New Tissue-engineering Research Focuses On Vocal Cords
Engineering pliable, new vocal cord tissue to replace scarred, rigid tissue in these petite, yet powerful organs is the goal of a new University of Delaware research project.
System To Analyze Beating Heart Stem Cells Could Lead To Heart Attack Treatments
The research, highlighted in the new issue of BBSRC Business, is looking at the process that turns a stem cell into a cardiomyocyte – the beating cell that makes up the heart.
Initial Trigger is Not Enough to Determine a Stem Cell’s Fate
Research uncovering how a signaling pathway regulates stem cell behavior reveals that stem cells, once activated, enter a window of time during which they respond to their environment and retain their ability to alter their developmental path.
Gene That Regulates Blood-forming Fetal Stem Cells Identified
A new University of Michigan study adds to mounting evidence that stem cells in the developing fetus are distinct from both embryonic and adult stem cells.
Imaging Islet Cell Transplants
A new delivery vehicle for the transplanted cells may help overcome rejection, while also allowing clinicians to track the cells once they are inside the body.
Under Magnetic Force, Nanoparticles May Deliver Gene Therapy
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has announced a breakthrough in the method used to deliver gene therapy in an attempt to help blood vessels that have been damaged by artery disease.
Bone Marrow Restores Fertility In Female Mice, Study Confirms
A new study from Massachusetts General Hospital researchers confirms that female mice that receive bone marrow transplantation after fertility-destroying chemotherapy can go on to have successful pregnancies throughout their normal reproductive life.
ImmunoCellular Therapeutics Updates Brain Tumor Vaccine Program Status; First Three Patients Enrolled
The vaccine trial is being conducted at the Johnny L. Cochran, Jr. Brain Tumor Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
ThermoGenesis Corp. Obtains FDA Clearance to Market CryoSeal(R) Fibrin Sealant (FS) in Liver Resection Surgeries
ThermoGenesis Corp has announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration has granted clearance for the Company to market the CryoSeal FS System’s autologous fibrin sealant, as an adjunct to hemostasis in liver resection surgery.
Sister-to-sister Transplant Offers Fertility Hope
A previously sterile Belgian woman has successfully received ovarian tissue from her sister in an advance that could offer hope to women with cancer and other women unsuited to normal IVF treatment.
Shamed Scientist’s ‘Breakthrough’
A scientist who faked his research may have actually made a groundbreaking advance – without even realising it.
ABSTRACTS, REVIEWS AND SPECIAL REPORTS
Graft-Versus-Host Disease: A Surge of Developments
The human graft-versus-host reaction continues to both fascinate and frustrate clinical investigation with its lack of predictability, possibly lethal toxicity, but potentially lifesaving anti-tumor effects. Whether new advances will lead to the hoped-for clinical victories will become apparent in the next few years.