Stem Cells

Lab-grown Human Blood Vessels Could Advance Research Of Vascular Disease

Scientists have announced a breakthrough in medical technology with the ability to grow what they are calling perfect human blood vessels as organoids in a petri dish. An organoid is a 3D structure that is grown from stem cells that mimics an organ...
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Scientists Create A Renewable Source Of Cancer-fighting T Cells

A study by UCLA researchers is the first to demonstrate a technique for coaxing pluripotent stem cells — which can give rise to every cell type in the body and which can be grown indefinitely in the lab — into becoming mature T cells capable of...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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New Hope For Stem Cell Approach To Treating Diabetes

Researchers have tweaked the recipe for coaxing human stem cells into insulin-secreting beta cells and shown that the resulting cells are more responsive to fluctuating glucose levels in the blood.
Related topics: Diabetes, Medical Research, Insulin, Blood Sugar (glucose)

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Medical News Today: Stem Cell Transplant Slows Down Ms Progression

Clinical trial compares stem cell transplantation with existing disease-modifying therapies and finds that the former is more effective at slowing down MS.
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The Week's Good News: January 17, 2019

1. A new study shows that stem cell transplants could stop symptoms in some people with multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease that affects 2.3 million patients worldwide. MS targets the central nervous system, with the immune system attacking...
Related topics: Medical Research, Multiple Sclerosis

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Stem Cell Therapy Shows Early Promise Against Macular Degeneration

THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 -- Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in seniors, and existing treatments are few. But now, experiments in pigs and rats suggest that stem cell therapy might help curb at least one form of...

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Researchers Rescue Photoreceptors, Prevent Blindness In Animal Models Of Age-related Macular...

Using a novel patient-specific stem cell-based therapy, researchers prevented blindness in animal models of geographic atrophy, the advanced 'dry' form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is a leading cause of vision loss among people...
Related topics: Medical Research, Blindness, Ophthalmology

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How Stem Cells Self-organize In The Developing Embryo

Embryonic development is a process of profound physical transformation, one that has challenged researchers for centuries. How do genes and molecules control forces and tissue stiffness to orchestrate the emergence of form in the developing embryo?...
Related topics: Embryonic Stem Cells, Medical Research, Genetics

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Stem Cell Transplant Slows Progression Of Multiple Sclerosis

TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 -- For patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), nonmyeloablative hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCST) is associated with prolonged time to disease progression compared with disease-modifying...
Related topics: Multiple Sclerosis

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Scientists Have Identified A Bone Marrow Backup System

New research has identified a backup for an important biological system -- the hematopoietic system, whose adult stem cells constantly replenish the body's blood supply.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Stem Cells Regulate Their Fate By Altering Their Stiffness

In adults, mesenchymal stems cells (MSCs) are primarily found in bone marrow and they play a vital role in repair of damaged organs. The transformation of a single MSC into complex tissue like cartilage and bone starts with its association with...
Related topics: Cartilage

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Tumors Are Not As Addicted To Glucose As Previously Thought

Scientists at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have discovered that squamous cell skin cancers do not require increased glucose to power their development and growth, contrary to a long-held...
Related topics: Cancer, Medical Research, Skin Cancer, Oncology

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Using Genetics Of Human Fat Cells To Predict Response To Anti-diabetes Drugs

Researchers have demonstrated -- using fat cells derived from human stem cells -- that individual genetic variation can be used to predict whether the TZD rosiglitazone will produce the unwanted side effect of increasing cholesterol levels in...
Related topics: Genetics, Diabetes, Medical Research, Cholesterol

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Researchers Correct Genetic Mutation That Causes Ipex, A Life-threatening Autoimmune Syndrome

Researchers have created a method for modifying blood stem cells to reverse the genetic mutation that causes a life-threatening autoimmune syndrome called IPEX.
Related topics: Medical Research, Genetics

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Medical News Today: 'coaxing' Stem Cells To Form New Bone Tissue

New research finds out how to drive stem cells to form new bone tissue, and these results could help improve outcomes for spinal surgeries.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Stem Cells Used To Trace Autism Back To The Formation Of Neurons

Human stem cells forming mature neurons. (credit: Dr. Ariadna Recasens, University of Sydney) While autism is a spectrum of disorders, it's clear that the more significant cases involve physical differences in the brain's nerve cells. Several...
Related topics: Autism, Neurons, Medical Research

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Clues Into Early Development Of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Researchers compared stem cells created from individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) against stem cells created from those without ASD to uncover, for the first time, measurable differences in the patterns and speed of development in the...
Related topics: Autism, Medical Research

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An Errant Editing Enzyme Promotes Tumor Suppressor Loss And Leukemia Propagation

Researchers have found a stem cell enzyme copy edits more than 20 tumor types, providing new therapeutic target for preventing cancer cell resistance to chemotherapy and radiation.
Related topics: Enzymes, Cancer, Leukemia, Medical Research, Oncology, Chemotherapy

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Fda Warns Companies On Unsafe, Unapproved Stem Cell Treatments

FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 -- After infections tied to unapproved stem cell treatments sent 12 people to the hospital this past year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a stern warning about the products. At issue are stem cell treatments...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration

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How Sperm Stem Cells Maintain Their Number

Researchers have revealed a novel mechanism for stem cell number control.
Related topics: Medical Research

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