DAILY NEWS ON STEM CELL DEVELOPMENTS AROUND THE WORLD
Here are our daily news reports on all aspects of stem cell research and advances in regenerative medicine.
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May 27th 2013: Promising results of small trial using stem cells to treat stroke victims
The BBC reports promising results of a small scale trial injecting stem cell trials into the brains of stroke victims:
May 12th 2013: The Overblown War Between Faith and Science -
The Christian Post
This, the second annual "International Vatican Adult Stem Cell Conference" along with various related efforts had as a primary goal to "lay the groundwork for a collaborative network of scientists, educators and patrons who embrace the promise of adult ...
May 11th 2013: Stem cell transplant restores memory, learning in mice - ProHealth
For the first time, human embryonic stem cells have been
transformed into nerve cells that helped mice regain the ability to learn
and remember. A study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is the first
to show that human stem cells ...
May 10th 2013: Harvard stem cell researchers find protein that rejuvenates aging mouse hearts
Harvard Stem Cell Institute scientists Richard T. Lee and Amy Wagers have
identified a protein that in mice causes old, enlarged, weakened hearts to
return to youthful size and function. A team of Harvard Stem Cell Institute
scientists have discovered ...
April 4th 2013: Stem cells fill gaps in bones
April 2nd 2013: Researchers use common virus to modify adult stem cells
Using the same strategy that a common virus employs to evade the human
immune system, researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's
Institute for Regenerative Medicine have modified adult stem cells to
increase their survival - with the goal of ...
April 1st 2013: Cellular Dynamics International opens stem cell facility in California
March 31st 2013: Using adult stem cells to heal joints
with fat cells from liposuction that hold 2,500 times more stem cells than bone marrow...
March 30th 2013: Italy pushes on with controversial stem cell therapy
In 2011 the hospital agreed to host the research and assist with cell
extraction and patient treatments, stirring protests from the medical
community. "The hospital is not even listed among the 13 Italian authorised
stem cell factories," says Michele ...
March 27th 2013: Amniotic stem cells heal intestinal disorder that afflicts premature babies
A study led by a Great Ormond Street doctor has shown that amniotic fluid
stem cells can reverse intestinal damage in rats caused by necrotising
enterocolitis -- an often fatal disorder that afflicts premature babies.
Expert in regenerative medicine ...
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March 26th 2013: Scientists build body parts from stem cells
The Wall Street Journal reports scientists are using patients' own cells to
create organs and other parts the body won't reject. The breakthrough is
partly driven by a world-wide shortage of organ donors. Central to the lab
creations are human stem ...
March 25th 2013: Catholic Church Approves Stem Cell Research in New Book
TopNews United States
Stem cell research has been grabbing attention of scientists for more than
20 years. Celebrities like Michael J. Fox and Christopher Reeve has also
shown concerns for the importance of further improvement of the technique
as stem cell therapies have ...
March 20th 2013: Stem cell research could expand clinical use of regenerative human cells
Retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells derived from human induced
pluripotent stem cells possess numerous characteristics of native RPE cells
when examined by immunocytochemistry. Credit: Jason Meyer. Research led by
a biology professor in the School ...
March 19th 2013: QIMR SCIENTISTS TARGET STEM CELLS RESPONSIBLE FOR BLOOD ...
Dr Steven Lane and the team in QIMR's Translational Leukaemia Research
Laboratory, have showed how interferon alpha - a drug also used to treat
patients with Hepatitis C - can destroy the stem cells at the core of a
group of blood cancers known as ...
March 17th 2013: Stem cells offer potential treatment for diabetic retinopathy
Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes and it is often
treated with laser therapy, but researchers say that stem cells could be
used as a possible treatment for diabetic retinopathy. Researchers at
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye ...
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March 16th 2013: Stem cells transplantation technique has high potential as a novel therapeutic ...
Transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells cultivated on the surface of
nanofibrous meshes could be a novel therapeutic strategy against
post-prostatectomy erectile dysfunction (ED), conclude the authors of a
study which is to be presented at the 28th ...
March 14th 2013: Med Student Invited to Vatican's Adult Stem Cell Conference
Newswise — MAYWOOD, Il. – Michael Hutz, a second year student at Loyola
University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, has been invited to attend a
prestigious Vatican conference on adult stem cell research. The Second
International Vatican Adult Stem ...
March 13th 2013: Stem cells from body fat can destroy tumour cells: Study
According to investigators, the mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have an
unexplained ability to seek out damaged cells, such as those involved in
cancer, and may provide clinicians a new tool for accessing
difficult-to-reach parts of the brain where ...
March 12th 2013: Orange County Orthopedic Surgeon Among First on West Coast to Utilize Stem Cells ...
Orange County Orthopedic Surgeon Among First on West Coast to Utilize Stem
Cells. Newport Beach orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ralph J. Venuto discusses the
benefits of integrating stem cells with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy
for orthopedic conditions.
March 11th 2013: Okyanos Heart Institute Sponsors Stem Cell Resource Center
CEO Matt Feshbach of Okyanos Heart Institute, which brings a new standard
of care and better quality of life to patients with chronic coronary artery
disease using cardiac stem cell therapy, announces an educational resource
center launch for ...
March 10th 2013: Stem cell therapy for strokes to see 1st trials: The Daily Yomiuri
SAPPORO (Jiji Press)--Sapporo Medical University said it will launch
clinical trials of a stem cell treatment for the aftereffects of cerebral
infarction. The university will mass-cultivate stem cells harvested from
patients' own bone marrow fluid and ...
March 9th 2013: The Market for Stem Cell Research Products: Current and Future Opportunities
International Business Times (press release)
The market for stem cell research products continues to flourish. As stem
cell research begins to yield actionable therapies, companies are investing
resources in this area of research that stands to revolutionize the way
many diseases are treated.
March 8th 2013: Protein lost in tumors blocks normal cells from being reprogrammed into stem cells
Phys.Org: Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have
discovered that a particular protein prevents normal cells from being
reprogrammed into cells that resemble stem cells, providing new insight
into how they may lose their plasticity ...
February 9th 2013: Stem cells to 'grow' bones developed in Edinburgh
Edinburgh Evening News
The use of bone stem cells combined with a degradable rigid material that
inserts into broken bones and encourages real bone to regrow has been
developed at Edinburgh and Southampton universities. Researchers have
developed the material with a ...
February 8th 2013: Human Skin Cells Used to Create Stem Cells, Treat Brain Disease in Mice
Using stem cells created from human skin cells, researchers at the
University of Rochester and its affiliated Rochester Medical Center,
located in Rochester, New York, were able to successfully cure
leukodystrophy in lab mice. So-called "human induced ...
February 7th 2013: Researchers look at stem cells for burn victim skin repair
Researchers at the University of Calgary are hoping skin stem cells will
improve skin grafts for burn victims. The project is focused on people who
require skin grafts after a deep burn injury where many layers of skin have
been destroyed. Right now ...
February 6th 2013: Paired Genes in Stem Cells Shed New Light On Gene Organization and ...
Science Daily (press release)
By looking at human and mouse embryonic stem cells, researchers in the
Young lab found something astonishing -- most lncRNA genes are located
adjacent mRNA genes, and the transcription of about 65% of lncRNAs
originates at active promoters ...
February 5th 2013: Edinburgh scientists use 3D printing to produce stem cells
A 3D printing technique that produces clusters of stem cells could speed up
progress towards creating artificial organs, Edinburgh scientists have
claimed. In the more immediate future it could be used to generate
biopsy-like tissue samples for drug ...
February 4th 2013: Growth Factor Aids Stem Cell Regeneration After Radiation Damage
Science Daily (press release)
Epidermal growth factor has been found to speed the
recovery of blood-making stem cells after exposure to radiation, according
to Duke Medicine researchers. The finding could open new options for
treating cancer patients and victims of ...
February 4th 2013.Neural stem cell transplantation shows promise against gastrointestinal ...
In principle, disorders of the enteric nervous system could be treated by
cell therapy, but it was previously unknown whether transplanted stem cells
could migrate to the appropriate location in the gut and then become
neurons that could properly ...
February 3rd 2013: Breast cancer breakthrough drug targets stem cells
The latest study, published in the Clinical Cancer Research journal, has
shown for the first time that breast cancer stem cells taken directly from
patients can be successfully targeted to treat the disease. A stem cell is
an early type of cell that ...
February 2nd 2013: Diabetes Distresses Bone Marrow Stem Cells.
Science Daily (press release)
Investigation of underpinning mechanisms revealed that exposure of bone
marrow stem cells to the high glucose level typical of diabetes mellitus
impacts on "microRNAs," which are tiny RNA molecules controlling gene
expression and hence biological ...
February 1st 2013: Tuberculosis May Lurk in Bone Marrow Stem Cells of Infected Patients: Science Daily (press release)
"Cancer scientists have noted that self-renewing stem cells like these in
the bone marrow have properties -- such as natural drug resistance,
infrequent division and a privileged immune status -- that make them
resistant to many types of treatment ...
January 31st 2013:
Stem Cells Boost Heart's Natural Repair Mechanisms
Injecting specialized cardiac stem cells into a patient's heart rebuilds healthy tissue after a heart attack, but where do the new cells come from and how are they transformed into functional muscle ...
Stem cells may aid Parkinson's treatment: San Francisco Chronicle
But Parkinson's experts are hopeful that stem-cell therapies will soon
provide new treatment options or even a cure for the disease by reproducing
the lost dopamine-making cells. The four cardinal symptoms of Parkinson's
disease are tremor (shaking of ...
Stem cell transplant for sickle cell patients
In a stem cell transplant, doctors infuse healthy donor cells that
gradually take over the recipient's bone marrow to produce normal red blood
cells. Traditionally, the process starts with high doses of chemotherapy to
kill off a patient's own cells ...
1 Millionth Blood Stem Cell Transplant Marks Major Medical Milestone
"One million transplants is a milestone that may surprise many people,
because blood stem cell transplants were viewed as a rare procedure until
the last decade or so," said Dietger Niederwieser, M.D., president of the
WBMT and professor of medicine in ...
January 30th 2013: Jelly from stem cells to mend your wobbly knees (Daily Mail)
January 29th 2013: Stem Cell Therapy Helps Stroke Victims Recover in Two Weeks
The research, published in BioMed Central's open access journal Stem Cell
Research & Therapy, found that stem cells from the bone marrow of fat can
improve the recovery of rats following a stroke. Researchers at La Paz
University Hospital found that ...
January 28th 2013: Free stem cell symposium offered by UCLA - Los Angeles health ...
An old saying notes that there is no such thing as a free lunch; however,
the UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center is not only offering a free lunch
but also a free Stem Cell Symposium.
On Friday, February 8 2013, the 9th Annual Stem Cell Symposium “Stem Cell Pathways to the Clinic” will be held at the UCLA DeNeve Auditorium from 8:00 a.m. to 4:35 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
January 27th 2013: No need for immuno suppression drugs if donor specific stem cells are infused ...
Stem cells taken from the bone marrow and cultured from the abdominal fat
of the donor when infused into the recipient before the kidney transplant
can help the patient to survive longer without immuno suppression drugs,
said Dr H L Trivedi, director ...
January 26th 2013: Researchers study innovative stem cell drug for treating localized cartilage ...
Rush University Medical Center is conducting the nation's first clinical
study of an innovative stem cell drug, Cartistem, to repair knee cartilage
damaged by aging, trauma or degenerative diseases such as osteoarthritis.
Cartistem is manufactured from ...
January 25th 2013: Stem Cells Not Rejected
Researchers have coaxed induced pluripotent
stem cells (iPSCs) derived from mice to become several different cell lines
and transplanted those cells into genetically identical mice without
triggering a strong immune ...
January 24th 2013: Stem cells used to grow kidney tissue
Kenji Osafune of Kyoto University said his team had managed to take stem
cells - the "blank slates" capable of being programmed to become any kind
of cell in the body - and nudge them specifically in the direction of
kidney tissue. "It was a very ...
January 22nd 2013: Scots scientists make stem cell breakthrough
A GERM which creates stem cells in the body has been identified by
scientists in Scotland in a breakthrough for the treatment of dangerous
diseases. A GERM which creates stem cells in the body has been identified
by scientists in Scotland in a ...
January 21st 2013: Bacteria discovery aids stem cell research | News | News and events
A discovery about the way in which bugs spread throughout the body could
help to develop stem cell treatments.
January 20th 2013: Study: Enzyme Plays Important Role in CML Stem Cell Reprogramming
Researchers have identified an enzyme that plays an important role in the
reprogramming of malignant progenitor cells in chronic myeloid leukemia
(CML). The enzyme, adenosine deaminase acting on RNA 1 (ADAR1), could
represent a target for selecting ...
January 19th 2013: Bacteria Can Morph Host Cells Into Stem Cells
Medical News Today
Bacteria have the ability to convert the host tissue cells that they infect
to become like stem cells that can then differentiate into virtually any
other type of cell, thereby enabling the bugs to spread to other parts of
the body. Researchers at the ...
January 18th 2013: Leprosy bug turns adult cells into stem cells: Nature.com
Once reprogrammed, the stem cells are able to migrate to different body
areas, and the bacteria ride along. When the infected cells reach another
tissue, such as skeletal muscle, they integrate with that tissue's cells,
spreading the bacteria.
January 17th 2013: Drug Targets Hard-To-Reach Leukemia Stem Cells Responsible for Relapses: Science Daily
The findings, published in the January 17 online issue of Cell Stem Cell,
open the possibility that diseases like chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and
some solid tumor cancers might -- in combination with other therapies -- be
more effectively treated ...
January 14th 2013: Embryonic Stem Cells Make Damaged Artery Functional Again
A team from the Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio, led by
John L. VandeBerg, Ph.D., took embryonic stem cells from baboons to produce
a fully functional artery. To do this, the team extracted cells that line
the surface of a part of an ...
January 11th 2013: Knoepfler lab names Roman Reed 'Stem Cell Person of the Year ...By alec rosenberg
UC Davis stem cell researcher Paul Knoepfler has named Roman Reed as his
first “Stem Cell Person of the Year” awardee. Reed is president of the
California-based Roman Reed Foundation and a long-time spinal cord injury
(SCI) research ...
January 10th 2013: Cancer's stem cells drive tumor growth: ReporterNews.com
For years scientists have debated the existence of cancer stem cells, which
exhibit stem cell characteristics by producing new tumor cells or
additional cancer stem cells. Studies are beginning to show tumors contain
a small number of cancer stem cells ...
January 9th 2013: Cadaver stem cells offer new hope of life after death - New Scientist
A PERSON'S organs can be used after they die, and now their stem cells
might be harvested too. Huge numbers of stem cells can be mined from bone
January 8th 2013: And The Blind Shall See Again: Further Adventures In Stem Cells And Sight: Forbes
Two-weeks after transplanting mouse precursor cells (stem cells that are
already started down the path of developing into retinal cells) into mice
without light-sensing photoreceptor cells, these mice were running to the
dark and hiding from the light ...
January 1st 2013: Stem cells offer kidney transplant alternative approach
They gave their stem cells as well as their stem cells. "The results have been remarkable," said Dr.
Joseph Leventhal, a professor of surgery and director of kidney and
pancreas transplantation, Northwestern University. Dr. Leventhal heads up
the study. He says the idea is to ...
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December 31st 2012: Scientists use urine to make stem cells
Scientists use urine to make stem cells (02:04). Chinese scientists from
the Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health have converted cells
found in urine into pluripotent stem cells that can be used to create
neurons and brain cells. 31/12/12 ...
December 19th 2012: Transplanted Neural Stem Cells Treat Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in Mouse ...Science Daily (press release)
Surprisingly, the transplanted neural stem cells did not benefit ALS mice
by replacing deteriorating nerve cells. Instead, neural stem cells help by
producing factors that preserve the health and function of the host's
remaining nerve cells. They also ...
December 18th 2012: Stem Cell Technology To Revolutionize The Skin Care Industry? Seeking Alpha
Stem cells can be found in all multicellular organisms. Amongst other
biological cells, they are unique in the sense that they can morph into any
other type of cell in the body. Ideally, stem cells do not have any
particular function but when the body ...
December 13th 2012: Stem cell “sticky spots” recreated by scientists ...
University of Sheffield News
Randomly distributed sticky spots which are integral to the development of
stem cells by maximising adhesion and acting as internal scaffolding have
been artificially recreated by experts from the University of Sheffield for
the first time. Scanning ...
December 11th 2012: Cells Harvested From Human Urine Used to Make Stem Cells
Biologists in China have published a study detailing how they transformed
common cells found in human urine into neural stem cells that can be used
to create neurons and glial brain cells. The find holds huge potential for
the rapid testing and ...
December 9th 2012: Studying Marrow, URMC Researchers Accelerate Blood Stem Cells
Big News Network.com
University of Rochester Medical Center scientists are testing a new
approach to speed a patient's recovery of blood counts during a vulnerable
period after a stem-cell transplant, according to a study published in the
journal Stem Cells. Laura M. Calvi ...
December 8th 2012: Will California stem cell program take new criticisms to heart? Los Angeles Times
Even before the review panel's conference call with the press was
completed, the agency issued a news release stating that the panel had
"praised" the agency "for its ground breaking work in helping advance the
science of stem cell research." If you ...
December 7th 2012: Excellent Idea of the Day: Stem Cells for Babies
Tweet. Stem Cells. The stem cell treatment is still a long way from being
used in humans, but the results so far are promising. National Institutes
of Health. Premature babies often have to be put on breathing machines
because their lungs aren't fully ...
December 6th 2012: New method for creating long-lived stem cells used for bone replacement
New Rochelle, NY, December 4, 2012—Human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs)
can develop into bone cells and are useful for tissue engineering and
regeneration. However, when grown in the laboratory they quickly lose their
ability to continue dividing ...
December 5th 2012: Stem Cells Provide Hope For A Potential Treatment of Glaucoma
Medical News Today
New research on stem cells provides hope for a potential treatment of
glaucoma which could help the millions of people affected with the
condition. Irreversible blindness is most often caused by glaucoma in
today's world. About 1 in 50 people over the ...
December 4th 2012: Commentary: Could Florida produce the stem-cell breakthrough? Palm Beach Post
We are on the cusp of a new age in medical treatments and cures. Stem cell research, using embryonic, adult and reprogrammed stem cells, represents one of the greatest biomedical advances in our lifetime, offering the prospect of discovering the root ...
December 3rd 2012: King Fahad Specialist Hospital succeed in performing 50 stem cells transplant ...
The Hematology and Blood Stem Cell Transplant Department at King Fahad
Specialist Hospital in Dammam, estimated that the total number of Stem
cells transplants performed since 2010 and until 2012, was nearly 50
successful transplants, 38 of them was ...
November 30th 2012: NEWS FLASH:
Patient's own blood used to create stem cells in breakthrough that ...
Daily Mail-4 hours ago
Stem cells being made from blood
BBC News-14 hours ago
November 29th 2012: 'Different kind of stem cell' possesses attributes favoring regenerative medicine: Science Codex
WASHINGTON -- A research team at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center say the new and powerful cells they first created in the laboratory a year ago constitute a new stem-like state of adult epithelial cells. They say these cells ...
November 28th 2012: Cancer: The stem cells that make cancer run riot.
Kill them and you could ...Daily Mail
'We believe this type of stem cell facilitates the spread of cancer and that the other is responsible for the growth of tumours and for making them return after you think your cancer has gone away.' In Professor Mackenzie's
laboratory at Barts and the ...
November 27th 2012: Stem cell research to play major role in regenerative medicine: Times of India
COIMBATORE: Soon, there will come a day when stem cell research will be
used to replace an amputated limb with an artificially grown one, said
Wilhelm K Aicher, a researcher in regenerative medicine from the University
of Tuebingen, Germany. Aicher was ...
November 26th 2012: Researchers Successfully Transplant Neurons Made From Human Stem Cells RedOrbit
Researchers from the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute recently discovered that neurons developed from stem cells can boost brain activity following transplantation with a laboratory model. The findings show that the cells could possibly be ... <http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/1112733133/alzheimers-stem-cells-neurons-transplant-111612/>
November 25th 2012: Revolutionary Stem Cell Treatment Repairs Spinal Cord Injuries In Paralyzed ... Medical News Today For many years, scientists have been aware that olfactory ensheathing cells (OEC) could be helpful in treating the damaged spinal cord because of their distinctive properties. The unique cells have the capacity to support nerve fiber growth that ... <http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/252982.php>
November 24th 2012: Stem cell therapy offers attractive options to treat variety of diseases
"What we hope is that stem-cell therapy will work in different ways, so
instead of treating symptoms and preventing further damage they may help to
regenerate tissue and blood supply." Digital Pass $1 for first 28 Days.
More than three million ...
November 16th 2012: New study decodes molecular mechanisms underlying stem cell reprogramming: Phys.Org
In 2006, Kyoto University researcher Shinya Yamanaka expanded on those
findings by expressing four proteins in mouse somatic cells to rewind their
genetic clocks, converting them into embryonic-like stem cells called
induced pluripotent stem cells, or ...
November 15th 2012: TIME: Stem cell delivery did not improve LV function after MI
Healio LOS ANGELES — The administration of intracoronary bone marrow mononuclear stem cells at 3 or 7 days after primary angioplasty and stenting, although safe, did not improve global or regional left ventricular function in patients with STEMI. Jay H ... <http://www.healio.com/cardiology/vascular-medicine/news/online/%7BF7015360-C1BD-455A-981E-4AF7D9637367%7D/TIME-Stem-cell-delivery-did-not-improve-LV-function-after-MI>
November 14th 2012: Type 1 Diabetes Stem Cell Breakthrough Moves Toward Cure
Medical News Today
In a breakthrough that signifies a move toward a cure for type 1 diabetes, researchers in Australia have identified stem cells in the pancreas that can be turned into insulin-producing cells. The finding promises to bring closer the day when people ... <http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/252759.php>
November 13th 2012: 'Holy grail' results two years on in small cardiac stem cell heart failure trial
The use of cardiac stem cells to treat heart failure patients is a
relatively novel approach. Use of bone marrow-derived stem cells is
slightly better established but a study presented at the conference using
this approach was less encouraging. The ...
November 11th 2012: Scientists find a master control gene for blood stem cells
Globe and Mail
The discovery, published Thursday in the journal Cell: Stem Cell, follows
another major development in 2011, when the Canadian researchers first
isolated a human blood cell in its purest form a single stem cell capable
of regenerating the entire blood ...
November 10th 2012: DOH warns against use of stem cells from aborted babies
The DOH said the other “fundamental areas” of the regulatory framework
would include the monitoring of the “marketing claims” by medical
centers that offer stem cell therapy “so that the claims stick within the
boundaries of science as objectively as ...
November 9th 2012: Stem cell scientists discover potential way to expand cells for use with
Eureka! Science News
Canadian and Italian stem cell researchers have discovered a new "master
control gene" for human blood stem cells and found that manipulating its
levels could potentially create a way to expand these cells for clinical
use. The findings, published ...
November 8th 2012: Stem cells + nanofibers = Promising nerve research
Published in Biomacromolecules, they found that stem cells are more likely to develop into neurons when they are grown on aligned nanofibers produced in Corey's lab. They eventually hope to use this approach to build new nerves from stem cells and ... <http://www.nanowerk.com/news2/newsid=27284.php>
November 7th 2012: Stem cells vs. heart attacks
Three other studies presented at the AHA conference tried a different
approach, using stem cells derived from bone marrow. These produced more
modest benefits. Two studies experimented with timing: giving stem cell
infusions either days or weeks after ...
November 7th 2012: Pluristem Standardizes Stem Cell Therapy, Opening Door To The Future Of Medicine...
One of the biggest problems facing stem cell therapy companies that have
circumvented the political controversy of embryonic tissue usage is
replicating clinical results. The science is new, the techniques are
rustic, and the responsibility falls to ...
November 7th 2012: Donated stem cells may work best for heart patients: Reuters UK
"I think this early work in cardiac stem cells look very promising." The trial results were presented here at the annual scientific meeting of the American Heart Association and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Companies ... <http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/11/06/us-heart-stemcells-idUKBRE8A501Y20121106>
November 6th 2012: Leukaemia sufferer takes stem cell campaign on the road
An ex-police officer who struggled to find a stem cell donor match is campaigning to get more Asians to register. Rik Basra, a patient suffering from Leukaemia, had to find a bone marrow donor in Germany, after failing to find a match in the UK. Rik ... <http://www.itv.com/news/central/2012-11-04/leukaemia-sufferer-takes-stem-cell-campaign-on-the-road/>
November 5th 2012: Stem cell study may help to unravel how genetic mutation leads to Parkinson's ...
News-Medical.net The scientists found that a common mutation to a gene that produce the enzyme LRRK2, which is responsible for both familial and sporadic cases of Parkinson's disease, deforms the membrane surrounding the nucleus of a neural stem cell. Damaging the ... <http://www.news-medical.net/news/20121020/Stem-cell-study-may-help-to-unravel-how-genetic-mutation-leads-to-Parkinsons-symptoms.aspx>
November 4th 2012: Your Healthy Family: Stem cells and autism
KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News Those children will receive infusions of their own stem cells, which they can't reject. They were collected in their cord blood, banked when they were newborns and stored with the registry. The theory is the stem cells participants receive will be able ... <http://www.koaa.com/news/your-healthy-family-stem-cells-and-autism/>
November 3rd 2012: Stem cell face lift: Does it work? Fox News
Doctors and researchers have long said that stem cell therapy has the
potential to change the face of human disease. But what if stem cells could
be used to reverse the aging process as well? Plastic surgeons say they can
use stem cells to make women ...
November 2nd 2012: Stem cell op may 'restore sperm'
Boys left infertile by childhood cancer treatment may one day be able to
produce healthy sperm by using stored stem cells, monkey research suggests.
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy can kill tumours and the cells which make
sperm. A study, published in ...
October 22nd 2012: Hip disorder cured using stem cells
Email Comments Print. Bangalore, Oct 21 (IANS) A multi-specialty hospital
here has successfully used stem cells to cure a hip joint disorder,
relieving affected patients from expensive surgery and conservative
treatment. “We have so far treated seven ...
October 21st 2012: Experts discuss stem cell treatment, cardio devices in two-day conference
Cardiomersion 2012, an international two-day conference, organised by
Fortis Hospital, Mohali, Chandigarh Surgical Society and Punjab Cardiology
Association on Saturday got off to an excellent start at a hotel in
Chandigarh. Dr Deepak Puri, Senior ...
October 20th 2012: UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA -Novelties in the cell therapy applied to organ ... Equities.com Release date- 19102012 - On 19th and 20th October the University of Barcelona will receive about one hundred international experts on cell therapies applied to organ transplantation during the fourth meeting of the group Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Solid ... <http://www.equities.com/news/headline-story?dt=2012-10-19&val=613805&cat=hcare>
October 19th 2012: Stem Cells Reveal Defect in Parkinson's Cells
Stem cells in the brains of some Parkinson's patients are increasingly
damaged as they age, an effect that eventually diminishes their ability to
replicate and differentiate into mature cell types. Researchers studied
neural stem cells created from ...
October 19th 2012: New life for the dead: Stem cells from corpses' scalps
NBCNews.com (blog) As such, this work could help lead to novel stem cell therapies and shed light on a variety of mental disorders, such as schizophrenia, autism and bipolar disorder, which may stem from problems with development, researchers say. Making stem cells ... <http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/16/14482907-new-life-for-the-dead-stem-cells-from-corpses-scalps?lite>
October 18th 2012: Tumor stem cells in the focus of cancer research HealthCanal.com
At the first conference on the topic of “Stem cells and cancer”, the existence of tumor stem cells was still considered to be more of a hypothesis than a fact. However, by now these particularly dangerous and, at the same time, resistant cells have ... <http://www.healthcanal.com/cancers/33043-Tumor-stem-cells-the-focus-cancer-research.html>
October 17th 2012: Significant Recovery Of Motor And Neurological Functions In Ischemic Stroke ... NEWS.GNOM.ES ES/ – Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced that data on Neuralstem's NSI-566 spinal cord-derived neural stem cell line in a rat model of ischemic stroke was presented in a poster, “Histopathological Assessment of Adult Ischemic Rat Brains after 4 ... <http://news.gnom.es/pr/significant-recovery-of-motor-and-neurological-functions-in-ischemic-stroke-rats-with-neuralstem-nsi-566-cells>
October 16th 2012: Why stem-cell science thrives in Japan: The Japan Times
It's easy to take for granted the epic scale of what some scientists are
attempting these days. When the news broke a couple of weeks ago that
Japanese scientists had turned normal cells from a mouse into eggs, and
then fertilized them and seen them ...
Octoner 15th 2012: Athersys (ATHX) Unveils Progress in its Multiple Sclerosis Program
Athersys, Inc. (ATHX) recently announced the presentation of new research
results at the Second Midwest Conference on Stem Cell Biology & Therapy at
Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, that highlight the potential for
MultiStem®, its proprietary ...
October 14th 2012: Could Stem Cells Treat Autism? Newly Approved Study May Tell
There is anecdotal evidence that stem cell infusions may have a benefit in
other conditions such as cerebral palsy, said lead study investigator Dr.
Michael Chez, director of pediatric neurology at the institute. "We're
hoping we'll see in the autism ...
October 13th 2012: Neural stem cells successfully implanted into the brains of four boys
Los Angeles Times
Scientists have performed the first successful neural stem cell transplant
into the brains of four boys with Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease. The
disorder is a rare but tragic condition that impacts motor abilities,
coordination and cognitive function.
October 12th 2012: NYSCF conference to discuss latest advances in stem cell research
Leaders in translational stem cell research from across the country and around the world will present findings on how advances in stem cell science lead to better treatments and cures to disease and injury at The New York
Stem Cell Foundation's Seventh ...
October 11th 2012: US scientists aim to make human sperm from stem cells: BBC News
US researchers say they will redouble their efforts to create human sperm from stem cells following the success of a Japanese study involving mice. A Kyoto University team used mice stem cells to create eggs, which were fertilised to produce baby mice. <http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-19879113>
October 10th 2012: Stem-cell duo wins Nobel medicine prize
“When I started out we didn't know that all cells in the body have the
same genes,” he told a press conference in London. “My work proved that
they do.” The most newsworthy follow-on development from Sir John's
discovery was ... Professor Yamanaka of ...
October 9th 2012: Stem Cell Transplant May Spur Heart Disease Risk: Study
People who undergo the transplantation of stem cells taken from bone marrow, circulating blood or
umbilical cord blood are more likely to develop risk factors for heart
disease, such as high blood pressure ...
October 8th 2012: Ovarian cancer stem cells investigated: Sky News Australia
Queensland scientists will investigate the genetic pathway of ovarian
cancer stem cells in a bid to better understand the aggressive disease. Dr
Ying Dong and Professor Judith Clements from Queensland University of
Technology have shown previously that ...
October 7th 2012: Neurons Made From Adult Cells In The Brain
Medical News Today
Much of the stem cell research that is going on into making new brain cells
focuses on using stem and adult cells from other parts of the body and
reprogramming them to form new brain cells and then implanting them into
the brain. For example, earlier ...
October 6th 2012: Stem cells: of mice and women?
Channel 4 News
And rightly so: stem-cell scientists have derived many types of cells from
stem-cell precursors, but have in the past struggled with sex cells. The
research by a team at Kyoto University provides a powerful model into
mammalian development and ...
October 5th 2012: Baby mice created from stem cells: The Guardian
Mitinori Saitou of Kyoto University led a team that took stem cells from
mice and genetically reprogrammed them to become egg precursor cells. When
these were mixed with appropriate body cells from female mice to make
"reconstituted ovaries" and ...
October 3rd 2012: Study Shows Epigenetics Of Adult Stem Cells Influences Organ Creation: RedOrbit
Ask a handful of people about their thoughts and feelings on the use of
stem cells for research and therapeutic means and you will find that they
each have strong and varying positions on the topic. Outside the scientific
community, however, little is ...
October 1st 2012: Experimental Stem Cell Therapy May Help Burn Victims: First Coast News
Cytori Therapeutics, Inc., the biotechnology company that created the
therapy, has been awarded a $4.7 million U.S. government contract to
further develop the stem-cell treatment for thermal or radioactive burns.
The two-year contract with the ...
September 30th 2012: Researchers Find Similarities Between Cancer Cells And Induced Pluripotent ...
A research team from the University of California, Davis, has found
evidence that a promising type of stem cell being considered for a variety
of disease therapies is very similar to the type of cells that cause
cancer. The cells, known as induced ...
September 29th 2012: Common cancer treatments may create dangerous cancer stem cells
Fox News: Radiation therapy and chemotherapy aimed at killing cancer cells may have
the undesirable effect of helping to create cancer stem cells, which are
thought to be particularly adept at generating new tumors and are
especially resistant to treatment ...
September 25th 2012: New stem-cell treatment saving lives: The Nation
Prof Dr Suradet Hong-ing, vice president in charge of stem-cell transplants
at Ramathibodi Hospital, said stem-cell technology had enabled the hospital
to treat patients suffering from liver and kidney disease, leukaemia,
lymphoma, thalassemia ...
September 24th 2012: Stem cells may help in treatment of bowel diseases: Daily News & Analysis
Researchers have found a special population of stem cells in cord blood
that has the innate ability to migrate to the intestine and contribute to
the cell population there, suggesting the cells' potential to treat
inflammatory bowel disease (IBD ...
September 12th 2012: 'Molecular beacons' light up stem cell transformation:Phys.Org
A novel set of custom-designed "molecular beacons" allows
scientists to monitor gene expression in living populations of stem cells
as they turn into a specific tissue in real-time. The technology, which
Brown University researchers ...
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September 10th 2012: Stem cells from blood may banish wrinkles: Telegraph.co.uk
Pharmacells, which will be conducting its first clinical trial with a
clinic in Hong Kong, uses a technique to purify an unspecialised type of
cell, known as blastocyst-like stem cells, which can develop into many
different types of tissues in the body ...
September 2nd 2012: Stem cell-powered implant set to revolutionise orthopaedic surgery
HealthCanal.com Scientists at the University of Glasgow are working to harness the regenerative power of stem cells to improve orthopaedic implant surgery. They are collaborating with surgeons at Glasgow's Southern General Hospital to develop a new type of orthopaedic ... <http://www.healthcanal.com/surgery-rehabilitation/31908-Stem-cell-powered-implant-set-revolutionise-orthopaedic-surgery.html>
August 23rd 2012: Blood cells coaxed back into stem cell state
Washington: Johns Hopkins scientists have developed a reliable method to
restore blood cells into a primitive stem cell state from which they can
then develop into any other type of cell in the body. The work is
“Chapter Two” in an ongoing effort to ...
August 22nd 2012: Stem cells thrive on superficial relationships
Stem cells are renowned for their capacity to develop into a wide range of
mature cell types but they cannot maintain this flexibility on their own.
In the body, neighboring cells help maintain this 'pluripotent' state. But
to grow these cells in ...
August 21st 2012: B cell survival holds key to chronic graft vs. host disease
Leukemia and lymphoma patients who receive life-saving stem cell or bone
marrow transplants often experience chronic side effects that significantly
decrease quality of life, can last a lifetime, and ultimately affect their
long-term survival. In ...
August 17th 2012: Stem cell injections after a heart attack restore the heart to a healthy
Plain Dealer: Thomas Ondrey, The Plain DealerDr. Marc Penn of the Summa Health System is
studying the use of off-the-shelf, frozen stem cells from young, healthy
donors to repair hearts that have been damaged by heart attacks. The
problem: Until recently, when a ...
August 16th 2012: Stem cell study steps up a gear
Glasgow Evening Times
A trial is looking at the safety of injecting expanded neural stem cells,
in increasing doses, into the brains of 12 patients left disabled by an
ischaemic stroke, the most common form of the condition, and monitoring
them over a period of two years.
August 15th 2012: Project testing stem cell therapy on stroke patients to be extended.
stv.tv In June this year, interim results from the Pisces study were delivered to the 10th annual meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research in Japan. The results for five of the patients treated showed reductions in neurological impairment ... <http://local.stv.tv/glasgow/149516-project-testing-stem-cell-therapy-on-stroke-patients-to-be-extended/>
August 14th 2012: Stem Cell Research Conference at OU Will Be Open to the Public.
The Genetics Policy Institute, a leading promoter and defender of stem cell research, recently announced its support as a major sponsor of the Second Midwest Conference on Stem Cell Biology and Therapy at OU. The conference is planned for Oct. 5-7. <http://rochester.patch.com/articles/stem-cell-research-conference-at-ou-will-be-open-to-the-public>
August 13th 2012: Stem cell cure for implants under research at Toronto hospital
Most dazzling among several experiments is a project that uses stem cells to create bone and cartilage, which researchers hope can be turned into a sort of organic joint implant that would fuse with existing tissue and regenerate diseased knees and hips. <http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/12/stem-cell-cure-for-implants-under-research-at-toronto-hospital/>
August 10th 2012: New Hope for Alzheimer's Treatment – iPS Cells to the Rescue? Brain Blogger
This year's Alzheimer's Association International Conference out of Vancouver offered advances in experimental systems, diagnostics, and treatments. One particularly striking report is that Scott Noggle's group from the New York Stem Cell Foundation ... <http://brainblogger.com/2012/08/10/new-hope-for-alzheimers-treatment-ips-cells-to-the-rescue/>
August 9th 2012: How The Brain's Stem Cells Know When To Act
RedOrbit - Working with mice, Johns Hopkins researchers say they have figured out how stem cells found in a part of the brain responsible for learning, memory and mood regulation decide to remain dormant or create new brain cells. Apparently, the stem cells ... <http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112670978/how-the-brains-stem-cells-know-when-to-act/>
August 8th 2012: Stem-cell pioneer banks on future therapies: Nature.com
Progress toward stem-cell therapies has been frustratingly slow, delayed by
research challenges, ethical and legal barriers and corporate jitters. Now,
stem-cell pioneer Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University in Japan plans to
jump-start the field by ...
August 7th 2012: Pluristem stem cells save second patient with bone marrow failure: Reuters UK.
TEL AVIV- Pluristem Therapeutics said another patient suffering
from bone marrow failure was saved using its placenta-based stem cell
treatment. This is the second time in three months that a patient suffering
from bone marrow failure was ...
August 6th 2012: Cancer stem cell discovery could signal 'paradigm shift'
BBC News: Researchers have discovered the cells in tumours that seem to be
responsible for the regrowth of tumours. Three separate studies on mice
appear to have confirmed the view that the growth of tumours is driven by
so-called cancer stem cells. The researchers ...
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August 5th 2012: Cancer Stem Cells May Be Responsible For Tumor Growth
Medical News Today
Three new studies of cancer in the brain, skin and gut, appear to support
the controversial idea that cancer may have its own stem cells that drive
the regrowth of tumors. If confirmed with more evidence, the idea may
transform our understanding of cancer and ...
August 4th 2012: Stem Cell Therapy May Fix Head And Mouth injuries
Medical News Today: Researchers have discovered, in the first human study of its kind, that it
is faster, more effective and less invasive using stem cells to re-grow
craniofacial tissues, i.e. mainly bone, compared with traditional bone
regeneration treatments. The ...
August 3rd 2012: Study Identifies Stem Cells as Cancer Source
Voice of America
Stem cells are primitive structures in the human body that normally
transform themselves into healthy, specialized tissue, everything from
blood and bone cells to heart and liver cells. Now there is evidence that
stem cells can also develop into cancer cells that ...
July 25th 2012: Israel adult stem cell trials - hope for ALS patients? Reuters UK
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - A clinical trial of ALS patients conducted by
BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics shows its adult stem cell therapy is
well-tolerated, appears to be safe and does not present undue risk,
according to an interim safety review. Moreover, in some ...
July 17th 2012: Debate over existence of ovarian stem cells heats up: New Scientist
Latest research casts doubt on groundbreaking discovery of ovarian stem
cells that can form new eggs.
July 14th 2012: Alternative stem cell source: amniotic fluid: BioEdge
Stem cells from amniotic fluid can be converted into a more versatile state
which is similar to human embryonic stem…
July 12th 2012: Stem Cell Transplant Recipients - Rabbit Antibodies Help Leukemia Patients
Medical News Today
A recent study performed by researchers at the Virginia Commonwealth
University found that the use of rabbit antibodies can improve the survival
and relapse outcomes of leukemia and myelodysplasia patients receiving a
stem cell transplant from an ...
July 11th 2012: Critical process in stem cell development identified: Phys.Org
Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have discovered that environmental
factors critically influence the growth of a type of stem cell--called an
iPS cell--that is derived from adult skin cells. This discovery offers
newfound understanding of how ...
July 10th 2012: Stem Cells From Amniotic Fluid: Medical News Today
It is possible to take stem cells from amniotic fluid and reprogram them to
a more versatile pluripotent state similar to embryonic stem cells and do
this without inserting extra genes.
July 9th 2012: Favourable Regulatory Environment in India Drives Indian Stem Cell Research ...
PR.com (press release)
Favourable Regulatory Environment in India Drives Indian Stem Cell
Research, Finds Netscribes - on PR.com.
July 7th 2012: Dutch Stem Cell Study Highlights Potential of Pairing Proteomic ...GenomeWeb
A team led by researchers at Utrecht University and the Hubrecht Institute
has identified a molecular signature specific to Lgr5+ cycling crypt base
columnar cells, a class of stem cells thought to produce all the cell
lineages of the mammalian small ...
July 5th 2012: Stem cells: A sporadic super state: Nature.com
It seems that embryonic stem cells regularly pass through a transient state
during which they can generate all the cell types of an animal, including
those of the placenta. See Article p.57.
July 3rd 2012: Organ Printing from Stem Cells: Genetic Engineering News
Researchers Have Figured Out How to Use Modified Inkjet Technology to Print
July 2nd 2012: Stem cell tracker: MRI nano tags: spectroscopyNOW.com
Tracking device Lara Bogart, University of Liverpool It is now possible to
track stem cells using magnetic resonance imaging by tagging them with
superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles SPIONs. The tags could enable
researchers and medics to follow ...
July 1st 2012: Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells: Skin Becomes Brain Cells
Researchers have created "Huntington's Disease in a dish" by generating
stem cells from skin cells obtained from a person with a severe,
early-onset form of Huntington's disease and turned them into neurons that
June 30th 2012: Stem Cells From Muscular Dystrophy Patients Transplanted Into Mice: Medical News Today
Scientists have managed to successfully transplant stem cells from patients
with a rare form of muscular dystrophy into mice that suffered from the
same form of dystrophy. A new s.
June 29th 2012: Stem cells may help reverse diabetes
Times of India
In a new study, researchers have successfully reversed diabetes in mice
using stem cells...
June 29th 2012: New methods to track stem cells: News-Medical.net
Researchers at the University of Liverpool have developed new methods to
track stem cells and further understanding of what happens to them after
they have ...
June 28th 2012: Stem Cell Breakthrough Significant For Degenerative Diseases
Medical News Today
Researchers in Israel have achieved a significant global milestone in stem
cell technology: they have created the first human embryonic stem cell
(hESC) lines ...
June 27th 2012: EU urged to continue funding stem cell research: BioNews
The joint statement, however, says all types of stem cells, including hESCs, have .... Progress Educational Trust conference, central London, 28 November 2012 ... <http://www.bionews.org.uk/page_152918.asp>
June 26th 2012: Harvard Stem Cell Researcher Targets ALS And 'The Watershed' Of Neurological Disease.
Stem cells can not only be used to discover fundamental differences that
contribute to disease, argues Harvard researcher Kevin Eggan, but once
scientists find ...
June 25th 2012: Scientists develop human eyeball, liver in lab
Scientists in Japan claim to have developed a rudimentary human liver and a
precursor of a human eyeball in the lab using stem cells, a feat they say
could be a ...
June 24th 2012: Tracking stem cells in the body with superparamagnetic iron oxide ...
Tracking stem cells in the body with superparamagnetic iron oxide ...
Australian Centre for Nanomedicine hosts International Nanomedicine
June 23rd 2012: New methods to track stem cells
Researchers at the University of Liverpool have developed new methods to
track stem cells and further understanding of what happens to them after
they have ...
June 22nd 2012: Functional liver tissue grown from stem cells
PHG Foundation Functional liver tissue grown from stem cells ... at the annual meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research in Japan, Nature News reports. <http://www.phgfoundation.org/news/12037/>
June 18th 2012: Girl Receives Lab-Grown Vein Transplant, Made From Her Own ...
Scientists have used stem cells to grow a vein and transplant it into a
10-year-old girl, according to an amazing new study in the journal The
June 16th 2012: Stroke patients 'healed' by controversial stem cell injections: Daily Mail
The first stroke patients to have a pioneering and controversial stem cell treatment ... revealed at the International Society for Stem Cell Research's conference. <http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2159594/Stroke-patients-healed-controversial-stem-cell-injections-improved-movement-allowed-speak.html?ito=feeds-newsxml>
June 14th 2012: Linux creator and stem cell scientist share big technology prize AFP HELSINKI
US-Finnish software engineer Linus Torvalds, who created the Linux open source operating system, and Japanese stem cell researcher Shinya ... <http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iQ1KdxYp6hhmkeOKwcripY54iC-A?docId=CNG.a1b878f71ac27feae178698ffd633dd4.291>
June 13th 2012: Heart disease and stem-cell treatments: caught in a clinical stampede :Telegraph.co.uk
There are important lessons to be learnt from the rush to develop stem-cell
treatments for heart disease, says Roger Highfield. By Roger Highfield It
can be a long way from the laboratory to the hospital. Elegant, targeted
anti-cancer therapies took ...
June 12th 2012: Stem cells are real culprit behind heart attacks?
Scientists, including an Indian researcher, have found a previously unknown stem cell which is the real culprit behind heart attacks, a landmark finding which, they say, could revolutionize treatments for the cardiac disease. <http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/Stem-cells-are-real-culprit-behind-heart-attacks-Scientists/articleshow/13996206.cms>
June 11th 2012: Growing Bone from Stem Cells in Fat Could End Painful Graft Operations
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
In a study published in the June issue of STEM CELLS Translational
Medicine, researchers were able to demonstrate the potential of a
population of stem cells found in human fat to generate bone. They also
identified a new factor to stimulate bone ...
June 8th 2012: Stem cells may be to blame for clogged arteries: Fox News
A newly discovered type of stem cell may be one of the major driving forces behind heart attacks and other killer vascular diseases, according to a new study. The finding may provide a brand new target for future heart disease treatments, ... <http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/06/07/stem-cells-may-be-to-blame-for-clogged-arteries/>
June 5th 2012: Cell Transplantation of Lung Stem Cells Possibly Improves Emphysema's Impact
Researchers have found that when autologous (self-donated) lung-derived
mensenchymal stem cells (LMSCs) were transplanted endoscopically into 13
adult female sheep modeled with emphysema, post-transplant evaluation
showed evidence of tissue ...
June 1st 2012: 1st Annual WNYSTEM Stem Cell Symposium - June 2nd 2012
UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
The poster session is open to all students, post-docs and faculty who want
to present Stem Cell-related posters. Please have you and your students
register at the WNYSTEM website so we can get the right number of seats and
May 30th 2012: How nanotechnology is shaping stem cell research: The Guardian
Anyone who knows a thing or two about biology knows that stem cells have tremendous potential in medicine: anything from repairing and replenishing heart cells after an attack to replacing nerve cells that are progressively lost in the brain of a ... <http://www.guardian.co.uk/nanotechnology-world/nanotechnology-shaping-stem-cell-research?newsfeed=true>
May 29th 2012: Stem cell hope for hip replacement procedure:The Independent
Hip replacements for some patients could be a thing of the past after
surgeons pioneered a new stem cell procedure to tackle a bone disease that
leads to arthritis. Doctors at Southampton General Hospital are extracting
stem cells from the bone marrow ...
May 27th 2012: Embryonic cells can alleviate pain
Medical News Today: Stem Cell Transplants Treat Chronic Pain: South Asia Mail
A new study finds that transplanting embryonic cells into adult mouse
spinal cord can alleviate persistent pain. The research, published by Cell
Press in the journal Neuron, suggests that reduced pain results from
successful integration of the ...
May 26th 2012: 'New Drug For Destroying Human Cancer Stem Cells'
Researchers have discovered that a drug called thioridazine can
successfully destroy cancer stem cells in humans without these effects.
Mick Bhatia, lead researcher of the study and scientific director of
McMaster's Stem Cell and Cancer Research ...
May 25th 2012: Anti-psychotic drug gives clues to target cancer 'stem cells': Cancer Research UK
Laboratory experiments by scientists at McMaster University in Ontario
found that an anti-psychotic drug called thioridazine can transform so
called 'cancer stem cells' into non-cancerous cells that no longer divide.
Many researchers believe that ...
May 24th 2012: Skin cells turned into healthy heart muscle cells: BBC News
By Emily Selvadurai Health reporter, BBC News online Scientist say they have managed to turn patients' own skin cells into healthy heart muscle in the lab. Ultimately they hope this stem cell therapy could be used to treat heart failure patients. <http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18158122>
May 23rd 2012: Stem cell research paves way for progress on dealing with Fragile X retardation
Medical Xpress Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have achieved, for the first time, the generation of neuronal cells from stem cells of Fragile X patients. The discovery paves the way for research that will examine restoration of normal gene ... <http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-05-stem-cell-paves-fragile-retardation.html>
May 22nd 2012: Eye stem cell breakthrough sought: The Independent
A grandmother who suffers from corneal blindness has undergone pioneering stem cell replacement treatment which could restore her sight. Sylvia Paton, 50, from Corstorphine, Edinburgh, was born with aniridia, a rare condition which causes incomplete ... <http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/eye-stem-cell-breakthrough-sought-7771110.html>
May 20th 2012: Canada is first to approve historic life-saving stem-cell drug for children
DigitalJournal.com Canada has become the first country to green light the world's first approved drug that has stem cells as its active ingredient offering hope to children suffering from an extremely painful disease that kills up to 80 percent of children affected. <http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/325140>
May 18th 2012: Stem Cell Transplant Patients Show Long Term Improvement
LiveScience.com by LiveScience Staff. An injection of a patient's own stem cells seems to help heal spinal cord injury in the long run, new research suggests. Thirty percent of stem cell therapy patients showed significant functional or other improvements after 6 ... <http://www.livescience.com/20384-stem-cell-transplant-patients-show-long-term-improvement.html>
May 17th 2012: Scientists Discover Marker to Identify, Attack Breast Cancer Stem Cells
Newswise (press release) Newswise — HOUSTON – Breast cancer stem cells wear a cell surface protein that is part nametag and part bull's eye, identifying them as potent tumor-generating cells and flagging their vulnerability to a drug, researchers at The University of Texas MD ... <http://www.newswise.com/articles/scientists-discover-marker-to-identify-attack-breast-cancer-stem-cells>
May 16th 2012: Scientists Discover Clues to Muscle Stem Cell Functions
Science Daily (press release)
ScienceDaily (May 15, 2012) — A study conducted by Children's Hospital &
Research Center Oakland scientists identifies how skeletal muscle stem
cells respond to muscle injury and may be stimulated to improve muscle
repair in Duchenne Muscular ...
May 15th 2012: Lenalidomide delays progression of multiple myeloma after stem cell transplant
News-Medical.net: A medical procedure called autologous hematopoietic stem cell
transplantation, commonly known as a stem cell transplant, is frequently an
important treatment option for many patients. Unfortunately, multiple
myeloma continues to progress even after a ...
May 11th 2012: Using Stem Cell Therapy For Neck And Head Cancers Avoids Salivary Gland Damage ... Medical News Today
The team found that the stem cells needed for regenerating the parotid
gland (the largest pair of salivary glands) were primarily located in the
major ducts of the gland. According to the researchers, these cells could
be easily avoided during ...
May 10th 2012: Stem cell shield 'could protect cancer patients'
By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News It may be possible
to use "stem cell shielding" to protect the body from the damaging effects
of chemotherapy, early results from a US trial suggest. Chemotherapy drugs
try to kill rapidly ...
May 9th 2012: Pluristem stem cell therapy saves a patient, shares jump Reuters UK (Reuters) -
Pluristem Therapeutics Inc said a 7-year old girl suffering from a bone marrow disease experienced a reversal of her condition after receiving its experimental stem cell therapy, sending the Israeli company's shares up 32 percent. <http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/05/09/us-pluristem-idUKBRE8480TO20120509>
May 8th 2012: Scientists Identify Therapy-Resistant Subset of Tumor-Propagating Prostate ...
Compared with the PSA+ subpopulation, PSA -lo cells also divided very slowly and expressed anti-stress genes and stem cell genes that enabled them to resist chemotherapy and retain long-term tumor-generating capacity. Reporting their results in Cell ... <http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/scientists-identify-therapy-resistant-subset-of-tumor-propagating-prostate-cancer-cells/81246733/>
May 7th 2012: NY medical schools chart progress with stem cells
Almost halfway through a $600 million state program supporting stem cell research, eight medical schools around New York are
reporting progress on projects such as replicating liver cells and eradicating leukemia cells.
May 6th 2012: Stem cells can 'self-destruct' to protect the developing embryo
New findings indicate that embryonic stem cells, at the early stage of development, can shut-down if there is a risk that genetic damage may occur which could harm the development of the embryo. Embryonic stem cells are important for the development of ... <http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/324313>
May 4th 2012: Aged Hematopoietic Stem Cells Rejuvenated to be Functionally Younger.
Researchers have rejuvenated aged hematopoietic stem cells to be functionally younger,
offering intriguing clues into how medicine might one day fend off some of
the ailments of old age.
May 2nd 2012: Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise in Fight Against HIV
ScienceDaily (May 2, 2012) — UC Davis Health System researchers are a
step closer to launching human clinical trials involving the use of an
innovative stem cell therapy to fight the virus that causes AIDS. In a
paper published in the May issue of the ...
May 1st 2012: Improved adult-derived human stem cells have fewer genetic changes than expected.
Science Daily (press release) The findings, reported in the March issue of Cell Stem Cell, the official journal of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), will be presented at the annual ISSCR meeting in June. "Our results show that human iPS cells accrue genetic ... <http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120430100208.htm>
April 30th 2012: How Stem Cell Therapy Can Keep the Immune System Under Control
Imperial Valley News
Los Angeles, California - A new study, appearing in Cell Stem Cell and led
by researchers at the University of Southern California, outlines the
specifics of how autoimmune disorders can be controlled by infusions of
mesenchymal stem cells.
April 29th 2012: Indian Govt to regulate stem cell research including clinical trial and marketing.
The Directorate General of Health Services has established a stem cell
division to evaluate proposals concerning stem cell research, Health and
Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad. Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Azad
said the stem cell division was ...
April 28th 2012: Stem Cell Researchers Map New Knowledge About Insulin Production
Science Daily (press release)
ScienceDaily (Apr. 26, 2012) — Scientists from The Danish Stem Cell
Center (DanStem) at the University of Copenhagen and Hagedorn Research
Institute have gained new insight into the signaling paths that control the
body's insulin production.
April 26th 2012: Second UM stem cell line now publicly available to help researchers
The University of Michigan's second human embryonic stem cell line has just been placed on the US National Institutes of Health's registry, making the cells available for federally-funded research. It is the second of the stem cell lines derived at UM ... <http://www.marketwatch.com/story/second-u-m-stem-cell-line-now-publicly-available-to-help-researchers-find-treatments-for-nerve-condition-2012-04-25>
April 24th 2012: ISCO Scientists to Present Results of Recent Stem Cell Research on Parkinson's ... MarketWatch (press release) The data presented at the conference represents progress made in ISCO's Parkinson's disease program, the successful use of functional dopaminergic neurons and the results of pre-clinical studies in rodents. International Stem Cell Corporation is ... <http://www.marketwatch.com/story/isco-scientists-to-present-results-of-recent-stem-cell-research-on-parkinsons-disease-at-annual-meeting-of-american-academy-of-neurology-2012-04-23>
April 23rd 2012: New Stem Cell Discovered In The Brain
Researchers have discovered a new stem cell in the adult brain — a discovery which could lead to new treatments for strokes and neurodegenerative conditions. The discovery was made by researchers at Lund University in Sweden, who found the stem cells ... <http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/1112518574/new-stem-cell-discovered-in-the-brain/>
April 22nd 2012: "Housekeeping" Mechanism for Brain Stem Cells Discovered
(New York, NY, April 22, 2012) — Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have identified a molecular pathway that controls the retention and release of the brain's stem cells. The discovery offers new insights into normal ... <http://www.newswise.com/articles/housekeeping-mechanism-for-brain-stem-cells-discovered>
April 20th 2012: Body planning clinical liver research in Japan with embryonic stem cells
Mainichi Daily News Center researcher Hidenori Akutsu reported the plans at a Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology meeting on April 17. Under the process, normal liver cells created from embryonic stem cells would be transplanted into the livers ... <http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20120418p2a00m0na010000c.html>
April 19th 2012: Stem Cells Seek Out and Kill HIV in Living Organisms.
Jerusalem Post By UCLA, HEALTH SCIENCES Expanding on previous research providing proof-of-principal that human stem cells can be genetically engineered into HIV-fighting cells, a team of UCLA researchers have now demonstrated that these cells can actually attack ... <http://www.jpost.com/Health/Article.aspx?id=266764>
April 18th 2012: Adult Stem Cells Successfully Regenerate Colored Human Hair on Bald Mouse
Scientists have successfully regenerated hair on a bald mouse by implanting
pigmented follicles created from adult stem cells in a breakthrough that
could lead to a possible cure for baldness, according to a new study. By
Christine Hsu | April 18, ...
April 16th 2012: Stem Cell-AIDS Study Shows Genetically Engineered Cells Can Kill HIV In Mice
For the "proof-of-principle" study, Dr. Kitchen's team implanted
genetically engineered human blood stem cells into "humanized" mice,
rodents in which HIV infection and the resulting disease resemble what
happens in HIV-infected humans.
April 14th 2012: Texas Eyes Change in Stem-Cell Rules Wall Street Journal By NATHAN KOPPEL
A Texas agency will vote Friday on whether to enact new rules that would make it easier for doctors to offer experimental treatments using adult stem cells without federal approval. The Texas Medical Board, which licenses and ... <http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303624004577340120179273592.html?mod=googlenews_wsj>
April 12th 2012: China's stem-cell rules go unheeded: Nature.com
It's boom time for firms selling stem-cell treatments, such as those derived from umbilical blood. Three months after the Chinese health ministry ramped up its efforts to enforce a ban on the clinical use of unapproved stem-cell treatments, ... <http://www.nature.com/news/china-s-stem-cell-rules-go-unheeded-1.10410>
April 11th 2012: Wellington institute bringing stem cell summit to Palm Beach County Palm Beach.
For years, Siegel's organization has hosted scientific conferences throughout the country. This year, the Genetics Policy Institute is raising its profile in Palm Beach County. The group will host its annual World Stem Cell Summit in December at the ... <http://www.palmbeachpost.com/health/wellington-institute-bringing-stem-cell-summit-to-palm-2288173.html>
April 10th 2012: Human Stem Cell Banks in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available
The storage of stem cells, usually in the form of cord blood, is a growing industry. Its success has been fostered by developments in medical stem-cell applications, which have been progressing at a quick pace. Despite pressure from opponents of human ... <http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2012/04/10/prweb9384029.DTL>
April 9th 2012: Stem cell jab that repairs liver without need for transplant to be trialled: Daily Mail
Eighteen British children suffering from rare and life threatening liver conditions are to receive infusions of specially treated liver cells removed from the organs of dead donors. Doctors believe they will make vital stem cells - the building blocks ... <http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2127185/Stem-cell-injections-repair-livers-save-hundreds-lives-year-trial-starts-sick-children.html>
April 8th 2012: Stem cell clinic that 'preyed on the vulnerable': Telegraph.co.uk
A British laboratory is working with the boss behind Europe's largest stem
cell clinic, which was shut down following the death of a child in its
care. By Robert Mendick, Chief Reporter For the incurably ill, it is a
message of hope: for a fee of ...
April 7th 2012: How Embryonic Stem Cells Orchestrate Human Development: Science Daily
ScienceDaily — Yale researchers show in detail how three genes within human embryonic stem cells regulate development, a finding that increases understanding of how to grow these cells for therapeutic purposes. This process, described ... <http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120405131427.htm>
April 6th 2012: Arsenic Turns Stem Cells Cancerous, Spurring Tumor Growth
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered how exposure to arsenic can turn normal stem cells into cancer stem cells and spur tumor growth. Inorganic arsenic, which affects the drinking water of ...
April 5th 2012: AlloCure receives funding of $25M for Acute Kidney Injury Stem Cell Therapy
The company is developing AC607, an allogeneic mesenchymal stem cell
therapy, for acute kidney injury (AKI) and believes that the funding will
allow it to complete Phase II trials. “A treatment for AKI is an
important unmet medical need, recognized by ...
April 4th 2012: Madison researchers making major breakthroughs in stem cell work
Wisconsin State Journal: Gamm, a pediatric ophthalmologist, says blind patients are among those with
the most potential to benefit from stem cell technologies. "The eye is
leading the way," said Gamm, who will speak at the stem cell symposium
April 11 at Promega Corp.
April 3rd 2012: Biotech Market Analysis Forecasts Rapid Growth in Mesenchymal Stem Cell
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Their report advantageously positions companies that wish to offer
competitive stem cells products to this rapidly growing, well-funded
research community. The Disposable Solutions for Biomanufacturing
conference, taking place on 21st June 2012, ...
April 2nd 2012: Stem cells can be used to repair heart tissues without surgical incision.
While participating in the International stem cell conference at International School of Business at Gachibowli, scientists revealed that the stem cell technology can be used to repair heart tissues damaged by myocardial infraction commonly known as ... <http://pharmabiz.com/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=68264&sid=1>
April 1st 2012: Are Cancer Stem Cells Ready for Prime Time?
A flood of new discoveries has refined our definition of cancer stem cells.
Now it's up to human clinical trials to test if they can make a difference
in patients. By Suling Liu, Hasan Korkaya, and Max S. Wicha | April 1, 2012
In the 30-year battle ...
March 31st 2012: Your child's milk tooth can save her life: Times of India
Instead of throwing it away, you can now opt to use it to harvest stem cells in a dental stem cell bank for future use in the face of serious ailments. Now that's a tooth fairy story coming to life. Still relatively new in India, dental stem cell ... <http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/health/Your-childs-milk-tooth-can-save-her-life/articleshow/12467415.cms>
March 30th 2012: Motor Neurone Disease Sees Stem Cell Breakthrough Medical News Today
A breakthrough in a stem-cell programme funded by the UK-based MND Association has greatly improved the chances of developing effective treatments for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) of which the predominant form is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). <http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/243521.php>
March 29th 2012: Stem cell study aids quest for MND therapies: HealthCanal.com
A breakthrough using cutting-edge stem cell research could speed up the
discovery of new treatments for motor neurone disease (MND). Researchers
have discovered that key pathological events can be detected in motor
neurones derived from MND patient ...
March 28th 2012: Neuralstem ALS Stem Cell Trial Interim Results Reported.
Neuralstem Inc. has announced that safety results from the first 12 patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease) to receive its stem cells were reported ... <http://www.marketwatch.com/story/neuralstem-als-stem-cell-trial-interim-results-reported-in-the-journal-stem-cells-2012-03-28>
March 27th 2012: Stem cells from fat win favor with heart researcher Reuters UK By Ransdell Pierson and Debra Sherman | CHICAGO (Reuters) - Stem cells derived from a patient's bone marrow can help treat severe heart failure, but the results are even better when they are taken from fat, a leading researcher said, ... <http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/03/24/us-heart-stemcells-idUKBRE82N09320120324>
March 26th 2012: Vatican calls off stem-cell conference: Nature.com
The Vatican has abruptly cancelled a controversial stem-cell conference that was set to be attended by the Pope next month. The Third International Congress on Responsible Stem Cell Research, scheduled for 25–28 April, was to focus on clinical ... <http://www.nature.com/news/vatican-calls-off-stem-cell-conference-1.10312>
March 26th 2012: ACC: Stem Cells Flop in Heart Failure Study: MedPage Today
Symptoms also failed to improve compared with placebo in the phase II trial reported at today at the opening session of the American College of Cardiology meeting. However, the autologous stem cells raised left ventricular ejection fraction in an ... <http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/ACCMeeting/31806>
March 25th 2012: Stem cell therapy roadmap soon: Deccan Chronicle
Inaugurating the international conference on Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine: Research to Business, at the Indian School of Business here, on Thursday, Dr Kalam said the DBT and ICMR had been working together in promoting stem cell research. <http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/cities/hyderabad/stem-cell-therapy-roadmap-soon-747>
March 24th 2012: Max Planck researchers obtain somatic stem cells from fully differentiated ...
News-Medical.net Breaking new ground, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine in M-nster, Germany, have succeeded in obtaining somatic stem cells from fully differentiated somatic cells. Stem cell researcher Hans Sch-ler and his team took skin ... <http://www.news-medical.net/news/20120323/Max-Planck-researchers-obtain-somatic-stem-cells-from-fully-differentiated-somatic-cells.aspx>
March 23rd 2012: A rare forum on stem cell biology, engineering and clinical translation.
On March 23, during the 41st Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR), held in conjunction with the 36th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, a symposium titled "TMJ: Stem Cell ... <http://www.news-medical.net/news/20120322/A-rare-forum-on-stem-cell-biology-engineering-and-clinical-translation.aspx>
March 22nd 2012: Stem cell brain injections ease Parkinson's: New Scientist.
MONKEYS with Parkinson's disease-like symptoms have had their suffering eased by an injection of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) into their brain. Jun Takahashi of Kyoto University in Japan and colleagues injected these cells into monkeys whose ... <http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21328565.800-stem-cell-brain-injections-ease-parkinsons.html>
March 22nd 2012 Pluristem reports success in stem cell heart attack treatment
The study found that mice treated with the company's placental stem cells
had improved cardiac muscle function compared with the control group.
Pluristem Therapeutics Ltd. (Nasdaq:PSTI; DAX: PJT: PLTR) today announced
that its PLacental eXpanded (PLX) ...
March 21st 2012: Ottawa researchers get grant to test stem-cell therapy for septic shock.
Ottawa Citizen By Pauline Tam, Ottawa Citizen. Dr. Lauralyn McIntyre, an intensive care physician at The Ottawa Hospital, leads a team of researchers who have been awarded $442000 to test stem-cell therapy to treat septic shock. <http://www.ottawacitizen.com/health/Ottawa+researchers+grant+test+stem+cell+therapy+septic+shock/6310445/story.html>
March 20th 2012: California's stem cell agency ponders its future.
USA TODAY LOS ANGELES (AP) — The creation of California's stem cell agency in 2004 was greeted by scientists and patients as a turning point in a field mired in debates about the destruction of embryos and hampered by federal research restrictions. <http://yourlife.usatoday.com/health/story/2012-03-19/Californias-stem-cell-agency-ponders-its-future/53648568/1>
March 19th 2012: Stem cell brain injections ease Parkinson's - New Scientist
MONKEYS with Parkinson's disease-like symptoms have had their suffering eased by an injection of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) into their brain. Jun Takahashi of Kyoto University in Japan and colleagues injected these cells into monkeys whose ... <http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21328565.800-stem-cell-brain-injections-ease-parkinsons.html>
March 18th 2012: FABA organizing meet on 'Stem Cell 2012' from March 22 to 24 in Hyderabad.
Federation of Asian Biotechnology Association (FABA) is organizing an International Conference on Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine-2012 from March 22 to 24 at Indian School of Business (ISB) in Hyderabad. The big event at ISB is expected to be ... <http://pharmabiz.com/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=68054&sid=1>
March 17th 2012: Ottawa researchers get grant to test stem-cell therapy for septic shock.
Ottawa Citizen By Pauline Tam, Ottawa Citizen March 16, 2012 Dr. Lauralyn McIntyre, an intensive care physician at The Ottawa Hospital, leads a team of researchers who have been awarded $442000 to test stem-cell therapy to treat septic shock. <http://www.ottawacitizen.com/health/Ottawa+researchers+grant+test+stem+cell+therapy+septic+shock/6310445/story.html>
March 16th 2012: Stem Cell industry: International Conference from March 22 to 24 ... Moneylife
The stem cell industry is set for an impetus at the International Conference on Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine 2012: Research to Business (Stemcell 2012). An initiative of Federation of Asian Biotechnology Associations (FABA), the conference is to ... <http://www.moneylife.in/business-wire-news/a-momentum-to-stem-cell-industry-international-conference-from-march-22-to-24-at-isb-hyderabad-ap/30538.html>
March 15th 2012: Stem cell treatment counters kidney rejection in early trial: BioNews
By Dr Rebecca Robey. Stem cell therapy may remove the need for organ transplant recipients to have lifelong drug treatment to combat the risk of rejection, which would dramatically improve patients' quality of life. A new therapy technique has been ... <http://www.bionews.org.uk/page_132713.asp>
March 14th 2012: Should it be legal to pay for bone marrow donations? BBC News
"When congress passed the National Organ Transplant Act in 1984, you could only get these blood stem cells out of the bone marrow by sticking a needle in your hip," he says. "Now, you can get the blood stem cells the same way that we donate other blood ... <http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17346797>
March 13th 2012: South Korean and Russian scientists bid to clone mammoth. Telegraph.co.uk
Hwang was a national hero until some of his research into creating human stem cells was found in 2006 to have been faked. But his work in creating Snuppy, the world's first cloned dog, in 2005, has been verified by experts. Stem cell scientists are now ... <http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/9139976/South-Korean-and-Russian-scientists-bid-to-clone-mammoth.html>
March 12th 2012: A new approach to treating type I diabetes? Gut cells transformed into insulin ...
Medical Xpress: A study by Columbia researchers suggests that cells in the patient's
intestine could be coaxed into making insulin, circumventing the need for a
stem cell transplant. Until now, stem cell transplants have been seen by
many researchers as the ideal way ...
March 11th 2012: Stem cells 'boost kidney transplants' Halifax Evening Courier
“Stem cells beat kidney rejection,” says BBC News. The broadcaster says that an injection of stem cells given alongside a kidney transplant could remove the need for a lifetime of treatment to suppress the immune system. The news is based on research ... <http://www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/news/health/stem-cells-boost-kidney-transplants-1-4333152>
March 10th 2012: Fly research gives insight into human stem cell development and cancer
Science Codex CHICAGO, IL – March 8, 2012 — Stem cells provide a recurring topic among the scientific presentations at the Genetics Society of America's 53rd Annual Drosophila Research Conference, March 7-11 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. <http://www.sciencecodex.com/fly_research_gives_insight_into_human_stem_cell_development_and_cancer-87519>
March 9th 2012: Doctor at centre of homicide investigation after TWO patients die. Daily Mail
A doctor is in the middle of a homicide investigation after he performed controversial stem cell procedures that resulted in the deaths of a patient last week. Dr Zannos Grekos, a cardiologist practicing in Bonita Springs, Florida, ... <http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2112750/Doctor-centre-homicide-investigation-TWO-patients-die-following-illegal-stem-cell-procedures.html?ito=feeds-newsxml>
March 8th 2012: Qatar Foundation awards top stem cell researchers at international conference.
"Through the Qatar International Conference on Stem Cell Science and Policy, we hope to drive further exploration in this exciting field that will lead to even greater progress in applying stem cell science to prevent and treat diseases afflicting ... <http://www.ameinfo.com/292364.html>
March 7th 2012: International Stem Cell Corporation announcement.
(OBB:ISCO) today announced that Co-Chairman Kenneth Aldrich and President and Chief Operating Officer Kurt May will be presenting at the 24th Annual Roth Conference ... <http://www.marketwatch.com/story/international-stem-cell-corporation-to-present-at-the-roth-conference-on-march-14-2012-03-07>
March 6th 2012: Nuvilex Announces Major Breakthrough in Stem Cell Research
SunHerald.com SILVER SPRING, Md. -- Nuvilex, Inc. (OTCQB:NVLX), an emerging biotechnology provider of cell and gene therapy solutions, released information today about the company's cell encapsulation technology and the breakthrough in stem cell research which ... <http://www.sunherald.com/2012/03/05/3795892/nuvilex-announces-major-breakthrough.html>
March 5th 2012: Stem-cell pawns: New York Post
To read “Hard Cell” by Mayrav Saar (PostScript, Feb. 26), one would think the only form of stem-cell therapy is the embryo-destroying kind. There wasn'ta single mention of non-embryonic adult stem cells. One attraction of embryonic versus non-embryonic ... <http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/letters/letters_7r8s8urJ7S4JxUbUiq59sJ>
March 4th 2012: REST molecule acts as an adapter in stem cells
REST molecule acts as an adapter in stem cells, times neuronal development News-Medical.net Upon fertilisation, a single cell is formed when egg and sperm fuse. Our entire body, with more than 200 specialised cell types and billions of cells are formed from this single cell. It is a scientific mystery how the early stem cells know what cell ... <http://www.news-medical.net/news/20120303/REST-molecule-acts-as-an-adapter-in-stem-cells-times-neuronal-development.aspx>
February 24th 2012: FDA approves stem cell trial for dry AMD
The US Food and Drug Administration has authorised the initiation of a
Phase I/II clinical trial of US company StemCells' purified human neural
stem cells (HuCNS-SC) for the treatment of dry age-related macular
February 23rd 2012: Stem cell implants boost monkeys with Parkinson's
TOKYO — Monkeys suffering from Parkinson's disease show a marked
improvement when human embryonic stem cells are implanted in their brains,
in what a Japanese researcher said Wednesday was a world first. A team of
scientists transplanted the stem ...
February 22nd 2012: 'Stem Cell Burger' to be Unveiled in October
Cleveland News - Fox 8
... in the Netherlands, is working on creating meat from bovine stem cells.
And he's planning to unveil a burger created this way in October, he said
Sunday at the annual meeting of the American Association for the
Advancement of Science in Vancouver.
February 21st 2012: Dog gets stem cell injection for arthritis: USA TODAY
A 12-year-old yellow Labrador retriever named Jake is recovering
as his family waits to see if a stem cell injection will regenerate his
limbs and help him romp again without pain. Maximilian Franz, AP Critics
contend the procedure has not been ...
February 20th 2012: Stem-cell scientists find right chemistry
It would include a lengthy meeting with the Andermings on how best to grow
human embryonic stem cells without animal-cell contamination, a critique of
a doctoral candidate's presentation of potentially significant new findings
and a session with ...
February 19th 2012: ImmunoCellular to present at stem cell symposium
Dr. Yu will deliver a presentation at the Cambridge Healthtech Institute's
inaugural Targeting Stem Cells Symposium, highlighting emerging cancer stem
cell therapies. The presentation will feature ImmunoCellular's discovery
and development of cancer ...
February 11th 2012: Neurologic improvement detected in rats receiving stem cell transplant
In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal
Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting, in Dallas, Texas,
researchers will report that early transplantation of human
placenta-derived mesenchymal stem cells into the lateral ...
February 10th 2012: Hormel Institute claims stem cell breakthrough
The Hormel Institute has proposed a mechanism for the control of embryonic stem
cells — which scientists there say potentially mirror the behavior of
cancer cells — to either stay stem cells, or grow into adult cells like
brain, liver or skin.
February 9th 2012: From stem cells, grow patch to heal infant heart
Jacot Lab, Rice University, Texas Children's Hospital— Researchers have
turned stem cells from amniotic fluid into cells that
form blood vessels—a step toward patches to repair infants' hearts. “We
want to come up with technology ...
February 8th 2012: NeoStem Announces Participation in Two February Conferences
MarketWatch (press release)
Bio CEO & Investor Conference Date: February 14, 2012, 9:30 AM Venue:
Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York, New York Presenter: Dr. Robin L. Smith,
Chairman and CEO of NeoStem will provide a NeoStem corporate update. New
York Stem Cell Summit 2012 Date: ...
February 7th 2012: $30M donated to McMaster for stem cell therapies
A family donating $30 million to McMaster University wants to speed up the
development of stem cell therapies. Of the total going to the Hamilton,
Ont., university, $24 million will be used to establish the Boris Family
Centre in Human Stem Cell ...
February 6th 2012: Institutes submit papers for stem cell conference in Doha this month
More than 250 participants, including key ethicists and scientists, will
present their views on stem cell research and its ethics at the Qatar
International Conference on Stem Cell Science and Policy due to take place
in Doha this month.
February 5th 2012: Hepatitis Research May Benefit From Stem Cells: Medical News Today
Now, scientists from MIT, Rockefeller University and the Medical College of
Wisconsin have found a technique to generate liver-like cells from induced
pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). iPSCs are created from body tissues instead
of embryos; ...
February 4th 2012: Stem Cell Therapy May Aid Ischemic Stroke Recovery
Stem cell therapy has a nonsignificant effect on improving functional
recovery after subacute ischemic stroke, and may have a role in
regenerative therapy following stroke, according to two studies presented
at the American Heart Association's ...
February 3rd 2012: FDA Warns Patients of Stem Cell Scams
Due to a rising and mostly unregulated trend of marketing stem cell
treatments for an increasing variety of diseases and conditions, the US
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) early last month issued a warning
advising patients to ensure they are ...
February 2nd 2012: Stem cells could drive hepatitis research forward: MIT News
By creating liver-like cells, scientists can study why people respond
differently to the disease. MIT hosted a breakfast discussion about
neuroscience during the Annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in
Davos. Here, MIT President Susan Hockfield ...
February 1st 2012: Stem-cell agency faces budget dilemma: Nature.com
The publicly funded institute, one of the world's largest supporters of
stem-cell research, was born from a state referendum in 2004. Endorsements
from celebrities such as then-state governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the
late actor Christopher Reeve, ...
January 31st 2012: Gingrich vows to ban embryonic stem-cell research, questions in vitro practices
In a news conference Sunday, he said he would ban all embryonic
stem-cell research, including that done on discarded embryos created by in
vitro fertilization. Gingrich added that he would also create a commission
to study the ethics of in vitro ...
January 30th 2012: 25th Annual Mouse Molecular Genetics Conference
For the past 25 years, the Mouse Molecular Genetics meeting has been a
leading venue for researchers who apply the methods of genetics and
genomics to fundamental problems in mammalian biology, including from stem
cell biology, early development, ...
Jan 29th 2012: Vet-Stem announces Milestone of 8000 Animals Treated With Vet-Stem Cell Therapy
Vet-Stem, Inc. today announced that over 8000 animals have now been treated with Vet-Stem cell
therapy. Vet-Stem began providing stem cells to veterinarians in 2004 and
has now provided stem cells for ...
January 28th 2012: Heart patient's stem cells harnessed for healing
Some heart bypass patients are receiving cardiac stem cell transplants to
try to repair damage. This week, a 67-year-old James Culross from Toronto
will be discharged from Toronto General Hospital after having 2.83 million
stem cells injected into ...
January 27th 2012: Stem cells deliver therapy for Huntington's
New research that uses stem cells to deliver gene therapy to treat
Huntington's disease may also be useful in the fight against some forms of
Lou Gehrig's disease, Parkinson's and other similar conditions. (Credit:
iStockphoto) UC DAVIS (US) — A new ...
January 26th 2012: Morrow Institute's Allan Wu, MD, to Present at Stem Cells 2012 Conference
We applied this method in the clinical setting for isolation of live
adipose derived stem cells used for reconstruction of the human hand. Our
findings, the first ever reported use of clinical DEP derived stem cells,
will be presented at the conference ...
January 25th 2012: Once they were blind, now they see. Patients cured by stem cell 'miracle'
Two blind people have shown signs of being able to see again – despite
having incurable eye disease – following a revolutionary operation
involving the transplant of stem cells derived from a human embryo. A third
patient, a Yorkshire man who ...
Stem cells: A fountain of youth? Fox News
In the current study, the authors isolated a pool of stem cells from muscle
tissue, noting that as the cells aged they lost their ability to
proliferate, differentiate and regenerate. Interestingly, by using mice
with accelerated aging, they were able ...
January 24th 2012: Human stem cell therapy works in blind patients in first trial: Telegraph.co.uk
Scientists have improved the sight of two people who were almost blind by
injecting their eyes with stem cells from embryos. Each patient had a
single eye injected with about 50000 retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells
that had been derived from ...
January 23rd 2012: Equine medicine: Bone Marrow-Derived Stem Cell Sources Compared
Stem cell source site has been debated among researchers in recent years as
stem cells have been gaining popularity for repair work in equine medicine. A research
group at Colorado State University recently compared the use of bone
marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells from different parts of the body ...
January 22nd 2012: Minimizing background noise in stem cell culture:MIT News
When thousands of cells are cultured together in a dish, there are hundreds
of thousands of these signals present every minute, all competing to be
heard. Scientists trying to direct cells to do useful things — like
causing stem cells to turn into ...
January 21st 2012: Peripheral Blood Stem Cells Increase Risk For Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease
Clinical Oncology News
In the open-label study, which was the first prospective, randomized Phase
III comparison of strategies for stem cell transplants from unrelated
donors, 278 patients were randomized at 48 participating centers in the
United States and Canada to receive ...
January 20th 2012: South Korea approves sales of new stem cell drug
SEOUL — South Korea's government drug agency cleared the way Thursday for
commercial sales of what it called the world's first approved medicine
using stem cells collected from other people. Cartistem, developed by
Seoul-based Medipost, ...
January 19th 2012: Stem cell technologies market to hit $700M in 2012
The market for stem cell technologies will rise to over
$700 million this year, and given some positive trends, could reach over $1
billion, according to healthcare market research publisher Kalorama
Information. In its new report, ...
January 18th 2012: Skin cells as stem cells - medicine's next big thing
Stem cells: they could hold the key to the treatment and cure of
more than 70 major diseases and conditions. A science lab is taking stem
cell technology another step into the future. "One artery was completely
blocked," Elmer Goodman, ...
January 8th 2012: Monkeys Born From Stem Cells: Medical News Today
The birth of three monkeys from a stem cell research program is being
hailed as a major breakthrough in genetic engineering. It appears that the
mouse stem cells widely used in studies, follow a different developmental
process, that was previously ...
January 7th 2012: Scientists identify lung cancer stem cells and new drug targets: Medical Xpress
Singapore scientists, headed by Dr. Bing Lim, Associate Director of Cancer
Stem Cell Biology at the Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), a research
institute under the umbrella of the Agency for Science, Technology and
Research (A*STAR), and Dr Elaine ...
January 6th 2012: FBI crackdown on unproven stem cell therapies: New Scientist
They are the modern equivalent of snake oil merchants: clinics that charge
desperately ill people thousands for unproven stem cell "cures". Now the US
federal government is cracking down on one of the most notorious – and
the defendants include a ...
January 5th 2012: Stem cells: Fountain of youth for old mice? Futurity: Research News
Mice that have progeria, a disorder of premature aging, were healthier and
lived longer after an injection of stem cells from young, healthy animals.
“That tells us that stem cell dysfunction is a cause of the changes we
see with aging,” says Laura ...
January 4th 2012: Stem cells could hold key to 'stopping ageing' : Daily Mail
By Rob Waugh An experiment proved that a single injection of stem cells
could make mice live three times as long. Scientists think that studying
the proteins within stem cells might hold the key to injections that offer
a 'shot of youthful vigour' to ...
anuary 3rd 2012: EU-funded project advances in stem cell therapy research: Euroalert.net
The NEUROSTEMCELL ('European consortium for stem cell therapy for
neurodegenerative disease') project, which investigates in maximising
prospects for successful clinical trials of stem cell therapy for
neurodegenerative diseases, has made many progress ...
January 2nd 2012: 8th Stem Cell Summit: Nature.com
8th Stem Cell Summit includes two concurrent tracks (Track 1: Stem Cell
Research & Regenerative Medicine, Track 2: Stem Cell Commercialization &
Partnering). This summit provides cutting-edge information on developments
in all areas of stem cell ...
January 1st 2012: As Charlie Knuth heals, his family prepares to adopt another child with EB
Charlie Knuth and his mother, Trisha, play in their Darboy home nearly a
year after Charlie underwent a stem cell transplant. Charlie has the
life-threatening disease epidermolysis bullosa, better known as EB. He was
born without the gene that binds ...
December 31st 2011: High-dose chemotherapy, autologous stem cell transplantation failed to improve ...
Patients who underwent autologous stem cell transplantation for advanced
follicular lymphoma did not experience an OS benefit, according to a
systemic review and meta-analysis of trials involving 941 patients. Al
Khabori and colleagues said low-quality ...
December 30th 2011: American scientist arrested in stem-cell clinic sting: Nature.com (blog)
An American university scientist was arrested on 27 December, accused of
supplying stem cells for use in unapproved therapies. The US Department of
Justice says Vincent Dammai, a researcher at the Medical University of
South Carolina (MUSC) in ...
December 29th 2011: Stem cell treatment to prevent hearing loss: Telegraph.co.uk
Stem cells which could help combat hearing loss associated with old-age are
being developed by British scientists, in the first study of its kind. By
Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor Researchers at Keele University in North
Staffordshire will be the first ...
December 28th 2011: Nation's largest adult stem cell lab opens in Sugar Land amid contentious debate
Celltex Therapeutics — a biomedical company headed by
Stanley Jones, the doctor behind Rick Perry's recent experimental stem cell
procedure — recently unveiled its new Sugar Land laboratory. The massive
15000-square-foot facility will ...
December 27th 2011: The US is Backward on Embryonic Stem Cell Research: LifeNews.com
“If she is looking for a partner to take over the research, she should
really be looking in Europe, France in particular has made significant
advancements with stem cell research. This is another example of our
government being held back because of ...
December 24th 2011: Promising treatments for blood cancers presented by JTCancerCenter researchers ...
EurekAlert (press release)
(Abstract number 1; oral presentation, plenary scientific session, December
11, 2:05 pm) As part of a 50-center study by the Blood and Marrow
Transplant Clinical Trials Network, Scott D. Rowley, MD, Chief, Blood and
Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation, ...
December 23rd 2011: Fish oil may hold key to leukemia cure: PhysOrg.com
The researchers, who released their findings in the current issue of Blood,
said the compound kills cancer-causing stem cells in the mice's spleen and
bone marrow. Specifically, it activates a gene -- p53 -- in the leukemia
stem cell that programs the ...
December 22nd 2011: Blood progenitor cells receive signals from niche cells and the daughter blood ...PhysOrg.com
UCLA stem cell scientists have now uncovered that two-way signaling from
two different sets of cells is necessary for that balance, both to ensure
enough blood cells are made to respond to injury and infection and that the
blood progenitor cell ...
December 21st 2011: Scientists unveil first MS stem cell model: Sydney Morning Herald
AUSTRALIAN researchers have developed the world's first stem cell model of
multiple sclerosis, opening up new ways to study the disease and test
treatments. The deputy director of Monash University's immunology and stem
cell laboratory, Claude Bernard, ...
December 20th 2011: Stem cell research yields blood restoring vessels: Jerusalem Post
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH Researchers at the Technion- Israel Institute of
Technology and Rambam Medical Center in Haifa are the first in the world to
create new blood vessels using embryonic stem cells that were programmed in
advance. The team produced pericytes, needed to build blood vessels ...
December 19th 2011: Stem cell cure claims dubious: Experts say - Deccan Herald
With private clinics offering all sorts of stem cell therapies and cord
blood banks dishing out misleading promises, top medical experts on
Saturday have advised people to take all such promises with a big pinch of
salt because almost all stem cell ...
December 18th 2011: Cord blood storage aids treatments: Brisbane Times
More parents should consider privately storing their
child's cord blood, a procedure that costs at least $3000, to boost
Australian research into stem cell treatments, a leading researcher says.
The head of research at the Cerebral ...
December 17th 2011: Spare embryos could be used for stem cell research: Times of India
NEW DELHI: Stem cells can be isolated from "spare" embryos from fertility
clinics - those leftover from reproductive attempts via IVF. These stem
cells can be used only for research and are in "restricted category,"
according to guidelines prepared by ...
December 16th 2011: Hard-to-Get Stem Cells
More than one quarter of US researchers studying human embryonic stem cells
say they've had trouble acquiring cell lines of interest. By Jef Akst |
December 14, 2011 In addition to the threat that federal funding will be
banned for human embryonic stem ...
December 15th 2011: West Palm Beach, FL to Host 8th Annual World Stem Cell Summit December 3-5, 2012.
Genetics Policy Institute (GPI) announced today that the 8th Annual World Stem Cell Summit is scheduled for Dec. 3-5, 2012
at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Genetics Policy Institute ...
December 14th 2011: HIV drug reduces graft-versus-host disease in stem cell transplant patients ...
following allogeneic stem cell transplantation (ASCT),
according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the
University of Pennsylvania that will be presented today at the 53rd
American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting. ...
December 13th 2011: Cell Society International to host 2nd Annual Clinical Conference
We invite leading physicians, researchers, and patients to join Cell
Society and share their experiences across the spectrum of clinical
applications of adult stem cell therapy. The 2nd Annual Clinical Meeting
of Cell Society will be held in San Diego February 17-18th 2012.
December 12th 2011: Stem Cell Transplant Patients at Greater Risk for Long-Term Health Problems: Fox News
By Jessica Ryen Doyle: A new study shows that survivors of hematopoietic
cell transplants (HCT, which is essentially a stem cell transplant) have a
higher risk of developing psychological and chronic health conditions when
compared to their siblings. ...
December 11th 2011: Stem cells used to produce blood platelets: Reuters
Researchers at the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application at Kyoto
University in Japan presented data here at a meeting of the American
Society of Hematology showing that they were able to create the cells in
the laboratory and confirm that they ...
December 10th 2011: Stem cells may repair broken hearts: NBC2 News
Now new research shows that stem cells may be able to repair those broken
hearts. "Patients who've had a very large area of heart attack; they may
have irreversible heart damage, the heart muscles are dead and there's
really no way for us to bring ...
December 9th 2011: Embryonic stem cells to be made available for free: New Scientist
The UK Stem Cell Bank in South Mimms is about to receive a deposit from
Peter Braude's team at King's College London: human embryonic stem cells
(hESCs) that are safe to use in medical applications. Best of all,
researchers will be able to withdraw the ...
December 8th 2011: Neuroscientists find genetic trigger that makes stem cells differentiate: PhysOrg.com
Elongated green cells are sensory neurons -- which sense smells and relay
that information to the brain -- that originated from olfactory stem cells
in the nose. Cells labeled in red are immature cells in the process of
differentiating into neurons and ...
December 7th 2011: 'Gold standard' stem cells created by British scientists: Telegraph.co.uk
British scientists have created the first known batch of "gold standard"
stem cells which could one day lead to a new wave of treatments for
degenerative diseases. By Nick Collins, Science Correspondent The stem
cells, taken from human embryos and ...
December 6th 2011: Ajman University hosts its first stem cell conference
The country's first stem cell conference began yesterday at Ajman
University of Science and Technology. The conference, Stem Cell from Theory
to Practice, was opened by Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid, Ruler of Ajman. "The
conference on stem cells ...
December 5th 2011: Patient says autologous adult stem cells helped his multiple sclerosis
Times Record News
Rick Hardcastle, R-Vernon, participated in a recent round of autologous
adult stem cell treatments to help his multiple sclerosis, similar to what
Gov. Rick Perry had done in July. Although the stem cells are not
embryonic, doctors in the US are still ...
December 4th 2011: World's fastest cells race on Petri dish + VIDEO - Nature.com (blog)
For example, stem cells and cancer cells seem to be faster than their
mature and healthy counterparts. Rather than actually racing cells at a
scientific conference, teams shipped frozen cells to designated
laboratories in Boston, London, Heidelberg, ...
December 3rd 2011: Cloning pioneer urges shift away from embryonic stem cells
Newer and safer forms of stem cell therapy will likely overtake research into the use of human embryonic stem cells,
the scientist whose team cloned Dolly the sheep told his peers at a stem
cell conference in La Jolla. ...
December 2nd 2011: Engineered T-Cells Kill Melanoma Cancer Tumors, Scientists Say
The study serves as first proof-of-principle that blood stem cells, which
make every cell type found in blood, can be genetically altered in a living
organism to create an army of melanoma-fighting T-cells, said Jerome Zack,
a professor of medicine and ...
December 1st 2011: Adult Stem-Cell Therapies Are the Future, Scientist Says: National Catholic Register
These cells can make different tissues in the body, and we've heard at the
conference amazing things — people making new bladders and new blood
cells, and it's all based on adult stem cells — so this is really the way
we should be moving forward. ...
November 30th 2011: International Stem Cell Corporation to Present Immune Matching Research ...
Dr Semechkin comments, "I'm honored to be opening this conference and to be
debating the latest advances in stem cell therapies. ISCO will also be
presenting the most recent results from two of our most important research
programs, where we continue to ...
November 29th 2011: Neural transplant of stem cells offers hope for treatment of Autism: Examiner.com
A new study out of Harvard University, reported in Science, suggests that a
transplant of stem cells into the brain may lead to future treatment for
neural disorders, such as Autism and Parkinson's Disease, as well as spinal
cord injuries and diseases, ...
November 28th 2011: Stem cell scientists combine forces at La Jolla complex
The quest to figure out the nature of stem cells and how to use
them to treat disease will greatly expand Tuesday with the opening of the
Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, a $127 million center in La
Jolla that will draw ...
November 24th 2011: First Patient Dosed in Cervical Region in Neuralstem ALS Stem Cell Trial
Neuralstem, Inc. announced that the first patient to receive stem cells in the cervical (upper back) region of the
spine was treated on Friday in its ongoing trial to ...
November 23rd 2011: Is Canada ready for human trials on stem cell therapy? Macleans.ca
Kowalski kept up with the latest research, attending conferences and
chatting with scientists about their work in stem cells. As time went by,
and treatments failed to materialize in North America, he got increasingly
November 22nd 2011: Australian scientists milk stem cell promise: BioNews
One of the lead scientists in the team, Dr Foteini Hassiotou, will be
presenting the group's work at a conference in Vienna in early 2012. The
presentation will apparently include evidence that the stem cells can be
coaxed into forming all three ...
November 21st: Iran, first country to propagate spermatogonial stem cells?
Iranian scientists claim to have developed methods to propagate
spermatogonial stem cells for the first time in the world. The President of
Avicenna Research Institute (ARI) Mohammad Mehdi Akhondi said, “Iranian
scholars succeeded in Propagating ...
November 20th 2011: Scientists hope to discover innovative treatments for heart disease ...The Guardian
'I'm optimistic that my research to find genetic causes of atherosclerosis
could eventually turn into treatments' "I work with stem cells made from
adult skin cells – a technique invented in Japan in 2006. The DNA of the
skin cells has been ...
November 19th 2011: Geron To End Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Citing "capital scarcity" the Geron Corporation said it will abandon its
research into using human embryonic stem cells to treat spinal cord
injuries. Stem cell expert Leonard Zon discusses the announcement and what
it means for the future of embryonic ...
November 18th 2011: New heart cells grow by 30 percent after stem-cell infusion, UB research shows: University at Buffalo Reporter
... receiving stem cells derived from cardiac biopsies, or
“cardiospheres,” according to research conducted at the School of
Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and presented earlier this week at the
American Heart Association's annual meeting in Orlando. ...
November 17th 2011: Personal stem cell banks could be staple of future health care: Medical Xpress
... to repeat the study in human stem cells and ECM. Dr. Chen, an associate
professor of comprehensive dentistry in the Health Science Center Dental
School, discussed the finding at the Strategies for Engineered Negligible
Senescence conference (SENS, ...
November 16th 2011: 'Revolutionary' treatment uses stem cells from victim's own failing heart: Daily Mail
The improvements occurred within a year, according to US scientists
presenting the results at the American Heart Association meeting in
Florida. Previous trials have shown remarkable results from using patients'
own stem cells, but they have been cells ...
November 15th 2011: Heart Failure May Be Cut by Stem Cells, Mesoblast Study Shows: Bloomberg
... according to results of the Phase II study to be presented today at an
American Heart Association meeting in Orlando, Florida. The data is the
most detailed to date in showing the efficacy of treatments derived from
mesenchymal stem cells taken ...
November 14th 2011: Thousands of parents pay to store their children's umbilical cord blood but ... Daily Mail
It runs the risk of returning the cancerous stem cells and thus inducing
relapse. 'In the case of cord blood, we don't know how or when the
malignant cell originates, so you may still be returning the cancer to the patient.' Though stem cells from the ...
November 12th 2011: FDA approves umbilical cord stem cell product
The US Food and Drug Administration this week for the first time approved a
product made from stem cells taken from human umbilical cords. The product,
Hemacord, made by the New York Blood Center, is meant for use in
hematopoietic stem cell ...
November 11th 2011: Stem-Cell Transplants Restored Pituitary Function in Mice
U.S. News & World Report
(HealthDay News) -- A new study by Japanese researchers gives hope that
one day people with pituitary gland failure may be able to receive
transplants of stem-cell generated tissue to help restore normal function
of the gland. ...
November 10th 2011: Stem cell-rich collagen paste can successfully repair osteochondral defects: Ortho SuperSite
Miller SD, Schon LC. A new technique: Arthroscopic filling of osteochondral
defects with stem cell-rich collagen paste. Paper #7. Presented at the 2011
Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. July
13-16. Keystone, Colo. ...
November 9th 2011: Scientists Successful in Rejuvenating Cells in Elderly Patients: DailyTech
A research team from the Functional Genomics Institute has successfully
reprogrammed cells from elderly donors in vitro to induced pluripotent stem
cells (iPSC) and to rejuvenated human embryonic stem cells (hESC).
Jean-Marc Lemaitre, study leader and ...
November 8th 2011: Human Stem Cells Used to Treat Parkinson's in Mice: Fox News
Researchers have used stem cells obtained from human embryos to
successfully treat Parkinson's disease in mice and rats, a key step in the
quest to develop a similar approach for people. In a study published Sunday
in the journal Nature, ...
November 7th 2011: Advances in Stem Cell Research 2012 Conference in Slovenia Jan 23-26th 2012
A continuation of the highly successful conference series, this conference
brings together world leaders in fundamental stem cell research to
stimulate high-level ...
November 6th 2011: Texas board delays final approval of new rules restricting stem cell therapy ...Washington Post
The Houston-based orthopedist, who is Perry's doctor and friend, touted the
benefits of stem cell therapies at the medical board's June meeting. He
said many Americans pay thousands of dollars to undergo treatment abroad
and that it is a shame that ...
November 4th 2011: New York Academy of Sciences Symposium on Advances in Adult Stem Cell Therapy ...
The symposium will include updates on several recent preclinical and
clinical research programs involving the use of adult stem cells to treat
cardiovascular disease. Researchers are assessing the ability of
regenerative medicine therapies to rebuild ...
October 31st 2011: Stem Cell Research Evolves from the Laboratory to a Multi-Billion Dollar Industry
The 7th annual World Stem Cell Summit in Pasadena, CA is bringing together
all segments of this growing sector to uncover how a once-controversial
science can translate into a multi-billion dollar industry. The Summit
gives a platform to all ...
October 30th 2011: Artificial stem cell blood available in 10 years: Healthcare Global
A group of researchers are claiming that within the next three years,
artificial blood manufactured from stem cells will be at the clinical trial
stage. The Scottish scientists, who are from the University of Edinburgh,
are also hopeful that the ...
October 29th 2011: Stem-cell find breathes new life into lung repair: New Scientist
Stem cells have been discovered that rapidly rebuild alveoli, the tiny air
sacs in lungs – a finding that could herald new treatments for people
with damaged lungs. Meanwhile, a signalling molecule that drives
regeneration of lung tissue has also been ...
October 28th 2011: EU court ruling on stem cells could benefit research, says leading lawyer
And, while we're at it, let's recognise what everyone in the sector knows:
that stem cells are the poster boys, but that the bulk of IP generated is
in technologies concerned with meeting the very high regulatory demands for
advanced therapy medicinal ...
October 27th 2011: Bedford Research Foundation Hosts Ninth Annual Activated Egg Symposium
A number of the world's most esteemed and academically known stem cell scientists are meeting for the
annual Activated Egg Symposium meeting at the Henderson House (99 Westcliff
Rd., Weston, MA 02493) on Friday November 4th 2011 ...
October 26th 2011: Poodle's knee injury treated with new stem cell procedure
More than 3000 stem cell kits have been supplied to veterinarians across
the US, who are “seeing tremendous results.” Within a month to six
weeks, most animals that had been in severe pain with a restricted range of
motion are able to walk, ...
October 25th 2011: UConn Developing Stem Cells to Repair Joint Cartilage: VIDEO
UConn Health Center researchers are developing stem cell therapies to
repair joint cartilage, an example of the type of job-creating,
cure-promoting project that will flourish under Bioscience Connecticut.
University of Connecticut Health Center ...
October 24th 2011: Adverse events in Catheter-delivered stem cells to the macula in patients with geographic atrophy
Three serious adverse events were reported in a phase 1b study of 12
patients with advanced geographic atrophy undergoing a surgical technique
that delivers mesenchymal stem cells via catheter to the macula. "First and
foremost, this was a safety study ...
October 23rd 2011: FDA Approves Continuation of ALS Stem Cell Trial
Emory University researchers have received approval from the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) to advance to the next phase of a landmark trial to
treat patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) using human neural
stem cells. ...
October 22nd 2011: Signalling Protein VEGF Helps Renew Stem Cells In Common Skin Cancer
Medical News Today
The study finds that VEGF helps grow a blood supply for the tumor, and it
also helps replenish and renew the stem cancer cells that differentiate to
become skin cancer cells. Recent studies have shown that like many cancers,
skin squamous cell ...
October 21st 2011: Geron Presents Clinical Data Update From GRNOPC1 Spinal Cord Injury Trial
A second presentation was given at the Working 2 Walk 2011 conference in
Rockville, MD. The presentations were given by Joseph Gold, Ph.D., Geron's
Senior Director of Neurobiology and Stem Cell Therapies and Linda Jones,
PT, MS, Geron's Senior Clinical ...
October 20th 2011: Stem cell scientists will switch to US if investment cannot be protected: Daily Mail
More than £50m illion has been invested by big pharmaceutical companies in
doing embryonic stem cell research in the UK. If they cannot protect their
investment by being allowed to patent the results of their research, it
will be increasingly difficult ...
October 19th 2011: EU says stem cells cannot be patented - may drive investment to US
Tuesday's ruling by the European Court of Justice is about whether the
fruits of research based on stem cells taken or derived from an embryo can
be patented in the EU or not. By Richard Willoughby, Intellectual property
lawyer, Rouse Ultimately, ...
October 18th 2011: Senate candidate Tommy Thompson to address stem cell conference at Vatican next month.
Wisconsin GOP Senate candidate Tommy Thompson will address an unprecedented conference of scientific and
religious leaders next month at the Vatican on the topic of stem cell
October 17th 2011: Construction of Stem Cells Centre to start in Balkans in 2012
After the opening of the international Symposium on stem cells at the
Faculty of Medicine in Kragujevac, Djelic said that this project is worth
€10 million and will be unique in the region because it will have a bank
of stem cells. ...
October 16th 2011:stem cell trial for eye condition to go ahead
Nursing Times reports that doctors at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London have been
“given the go-ahead” to carry out Europe's first clinical trial using
human embryonic stem cells (cells from early stage embryos that have the
potential to develop into any type of ...
October 15th 2011: Gene therapy and stem cells unite, reports BBC News
By James Gallagher Health reporter, BBC News Two of the holy grails of
medicine - stem cell technology and precision gene therapy - have been
united for the first time in humans, say scientists. It means patients with
a genetic disease could, one day, ...
October 14th 2011: Cord blood stem cells may repair heart muscle damage
Stem cells obtained from human umbilical cord blood could be used to repair
heart muscle that has been damaged during a heart attack, new research
suggests. Many heart attack survivors require ongoing care if large areas
of their heart muscle have been ...
October 13th 2011: New stem cell method makes functioning liver cells, reports Reuters
A microsopic view shows human embryonic stem cells in various stages of
differentiation into liver cells in this photo taken at Stanford University
and released by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, March
9, 2009. ...
October 12th 2011:
Diabetes and Stem Cell Research: Encouraging Report From The World Stem Cell Summit
At the conference, I heard about amazing progress being made towards
modeling neurological disease, regenerating heart tissue, growing kidneys,
and even curing HIV. Even with so many stem cell applications to talk
about, though, diabetes was no small ...
October 11th 2011: Anthony Nolan stem cell register expands
ALMOST 50 people from the Isle of Man have been added to the Anthony Nolan
stem cell donor register following a recruitment drive for new donors.
Crowe Morgan Chartered Accountants held the recruitment drive in aid of the
charity which helps to save ...
October 10th 2011: Legal, political struggles over human embryonic stem cell research continues
North County Times
A law passed by Congress would have provided greater protection, because it
could not be reversed by the president on his own, Korobkin said. Such a
law, called the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act, was passed when Bush
was president, who vetoed it. ...
October 9th 2011: Stem Cell Breakthrough Means Human Cloning Possible
International Business Times
By Clint Demeritt | October 8, 2011 10:25 AM EDT Stem cells are young cells that have yet to be developed into a specific cell type and are used by the body to renew tissue and repair damage. In adult stem cells, there are only so many types the cell ...
October 8th 2011: Stem cell discovery offers hope for the treatment of several diseases
The birth of the first cloned animal, Dolly the sheep, may have made the
front pages several years ago, but scientists have now used similar
technologies to make a major breakthrough in the controversial area of stem
cell research. ...
Oct 7th 2011: Stem cell therapy might help kidney transplant patients, reports USA Today
By Mary Brophy Marcus, HealthDay A novel stem cell therapy given shortly
after a kidney transplant allows some patients to cast away the medicines
meant to keep their body from attacking the new organ, according to a small
new study from the Stanford ...
October 6th 2011: Stem cell breakthrough claimed - but it does need human embryos
Scientists report possibly crucial advance in human embryonic stem cell research (full article and schematic).
October 5th 2011: Research on stem cells could lead to Nobel prize.
Pioneering work by a professor who was first to isolate stem cells without using human embryos could earn him the 2011 Nobel Prize for medicine, it is rumoured in Stockholm. ...
Oct 4th 2011: The stem cell treatment that will let you grow a new knee, reports the Daily Mail
The new technique, which could be in use within five years, will harness
the power of stem cells – 'master cells' that can turn into other cell
types – in patients who are still in their prime. Scientists already know
how to turn stem cells into ...
October 3rd 2011: Pasadena hosts international stem cell conference
Pasadena will play host Monday through Wednesday to the 7th Annual World Stem Cell Summit. The conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center brings together hundreds of world experts in the field of regenerative medicine. ...
October 2nd 2011: Surgeon on 'stem-cell' fat grafts for cancer patients (VIDEO)
Eva Weiler-Mithoff, a consultant surgeon at Canniesburn Plastic Surgery
Unit in Glasgow, discusses the findings of a 12-month clinical trail using
"stem-cell fat grafting". The trial followed around 70 women in the UK and
Europe who underwent ...
Oct 1st 2011: New Stem Cell Activity in Human Brain Identified
A novel pathway of stem cell activity in human brain that represents
potential targets of brain injuries affecting newborns has been identified
by researchers at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital
and Medical Center. ...
Sept 30th 2011: Stem Cell Therapies Could Be Poised to Address the Full Gamut of diseases ...
Several companies are conducting clinical trials focused on evaluating
various approaches to stem cell therapy, some of which appears to be
promising. Recent data from one clinical trial by Athersys, Inc.
(NASDAQ:ATHX) involved administration of its ...
Sept 29th 2011: Chennai to host 6th international stem cell meet October 15th 2011
CHENNAI: The sixth international stem cell meet, NCRM NICHE 2011, is to be
held on October 15 in Chennai. Ten credit points of the Tamil Nadu Dr MGR
Medical University Continuing Medical Education (CME) programme
have been awarded to the ...
Sept 28th 2011: Stem Cell Breakthrough has Therapies Potential