Transplantation of Pancreatic Islets into the Kidney Capsule of Diabetic Mice – VIDEO
Creating Indestructible Insulin-producing Cells
Scientists at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research now have further support in their quest to create indestructible insulin-producing cells for transplant into people with Type 1 diabetes.
Cells Discarded From Womb Lining During A Woman’s Period Are New Type Of Stem Cell
The cells which thicken the womb wall during a woman’s menstrual cycle contain a newly discovered type of stem cell, and could be used in the treatment of damaged and/or old tissue, according to new research.
Journal of Neuroimmunology Publishes Study Results Showing That Geron’s Human Embryonic Stem Cell-Based Therapeutic for Spinal Cord Injury Evades Direct Attack by the Human Immune System
Geron Corporation has announced the publication of study results showing that GRNOPC1, the company’s human embryonic stem cell-based therapeutic for the treatment of spinal cord injury, evades direct attack by the human immune system in vitro.
Study Assays Marrow Transplant Troubles
Bone marrow transplants are one of cancer care’s striking successes, but they have a dark side: The transplanted cells can turn on patients, attacking their skin and organs.
The Next Generation of Artificial Kidneys
Nanotechnology – precision tooling at the micro-molecular level – is being used to create the next generation of artificial kidneys, ones that would be small enough to be implanted and engineered to more closely simulate the function of human kidneys than current equipment.
Imaging Stem Cell Division Helps Identify Cancer Treatment Targets
Using a novel method for seeing the division of stem cells in real time, Duke University Medical Center researchers believe they have identified an unexpected way to interfere with the uncontrolled cell growth that is characteristic of cancer.
Regenetech Initiates Preclinical Studies at Johns Hopkins University with Expanded Adult Stem Cells for Type 1 Diabetes Treatment
Regenetech(R), Inc. announces that it has signed a Sponsored Research Agreement with Johns Hopkins University in order to work toward a treatment for type 1 diabetes.
Cell Transplants May Improve Severe Urinary Incontinence
Researchers have now discovered that when skeletal myoblasts – progenitor muscle cells with the potential to develop into muscle fiber – were transplanted into female rats suffering from urethral sphincter deficiency, the transplanted muscle cells helped increase urethral pressure, improving incontinence.
Scientists Produce Cancer Vaccine from Tumour Cells
Scientists have found a way of producing a potent cancer vaccine which could be manufactured from a patient’s own cancer cells and used to treat their tumour.
South Koreans Use Human Embryonic Stem Cells in Experiment
South Korean scientists have announced that they used human embryonic stem cells to treat mice suffering from a vascular disease, in an experiment that could lead to cures for strokes and other ailments.
Ukraine Vets Pioneer Stem Cell Cure for Dogs
Veterinary scientists in Ukraine are claiming a medical breakthrough. For the first time ever, they’ve used stem cells extracted from canine liver to cure diseases in dogs.
Treating Animals Without Steroids
The pioneering use of stem cells to treat injuries in horses will be extended so that camels and even falcons can benefit as well, experts have said. Dubai’s Central Veterinary Research Laboratory has teamed up with California-based company Vet-Stem to offer the technique in the Middle East.
Researcher Says Targeted Genetics Drug Not to Blame in Death
Recent tests run by University of Chicago scientists points to the innocence of Targeted Genetics’ gene therapy for inflammatory arthritis in last summer’s death of an Illinois woman in a clinical trial, one of the university researchers said.
Cord Blood Bank Could Solve Transplant Problems
A bone and marrow transplant specialist at a Toronto children’s hospital says for every three successful transplants performed, one patient on the waiting list dies for lack of an appropriate match — a problem that could be helped if Canada had a national cord blood bank.
AMA Recommends Public Cord Blood Banks
The nation’s largest doctors’ group this week adopted new ethical guidelines for how physicians should talk to pregnant patients about donating their babies’ umbilical cord blood.
Technology Strategy Board – Cell Therapy Autumn 2007 Competition for Funding
The Technology Strategy Board has allocated an indicative amount of £10 million to fund highly innovative collaborative research proposals in Cell Therapy.
ABSTRACTS, REVIEWS AND SPECIAL REPORTS
Developmental Study of Fragile X Syndrome Using Human Embryonic Stem Cells Derived from Preimplantation Genetically Diagnosed Embryos
A human embryonic stem cell line has been isolated from a fragile X affected embryo, providing a unique source of adequate material for the study of the molecular processes underlying the syndrome. Analysis of early events in FMR1 inactivation reveals that silencing is differentiation dependent, in that the mutated FMR1 gene remains active in undifferentiated hESCs.
Clinical Development Research Associate
Poway, California (VetStem)
Islet Cell Associate Research Director
Irvine, CA (University of California, Irvine)
Cell Therapeutics Supervisor
Philadelphia, PA (AppTec)
Sweden (Wallenberg Neuro Center Neuronal Survival Unit)
Memphis, TN (Cognate Bioservices)