Stem Cells

Experimental Noninvasive Tool Monitors Effectiveness Of Stem Cell Transplantation

Researchers analyzed biomarkers secreted from transplanted human stem cells in the recipient blood of a rodent model of heart attack. Analysis of the blood test showed responding cells had changed their gene expression, behavior and secretions,...
Related topics: Medical Research, Blood Test, Genetics

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A Road Map To Stem Cell Development

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report they have created a method of mapping how the central nervous system develops by tracking the genes expressed in cells. The technique, demonstrated in mouse retinas for this study, follows the activity of...
Related topics: Medical Research, Genetics

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Stem Cell Differences Could Explain Why Women Are More Likely To Develop Adrenal Cancer

Scientists have discovered a potential biological reason why women are more likely to develop adrenal disorders, including cancer. According to the researchers, the answer could lie in the increased turnover of hormone-producing cells found in the...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Hormones

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Stem Cells For Knee Arthritis

Stem cell treatments for knee arthritis are not yet ready for prime time, but that has not stopped their premature commercialization.
Related topics: Arthritis

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Certain Placental Stem Cells Can Regenerate Heart After Heart Attack

Researchers have identified a new stem cell type that can significantly improve cardiac function.
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Mount Sinai Researchers Discover Placental Stem Cells That Can Regenerate The Heart After Heart...

Study Identifies New Stem Cell Type That Can Significantly Improve Cardiac Function
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Boston Doctors Honored For Pediatric Cancer Teamwork

The American Academy of Dermatology has honored oncologist Jennifer Whangbo, MD, PhD, and dermatologist Jennifer Huang, MD, FAAD, as Patient Care Heroes for their collaboration in caring for pediatric stem cell transplant patients.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Dermatology

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Using Nitric Oxide In Medicinal Strategies Optimizes Replacing, Engineering Or Regenerating Human...

More than one million stem cell treatments have been conducted in the United States during the past ten years. Physicians and other healthcare providers are beginning to realize regenerative medicine is the future of medicine; however major health...
Related topics: Nitric Oxide

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What Do They Mean By 'stem Cells'? Recommended Guidelines For Reporting On Cell Therapies

Cell therapies including so-called "stem cells" are increasingly being marketed and used for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders - despite questions about these treatments and their effectiveness. A new tool for standardizing communication...

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Surprising Research Result: All Immature Cells Can Develop Into Stem Cells

A new study challenges traditional knowledge of stem cell development. The study reveals that the destiny of intestinal cells is not predetermined, but instead determined by the cells' surroundings. The findings may make it easier to manipulate stem...
Related topics: Medical Research

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A New Way To Wind The Development Clock Of Cardiac Muscle Cells

A study published in the journal Stem Cells describes a new and unexpected way to accelerate the maturation of induced pluripotent stem cells into cardiac muscle cells.
Related topics: Medical Research

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A New Way To Wind The Development Clock Of Cardiac Muscle Cells

A study published in the journal Stem Cells describes a new and unexpected way to accelerate the maturation of induced pluripotent stem cells into cardiac muscle cells.
Related topics: Medical Research

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A Nerve Cell Serves As A 'single' For Studies

Nerve cells derived from human stem cells often serve as the basis for research into brain diseases. However, these cells differ considerably in their quality and produce varying results. Scientists are therefore looking for simple cell models that...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Immune System Discovery Could Aid Quest For Stem Cell Therapies

Scientists have discovered how stem cells can develop resistance against viruses, a finding that could aid the development of stem cell therapies.
Related topics: Medical Research, Virus, Virology

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Patients' Own Cells Do The Work In Roswell Park Immunotherapy Study Incorporating Adult Stem Cells

A clinical trial underway at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center will assess a brand-new immunotherapy approach -- reprogramming a patient's blood stem cells to generate a lasting supply of two types of immune cells -- in patients with...
Related topics: Medical Research, Clinical Trials, Cancer, Oncology

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"many People Have Become Captivated By The Idea Of Using Stem Cells To Fix Their Damaged...

"But there is no clear evidence that these treatments work, and their safety has yet to be established. Most researchers, including those at the National Institutes of Health, think that efforts to sell therapies involving adult stem cells, which...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Prince Charming’s Kiss Unlocking Brain’s Regenerative Potential?

The human body has powerful healing abilities. But treating brain disorders is no easy task, as brain cells — neurons — have limited ability to regenerate. Nonetheless, stem cells are a form of natural backup, a vestige of our days as...
Related topics: Neurons

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Patients Blinded By Stem Cell Therapy: An Update

An update on the tragic results of unproven stem cell treatments to treat macular degeneration.

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Stem Cells Or Snake Oil? Opioid Execs Guilty; Face-lift For Fla. Surgery Laws

(MedPage Today) -- This past week in healthcare investigations

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Stem Cell Scientists Clear Another Hurdle In Creating Transplant Arteries

Recent work highlights a better way to grow smooth muscle cells, one of the two cellular building blocks of arteries, from pluripotent stem cells. This research is part of an effort to create artery banks -- similar to blood banks common today --...
Related topics: Medical Research

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