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Delay in cutting the cord helps premature babies

...g 30 seconds to two minutes after birth to cut the umbilical cord of a premature baby appears to lessen chances...als on a topic. Medical staff ordinarily clamp the umbilical cord in two places after the baby is delivered, then cut the cord between the two clamps. "I'm comfo...

New program examines stem cells' potential to repair, replace damaged tissue

...n the body, so researchers will isolate cells from umbilical cord blood, bone marrow and fat and study them in vitro, Dr. Isales says. They also will examine the cells in tissue of different ages to see how they change and what responses generate new cells. "Maybe as cells age, they lose their ability to respo...

USF spin-out company Saneron CCEL wins federal award for cell therapy

...nal cord injury using Sertoli cells and cells from umbilical cord blood. Saneron was awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop Sertoli cells combined with stem cells from cord blood for possible treatment of spinal cord injury. The $150,000 gra...

Stem cell therapy for ailing hearts

Tampa FL (Jan. 4, 2005) Stem cells from umbilical cord blood effectively treated heart attacks in an... after a heart attack, stem cells taken from human umbilical cord blood (HUCB) greatly reduced the size of heart damage and restored pumping function to near nor...

Indiana University scientists' research success puts Indiana in new stem cell business

...ng and comparing cells from adult blood and infant umbilical cords, the IU team was able to isolate the parents -- the progenitors -- of the cells and explain how they differ from related cells. The progenitor cells the researchers identified are adult type stem cells, but they proliferate much like embryonic ...

New stem cell source could boost bone marrow success

...e source of stem cells in an uncharted part of the umbilical cord, providing new hope for bone marrow transplan... tissue surrounding the blood vessels of the human umbilical cord, the so-called "Wharton's Jelly," is rich in mesenchymal progenitor cells cells that generate ...

NJIT Presidential Award winner takes stem cell research another step

...vision. Stem cells are harvested from bone marrow, umbilical cords, the brain and spinal cord and other tissues. Adult stem cells also have a unique trait that lends them their magic: Under the right conditions, or given the proper signals, they have the ability to turn into different cell types. Arinzeh is d...

Report proposes structure for national network of cord blood stem cell banks

...nd distributing lifesaving stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood, the U.S. Department of Health and Huma... the congressionally requested report. Blood from umbilical cords -- a byproduct of normal childbirth -- is a good source of hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPC...

'Cool' blood stem cell research leads to licensing deal

... pending on this technology. Lifebank is the only umbilical cord blood stem cell bank in Canada to be accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks....

Stem cell research at Weill Cornell, The Rockefeller University, and Sloan-Kettering

...ice. MSKCC investigators were the first to propose umbilical cord blood as a source of stem cells suitable for transplanting, and the first to identify human mesenchymal stem cells in bone marrow. Highly promising work today includes studies aimed at identifying and characterizing cancer stem cells in multiple...

Columbia University launches multi-year campaign to support stem cell research

... an experimental procedure that expands the use of umbilical cord blood in transplantation for childhood leukemia and solid tumor patients Implanting stem cells that turn into insulin-producing cells to fight the growing epidemic of diabetes Studying the biology of stem cells that produce new neurons in the ...

Researchers grow stem cells from human skin

...ified in bone marrow, the brain and blood from the umbilical cord. "Compared to bone marrow, a skin biopsy is easy to take, so it offers advantages for clinical use," said Soker. "The cells can be obtained from any small sample of human skin." Next, Atala's research team hopes to test the function of the tissu...

Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative funds Yale project

...esearch in Biomedicine introduces cells from human umbilical cord blood into mice to establish a human immune system. "Using this technology and the genetic modification of the mouse, we will end up with a reasonably faithful replica of the human immune system," said Flavell. The project is titled "A Mouse M...

Fish and chips: A fast track to understanding blood development

...arvest stem cells using bone marrow and blood from umbilical cords. Sixty-one of the 277 genes found to have different expressions profiles in stem and progenitor cells had no known function in human hematopoietic stem cells, though the genes do resemble genes found in zebrafish. Fish with mutated versions of...

U of MN researchers identify genes involved with blood stem cell development

...ple, researchers at the University already perform umbilical cord blood transplants to treat disease. But ther...d stem cells harvested from a single collection of umbilical cord blood to effectively treat adults and older children. This research provides insight into under...

Discarded placentas deliver researchers promising cells similar to embryonic stem cells

...y someday be needed, as is sometimes done now with umbilical cord blood," commented Dr. Strom. The amnion is derived from the embryo and forms as early as eight days after fertilization, when the fate of cells has yet to be determined, and serves to protect the developing fetus. According to the researchers' s...

Key process in gene regulation occurs in blood platelets, Univeristy of Utah researchers find

... a cell's nucleus. But using stem cells from human umbilical cord blood to engineer the precursor cell that forms platelets and platelets isolated from the blood of study subjects, the Utah researchers found that splicing also takes place in the cytoplasm of circulating platelets. The U researchers, who repo...

Researchers make 'embryonic-like' stem cells from umbilical cord blood

...cell research, producing embryonic-like cells from umbilical cord blood may substantially speed up the development of treatments for life-threatening illnesses, injuries and disabilities. The discovery made during a project undertaken with experts from the University of Texas Medical Branch and the Synthecon C...

Pall systems play key role in landmark NIH study on cord blood

...processing and cryopreservation of stem cells from umbilical cord blood. Cord blood is now widely recognized a...ed metabolic diseases. Blood saved from newborns' umbilical cords could help treat about 11,700 Americans annually. "Congratulations to the COBLT researchers on...

Center releases new public survey on stem cells

...hether other sources of stem cells blood from the umbilical cord removed at birth, for example might be as useful without the need to destroy embryos, but the scientific consensus so far is that embryos remain the best research choice. Typically, the embryos used are those remaining at the conclusion of fer...

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