Dental Enamel Grown From Cultured Cells
A Japanese team say’s they’ve used cultured cells to grow new tooth enamel.
Engineering the Heart Piece by Piece
University of Michigan scientists see great promise in cardiac tissue engineering, but hurdles remain before lab-grown muscle is ready for patients
Ultrathin Films Deliver DNA as Possible Gene Therapy Tool
Researchers have created ultrathin, nanoscale films composed of DNA and water-soluble polymers that allow controlled release of DNA from surfaces.
DNA Layer Reduces Risk Of Reserve Parts Being Rejected
Dutch researchers have given body implants a DNA layer that ensures a better attachment, more rapid recovery of the surrounding tissue and less immune responses.
Immune Response to Cancer Stem Cells May Dictate Cancer’s Course
A new study by Rockefeller University scientists shows that immunity to cancer stem cells may help protect people with a precancerous condition from developing the full-blown disease, and that these cells could be an important target for cancer vaccines.
Hopkins Researchers Develop Novel X-Ray System for Tracking the Delivery and Distribution of Stem Cells
In a first of its kind study, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have developed a new technique that transports therapeutic stem cells in a multilayer microcapsule that not only protects the cells from being attacked by the body’s immune system but also enables them to be seen on X-ray.
Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise for Rescuing Deteriorating Vision
In a study in rats, neural progenitor cells derived from human fetal stem cells have been shown to protect the vision of animals with degenerative eye disease similar to the kinds of diseases that afflict humans.
FDA Submission Filed for Clinical Trial of Stem Cells in Heart Attack Patients
Australia’s adult stem cell company, Mesoblast Limited has announced that its US-based sister company, Angioblast Systems Inc., had filed an Investigational New Drug (IND) submission to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to commence a Phase 2 clinical trial of its allogeneic, or ‘off-the- shelf’, adult stem cells in patients with heart attacks.
University of Alabama at Birmingham to Lead Pioneering Cancer Trial
Ovarian cancer patients in the study to be treated with a tumor-killing virus.
Stem Cell Technique Speeds Liver Regeneration
Using adult bone marrow stem cells, scientists say they have been able to regenerate human liver tissue.
Muscle Stem Cells May Offer A New Treatment Option For Congestive Heart Failure
Scientists have performed the first U.S. controlled, randomized Phase I clinical trial using a three-dimensional guided catheter system to deliver muscular stem cells to the heart.
Dolly Cloner Offers Sad Tale
Ian Wilmut, in Hartford for the StemCONN 07 international stem cell conference, talked about why over the last 10 years he and other scientists have not been able to accomplish the same feat with human cells.
Korean Team Claims to Have Cloned Wolves
A Seoul National University team has said that it successfully cloned two female wolves in October 2005 for the first time in the world.
Thinking Outside the Egg, Scientists Propose Interspecies Cloning
At least three respected teams of British scientists have reignited the moral debate over inserting human genes into animal eggs by proposing similar experiments to Cibelli’s.
University of Florida Launches Project to Bridge ‘Regeneration’ Gap
Researchers at the McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida have initiated a project to treat human brain and other diseases by plundering the secrets of regeneration from creatures with remarkable powers of self-renewal, such as salamanders, newts, starfish and flatworms.
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Clinical Xenotransplantation of Organs: Why Aren’t We There Yet?
This article discusses the history, current status, and challenges of xenotransplanation.