Study Finds Virus Contributes to Obesity
New research has found that when human stem cells were exposed to a common virus they turned into fat cells. They didn’t just change, they stored fat, too.
Milestone In The Regeneration Of Brain Cells
The research group of Prof. Dr. Magdalena Götz at the Institute of Stem Cell Research of the GSF – National Research Centre for Environment and Health, and the Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, has achieved an additional step for the potential replacement of damaged brain cells after injury or disease: functional nerve cells can be generated from astroglia, a type of supportive cells in the brain by means of special regulator proteins.
Mesoblast’s Stem Cells Protect Knee Cartilage in Osteoarthritis
Mesoblast Limited has announced that preclinical trials of its patented adult stem cells had shown that the therapy significantly protected knee cartilage against damage in osteoarthritis.
One Step Closer To Transplanting Stem Cells In The Brain
Stem cells transplanted into the brains of mice generate more numerous and more mature nerve cells if the brain cells called astrocytes are not activated.
ViaCell Expands Study Sites in ViaCyte Pivotal Trial
ViaCell, Inc. has announced that it expects to expand the number of U.S. clinical sites participating in its ViaCyteSM pivotal trial from three to eight. ViaCyte is an investigational product intended to broaden reproductive options for women through the freezing and thawing of human oocytes.
Dendreon Announces Publication of Phase 1 Study Highlighting Immunologic and Clinical Activity of Lapuleucel-T (Neuvenge(R)) in Advanced Breast Cancer Patients
The article highlights the safety profile, immune response and clinical activity of NEUVENGE in women with HER2/neu-positive breast cancer who have failed standard therapy.
Stem Cell Therapy For Patients Was A Success
The Regea Institute for Regenerative Medicine, which operates under the University of Tampere, administered the first clinical stem cell therapy to two patients in cooperation with the Tampere University Hospital. The therapy was a success.
Stem Cell Therapy: Cure or Hoax in China?
Some get miracles, while others are skeptical.
ABSTRACTS, REVIEWS AND SPECIAL REPORTS
Hematopoietic Stem Cells and Tissue Stem Cells: Current Concepts and Unanswered Questions
This review questions several dogmas regarding the selfgenerative capacity of various hematopoietic cells, the single episodic origin of hematopoietic cells and the irreversible nature of progressive mature cell formation in individual hematopoietic lineages.
Human-Animal Chimeras in Biomedical Research
The biological consequences of human-animal chimeras have become an issue of ethical debate. Ironically, human-animal chimeras with human blood, neurons, germ cells, and other tissues have been generated for decades. This has facilitated human biological studies and therapeutic strategies for disease.