Cellular therapy for traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been suggested to replace cellular loss, restore growth factors homeostasis, repair damaged circuits and improve functional recovery. Stem cell therapy for TBI … Continue Reading Nano-magnetic cell targeting used to treat TBI in animal model.
Diabetic neuropathy is a condition in which perpetually high blood sugar causes nerve damage, resulting in a myriad of symptoms such as numbness, reduced ability to detect painful stimuli, muscle … Continue Reading Stem cell injections improve diabetic neuropathy in animal models.
A new multi-centre study led by the University of California provides the first evidence of the medium-term to long-term safety and tolerability of transplanting human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) in … Continue Reading First report of long-term safety of human embryonic stem cells to treat human disease.
A Mount Sinai-led research team has discovered a new kind of stem cell that can become either a liver cell or a cell that lines liver blood vessels. The existence … Continue Reading Researchers discover new type of stem cell.
A previously unknown mechanism through which the brain produces new nerve cells after a stroke has been discovered at Lund University and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The findings have been … Continue Reading Astrocytic mechanism that repairs brain after stroke discovered.
For decades, scientists thought that neurons in the brain were born only during the early development period and could not be replenished. More recently, however, they discovered cells with the … Continue Reading Scientists discover new role for stem cells in the brain.
Investigators from the Université de Montréal have announced the discovery of a new molecule, named UM171, which allows for the multiplication of stem cells in a unit of cord blood. Umbilical … Continue Reading New molecule seen multiplying stem cells in a unit of cord blood in study.
A small protein named GILZ appears to protect against the bone loss that often accompanies arthritis and its treatment, researchers from the Georgia Regents University report. Arthritis as well as … Continue Reading Protein appears to protect against bone loss in arthritis.
Rare stem cells in testis that produce a biomarker protein called PAX7 help give rise to new sperm cells, and may hold a key to restoring fertility, research by scientists … Continue Reading Scientists discover cancer treatment resistant sperm stem cells in testis.
Scientists have grown a fully functional organ from transplanted laboratory-created cells in a living animal for the first time. The researchers have created a thymus, an organ next to the … Continue Reading World’s first working organ grown in an animal from lab-created cells.
Endothelial cells residing in the coronary arteries can function as cardiac stem cells to produce new heart muscle tissue, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered. The findings, published in Cell Reports, … Continue Reading Heart-regenerating cells found in coronary arteries.
A newborn screening test for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) reliably identifies infants with this life-threatening inherited condition, leading to prompt treatment and high survival rates, according to a study supported … Continue Reading Test reliably detects inherited immune deficiency in newborns.
Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have shown that a select team of immune-system cells from patients with leukemia can be multiplied in the lab, creating an army of natural … Continue Reading Natural (born) killer cells battle pediatric leukemia.
Researchers have long suspected that major mental disorders are genetically-rooted diseases of synapses, the connections between neurons. Now, investigators from Johns Hopkins University have demonstrated in patients’ cells how a … Continue Reading Suspect gene corrupts neural connections.
Twist, Snail, Slug. They may sound like words in a children’s nursery rhyme, but they are actually the exotic names given to proteins that can generate cells with stem cell-like … Continue Reading Protein ZEB1 promotes breast tumour resistance to radiation therapy.
Researchers have developed the first minimally invasive gene therapy procedure to treat heart rhythm disorders by transforming ordinary heart muscle cells into specialized rhythm-keeping cells, potentially eliminating future need for … Continue Reading Transplanting gene into injured hearts creates biological pacemakers.