Skin regeneration, universal donor stem cells and new SMA treatment approach
5/17/2017 In response to injury, these cells migrate out into the skin and de-differentiate into stem cells, which then give rise to replacement skin, according to researchers led by Fiona Watt of King's College London. The study was published in Nature Cell ...
Babies From Skin Cells? Prospect Is Unsettling to Some Experts
5/17/2017 Within a decade or two, researchers say, scientists will likely be able to create a baby from human skin cells that have been coaxed to grow into eggs and sperm and used to create embryos to implant in a womb.
New clinical trial to evaluate efficacy of stem cell product in patients disabled with chronic stroke
5/17/2017 Results of a phase 1/2A study of the stem cell product, presented at the International Society of Stem Cell Research Meeting and published in the journal, Stroke, showed statistically significant improvements in motor function and no safety concerns.
Behind Stem Cell Therapy, the Controversial Craze in Medical Tourism
5/17/2017 Stem cell therapy is widely considered to be the next big hope in medicine, with researchers everywhere from Stanford to Johns Hopkins investigating the technology's potential to treat seemingly every ailment known to mankind—Alzheimer's, cancer ...
Researchers develop a more precise and controlled method of engineering tissues from stem cells
5/17/2017 The researchers used a combination of hollow gold nanoshells attached to small molecules of synthetic RNA (siRNA)—a molecule that plays a large role in gene regulation—and thermoreversible hydrogel as 3D scaffolding for the stem cell culture, as well ...
Stem Cells in Plants and Animals Behave Surprisingly Similarly
5/17/2017 A new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that the behaviour of stem cells in plants and animals is surprisingly similar.
Route to cancer stem cell death ironed out
5/17/2017 Cancer stem cells are bad actors. They enable cancers to metastasize, or spread, and help revive cancers after the malignancies go dormant.
TEDCO awards $8.5 million in stem cell grants
5/17/2017 The money will be provided through the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund, which supports stem cell research grants and loans to public and private entities.
Vitamin A Deficiency Causes Significant Harm To Blood Stem Cells… Nutrients Once Again Found Crucial For ...
5/17/2017 According to the study, vitamin deficiency may greatly impact the production of important hematopoietic stem cells. Previous research found that stem cells contain two main characteristics. First, stem cells undergo pluripotency, a process that ...
Lab-grown blood stem cells produced at last
5/17/2017 “For many years, people have figured out parts of this recipe, but they've never quite gotten there,” says Mick Bhatia, a stem-cell researcher at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, who was not involved with either study. “This is the first time ...