Stem Cells

Shingles Vaccine Safely Prevents Outbreaks Among Stem Cell Transplant Patients

A newer form of shingles vaccine reduced outbreaks of the painful rash among patients who were transplanted with their own stem cells, according to a new study. The vaccine appears to offer protection from one of the most common and painful side...
Related topics: Vaccines, Medical Research

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Repair Of Aged Tissue Can Be Enhanced By Inhibiting Signals From Neighboring Cells

Researchers have discovered how regenerative capacity of intestinal epithelium declines when we age. Targeting of an enzyme that inhibits stem cell maintaining signaling rejuvenates the regenerative potential of an aged intestine. This finding may...
Related topics: Medical Research, Enzymes

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Killing The Seeds Of Cancer: A New Finding Shows Potential In Destroying Cancer Stem Cells

When doctors remove a tumor surgically or use targeted therapies, the cancer may appear to be gone. However, evidence suggests a tiny subpopulation of adaptable cancer cells can remain and circulate through the body to seed new metastasis in far-off...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Metastasis

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Uci Team Pioneers Cancer Treatment That Targets Bone Metastases While Sparing Bone

Irvine, Calif., July 8, 2019 -- University of California, Irvine researchers have developed and tested on mice a therapeutic treatment that uses engineered stem cells to target and kill cancer bone metastases while preserving the bone.  This new...
Related topics: Bone Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Artificial Membrane Binding Proteins To Direct Stem Cells To The Myocardium

In a world first, scientists have found a new way to direct stem cells to heart tissue. The findings, led by researchers at the University of Bristol and published in Chemical Science, could radically improve the treatment for cardiovascular...
Related topics: Proteins, Cardiovascular Disease, Medical Research, Cardiology

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A Bulwark Against Trump's Stem Cell Ban

California's Institute for Regenerative Medicine, a kind of mini-NIH, does crucial basic research without federal funding -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Medical Research

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Making Mini-brains From Stem Cells

A new report details the progress scientists have made in developing brain organoids from stem cells. They use human embryonic stem cells to culture neurons – brain cells. Lead author, Hideya Sakaguchi, describes the process: “The team...
Related topics: Embryonic Stem Cells, Neurons

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Stem Cell Stimulation Improves Stroke Recovery

Stem cell stimulation shows promise as a potential noninvasive stroke treatment, according to new research. If extended to humans, this technique could greatly improve patients' quality of life.
Related topics: Stroke, Medical Research

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Study Finds Electronic Cigarettes Damage Brain Stem Cells

A research team has found that electronic cigarettes, often targeted to youth and pregnant women, produce a stress response in neural stem cells, which are critical cells in the brain.
Related topics: Medical Research, Stress

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Can Stem Cells Be The Cure For Baldness?

MONDAY, July 1, 2019 -- Could wigs, weaves or transplants someday become a thing of the past? Scientists report they were able to grow hair with stem cells in animal studies. So far the technique has only been tried on mice, and results may not be...

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Judge Orders Stem Cell Company To Stop Selling Treatment

The court order bars clinic from performing a procedure that blinded four patients.

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Medical News Today: Is A Diabetes Drug The Key To Aggressive Breast Cancer?

The blood sugar-lowering drug metformin changes how cancer stem cells use and metabolize energy, making them more vulnerable to a new treatment.
Related topics: Diabetes, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Blood Sugar (glucose)

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Functional Hair Follicles Grown From Stem Cells

Scientists have created natural-looking hair that grows through the skin using human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), a major scientific achievement that could revolutionize the hair growth industry.

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Functional Hair Follicles Grown From Stem Cells

Scientists from Sanford Burnham Prebys have created natural-looking hair that grows through the skin using human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), a major scientific achievement that could revolutionize the hair growth industry. The findings...

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Clinicians At Stem Cell Clinics Often Lack Credentials

Researchers found that many clinics offering unapproved stem cell interventions don't employ physicians trained to treat the conditions for which they advertise treatments. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Medical Research

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Judge Halts Treatments At Florida Stem Cell Clinic

U.S. Stem Cell must stop injecting fat extracts into patients, an unproven treatment that federal officials say blinded some patients.

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By Cannibalizing Nearby Stromal Stem Cells, Some Breast Cancer Cells Gain Invasion Advantage

Researchers at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center and U-M College of Engineering have found that breast cancer cells that swallow up nearby stem cells take on some of their properties, enhancing their ability to invade other tissues...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Researchers Study Healthy Als Neurons As Way To Understand Resistance To The Disease

Scientists have developed a stem-cell-based modeling system that identifies how some neurons are resistant to ALS--a breakthrough that offers potential for battling neurodegeneration.
Related topics: Medical Research, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Neurons

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Processed Foods And Effect On Developing Fetus' Brain: Autism Link?

New research examines what happens when neural stem cells are exposed to high levels of an acid commonly found in processed foods.
Related topics: Autism, Medical Research

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Employers Are Steering Workers Toward Controversial Stem Cell Therapies

A Midwestern grocery chain, Hy-Vee, is taking an unusual—and highly controversial—approach to reducing health care costs. Before employees in certain cities can undergo knee replacement, they first must visit a stem cell provider. Hy-Vee...

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