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Protein that Controls Hair Growth Also Keeps Stem Cells Slumbering
New research from Rockefeller University has unveiled the protein that puts the brakes on stem cell division and shows that stem cells may not need such guarded protection to maintain their potency.
Blood’s Hydrodynamics Used To Manipulate Stem, Cancer Cells
A tiny, implantable device has pulled adult stem cells out of a living rat with a far greater purity than any present technique.
Stem Cells Finally Found in Pancreas
An international team of researchers has finally managed to locate stem cells in the pancreas – in mice, at least.
Turning On Adult Stem Cells May Help Repair Bone
The use of a drug to activate stem cells that differentiate into bone appears to cause regeneration of bone tissue and be may be a potential treatment strategy for osteoporosis, according to a new report.
Stem Cells May Gradually Replace Antirejection Drugs For Kidney Transplant Patients
A team led by Joshua Miller, MD, a researcher at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, is working with Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s department of organ transplantation to enroll qualifying subjects in a new research study that seeks to transplants stem cells from a kidney donor’s bone marrow into the recipient, with the hope of gradually eliminating the need for anti-rejection drugs.
Surgeons Attempt to Repair Hearts with Stem Cell Injections
British scientists have been given the go-ahead to begin potentially ground-breaking experiments using injections of stem cells to repair patients’ damaged hearts. The team hopes to repair the organs of people who have suffered the most severe heart attacks.
Researcher Transplants Stem Cells to Try to Save Patients’ Legs
A Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine researcher has launched the first U.S. trial in which a purified form of subjects’ own adult stem cells was transplanted into their leg muscles with severely blocked arteries to try to grow new small blood vessels and restore circulation in their legs.
Adult Stem Cell Application Effective in Treatment of Peripheric Vascular Disease
Multipotent adult progenitor stem cells extracted from bone marrow, and known as MAPCs, have proved to be effective in the regeneration of blood vessel tissue and also in muscle tissue when treating peripheric vascular disease.
Alnylam Reports Positive Phase II Data for ALN-RSV01, an RNAi Therapeutic for the Treatment of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Infection
Top-line results show that ALN-RSV01 was safe and well tolerated and demonstrated statistically significant anti-viral activity.
Apthera Files a Phase III Special Protocol Assessment with FDA for NeuVax(TM) in Early-Stage Breast Cancer Patients
Apthera, Inc. has announced that it has submitted a Phase III clinical protocol and statistical analysis plan for registration of its lead cancer therapeutic, NeuVax(TM) to the FDA for review under a Special Protocol Assessment.
MolMed Gets Regulatory Approval to Start a Phase III Trial in Italy of its TK Therapy for High Risk Acute Leukaemia
MolMed S.p.A., a biotech company focused on novel anti-tumour therapies, announced that the AIFA, the Italian Health authority, authorised the start in Italy of a Phase III trial (TK008) of MolMed’s TK cell therapy in patients affected by high risk acute leukaemias and receiving haematopoietic stem cell transplantation from a partially compatible family donor (haplo-HSCT).
Australian Girl Switched Blood Type After Transplant
An Australian girl spontaneously changed blood groups and adopted her donor’s immune system after a liver transplant, in what doctors treating her said Thursday was the first known case of its type.
ProtoKinetix’ AAGP(TM) More Than Doubles Stem Cell Recovery
ProtoKinetix reports that repeated tests have confirmed that the addition of AAGP(TM) to the cryopreservation process more than doubles the useable inventory of these very delicate and valuable cells.
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Sensory Neuron Targeting by Self-complementary AAV8 Via Lumbar Puncture for Chronic Pain
The researchers report that gene transfer by lumbar puncture may be suitable for developing gene therapy-based treatments for chronic pain.
Beta Cells Can Be Generated from Endogenous Progenitors in Injured Adult Mouse Pancreas
Guided by the expression of Neurogenin 3 (Ngn3), the earliest islet cell-specific transcription factor in embryonic development, the researchers show that beta cell progenitors can be activated in injured adult mouse pancreas and are located in the ductal lining.
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