Tag: "stem" at medical news
Cord blood stem cells save children with Hurler's syndrome
...hor of the paper, tested the ability of cord blood stem
cells to provide the missing enzyme and thereby ha...led antigens, said Kurtzberg. Moreover, cord blood stem
cells appear to repair more of the damage caused by Hurler's syndrome than does adult bone marrow. I...
Tissue involved in brain development may offer new approach to stroke treatment
...he tissue may actually stimulate the production of stem
cells that could help replace damaged neurons and ...lexus is important tissue for the formation of new stem
cells and/or secretion of trophic factors." The findings also are being presented at the 11th annual...
American Academy of Neurology sums up scientific highlights from 56th Annual Meeting
...from Germany demonstrated the medical potential of stem
cells derived from adult human bone marrow. These stem
cells can be converted into neural stem
cells, and may be useful for treatment of a variety of disea...
NIH launches study of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for severe, treatment-resistant lupus
...r a therapy using transplantation of hematopoietic stem
cells, blood stem
cells found in bone marrow, can produce long-term remission for patients with severe, treatment-resi...
Cedars-Sinai Medical tipsheet for May 2004
...CELLS TO TRACK MIGRATING BRAIN TUMOR CELLS Neural stem
cells, which have the ability to track deadly brai...unitz Neurosurgical Institute identify the type of stem
cells that have this capacity and describe a mechanism that turns on the tumor-tracking activity C i...
Cutting-edge science offers improved care for liver diseases
...od Cells to Injured Liver (Abstract 101357*) While stem
cell transplantation continues to be controversial...ce. UCB cells have many advantages as a source of stem
cell transplantation because of the immaturity of newborn cells compared with adult cells. To ident...
Full recovery after cell transplantation for treating leukemia or lymphoma can take 3-5 years
...nsplantation (receipt of bone marrow transplant or stem
cells transplant) is an effective and widely used treatment for hematologic malignancies, according to background information in the article. The rate and predictors of physical and emotional recovery after HCT have not been adequately defined in lon...
Researchers explore gene treatment to obliterate HIV before it does damage
... cell. The process involves removing the patient's stem
cells - the ones in the bloodstream that form the ...gents used for introducing ribozyme into the blood stem
cells. In the field of AIDS treatment, there is recognition that an approach like the one Merigan is...
Cells from fat tissue turned into functional nerve cells
...d that these adipose-derived cells are truly adult stem
cells. As a source of cells for treatment, adipose...lly charged ethical or political concerns as other stem
cell sources, the researchers said. "This is a big step to take undifferentiated cells that haven't ...
Could skin cells become brain cells?
...al considerations limit the availability of neural stem
cells derived from human embryonic tissue. A readily available source of human neural stem
cells is therefore needed. Siddharthan Chandran (University of Cambridge, UK) and colleagues used sk...
Drug to fight virus in transplant patients moves forward in trials
... for the treatment of cytomegalovirus infection in stem
cell transplant patients. New drugs go through thr...nosuppressed following transplant of hematopoietic stem
cells, such as a bone marrow transplant or solid organ transplantation, are at high risk of CMV infe...
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation awards UT Southwestern $12 million to continue Dallas Heart Study
...entification of key chemical signals that change a stem
cell into a heart cell, which may lead to the abil...y. Another project is aimed at discovering whether stem
cells from the heart or bone marrow could repair an injured heart. That study is led by Dr. Daniel G...
Transplant of pig tissue may reduce stroke size and damage
...ulated therapy, including other substances such as stem
cells to help replace brain cells that are lost," Dr. Borlongan said. "We are excited about the potential therapeutic benefits of the choroid plexus but we are moving cautiously toward the idea of using this approach in humans." Dr. Borlongan publis...
'Hedgehog' signal distinguishes lethal from localized prostate cancers
...ll," in the tissues. And it would be these "cancer stem
cells" -- transformed versions of the tissue's normal stem
cells -- that metastasize and travel through the body to form new tumors in distant places. "Perhaps...
Optics meeting tips: Internal fingerprints, no cell left behind, 3-D reality
...y be applied to following the development of human stem
cells. Infrared laser light safely penetrated all the way through the zebrafish embryo and yielded highly detailed images (400-nanometer resolution) of its interior, enough to discern important cell features such as the neural tubes, structures whic...
U-M team treating mouth wounds by engineering tissue grafts
...ooking down the road. He has begun to separate the stem
cells from the harvested piece of tissue, because stem
cells divide more rapidly and can live longer, aiming to eventually produce grafts solely from stem
Chronic sinusitis sufferers have enhanced immune responses to fungi
...ng of allergic diseases that suggests symptoms may stem
from a combination of Th1 and Th2 cytokines. The combined effect of excess Th2 and Th1 cytokines released in the presence of fungi may explain a number of chronic sinusitis symptoms, including persistent inflammation of sinus and nasal mucous pa...
Cleveland stem cell investigators awarded $3.1 million
...e National Institute on Aging to study the role of stem
cells in aging. The Center for Stem Cell and Regen...ng, part of the National Institutes of Health, for stem
cell research in the area of aging. "Competition for funding is keen and the multiple awards to Cen...
Hunt for autism genes to be led by Hopkins researchers
...me preliminary evidence suggests that autism might stem
in part from "dose defects" -- extra or fewer copies of genes that arise because sections of chromosomes are improperly copied and inserted into or deleted from the genome. Such events could alter normal production of the genes' products, which might...
Wound healers cause skin disease
...ermost layer of the skin. These cells develop from stem
cells (general unspecialised cells) and specialise... the cell division of transit amplifying cells and stem
cells is regulated, is not yet clear. In the case of psoriasis, not only is there a more rapid rene...
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