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Most promising clinical uses for stem cells from fat agreed on by international society

...ells that could be used for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. An important outcome of the meeting was the development of a consensus defining key scientific questions for future study and determining the field's most promising clinical applications. More than 300,000 liposuction procedures are perf...

To save dolphin's dorsal fin experts combine medical technology and teamwork

...oined forces to apply the latest advances in human regenerative medicine in an attempt to restore a bottlenose dol...nd, as Liko's story helps introduce the concept of regenerative medicine to the veterinary field." The use of extracellular matrix for the repair of soft tissues wa...

Leading scientists to discuss research applications for therapeutic cloning

...loning and its potential for the emerging field of regenerative medicine. Gerald Schatten, Ph.D., professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences and cell biology and physiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, will join South Korean researchers Woo Suk Hwang, D.V.M., Ph.D., and S...

Children's Hospital Boston geneticist awarded for research on muscular dystrophy

...e muscles," Kunkel says. "Why not make use of that regenerative capacity and use it to deliver missing genes?" Using this approach, his lab has gotten 5 percent of mouse muscles to begin making dystrophin, Kunkel expects this to increase to 20 percent. Once the technique is fully refined, the next step would be c...

UNC Lineberger researchers identify molecular markers of aging

...ter surgery and, by being able to characterize the regenerative ability of a patient's bone marrow, predict future toxicity of chemotherapy in a cancer patient. Both p16INK4a and ARF are known potent tumor suppressors, or proteins that halt tumor cell growth. The study suggests that the import...

JCI table of contents, December 1 2004

...es should be fully investigated as we advance into regenerative medicine." TITLE: Transplanted hematopoietic stem cells demonstrate impaired sarcoglycan expression after engraftment into cardiac and skeletal muscle AUTHOR CONTACT: Elizabeth McNally Department of Medicine University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, ...

EB and IUPS - Where cures of tomorrow can be seen in the science of today

...y at depth and the rescue mechanisms of the heart; regenerative capacity of the heart; the molecular basis of epithelial disease; and long-term plasticity and spinal cord injury. American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) symposia reflect the society's mission to promote understanding of t...

Spleen may be source of versatile stem cells

...viously regarded as playing a fairly minor role in regenerative medicine might contain a population of potential islet stem cells. In their pursuit of that finding, the MGH researchers investigated the possible presence of a protein called Hox11 in these cells. In mammals, Hox11 is a controller of key steps in...

Gene therapy for Parkinson's disease moves forward in animals

...st. "This work with GDNF in combination with other regenerative medicine approaches, including stem cells, promises to have a place for both protection and repair in Parkinson's disease," said Dennis Steindler, Ph.D., director of the McKnight Brain Institute and a professor of neuroscience. "It is important to ap...

Helping the body heal itself: Regenerative medicine to be discussed at UH

...e Julia Polak, a pioneer in stem cell research and regenerative medicine, will speak at the University of Houston at 4:15 p.m., Tuesday, March 8. The event is open to the public. In a seminar on "Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine," Polak will discuss the promise this type of research holds to treat diseases...

JCI table of contents March 1, 2005

... this interaction may prove to be crucial for both regenerative medicine and cancer therapy." Therapy with BDNF may increase the number of functional and stable blood vessels in patients with insufficient blood supply to various organs - diseases of vascular insufficiency. The selective angiogenic activity of BD...

Boosting blood vessels with BDNF

... this interaction may prove to be crucial for both regenerative medicine and cancer therapy." Therapy with BDNF may increase the number of functional and stable blood vessels in patients with insufficient blood supply to various organs - diseases of vascular insufficiency. The selective angiogenic activity of BD...

Father of regenerative medicine pushes M prize over the $1 million mark

...dy contributed significantly to the awareness that regenerative medicine is a near term reality, not an IF." Dr. William Haseltine's stature as the father of regenerative medicine - for his research in the field of biomedical genomics - is matched by his reputation as a ...

Breakthrough isolating embryo-quality stem cells from blood

...skin, brain or muscle. They promise a new class of regenerative medicine, which could repair apparently permanent damage such as heart disease or Parkinson's. The cells are currently taken from aborted human foetuses, an issue which has led to controversy and opposition in many parts of the world. Any alternative...

UW-Madison gains two new stem cell programs

...live Svendsen announced the establishment of a new regenerative medicine program and an interdisciplinary postdoct...nce stem cell research across the university. The regenerative medicine program, which draws on faculty from the Medical School as well as the Wisconsin National P...

Researchers induce heart cells to proliferate

...e full effect. "This is just one baby step toward regenerative therapy, but it's an important one," says Keating....ou want to prevent hearts from becoming scarred, a regenerative therapy is needed," Keating says. Keating, Engel and colleagues are now studying rodents with simu...

Researchers feed tiny pills of RNA to planarians to identify genes essential for regeneration

...tic molecular studies to find the genetic cause of regenerative processes in animals." Silencing planarian genes may also help in studying human disease. Thirty-eight of the genes Snchez Alvarado and his team silenced are related to human genes associated with diseases, such as ataxia (inability to coordinate mus...

Science study holds implications for gene therapy and stem cell biology

...f stem cells. Such genes are of great interest for regenerative medicine because they can improve the prospects of stem cell-based therapies. Stem cells are very rare in the body and typically need to be multiplied for medical use. The genes that the researchers found to be marked and activated by the random inse...

Stem cell research in New York City receives pivotal boost from The Starr Foundation

...s scientists considerable potential to develop new regenerative treatments that would deploy the body's own ability for growth and repair against a range of conditions such as Parkinson's disease, diabetes, spinal cord injury, stroke, burns, heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. "Bringing together the complementa...

From memory formation during sleep to novel components for physics

...in order to develop new therapeutic approaches for regenerative medicine in the long term. (Spokesperson: Prof. Gerhard Ehninger, Technical University of Dresden) The most frequent cause of death in industrialised countries remains cardiovascular disease, especially heart attacks, which are caused by complex defo...

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(Date:10/15/2014)... the 44th Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Biomedical ... the mechanisms of genomic instability and its implications for ... second alumnus to win the Rosenstiel Award; the first, ... Alt is the Charles A. Janeway Professor of Pediatrics ... an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... shows SIRT6—a protein known to inhibit the growth ... skin cancers by turning on an enzyme that increases ... Previously considered protective, SIRT6 is part of a family ... stability and prevent some of the genetic flaws associated ... lead to cancer. This study, in the journal,s October ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... of the planet,s leading questions is how to produce ... variable climate. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the ... over the next 40 years to feed a growing ... the necessary rise in food production. Plants—grains, cereals, ... supporting livestock. Current research must tap into our ...
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