Information on Stem Cells

Lots of articles over the past month, divided into several categories including
adult stem cell-related brain/neuronal therapies in progress;
stem cell treatment of heart disease, diabetes, damaged cartilage and more;
additional stem cell research results;
and StemTech in the news.

Feature article: high Interest -- high Potential

Chips to mimic body environment for stem cell growth
ScienceAlert - Australia
By Graeme O'Neil Stem cells are transforming medical research, promising a clinical revolution in which doctors will employ embryonic and adult stem cells

Brain and Neuron-Related Articles


Inflammation Triggers Cell Fusions That Could Protect Neurons ...
Science Daily (press release) - USA
This switch exemplifies a type of genetic reprogramming that has been a source of ongoing debate and great interest in the world of stem cell research. ...

Adult stem cells to the rescue
Cordis News - Brussels , Belgium
Using electron microscopy and the expression of neural precursor cell markers, the researchers were able to show the presence of adult neural stem cells in ...

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=the-birth-of-a-brain-cell-witnessing-neurogenesis

Newborn Brain Cells
Advance for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists - King of Prussia , PA , USA
In an earlier collaboration, Drs. Evans and Gage had discovered that TLX, a so-called orphan receptor is crucial for maintaining adult neural stem cell in ...Damaged Brain Can Be Repaired And Cerebral Functions Restored http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/04/080405165601.htm

Cloning treats mouse Parkinson's
BBC News - UK
Professor Robin Lovell-Badge, an expert in stem cell research at the National Institute of Medical Research, said this was good research which showed using ...
Stem Cells Treat Parkinson's Disease
By chelseaz
The injection of uterine stem cells trigger growth of new brain cells in mice with Parkinson's disease, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in an abstract presented at the 2008 Society for Gynecologic Investigation (SGI) Annual ...
Therapeutic cloning's big leap in fighting disease
The Age - Melbourne , Victoria , Australia
Richard Boyd, of the Immunology and Stem Cell Laboratories at Monash University , said the study, published in Nature Medicine, was an exciting step. ...
Research shows therapeutic cloning can be used to treat ...
Science Centric - Sofia,Sofia Town, Bulgaria
This research was supported by the US National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the Starr Tri-institutional Stem Cell Initiative, ...

Adult stem cells help Alzheimer's
By Jonathan Williams
Scientists have found that targeted immune suppression using stem cells derived from human umbilical cord blood may reduce the progression of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study published in the March issue of Stem Cells and ...

New stem cell therapy for spinal injuries
Times of India - India
Experts say, unlike most other human adult stem cells, mesenchymal stem cells can be obtained in quantities appropriate for clinical applications.....

Articles related to other diseases/conditions

Repairing Tissue Damage: Scientists Uncover Potential To Control ...
Science Daily (press release) - USA
Professor Kielty said: "What we have shown is that adult stem cells respond in particular ways to some of the chemical signals in the body. ...

Man regenerates lost fingertip using magic stem cell powder
By Isaac C.
The latest in stem cell research from the University of Pittsburgh has already been able to regrow about a centimeter's worth of fingertip for a man who accidentally sliced his off in the propeller of a hobby shop airplane. ...

Coming soon: Cell therapies for diabetes, cancer?
EurekAlert (press release) - Washington , DC , USA
Although human adult stem cells are ideal for cell therapy via transplantation, keeping available cells alive over the long term is difficult. ...

Cell procedure brings hope for diabetes cure
The Age - Melbourne , Victoria , Australia
Embryonic stem cells could also be useful. Last month, scientists in the US managed for the first time to turn stem cells into insulin producers that ...

Visions of a brighter future
Columbia Daily Tribune - Columbia , MO , USA
Ross-Vaden, a registered nurse who got interested in stem cell research when her son suffered a brain injury, wrote the theoretical protocol for treatment ...

Stem Cell Research Provides Medical Breakthrough to Repair Heart ...
PR Newswire (press release) - New York , NY , USA
The beginning of this brilliant discovery started with the theory that by using bone marrow, the stem cells in the marrow would find their way to the heart ...

Canadian-led research team grows early-stage heart cells from stem ...
The Canadian Press - TORONTO
The process involves placing human embryonic stem cells - from existing stem cell lines scientists have long had access to - in Petri dishes, adding growth ...

Heart Derived Stem Cells Develop Into Heart Muscle
Science Daily (press release) - USA
A breakthrough in stem cell research. Until now, it was necessary to use embryonic stem cells to make this happen. The stem cells are derived from material ...

Adult stem cell injections meant to heal damaged cardiac muscle
Houston Chronicle - United States
"I think this is the most exciting stem-cell therapy in heart research today," said Dr. Emerson Perin, director of the Stem Cell Center at the Texas Heart ...

Miami Patient Undergoes Groundbreaking Stem Cell Procedure
NBC6.net - Miami , FL , USA
This is one of three studies being launched this year looking at different ways adult stem cells might be used to regenerate the human heart. ...

Scientists say menstrual blood can repair hearts
AFP -
Adult stem cells can derive from such organs as bone marrow but it requires painful, invasive procedures. Scientists in Japan and the United States recently ...

Quest for the cure
Canada East - Moncton , New Brunswick , Canada
Stem cells are rare and limited in the adult body. Their main function is to multiply to replenish cells that die or are damaged. ...

Stem cell hope for fixing injured knees
NEWS.com.au - Australia
Intro: A WORLD-FIRST trial to be conducted in Melbourne could revolutionise the treatment of chronic knee injuries using adult stem cells. ...

Stem cell initiative is set to aid wounded
Stars and Stripes - Washington , DC , USA
The Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine, or AFIRM, is a five-year, Army-led cooperative program using cutting-edge stem cell research to treat ...
 Tissue regeneration: Hope for injured vets?
ArmyTimes.com - Springfield , VA , USA
But that angry debate clouded advances made with less potent, yet still useful, adult stem cells. "We've had bone marrow transplant since the 1950s," said ...

Stem Cell Research Leads To Potential New Therapy For Rare Blood ...
Science Daily (press release) - USA
In the current research described in Cancer Cell, the UCSD School of Medicine researchers and collaborators transferred human cord blood stem cells, ...

Skin cell jab to cure tennis elbow by regenerating damaged tendon
Daily Mail - UK
Stem cells are capable of morphing into any form of tissue. Although adult stem cells tend to be less flexible than embryo stem cells, they can be coaxed ...

Stem Cells Repair Osteoarthritis Damage
Ivanhoe - Winter Park , FL , USA
(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A partially derived stem cell that can be produced in large enough numbers to be a realistic treatment for osteoarthritis has been ...

Penn Researchers Find Promising Discovery for Developing Cancer ...
AScribe (press release) - USA
This new work from the Pear group and colleagues showed definitively that adult bone marrow stem cells do not require Notch signals, indicating that it ...

Other Stem Cell Science Advances

Conference works to align public perception and reality of stem ...
College Times - Tempe , AZ , USA
_ In an elegant hotel overlooking the Pacific Ocean , more than 30 of the world's leading stem cell researchers gathered Wednesday to strategize on the most ...

An age-related increase in stem cells?
Methuselah Foundation - Washington , DC , USA
However, little is known about the underlying molecular mechanisms that link aging to the modulation of adult stem cell populations. ...

Identifying the Genes that Put the "Stem" in Cell
HealthNewsDigest.com - New York , NY , USA
... based on studies of mouse cells, provides valuable insight into the way stem cells function, and could help researchers find ways to reprogram adult ...

Search For A Kidney Stem Cell
eMaxHealth.com - Hickory , NC , USA
In recent years there have been reports that an adult kidney stem cell may exist in the kidney and be responsible for repair. If an adult stem cell does ...

OU Cancer Institute targeting new cancer therapy
Edmond Sun - OK, USA
Until now, scientists had believed the protein only was located in adult stem cells, which divide slowly in tumors. Adult stem cells are essential building ...

Thesis live: 1.2 Kidney and stem cells
By attilachordash
The candidate cellular sources of recovery, replacement: adjacent, less damaged tubular cells, resident adult kidney stem/progenitor cells and circulating mesenchymal cells from the bone marrow. Amongst others the following cell surface ...

Stem cells 'cleaned up' with antibody terminators
LabTechnologist.com - London , UK
The discovery brings a degree of optimism to current stem cell research, which has stuttered of late because of primary concerns of embryonic cells to ...

Stem-cell 'scaffolds' could repair damage of strokes
Scotsman - United Kingdom
The conference in Edinburgh comes amid fierce debate about the ethical issues around stem cell research, including concerns about animal-human hybrid ...

Secrets of cellular signaling shed light on new cancer stem cell ...
PR-USA.net (press release) - Varna , Bulgaria
But Maillard's team found that the signals are not required for the maintenance of blood-forming stem cells in adult mice. In addition to his position as a ...

Scientists reprogram mature B cells to embryonic-stem-cell-like state
Thaindian.com - Bangkok , Bangkok , Thailand
Published in the journal Cell, the study saw scientists reprogramming fully differentiated mouse cells to embryonic-stem-cell-like induced pluripotent stem ...

Stem Cell Research Shows Early Steps in Human Development
Johns Hopkins Gazette - Baltimore , MD , USA
So, using a conventional genetic engineering tool, the researchers tried for years — literally — to knock out PIG-A in adult stem cells, without success. ...

Stem cells can treat irregular heartbeats; Gene ...
FierceBioResearcher - Washington , DC , USA
Release A group of 40 Japanese lawmakers has been formed, aiming to support new funding for stem cell research in the country. Report Indian authorities say ...

Stem cell frontier on display at Promega
WTN News - Madison , WI , USA
This means that mature cells from an adult can be re-programmed back to the stem cell state where they are able to generate anew, all tissues of the human ...

StemTech in the news

Stem Tech: Cell repair in a supplement
Jamaica Gleaner - Kingston , Jamaica
Stem cell research has been making headlines a lot lately. That is so because stem cells have the potential to develop into many different cell types in the ...