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Neurosurgeons Use Adult Stem Cells to Grow Neck Vertebrae PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 10 September 2011 00:54
Neurosurgery researchers at UC Davis Health System have used a new, leading-edge stem cell therapy to promote the growth of bone tissue following the removal of cervical discs -- the cushions between the bones in the neck -- to relieve chronic, debilitating pain.
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First Stem Cells from Endangered Species PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 September 2011 00:25
Starting with normal skin cells, scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have produced the first stem cells from endangered species. Such cells could eventually make it possible to improve reproduction and genetic diversity for some species, possibly saving them from extinction, or to bolster the health of endangered animals in captivity.
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Bone Marrow Stem Cell Therapy Safe for Acute Stroke, Study Suggests PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 06 September 2011 00:52
Using a patient's own bone marrow stem cells to treat acute stroke is feasible and safe, according to the results of a ground-breaking Phase I trial at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
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How to Get Ahead in the Nervous System: Scientists Discover a Highly Conserved Mechanism Governing Brain Development PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 06 September 2011 00:31
If you think today's political rhetoric is overheated, imagine what goes on inside a vertebrate embryo. There, two armies whose agendas are poles apart, engage in a battle with consequences much more dire than whether the economy will recover.
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Cord Blood Stem Cell Transplant Linked to Colitis Syndrome PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 03 September 2011 00:36
Cord colitis syndrome is different from acute graft-vs-host disease (GVHD) and other causes of diarrhea in patients who have undergone cord blood stem cell transplantation, according to the results of a retrospective cohort study reported in the September 1 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
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The Promise of Stem Cell Therapy To Heart Attacks PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 01 September 2011 00:36

Heart attack, medically termed as myocardial infarction, is the deadliest heart disorder that may happen to a person. Heart attack occurs with a decline in the blood supply to the heart muscles, depriving it from oxygen. Unlike other cells and tissues in the body, the cardiac cells are not able to regenerate so once they are damaged, they cannot be remedied nor revived. As such, when a portion of the heart dies, it is dead and non-functional.

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Clinical Importance of Leukemia Stem Cells Validated by New Study PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 01 September 2011 00:01
Cancer scientists have long debated whether all cells within a tumour are equal or whether some cancer cells are more potent -- a question that has been highly investigated in experimental models in the last decade.
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Mural Cells from Saphenous Vein Could Have Long-Term Benefits in Heart Attacks, Study Suggests PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 30 August 2011 00:23
Stem cell therapies promise to regenerate the infarcted heart through the replacement of dead cardiac cells and stimulation of the growth of new vessels.
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'Open Wide' for New Stem Cell Potential PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 27 August 2011 00:43
While highly potent embryonic stem cells are often the subject of ethical and safety controversy, adult-derived stem cells have other problems. As we age, our stem cells are less pliant and less able to transform into the stem cells that science needs to find breakthrough treatments for disease.
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Berrien County Dog Is First In SWM To Get Stem Cell Therapy PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 August 2011 00:40
A dog from Berrien County is the first animal in Southwest Michigan to receive stem cell therapy. Hanna, a nine year old labrador retriever from Niles, was injected with her own stem cells at Lakeshore Animal Health Care in Stevensville on Monday to treat arthritis. Doctor Philip Hecht was the vet to do the procedure, and he told WSJM that this new technique is becoming more common. With any luck, Hanna could be back to her old self with no pain at all within a couple of weeks:
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Key Protein Reveals Secret of Stem Cell Pluripotency PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 September 2011 00:37
A protein that helps maintain mouse stem cell pluripotency has been identified by researchers at the RIKEN Omics Science Center. The finding, published in the August issue of Stem Cells (first published online July 26, 2011), points the way to advances in regenerative medicine and more effective culturing techniques for human pluripotent stem cells.
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Human Intestinal Stem Cell Breakthrough for Regenerative Medicine PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 September 2011 00:09
Human colon stem cells have been identified and grown in a petri dish in the lab for the first time. This achievement, made by researchers of the Colorectal Cancer Lab at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and published in Nature Medicine, is a crucial advance towards regenerative medicine.
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New Treatments for Baldness? Scientists Find Stem Cells That Tell Hair It's Time to Grow PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 06 September 2011 00:50
Yale researchers have discovered the source of signals that trigger hair growth, an insight that may lead to new treatments for baldness.
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Researchers close to creating synthetic snag from stem cells PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 03 September 2011 00:38
SCIENTISTS are on the verge of growing artificial meat in laboratories without the need for animal slaughter.

Within months, the first synthetic sausage may be ready to roll.

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Reproductive Cells May Some Day Treat Women with Diabetes PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 03 September 2011 00:34

Women who have Type 1 diabetes, a condition in which the body does not produce the hormone insulin, might someday be successfully treated with a transplant of insulin-producing cells grown from cells in their uterus.

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Meiosis: Oocytes Have Intracellular Stream to Push Chromosomes Off Center for Cell Division PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 01 September 2011 00:29
Most cells rely on structural tethers to position chromosomes in preparation for cell division. Not so oocytes. Instead, a powerful intracellular stream pushes chromosomes far-off the center in preparation for the highly asymmetric cell division that completes oocyte maturation upon fertilization of the egg, report researchers at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research.
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Scientists question Perry's unusual stem cell back treatment PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 30 August 2011 00:28

He calls it innovative. Some scientists call it a big risk. In any case, the stem cell procedure that Gov. Rick Perry had last month was an unusual experiment to fix a common malady: a bad back.

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Scientists hail Parkinson's brain cells 'breakthrough' PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 28 August 2011 00:30

Scientists have for the first time generated stem cells from one of the most rapidly progressing forms of Parkinson's disease.

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Stop Signal for Leukemia Stem Cells PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 27 August 2011 00:38
There are numerous specialized growth factors that are responsible for cells of different tissues of our body to divide and differentiate when needed. These hormone-like factors bind to matching receptors on the surface of their target cells and thus give order for the cell to divide.
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Stem Cell Research Shows Promise For Uncovering Bipolar Disorder Secrets PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 August 2011 00:34

Stem cell research conducted at the University of Michigan is showing new promise in unlocking the biological secrets that make up bipolar disorder.

By taking stem cell lines from the skin of bipolar adults, scientists will be able to uncover new findings from the cell donors, who are participating in the study.

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