Tag: Stem

Why Yamanaka Will Win the Nobel Prize

Stem cells are almost magical in their power. It is possible to turn stem cells into all other cell types of the body, including...

Human stem cells transformed into key neurons lost in Alzheimer’s

CHICAGO --- Northwestern Medicine researchers for the first time have transformed a human embryonic stem cell into a critical type of neuron that dies early in Alzheimer's disease and is a major cause of memory loss. This new ability to reprogram ...

Stem cell transplants help kidney damage

Tampa, Fla. (Feb. 14, 2011) -- Transplanting autologous renal progenitor cells (RPCs), (kidney stem cells derived from self-donors), into rat models with kidney damage from pyelonephritis - a type of urinary infection that has reached the kidney - ...

Neural stem cells maintain high levels of reactive oxygen species

For years, the majority of research on reactive oxygen species (ROS) — ions or very small molecules that include free radicals — has focused...

Stem cell advance a step forward for treatment of brain diseases

Scientists have created a way to isolate neural stem cells -- cells that give rise to all the cell types of the brain -- from human brain tissue with unprecedented precision, an important step toward developing new treatments for conditions of the...

Hebrew University research carries cautionary warning for future stem cell applications

Jerusalem, November 21, 2010 -- Research work carried out at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem arouses a cautionary warning in the growing field of the development of stem cells as a means for future treatment of patients through replacement...

Gene therapy for metastatic melanoma in mice produces complete remission

INDIANAPOLIS -- A potent anti-tumor gene introduced into mice with metastatic melanoma has resulted in permanent immune reconfiguration and produced a complete remission of their cancer, according to an article to be published in the December 2...

Stem cell patch may result in improved function following heart attack

CINCINNATI -- University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers have found that applying a stem cell-infused patch together with overexpression of a specific cell instruction molecule promoted cell migration to damaged cardiac tissue following heart attack ...

Shock tactics: Bioelectrical therapy for cancer and birth defects?

Stem cell therapies hold increasing promise as a cure for multiple diseases. But the massive potential of a healthy stem cell has a flip side, as faulty regulation of stem cells leads to a huge range of human diseases. Even before birth, mistakes ma...

Natural lung material is promising scaffold for engineering lung tissue using...

New Rochelle, NY, August 19, 2010 -- The first successful report of using cell-depleted lung as a natural growth matrix for generating new rat lung from embryonic stem cells is presented in a breakthrough article in Tissue Engineering, Part A, a...

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