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New U of T strategy will boost cord blood stem cells
...red a way to increase the yield of stem cells from umbilical
cord blood, to an extent which could broaden thera... to expand the number of stem cells harvested from umbilical
cord blood, which can be used instead of bone marrow for transplantation into patients with blood ca...
U of MN researchers awarded more than $20 million for stem cell and natural killer cell research
...novel areas of investigation, including the use of umbilical
cord blood as a source of stem cells for transplant and the use of natural killer cells to fight cancer," McGlave said. McGlave will oversee three teams of researchers who will focus on projects aimed at further understanding the biology of human ste...
New UW study offers strategy for treatment of fatal nervous system disorder
...er groups involving transplants of bone marrow and umbilical
cord blood in Krabbe's patients have been attempted with some success. But no one knew if the missing enzyme could be replaced in key cells known as oligodendrocytes, thus allowing maintenance of stable myelin throughout the nervous system. "This ex...
U of MN researchers identify new cord blood stem cell
...have discovered a new population of cells in human umbilical
cord blood that have properties of primitive stem cells. Umbilical cord blood is generally known to contain hematopoietic stem cells that can only produce cells found in blood. The new findings, however, identify a small population of cord blood c...
Circulating endothelial microparticles lead to heart valve disease
... levels stimulate growth of endothelial cells from umbilical
veins. Data from this study will appear in an upcoming issue of the journal Shock. Heart valve disease causes significant illness and death in the United States, particularly in patients suffering from lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and endocarditis, a...
First link of oral bacteria and preterm birth found in human
... An examination of the placenta, fetal lining and umbilical
cord following the birth supported the infection. Han's tests of the amniotic fluid found the Bergeyella bacteria. This study continues Han's research into the suspicion that oral bacteria, once entering the blood, can cause a host of health proble...
First FDA clearance of sterile field cord blood collection bag
...ders the ability to more safely and easily collect umbilical
cord blood from newborns, even when born by cesare...l first step in the process of preserving a baby's umbilical
cord blood to meet these and other future medical needs. It is important that the collection kit si...
Stem cell expansion
...od, and in cord blood, which is harvested from the umbilical
cord at birth. Cord blood is increasingly being used for transplantation, but the low number of HSCs present in a unit of cord blood means that transplanted cells can be slow to establish themselves (or engraft) in an adult recipient, prolonging the ...
Children's Hospital Boston presents at the 2006 Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting
...low-birth-weight infants, extracted their RNA from umbilical
cord tissue. They obtained an "expression profile" that predicts BPD and, in the future, could be used to find biochemical pathways that could be targeted as preventive treatment. [3601.463] Expression Profiles as Predictors of Bronchopulmonary Dyspl...
New technology enables faster, more efficient cell harvest: Cell therapy meeting study
...amples including peripheral blood, bone marrow and umbilical
cord blood. The Company is currently working with several companies in applying its filter harvest system to the development of innovative cell-based therapies in a variety of therapeutic areas, including orthopedics. "We are pleased that Pall tec...
...ave two noticeable defects: a cleft palate, and an umbilical
hernia, whereby the intestine stays outside the abdominal cavity, in the umbilical
cord. For both of these developmental problems - which are fairly common in humans - the fact that t...
Scientists celebrate stem cell business success
...ng research using stem cells obtained from babies' umbilical
cords. The team is working towards developing new...Newcastle to encourage them to donate their baby's umbilical
cords to the group which is based there. Having a good supply of cord blood is crucial for the rese...
How IVF could be causing genetic errors in embryos
...ed by overgrowth, with an abnormally large tongue, umbilical
hernia, neonatal hypoglycaemia and a predisposition to certain tumours, in particular, Wilms tumour and hepatoblastoma; it is rare, occurring in one in 36,000 of the population. Professor Rinaudo and his colleagues cultured mouse embryos in four medi...
Leading stem cell expert moves to UK
...g on embryonic stem cells, stem cells from babies' umbilical
cord blood and other adult stem cells. He will ... He is pursuing work using stem cells from babies' umbilical
cords with co-researcher Dr Nico Forraz. In May they announced a 160,000 deal with an American stem...
JCI table of contents: Oct. 2, 2006
...bone marrow, although they can also be detected in umbilical
cord blood, the placenta, and the fetal liver. The processes that control the recruitment and retention of HSCs in the bone marrow are not well understood, particularly during development. Now, in a study appearing in the October issue of the Journa...
U of MN researchers turn cord blood into lung cells
...sity of Minnesota have, for the first time, coaxed umbilical
cord blood stem cells to differentiate into a type... Multi-Lineage Progenitor Cell TM (MLPC TM ) from umbilical
cord blood. This stem cell, which was first isolated and characterized by BioE, Inc., St. Paul, is a...
Researchers first to map gene that regulates adult stem cell growth
...elp increase the number of stem cells available in umbilical
cord blood, which also is used to transplant healthy stem cells in blood marrow transplants. Currently, stem cell transplants with cord blood can only be used in children because cord blood does not contain enough stem cells for an amount needed to b...
Vitamin D deficiency widespread during pregnancy
...and again just before delivery, Samples of newborn umbilical
cord blood also were tested for 25 hydroxyvitamin D, an indicator of vitamin D status. Finding such a proliferation of vitamin D insufficiency in spite of prenatal multivitamin use is troubling, she noted, suggesting that higher dosages, differing vi...
PFOA and PFOS detected in newborns
An analysis of nearly 300 umbilical
cord blood samples led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health shows that newborn babies are exposed to perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoate (PFOA) while in the womb. PFOS and PFOA are polyfluoroalkyl ...
A few more minutes of maternal attachment may reduce anemia in children
In the past, the newborns' umbilical
cord was not clamped right after birth, thus allow...a de Paco Matallana shows that the clamping of the umbilical
cord of newborns from full-term pregnancies (that is, infants born after a nine-month pregnancy) two...
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