Tag: "stem" at medical news
It's the neighborhood that matters in ALS, according to medical researchers
... cells in the disease, suggesting the potential of stem
cell replacement therapy targeting non-neuronal ce...ill need to do more research, but our hope is that stem
cell therapy might be a candidate to rescue support cells and treat ALS patients." ALS is a progress...
The neighborhood matters: Packard Center scientists show cell environment is important in ALS
...esearch team. "All this has great implications for stem
cell therapy," he adds. "We now believe delivery of normal, non-neuronal cells to spinal cords could be completely protective, even without replacement of a single motor neuron." In a series of experiments, the team measured the effect of having dif...
'Genetic switch' proves two mechanisms exist by which immune system cells differentiate
...progenitor or "stem" cell. While identification of stem
cell populations for specific tissues is a critical step, it is also important to know how to control their growth and development, to allow the production of specific mature cell types in the lab. "A real problem so far has been that we just can't m...
Use eggs, not embryos, to derive stem cells, say researchers
...ing embryos created to treat infertile couples for stem
cell research is discussed by researchers at St Ma...ed Kingdom, the House of Lords Select Committee on stem
cell research reported in February 2002 that embryos should not be created unless there is a demonst...
Alzheimer's Association cautious about new Alzheimer treatment research with antibiotics
... effective new interventions is urgently needed to stem
the tide of the pending worldwide epidemic of Alzheimer's disease," Thies said. Background on the Study The study, titled "A Randomized Controlled Trial of Doxycycline and Rifampin for Patients with Alzheimer Disease," by Mark Loeb, MD. MSc of McMa...
Researcher at UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center wins lifetime achievement award
...f Stanford, who has led the field of hematopoietic stem
cell biology; and David Baltimore, now at CalTech, who discovered the genetic mechanism of replication of retroviruses. All three have previously won the de Villiers Award and to be considered in their company is a great honor." The award was present...
Study confirms benefits of hemispherectomy surgery
... deep structures of the brain (the thalamus, brain stem
and basal ganglia), is performed at Hopkins on children with Rasmussen's syndrome, a variety of developmental abnormalities on one side of the brain, and on those who have had disabling strokes. Because children's brains are "plastic," if surgeons re...
New centers boost muscular dystrophy research
...Ph.D. (NIAMS). Scientists here will study gene and stem
cell therapies to treat muscle disease, in particu...project will attempt to deliver and engraft muscle stem
cells into diseased heart tissue without causing an immune response. Researchers will also use herpe...
Preliminary study finds stem cells in blood restore damaged heart muscle
...n damaged. While other researchers have shown that stem
cells derived from bone marrow and umbilical cord ...cardiac tissue, this study demonstrates that adult stem
cells circulating in blood can also repair a heart. In the study, published online in the current is...
Drug may treat previously incurable brain cancer, say Stanford researchers
...l be in recurrent glioblastoma and pediatric brain stem
glioma, though Knox hopes to test the therapy in other cancers in the future....
Vision-producing cells fail 'taste-test,' treat key light-detecting molecules identically
...that functional differences between rods and cones stem
in part from the cellular environments they offer, rather than inherent differences in their pigments, says Yau, who is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. Both pigments detect light by absorbing it and changing their structures in ...
Bone cells help call the shots for the blood's stem cells within
...ells in controlling the expansion of blood-forming stem
cells, and to identify a way to multiply such cell...ne-marrow-transplant patients, for whom a limit in stem
cells often makes the procedure more dangerous if not impossible. By exploiting their knowledge of t...
Study finds way to dramatically increase hematopoietic stem cells
...ificantly increase the production of hematopoietic stem
cells in a mouse model. Expanding the population o... increase the number of patients who could receive stem
cell transplants for certain cancers. The study, published in the Oct. 23 issue of Nature, also ide...
Stem cell factor: Secret to liver's fountain of youth
...f benign or malignant tumors, a large reservoir of stem
cell factor (SCF) in the liver drives increased hepatocyte proliferation in order to restore liver mass to normal. Lisa Colletti and colleagues from the University of Michigan report their findings in the November 3 issue of the Journal of Clinical I...
First international conference on women and blindness
...e as likely to lose their vision as men and how to stem
the tide of blinding diseases in women. Called "Improving Women's Eye Health: Strategies to Address the Greater Burden of Blindness Among Women" and sponsored by the Women's Eye Health Task Force based at Schepens Eye Research Institute, the conferen...
Women & men differ in heart disease traits and treatment
...of bias based solely on their gender. The bias may stem
from the disease." And, he adds, "This means medical management, with aggressive drug therapy, becomes even more important for women. We still have a way to go on making sure both men and women get the drugs that can help them." Coronary heart di...
Dyslexia may involve both vision and hearing
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Dyslexia may stem
from how the brain processes sight and sound together rather than simply a problem "decoding" the written word reported researchers from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center today at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting in New Orlea...
Jefferson scientists show low lead levels can affect development of brain cells
... effect on the growth and development of embryonic stem
cells. According to Jay Schneider, Ph.D., profess... specifically, how does lead affect what the brain stem
cells become? Dr. Schneider, who is also director of the Parkinson's Disease Research Unit at Jeffe...
Panel: Clinical use of embryonic stem cells jeopardized by Bush's policy on federal funding
The human embryonic stem
cell lines currently eligible for research with fe...l trials, nor would they ensure fair access to new stem
cell-based therapies, according to the scientists, philosophers and lawyers on a panel convened at J...
Bone marrow cells improve failing heart function
Orlando, Fla. Bone marrow stem
cell therapy holds promise as a novel therapy for ... treadmill tests and had blood tests to see if the stem
cells caused inflammation. Researchers measured "reversible defects" (live heart muscle tissue that...
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