Stem Cells

Could Stem Cell Therapy Be A Breakthrough Against Ms?

THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 -- Stem cell transplants may have long-lasting benefits for some people with aggressive cases of multiple sclerosis, a new study suggests. Italian researchers found that among 210 multiple sclerosis (MS) patients who...
Related topics: Multiple Sclerosis, Medical Research

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Stem Cell Transplant May Slow Disability In Multiple Sclerosis

THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 -- For patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (aHSCT) may prevent worsening of disability, according to a study published online Jan. 20 in Neurology. Giacomo Boffa, M.D.,...
Related topics: Multiple Sclerosis, Medical Research

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Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplants May Provide Long-term Benefit For People With Ms

A new study shows that intense immunosuppression followed by a hematopoietic stem cell transplant may prevent disability associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) from getting worse in 71% of people with relapsing-remitting MS for up to 10 years after...
Related topics: Medical Research, Multiple Sclerosis

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'the Challenge' Star Ashley Cain's 5-month-old Daughter Receives Stem Cell Transplant

Little Azaylia is definitely a fighter!

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Cure For Blindness Insight With Stem Cell

Retinal cells derived from adult human eye stem cells survived when transplanted into the eyes of monkeys, an important early
Related topics: Blindness, Ophthalmology

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Stem Cell Infusions Investigated For Treatment Of Covid-19 Ards

FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 -- Researchers are exploring the potential immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory effects of umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cell (UC-MSC) infusions for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in COVID-19, according to a...
Related topics: Medical Research, Umbilical Cord, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

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Scientists Are A Step Closer To Developing 'smart' Stem Cells – And They're Made From Human Fat

A new type of stem cell—that is, a cell with regenerative abilities—could be closer on the horizon, a new study led by UNSW Sydney shows.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Hope For Children With Rare Heart Condition: Novel Stem Cell Therapy To Save The Day

Researchers put forward a safe and efficient new stem cell therapy for regenerating cardiac function in pediatric patients.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Boosted By Celebrity Endorsements And A Controversial Research Program, Clinics Are Peddling Stem...

A researcher holds a box containing vials of human embryonic Stem Cell cultures from the freezer at the Burnham Institute on November 3, 2004 in La Jolla, California. Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images From Central America to Ukraine, unlicensed clinics...
Related topics: Medical Research, Embryonic Stem Cells, Autism

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Can Your Iphone Spot Cognitive Decline?; Stem Cells For Tbi; Cannabis For Pain

(MedPage Today) -- Biogen and Apple said they will study how the Apple Watch and iPhone can help monitor cognitive performance and screen for changes like mild cognitive impairment. Inhibiting mitochondrial complex I reduced neurodegeneration...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Uncovering Basic Mechanisms Of Intestinal Stem Cell Self-renewal And Differentiation

The gut plays a central role in the regulation of the body's metabolism and its dysfunction is associated with a variety of diseases such as obesity, diabetes, colitis and colorectal cancer that affect millions of people worldwide. Targeting...
Related topics: Obesity, Diabetes, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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‘invisible’ Stem Cells Evade Natural Killer Cells Using Immune ‘off-switch’

UC San Francisco scientists have discovered a new way to control the immune system’s “natural killer” (NK) cells, a finding with implications for novel cell therapies and tissue implants that can evade immune rejection. The findings could also...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Stem Cells Fix Skull Shape, Brain Function In Mouse Model Of Childhood Disorder

Scientists regenerate parts of the skull affected by craniosynostosis, a common birth defect Using stem cells to regenerate parts of the skull, scientists corrected skull shape and reversed learning and memory deficits in young mice with...

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Biology And Disparities; Opioids And Pancreatic Cancer; Statins And Cardiotoxicity

(MedPage Today) -- Disparities in prostate cancer risk and outcomes may stem at least partly from genetics. (Nature Genetics) Immune factors, specifically T-cell exhaustion, may account for the disproportionate incidence of aggressive breast...
Related topics: Pancreatic Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Oncology, Genetics

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Reducing Treatment-related Complication For Blood Cancer Patients

Researchers published promising findings on preventing a common complication to lifesaving blood stem cell transplantation in leukemia.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Leukemia

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Sitagliptin Promising Addition For Preventing Acute Gvhd

THURSDAY, Jan. 7, 2020 -- For patients undergoing myeloablative allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, sitagliptin combined with tacrolimus and sirolimus results in a low incidence of grade II to IV acute graft-versus-host disease...

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Could Umbilical Cord Stem Cells Be A Lifesaver Against Severe Covid-19?

TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2021 -- Stem cells derived from a baby's umbilical cord can help save the lives of the sickest COVID-19 patients, results from a small new clinical trial suggest. Severely ill COVID patients who received two intravenous doses of...
Related topics: Umbilical Cord, Clinical Trials

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Discovery Of Aging Mechanism For Hematopoietic Stem Cells

By transferring mouse aged hematopoietic stem cells (aged HSCs) to the environment of young mice (bone marrow niche), it was demonstrated that the pattern of stem cell gene expression was rejuvenated to that of young hematopoietic stem cells.
Related topics: Medical Research, Genetics

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Tbi Bests Chemo As Conditioning For Pediatric All

(MedPage Today) -- Survival in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) improved significantly with total body irradiation (TBI) plus etoposide before allogeneic hematopoietic stem-cell transplant (HSCT) as compared with combination...
Related topics: Chemotherapy, Cancer, Leukemia

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Gene Pathway Linked To Schizophrenia Identified Through Stem Cell Engineering

Using human-induced pluripotent stem cells engineered from a single family's blood samples, a gene signaling pathway linked to a higher risk for developing schizophrenia was discovered.
Related topics: Genetics, Schizophrenia, Medical Research

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