Stretching Bone Marrow Stem Cells Pushes Them Towards Becoming Blood Vessels
When stretched, a type of adult stem cell taken from bone marrow can be nudged towards becoming the type of tissue found in blood vessels.
Human Virus Turns Fat Stem Cells Into Pre-fat Cells and Onto Fatter Fat Cells
Key scientific findings recently released show a human virus targets fat stem cells to cause formation of more, fatter, fat cells. This finding may lead to new insights into the study of obesity.
Alzheimer’s Jab Trial Resurrected
Research into a vaccine for Alzheimer’s disease, which was stopped early on safety grounds, is to be resurrected.
Bone Marrow Stem Cells Treat Recent Heart Attack Patients
Patients who recently have suffered an acute heart attack are being recruited for a new Emory University School of Medicine clinical study using stem cells generated within the bone marrow to grow new blood vessels to improve circulation around the heart and enhance its function.
Stem Cells Injected Into Heart To Treat Coronary Artery Disease
A study has found that injecting patient’s own stem cells into the heart to treat severe coronary artery disease is well tolerated.
Dendreon Announces New Data Analyses Presented at Prostate Cancer Foundation Scientific Retreat
Dendreon Corporation has announced that Eric J. Small, M.D. presented new exploratory analyses of the Phase 3 Study (D9901) that further support the results observed with the Company’s investigational active cellular immunotherapy PROVENGE(R) in men with advanced androgen-independent prostate cancer.
Anormed Completes Enrollment in Phase III Trial For Mozobil on Schedule
AnorMED Inc. has announced that it has completed enrollment in the second pivotal Phase III clinical trial evaluating its proprietary product MOZOBIL in cancer patients, and that the Company is on track to meet its schedule of releasing top-line data from both Phase III trials in the first half of 2007.
Stem Cells from Fat Tissue Demonstrate Early Success in Reconstructive Surgery
Stem cells derived from human fat tissue were reported to demonstrate early success in reconstructive surgeries in over 30 patients in Japan that underwent facial and breast procedures.
Stem Cell Treatment Proven to Reduce Parkinson’s Symptoms
Tiantan Puhua Neurosurgical Hospital has announced the first known successful stem cell therapy treatment in China, and one of the first in the world, of an American citizen inflicted with the debilitating Parkinson’s disease.
Biologists Want to Drop the Word ‘Cloning’
Don’t say cloning, say somatic cell nuclear transfer. That at least is the view of biologists who want the term to be used instead of "therapeutic cloning" to describe the technique that produces cloned embryos from which stem cells can then be isolated.
Hwang Woo-suk Claims He Can Prove He Cloned Stem Cells
The disgraced South Korean cloning expert on trial for fraud and fake research insisted in court he could still prove he created the first cloned human stem cells.
UK Surgeons Get Go-ahead for Full Face Transplant
British surgeons have been given the final go-ahead to perform the world’s first full face transplant, a radical procedure that has raised concerns about its physical and psychological risks.
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Recent Advances on the Significance of Stem Cells in Tissue Regeneration and Cancer Therapies
In this study, the reviewers report on recent advances on the functions of embryonic, fetal, and adult stem cell progenitors for tissue regeneration and cancer therapies.