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Stem Cell’s Regenerative Capabilities Sustained With Proteins

Posted by anna@stemsave.com on Feb 7, 2017 12:00:00 AM

 

 

Wan-Ju Li and Tsung-Lin Tsai, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, have developed a more efficient method to regrow large masses of bone. Using the proteins lipocalin-2 and prolactin, the researchers were able to slow and neutralize senescence, a naturally occurring process that negatively impacts the ability of stem cells to divide and grow, thereby preserving the regenerative capabilities of the mesenchymal stem cells and facilitating bone growth. The combination of these two proteins in culture provides sustenance for the stem cells to remain in prime condition until they are ready to be implanted into the patient.

 

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Topics: bone repair, bone marrow, bone regrowth, regenerative medicine, preserving stem cells

3D-Printed Bone Using Stem Cells

Posted by anna@stemsave.com on Dec 29, 2016 5:00:00 PM

A team of researchers at the University of Glasgow are utilizing 3D printers to create bone scaffolds that, when coated with a growth substance and stem cells, will continue to grow into bone in the implanted body. The aim of utilizing synthetically grown bone replacements is to create a readily available technology that can be used around the world, especially in places abundant with landmines. This is an important breakthrough for landmine blast survivors whose only option is usually amputation.

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Topics: bone scaffolding, 3D Printing, regenerative medicine, biological alternatives

Dental Stem Cells Advance Understanding of Autism

Posted by anna@stemsave.com on Dec 5, 2016 4:31:11 PM

 

Neurobiologists are utilizing dental stem cells from the pulp of baby teeth to study Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Dental stem cells are very plastic stem cells [they can be differentiated into many types of tissue] derived from the neural crest during early embryonic development.

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Topics: dental pulp, autism, regenerative medicine, stem cells, cell-reprogramming, Autism Spectrum Disorder

Brain Damage Repair with Stem Cells

Posted by anna@stemsave.com on Jul 27, 2016 1:52:25 PM

Rachel Okolicsanyi, a scientist from the Genomics Research Centre at QUT’s Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, is manipulating mesenchymal stem cells [MSCs] to produce neural cells which can be used to treat brain damage. By introducing different chemicals to specific proteins found in stem cells, researchers can determine which chemicals facilitate, or prohibit, their potential to differentiate into neural cells. This advancement in the understanding of how stem cells can be directed will accelerate the development of treatments for brain damage, specifically from strokes and trauma.

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Topics: mesenchymal stem cells, stem cells, brain damage repair, neural cells, genomics research

Printing Organs with Stem Cells

Posted by anna@stemsave.com on Jul 15, 2016 4:01:27 PM

Researchers at the U.K’s University of Bristol’s School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine announced a new advancement in bio-printing. They developed a bio-ink that is comprised of stem cells and two polymers – one naturally occurring and the other artificial. The polymers provide structural support to the stem cells that can then be directed to differentiate into the appropriate tissue. The addition of the phase-change polymer component to the bio-ink allows the printed organ to quickly develop the structural integrity necessary to introduce cell nutrients to the stem cells.

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Topics: 3D Printing, Stem Save, stem cells, bio-ink, printing organs, bio printing

How Can You Mend a Broken Heart - with Stem Cells!

Posted by anna@stemsave.com on May 18, 2016 1:57:00 PM

With a nod to the Bee Gees - Scientists from the University of Utah School of Medicine have successfully treated heart failure patients with autologous stem cells. Patients with stem cell therapy experienced 37% fewer cardiac events--including death and hospital admissions--than a placebo group.

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Topics: stemsaveblog, cardiac arrest, bone marrow, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, mesenchymal stem cells, regenerative medicine, autologous stem cells

Parkinson’s Disease Controlled by Stem Cells

Posted by anna@stemsave.com on Feb 23, 2016 1:38:00 PM

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive, degenerative disorder of the nervous system that affects more than 60,000 Americans each year. A group of researchers from Yonsei University in South Korea has discovered that the protection of nervous tissue may be facilitated by stem cells. Animals with Parkinson’s were injected with human mesenchymal stem cells. The treatment improved the animals’ cognitive behavior and suppressed alpha-synuclein, a toxic protein in the brain.  

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Topics: parkinsons disease, stemsaveblog, stem cell therapies, neurons, mesenchymal stem cells

Retinitis Pigmentosa Stem Cell Protocol Goes into Clinical Trials

Posted by anna@stemsave.com on Nov 5, 2015 2:03:00 PM

Dr. Henry Klassen of UC Irvine has initiated an FDA approved stem cell based clinical trial for the treatment of Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) through the regeneration of damaged retinal tissue. RP is caused by the slow decay of photoreceptors in the retina, which provide vital chemical communication to the brain. The disease is thought to derive from mutations in genes responsible for rods and cones, which ultimately lead to blindness. There is no current treatment for RP.

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Topics: stemsaveblog, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Eyes, clinical trial, retinal blindness, mesenchymal stem cells

Regrowing the Liver and Eliminating Organ Transplantation Need

Posted by anna@stemsave.com on Sep 18, 2015 2:30:00 PM

 

Scientists at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh have succeeded in growing new liver cells in animal models by infusing Hepatic Progenitor stem cells that can develop into new liver cells. This is the first time liver function has been restored in a living subject, suggesting stem cell infusion as a possible alternative to liver transplant.

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Topics: hepatocytes, stemsaveblog, organ failure, mesenchymal stem cells, regenerative medicine

Wall Street Journal Showcases Regenerative Medicine

Posted by anna@stemsave.com on Jul 17, 2015 12:22:00 PM

 

The potential power of regenerative medicine is gaining prominence in the mainstream media. A recent report in the Wall Street Journal depicts a future where regenerative medicine would support the repair and regeneration of human body parts and tissues via stem cells, three-dimensional printing, and applied bioengineering strategies.  The emerging therapies take advantage of the special characteristics of stem cells, that is, their role as the natural repair and maintenance cells of the body and their ability to regenerate and differentiate into a variety of cell types.  

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Topics: bioengineering, stemsaveblog, 3D Printing, Stemcells, regenerative therapies, regenerating tissue, Wall street journal

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