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Stem Cells Reshape Breasts After Cancer

December 19, 2007

Kyushu Central Hospital researchers have used fat-derived stem cells to help reshape the breasts of women who have undergone a lumpectomy to remove a breast tumor.

While the research is still early, it is thought that the stem cells develop into the cells needed to form new blood vessels.

Stem Cells Restore Cognitive Abilities Impaired By Brain Tumor Treatment

November 10, 2009

UC Irvine study research with rats found that transplanted human embryonic stem cells restored learning and memory to normal levels four months after radiotherapy.

Stem cells show power to predict disease, drug toxicity

December 7, 2007

UW-Madison researchers have found that human embryonic stem cells could be used for drug dicovery and screening, and could also generate chemical biomarkers that can be used to predict the onset of disease.

Stem Cells Used to Create Fertile Sperm in Mice

January 13, 2004

Scientists have coaxed stem cells from mice to change into immature sperm that can fertilize eggs to develop into embryos, an achievement that could pave the way for new ways of treating male infertility. The embryonic germ cells may also help scientists understand how erasure occurs and how stem cells are programmed to specialize and create different tissue and body parts.

Stem cells used to create retinal tissue

April 7, 2011

Retinal Tissue

Researchers at the RIKIN Four-dimensional Tissue Analysis Unit and colleagues in the Laboratory for Neurogenesis and Organogenesis and Kyoto and Osaka Universities have demonstrated how mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs) are able to differentiate and assemble into an optic cup.

The study used a three-dimensional tissue culture system to demonstrate the self-organizing capacity of pluripotent stem cells to give rise to a tissue exhibiting the stratified… read more

Stem Cells without Side Effects

September 26, 2008

Researchers at Harvard University, the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, and the MGH Center for Regenerative Medicine have found a way to create healthy stem cells from adult cells–no embryo required–using an adenovirus.

The adenovirus can make the transfer in mouse cells without permanently integrating itself. The resulting induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells can divide indefinitely but show no trace of the virus–just a temporary infection that disappears within a… read more

Stem Cells without the Embryos

November 21, 2007

Kyoto University and University of Wisconsin scientists appear to have independently achieved one of regenerative medicine’s holy grails: reprogramming human adult cells to behave like embryonic stem cells, without the use of an embryo or a human egg.

The method could provide a way to make patient-specific stem cells, a feat not yet achieved in humans. Such cells could eventually be used for studying complex genetic diseases, or for… read more

Stem Cells: Promise, in Search of Results

August 24, 2004

At three Boston laboratories, the world of stem cell research can be captured in all its complexity, promise and diversity.

Stem-Cell Breakthrough

May 7, 2004

Scientists have found a way to convert stem cells in human fat to human bone cells when transplanted into a mouse.

This is an important step toward using stem cells for repair of broken bones, using stem cells donated by people who have gotten liposuction.

Stem-Cell Method May Cheat Death

December 23, 2004

A reproductive research team could have an answer to the ethical and scientific conundrums presented by the pursuit of stem-cell treatments: remove one cell from a very early embryo that has developed to about eight cells (called a morula), and derive stem cells from that single cell.

The embryo would still have the potential to develop into a human if implanted into a womb.

Stem-Cell Repair Kit for Stroke

March 9, 2009
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A novel matrix of neural stem cells and biodegradable polymer PLGA developed at the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London can quickly repair brain damage from stroke in rats, growing new nerve tissue to fill stroke-induced cavities in just seven days.

Stem-cell reprogramming method not to blame for mutations: Scripps scientists

October 7, 2011

Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute have discovered that a reprogramming method is not to blame for dangerous mutations found within Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSC) — adult stem cells that have been genetically coaxed into behaving like embryonic stem cells. The discovery may help narrow down the exact cause of the mutations, long a roadblock to iPSC’s widespread use.

There have been a… read more

Stem-cell ‘secret of youth’ found

December 26, 2003

Researchers may have found a way to keep Human embryonic stem (ES) cells (which can generate almost all of the body’s different cell types) young.

The discovery solves two problems in this process: it controls the cells’ transformations into other types and eliminates the need for mouse cells, which could contaminate ES cells with mouse proteins.

Stem-cell therapy takes off in Texas

March 1, 2012

With Texas pouring millions of dollars into developing adult stem-cell treatments, doctors there are already injecting paying customers with unproven preparations, supplied by Celltex Therapeutics, which “multiplies and banks” stem cells derived from people’s abdominal fat and houses the largest stem-cell bank in the United States.

Texas governor Rick Perry, for instance, has had stem-cell injections to treat a back complaint1, and has supported legislation to help create banks… read more

Stem-Cell-Coated Contact Lenses Are Curing the Blind

June 4, 2009

By infusing contact lenses with a patient’s own stem cells from their good eye, test subjects reported a seemingly miraculous restoration of sight, say University of New South Wales researchers.

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