Tag: "stem" at medical news
How can we protect patients with weakened immune systems from influenza?
...rvous system, who are treated with a novel type of stem
cell transplant. Both chemotherapy and stem
cell transplants involve suppressing the patients' immune defenses. A third group of patients has ch...
Measuring artery repair cells could become new heart disease test
...aggressively." ALDH is produced in high amounts by stem
cells in the bone marrow as part of the process of...ers have used ALDH assays to measure the number of stem
cells in the bone marrow, so the team has extended this assay to detect levels of EPCs, which are pr...
Growth-factor therapy improves endothelial cell production and mobility in arterial disease
...Our next step will be to continue studying whether stem
cell mobilization can be used to improve vascular function and reduce the risk of atherosclerosis....
Doernbecher researchers to study effectiveness of stem cell transplant in human brain
...iversity will begin a Phase I clinical trial using stem
cells in infants and children with a rare neurodeg... HuCNS-SC(TM), a proprietary human central nervous stem
cell product developed by StemCells, Inc. is safe, and whether it can slow the progression of two fo...
Marrow-derived stem cells deliver new cytokine to kill brain tumor cells, offer protection
...Attaching a recently discovered cytokine to neural stem
cells derived from bone marrow, researchers at Ced...tute documented several years ago that some neural stem
cells "immature" cells that can differentiate into central nervous system cells have the ability t...
Legal and ethical questions about stem cell research
"As my university gears up for human embryonic stem
cell research," says Stanford law professor Henry ...ample, given the long life span of human embryonic stem
cell lines, and their likely use in clinical practice, will it really be possible to promise donors ...
Researchers use embryonic model to reprogram malignant melanoma
...stic nature, which is similar to that of embryonic stem
cells. The Hendrix lab has shown that the unspecified or poorly differentiated cell type serves as an advantage to cancer cells by enhancing their ability to migrate, invade and metastasize virtually undetected by the immune system. Also collabora...
Isolated female rats subjected to a 30-minute stressor heal faster than males
.... The difference in the female rats' responses may stem
from the demands of motherhood, researchers speculate in the study "Social isolation and the inflammatory response: sex differences in the enduring effects of a prior stressor" by Gretchen L. Hermes, Anthony Montag and Martha K. McClintock of the Uni...
Man-made prostate created by women
...entists have grown a human prostate from embryonic stem
cells. A study published in the March edition of Nature Methods describes how human embryonic stem
cells were developed into human prostate tissue equivalent to that found in a young man, in just 12 ...
Canadian researchers discover a natural defence mechanism for Alzheimer's disease
... type of microglia: those derived from bone marrow stem
cells. Using tests conducted with transgenic mouse models of AD, the investigators have demonstrated that bone marrow-derived microglia infiltrate amyloid plaques and succeed in destroying them most efficiently. These newly-recruited immune cells ar...
Johns Hopkins scientists map brain area that may aid hunt for human brain stem cells
... neural tissue and that potentially serve as brain stem
cells. The mapping study -- using special microsco...ong ependymal cell, astrocytes and potential brain stem
cells. "Although we have not confirmed the existence of human brain stem
cells in vivo or their abil...
Skin cancer prevention needs to begin in early childhood
...ltering childhood behavior patterns will hopefully stem
the rise of skin cancer, say researchers. Suggestions include the use of sunscreen and wearing of appropriate clothing such as hats for outdoor play, both at home and in school. And while these recommendations may seem familiar, they are now encour...
Counseling children about skin cancer important, but rarely done
... childhood sun exposure and tanning will hopefully stem
the rise of skin cancer." Previous research has shown that skin counseling is provided at less than 1 percent of pediatrician visits. "Children and their parents should be counseled on prevention measures, including avoiding tanning, especially as t...
Findings advance use of adult stem cells for replacement bone
...versity have discovered a new way to culture adult stem
cells from bone marrow such that the cells themsel...nown as regenerative medicine, involves harvesting stem
cells from a patient's body and using them to grow new tissues that can be transplanted back into th...
IU School of Medicine scientists testing stem cells for peripheral artery disease
...cientists have begun a unique clinical trial using stem
cell injections as a treatment that could offer ho...Medicine at the medical school, who is leading the stem
cell trial. For many of these severely affected patients, their quality of life is similar to patien...
55th Annual ACC Scientific Session ushers in breakthroughs in cardiology research
...lesterol-fighting statin drugs, the promise of new stem
cell therapies and key late-breaking clinical trials within the cardiovascular field. Linking together research and clinical practice, ACC.06 will facilitate international collaboration regarding global health issues and challenges related to cardiov...
Research shows promise for using stem cell transplantation to treat patients with severe lupus
...to standard treatment and who underwent autologous stem
cell transplantation to improve their immune syste... more recent treatment is autologous hematopoietic stem
cell transplantation (HSCT), in which stem
cells from the patient are mobilized and re-infused into ...
Life-threatening lupus responds to stem cell transplant therapy
Transplanting patients with blood stem
cells that originate from their own bone marrow ca...nced center, high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem
cell transplant may be performed safely and result in disease remission and improvement or salvage o...
Stem cells from muscles can repair cartilage
...evious studies have suggested that muscles contain stem
cells that can develop in various ways, including ... researchers designed a study using muscle-derived stem
cells (MDSCs) genetically engineered with a therapeutic protein in an effort to repair articular car...
Hope for arthritis stems from within
...combining the self-healing powers of the body with stem
cell science to help young people avoid debilitati...ng bleeding from the bone marrow, which stimulates stem
cells to grow tissue within the damaged area. Surgeons then implant a felt-like pad, to encourage th...
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