Geron Announces Studies Demonstrating That Cardiomyocytes Derived From Human Embryonic Stem Cells Engraft And Prevent Heart Failure In The Infarcted Rodent Heart
Geron Corporation (Nasdaq: GERN) announced today the presentation of studies showing that cardiomyocytes differentiated from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) survive, engraft and prevent heart failure when transplanted into an infarcted rat heart.
Man-made Heart Tissue Improves Cardiac Performance
Researchers have developed a method to engineer blood vessels within the tissue of previously engineered heart muscle.
Find Weeds Out Cancerous Stem Cells
Australian scientists have overcome a hurdle in the evolution of embryonic stem cell technology by devising a means of weeding out cells that are potentially cancerous.
Common Reovirus Purges Cancer Cells From Stem Cell Transplants Following Chemotherapy
Medical studies show that a common virus may be able to eliminate cancer cells from autologous stem cell transplants.
Adult Human Pancreas Stem Cells Transformed Into Insulin-Producing Cells
Researchers collaborating at the Burnham Institute for Medical Research and the Rebecca and John Moores Cancer Center at the University of California at San Diego have shown that endocrine progenitor stem cells exist in the adult human pancreas, and they have demonstrated that these stem cells can be transformed into insulin-producing cells.
University of Minnesota Reaches Milestone in Diabetes Research Using Pig Islets
Researchers at the University of Minnesota’s Diabetes Institute for Immunology and Transplantation have successfully reversed diabetes in monkeys using transplanted islet cells from pigs.
Liver Transplants From Non-heart Beating Donors Have The Potential To Increase The Supply Of Organs By As Much As 20%
Like most other solid organ transplants, liver transplantation has become a victim of its own success with more patients now on the waiting list as the number of donors declines.
Living Taste Cells Produced Outside the Body
Researchers from the Monell Chemical Senses Center have succeeded in growing mature taste receptor cells outside the body and for the first time have been able to successfully keep the cells alive for a prolonged period of time.
4 Indicted in Stolen Human Tissue Case Likened to ‘Cheap Horror Movie’
Michael Mastromarino, owner of Biomedical Tissue Services of Fort Lee, N.J., was charged along with Brooklyn funeral home owner Joseph Nicelli.
Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation Announces Initiation of Phase 1 Clinical Study on Safety of AGTC-0106
Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation (AGTC), a private clinical-stage biotechnology company, announced today the initiation of a Phase 1 clinical study to test the safety of AGTC-0106, its investigational gene therapy product for patients with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin deficiency (“Alpha-1”).
Norwood Immunology Starts BMT Phase II Clinical Trial
Norwood Immunology Limited said Tuesday that it has commenced Phase II clinical trial in cancer patients undergoing autologous (self-derived) bone marrow transplant (BMT).
ABSTRACT, REVIEWS, & SPECIAL REPORTS
In Vivo Conditioning of Tissue-engineered Heart Muscle Improves Contractile Performance
This study describes a relatively simple in vivo model, which promotes the neovascularization of tissue-engineered heart muscle and subsequent improvement in contractile performance.
Purification and Unique Properties of Mammary Epithelial Stem Cells
Here we report the use of multi-parameter cell sorting and limiting dilution transplant analysis to demonstrate the purification of a rare subset of adult mouse mammary cells that are able individually to regenerate an entire mammary gland within 6 weeks in vivo while simultaneously executing up to ten symmetrical self-renewal divisions.