Adult Stem Cells Activated in Mammalian Brain
Adult stem cells originate in a different part of the brain than is commonly believed, and with proper stimulation they can produce new brain cells to replace those lost to disease or injury, a study by UC Irvine scientists has shown.
Tips On How To Build a Better Home For Biological Parts
Researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech have compiled a series of guidelines that should help researchers in their efforts to design, develop and manage next-generation databases of biological parts.
Stem Cell Chicken and Egg Debate Moves to Unlikely Arena: the Testes
A team of scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies suggest that the cells that comprise a specialized niche in the testis of fruit flies actually emerge from adult stem cells, a finding with implications for regenerative medicine, aging research, and cancer therapeutics.
Spinal Cord Stem Cells Could Be Basis of New Treatment
A researcher at MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory has pinpointed stem cells within the spinal cord that, if persuaded to differentiate into more healing cells and fewer scarring cells following an injury, may lead to a new, non-surgical treatment for debilitating spinal-cord injuries.
Stanford Study of Dark-Skinned Mice Leads to Protein Linked to Bone Marrow Failure in Humans
The study of dark-skinned mice has led to a surprising finding about a common protein involved in tumor suppression, report researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The results may lead to new treatments for bone marrow failure in humans.
Animal Tissue Rejection Advance
University of Leeds’ scientists have found a way to overcome the problem of the human body rejecting animal parts used in transplants.
ReNcell(R) VM Neural Stem Cell Line Models Parkinson’s Disease
By suppressing the PINK1 gene in neurons derived from the ReNcell VM cell line, Scientists showed that loss of PINK1 function resulted in increased programmed cell death, more free radicals, decreased long-term survival of neurons, and other hallmarks of Parkinson’s disease.
Stem Cells Heal Chronic Inflammation in the Gut
Physician-scientists believe that these cells might help to restore the ability of the immune system to control inflammation by secreting anti-inflammatory proteins into the digestive tract, allowing for regeneration of tissue and prevention of scar tissue.
Cardiologist Presents Findings of Increased Cardiac Ejection Rates and Improved Congestive Heart Failure Class Status
Speaking at the 16th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine & Regenerative Biomedical Technologies, lead cardiologist of Regenocyte(TM) Therapeutic included a report on the company’s post-stem cell treatment results citing an average increase of 21 percent in cardiac ejection rates as well as measurable improvements in a patient’s congestive heart failure class status.
Predicting Acute Graft Versus Host Disease By Gene Expression Could Improve Liver Stem Cell Transplant Outcomes
Researchers at the University of Florida offer a preliminary “molecular signature” based on gene expression for the development of acute graft versus host diesease following allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplants.
Living Cell Technologies Reports Clinical Benefit for All Patients in Diabetes Trial
Living Cell Technologies Limited recently released further interim results describing clinical benefit in all patients who have received implants of DiabeCell(R), the Company’s encapsulated porcine islet cells for the treatment of type 1 diabetes.
Nanopoint Launches the Most Advanced, On-Microscope, Fluidics System Available for Time-Lapse Live Cell Imaging
The on-microscope incubator and integrated fluidics system allows experiments to run on an inverted microscope for extended periods of time, enabling time-lapse imaging of live cells over the course of several days.
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Histatins Are the Major Wound-Closure Stimulating Factors in Human Saliva as Identified in a Cell Culture Assay
Using an in vitro model for wound closure, the researchers examined the properties of human saliva and the fractions that were obtained from saliva by high-performance liquid chromotography separation.
Adult Germline Stem Cells as a Source of Functional Neurons and Glia
Here the researchers report the derivation of multipotent neural and glial precursors as well as adherently proliferating neural stem cells from multipotent adult germline stem cells.
Differentiation of Stem Cells in the Dental Follicle
The researchers determined that stem cells were identified in the dental follicle of the rat first mandibular molar by Hoechst staining, alkaline phosphatase staining, and expression of side-population stem cell markers.
Is It Time to Give Up on Therapeutic Cloning? A Q&A with Ian Wilmut
The creator of Dolly the sheep has ended his focus on somatic cell nuclear transfer, or cloning, in favor of another approach to create stem cells.
Personalized Medicine Battles for Acceptance and Funding
In the last decade, personalized medicine has evolved into a complex field of diagnostics that are transforming patient treatment standards and promising to reduce the costs of health care. Before that, the phrase drummed up thoughts of a country doctor making house calls.
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