cells Have Higher Muscle Regeneration Efficiency
The researchers show here that cell sex is a variable that considerably influences muscle-derived stem cells’ (MDSCs) regeneration abilities and that female MDSCs (F-MDSCs) regenerated skeletal muscle more efficiently.
Evidence for a Stem Cell Hierarchy in the Adult Human Breast
Cellular pathways that contribute to adult human mammary gland architecture and lineages have not been previously described. In this study, the researchers identify a candidate stem cell niche in ducts and zones containing progenitor cells in lobules.