Researchers Find Stem Cells for Repairing Lungs
South Korean researchers say they cultivated stem cells that appear to be useful in treating lung ailments.
Prima’s Phase I trial of CancerVac(TM) Technology Published in Clinical Cancer Research Journal
Prima Biomed Ltd (ASX:PRR, ‘Prima’) is pleased to announce that a paper submitted on its Phase I clinical trial with the CancerVac™ MFP technology for advanced adenocarcinoma was accepted in the major peer-reviewed journal, Clinical Cancer Research and has now been published.
UBC / Canadian Blood Services Researcher Invents Device to Boost World Supply, Quality of Blood Platelets
Cancer and open-heart surgery patients, disaster victims, organ or bone marrow transplant recipients, and others who require life-saving blood platelet transfusions will benefit from equipment invented by a researcher at the University of British Columbia’s Centre for Blood Research (CBR).
Oregon Researchers Find Gene Therapy May Halt Progression Of Macular Degeneration
The multicenter phase I clinical trial revealed that injecting a gene directly into the eye to inhibit blood vessel growth was safe and well tolerated, and it may be able to halt the progression of “wet” macular degeneration.
Engineered Heart Tissue Offers Insights Into Arrhythmias
Engineers who have induced heart cells in culture to mimic the properties of the heart have used the tissue to gain new insight into the mechanisms that spawn irregular heart rhythms.
Scientists Spot Solitary Stem Cells in Living Bone Marrow
The ability to study undisturbed blood-forming stem cells in their natural environment will help researchers understand how they work, says U-M scientist.
New Production Protocol to Differentiate Islet Cells from Human Embryonic Stem Cells Introduced
A researcher from Geron presented a new production protocol to differentiate islet cells from human embryonic stem cells (hESC) for the treatment of diabetes at the recently held Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine Meeting.
Stem Cells From Muscles Can Repair Cartilage
In a study published in the February 2006 issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism, researchers designed a study using muscle-derived stem cells (MDSCs) genetically engineered with a therapeutic protein in an effort to repair articular cartilage defects in rats.
Prions May Hold Key to Stem Cell Function
Researchers at the Whitehead Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, US, have now found that adult stem cells in bone marrow gradually lose their ability to regenerate without their normal complement of membrane-bound prions.
Bones From Blood: Scientists Aim To Break New Ground On Fractures
Researchers from the University of York’s Department of Biology are heading the EC-backed project to create bone structures from cord blood stem cells for use in the repair of bone defects and fractures.
New York Mayor Donates Millions to Stem Cell Research
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a billionaire known for his philanthropy, is behind an anonymous $100 million given Thursday to the Johns Hopkins Institutions that will fund projects including stem cell research and a new children’s hospital center, The Associated Press has learned.
India Opens New Flagship Biotech Hub
A new biotechnology centre, the International Institute of Life Sciences, is to be set up near Hyderabad, India, in an area known as “Genome Valley.” There are currently over 50 biotech companies present at the site, including several multinationals, as well as at the nearby ICICI Knowledge Park, a state-of-the art R&D centre.
Stem Cell Research Boosted By Launch Of Regenerative Medicine Journal
Future Science Group is delighted to announce the launch of its new journal Regenerative Medicine published under the aegis of Senior Editor Dr Stephen Minger of King’s College London. Regenerative Medicine provides a forum to address the important challenges and advances in stem cell research and regenerative medicine, delivering essential information in concise, clear and attractive article formats.
ABSTRACT, REVIEWS, & SPECIAL REPORTS
Cartilage Repair Using Bone Morphogenetic Protein 4 and Muscle-Derived Stem Cells
Local delivery of BMP-4 by genetically engineered MDSCs enhanced chondrogenesis and significantly improved articular cartilage repair in rats.
An Alternative and Effective HIV Vaccination Approach Based on Inhibition of Antigen Presentation Attenuators in Dendritic Cells
This study demonstrates that SOCS1 functions as an antigen presentation attenuator to control both HIV-1-specific humoral and cellular responses.
“The Promise and Pitfalls of Embryonic Stem Cells” (PDF and MP3)