Stem Cells

A Matter Of Concentration

Plants can grow whole new organs with the help of pluripotent stem cells throughout their entire lives. When necessary, these stem cells can develop into any type of cell within an organism. The biologist Prof. Dr. Thomas Laux and his plant genetics...
Related topics: Genetics

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Gene Editing Enables Researchers To Correct Mutation In Muscle Stem Cells In Dmd Model

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a rare but devastating genetic disorder that causes muscle loss and physical impairments. Researchers have shown in a mouse study that the powerful gene editing technique known as CRISPR may provide the means for...
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Muscular Dystrophy

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Imaging Reveals New Results From Landmark Stem Cell Trial For Stroke

Researchers led by Sean I. Savitz, MD, of UTHealth Houston reported today in the journal Stem Cells that bone marrow cells used to treat ischemic stroke in an expanded Phase I trial were not only safe and feasible, but also resulted in enhanced...
Related topics: Stroke, Ischemic Stroke, Medical Research

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Transplanted Brain Stem Cells Survive Without Anti-rejection Drugs In Mice

In experiments in mice, researchers say they have developed a way to successfully transplant certain protective brain cells without the need for lifelong anti-rejection drugs.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Stem Cell Researchers Reactivate 'back-up Genes' In The Lab

Scientists have unraveled parts of a mechanism that may one day help to treat Rett syndrome and other genetic disorders linked to the X chromosome.
Related topics: Medical Research, Genetics, Chromosomes

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Breakthrough Stem Cell Platform Could Shed Light On Mysteries Of Early Human Development

A new method for making stem cell colonies that mimic parts of early human development could help investigate important questions in maternal and child health, such as: What chemicals pose risks to developing embryos, and what causes certain birth...

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Chinese Scientists Try To Cure One Man's Hiv With Crispr

For the first time, a patient got treated for HIV and cancer at the same time, with an infusion of gene-edited stem cells. The results? Mixed.
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Cancer, Oncology, Genetics

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Morning Break: 5 Vaping Deaths; Mallinckrodt Settles; Google's Stem Cell Crackdown

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Report: Schumacher Treated In Secrecy In Paris Hospital

A Paris newspaper says seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher is being treated in great secrecy with a stem-cell therapy in one of the French capital's hospitals       

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Chance Dna Test Connects Cancer Patient To Donor Who Saved Her Life

On the day he was born, Patrick Davey saved a woman's life. His parents donated his umbilical cord blood, which was used in a stem cell transplant that saved the life of cancer patient Holly Becker.
Related topics: DNA, Genetics, DNA Test, Blood Test, Cancer, Oncology, Blood Donation, Umbilical Cord

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Medical News Today: World First: Doctors Use 'reprogrammed' Stem Cells To Repair Cornea

In a groundbreaking procedure, surgeons have successfully repaired a human cornea using 'reprogrammed' cells from the patient's skin.

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How Not To Fall For Stem Cell Hype

I’ve written in Second Opinion before about the growing number of clinics across the United States, including in Minnesota, that are marketing unproven and unapproved stem cell therapies for a long list of conditions, including aging skin, sports...
Related topics: Marketing

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Don't Believe Everything You Hear About Stem Cells

The science is progressing rapidly, but bad actors have co-opted stem cells’ hope and promise by preying on unsuspecting patients and their families -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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What To Consider Before Undergoing Stem Cell Treatment Or Banking Stem Cells

It can be difficult to tease out the evidence-based science amidst the claims of successful adult stem cell-based treatments for a range of health problems from joint pain to Parkinson’s disease, macular degeneration, and spinal cord injury. Even...
Related topics: Parkinson's

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Lab Grown Stem Cells Emit Brain Waves Like Newborns – And Boffins Build Robot Worm To Slither...

Insane in the brain Video  Tiny brain cells grown in a petri dish can be induced to emit electrical waves similar to the ones coming from humans, scientists have discovered for the first time.…
Related topics: Robots, Health Videos, Medical Research

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Abnormal Expression Of Genes In Psychopathy

The expression of many genes that have previously been associated with autism is abnormal also in violent psychopathy, a new study shows. The researchers used stem cell technology to analyse the expression of genes and proteins in the brain cells of...
Related topics: Genetics, Autism, Medical Research, Proteins

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Pancreas On A Chip: Scientists Combine Organ-on-a-chip And Stem-cell Technologies

By combining two powerful technologies, scientists are taking diabetes research to a whole new level. In a study led by Harvard University's Kevin Kit Parker, microfluidics and human, insulin-producing beta cells have been integrated in an...
Related topics: Diabetes, Medical Research, Harvard University, Insulin

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Addition Of Growth Factors To Unique System Helps New Bone Formation

The development of new bone can be a multistep process: first, stem cells differentiate into cartilage cells. Next, the cartilage cells become bone cells. But that's not all: the cells must experience some mechanical stresses during the...
Related topics: Cartilage

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Bioprinting Complex Living Tissue In Just A Few Seconds

Researchers have developed an extremely fast optical method for sculpting complex shapes in stem-cell-laden hydrogels and then vascularizing the resulting tissue. Their groundbreaking technique stands to change the field of tissue engineering.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Certain Metabolites Linked To Stem Cell Function In The Intestine

Researchers have found that high levels of ketone bodies, molecules produced by the breakdown of fat, help the intestine to maintain a functional stem cell pool, which are crucial for intestinal regeneration.
Related topics: Medical Research

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