Tag: "stem" at medical news
Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly
... product, and that's exactly what happens with the stem
cells in our aging muscles, according to researche...that, as we age, the lines of communication to the stem
cells of our muscles deteriorate and, without the full instructions, it takes longer for injured mus...
Stem cell transplantation procedure results in long-term survival for amyloidosis patients
...) have found that high-dose chemotherapy and blood stem
cell transplantation can result in long-term survi...ents who received high-dose chemotherapy and blood stem
cell transplantation from July 1994 through July 1997. The median survival for all 80 patients was ...
W.M. Keck Foundation announces 2007 class of Distinguished Young Scholars in medical research
...us research of the relationship between the age of stem
cells and their ability to regenerate themselves, Dr. Wagers hopes to discover a method to slow down or reverse the natural process of aging, which may potentially lead to advances in treating age-related illnesses, such as diabetes, immune deficienc...
Damon Runyon renews its $2.25 million investment to support young clinical cancer investigators
...Fred Appelbaum focus on improving on hematopoietic stem
cell transplantation. The use of umbilical cord b...thnicity. However, umbilical cord blood has fewer stem
cells, decreasing the likelihood of a successful transplant. Dr. Delaney has developed novel method...
Aging stem cells in mice may hold answers to diseases of the aged, Stanford study finds
STANFORD, Calif. -- As stem
cells in the blood grow older, genetic mutations a... group of researchers had shown that blood-forming stem
cells in the bone marrow of mice became less able to divide and replenish the supply of blood cells ...
Loss of stem cells correlates with premature aging in animal study
...o development leads to premature aging and loss of stem
cell reservoirs in adult mice. This gene, ATR, is ...f, most tissues have a reservoir of specific adult stem
cells. These stem
cells dont divide as frequently as other cell types since they need to maintain th...
UGA study finds that violence costs nation $70 billion annually
...searchers found that most of the costs of violence stem
from males and young adults. Sixty-eight percent of the costs from assaults and 63 percent of the costs from self-inflicted injuries were in males aged 15 to 44. The most burdensome category is among young males who are victims of assaults with fi...
UK scientists set their sights on cure for AMD
... therapy, using cells derived from human embryonic stem
cells to replace the faulty retinal cells that cau...of a cell replacement therapy from human embryonic stem
cells, which are effective in replacing dysfunctional RPE and photoreceptors found in AMD, leading t...
CIRM awards $3.79 million to Burnham Institute
...nd expansion of the Institutes training courses in stem
cell research. Burnham was one of 17 institutions...rants have significantly expedited human embryonic stem
cell research activity at Burnham through the award of eight SEED grants (totaling $5.9 million) and...
USC and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles both receive grants for stem cell facilities
...archers and institutions to share for unrestricted stem
cell research. USC's grant also includes funding ...elop an educational course in current protocols in stem
cell research. CIRM's advisory panel strongly recommended funding for USC's laboratory space. ...
Stanford researchers track human stem cells transplanted into rat brain
...ne have illuminated the path taken by human neural stem
cells that were transplanted into the brains of ra...ch group placed miniscule particles of iron inside stem
cells to act as cellular beacons detected by magnetic resonance imaging. With the ability to monitor...
National Academies Advisory -- June 8 public briefing on LANL groundwater protection
...roundwater contaminants at the 36-square-mile site stem
from nuclear-weapons work that was done there during the Cold War. New Mexico state law says LANL must evaluate and, if necessary, remediate the contamination by 2015. The report -- PLANS AND PRACTICES FOR GROUNDWATER PROTECTION AT THE LOS ALAMOS NAT...
Revlimid data presented at ASCO stands to change the way physicians treat multiple myeloma
...t affects production of red cells, white cells and stem
cells. It is the second most prevalent of the blood cancers, affecting an estimated 750,000 people worldwide, and in industrialized countries it is being diagnosed in growing in numbers and in increasingly younger people. The Revlimid/dexamethasone ...
Human stem cell treatment restores motor function in paralyzed rats
...n six weeks after receiving grafts of human spinal stem
cells (hSSCs), researchers from the University of ... the spines neural cells, by grafting human neural stem
cells directly into the spinal cord we can achieve a progressive recovery of motor function, said Ma...
Detecting cold, feeling pain: Study reveals why menthol feels fresh
...moving through nerves in the spinal cord and brain stem
up to the brain, which prompts a response, or "feeling." Co-author of the current study Allan Basbaum, PhD, also of UCSF, is a pioneer of research into the mechanism of chronic pain within the central nervous system. The Julius team's complementar...
Scripps Research awarded $17 million for adult stem cell use to treat eye diseases
...neovascular eye diseases. This approach uses adult stem
cells-pluripotent cells capable of differentiating...otentially peripheral and cord blood). These adult stem
cells are injected into an eye that is forming normal or abnormal blood vessels. Once in the eye, th...
Texas aging meeting to feature NIA Interventions Testing Program 1st report
...ions will focus on genes that determine life span, stem
cells and aging, animals that age at different rates, and a debate on evolutionary theory and modern aging research. Highlights also will include a presentation on the CALERIE Study of caloric restriction in humans (calorie restriction is the only ...
New hope for severe heart disease patients
...e to stimulate the release of blood vessel-forming stem
cells can alleviate the condition, improve heart function and increase quality of life for people with severe heart disease. Executive Director of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Professor Bob Graham, said evidence from the first phas...
Syphilis screening, lithium fights neurodegeneration, monoclonal antibodies against avian flu
...rom the disease because other neurons in the brain stem
also degenerate. The researchers bred mice carrying a mutant gene for Ataxin1 containing a very long CAG repeat (Sca1154Q/2Q mice) which resemble human patients in symptoms and disease progression. After weaning, the mice were fed normal food or f...
Adult brain cells rediscover their inner child
...t these results are promising for any future nerve stem
cell therapy. "If we can implant or stimulate these adult stem
cells in damaged areas, it's possible we can do more than fill in lost nerve connections," he says. ...
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