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Stem Cells Space Out to Treat Stroke Victims

Posted by maxi@stemsave.com on Mar 10, 2017 2:53:02 PM

 

Dr. Abba Zubair of the Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus, known for their research in regenerative medicine, is spearheading research on the effects of microgravity on stem cell growth. In previous studies, the weightlessness in microgravity was shown to promote fast and effective reproduction of stem cells. The ability to rapidly multiply stem cells would go a long way toward eliminating the deficit of available stem cells that could be used to treat the inflammation associated with strokes, and to promote neuron and blood vessel regeneration.

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Topics: regenerative medicine, adult stem cells, stroke treatments

Big Pharma Wades into Regenerative Medicine

Posted by maxi@stemsave.com on Dec 15, 2016 4:00:00 PM

A $225m investment from pharmaceutical giant Bayer catapults BlueRock Therapeutics onto the stem cell therapy stage. BlueRock will initially focus on cardiovascular and neurological treatments.  A team led by Dr. Michael Laflamme and Dr. Gordon Keller will concentrate on regenerating heart muscle for patients who have suffered a heart attack, whilst a team led by Dr. Lorenz Studer and Dr. Viviane Tabar will concentrate on restoring dopamine-producing cells in patients with Parkinson's disease .

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Topics: parkinsons disease, Heart Attack, stem cell therapy, Bayer, BlueRock Therapeutics, cardiovascular treatments, neurological treatments

Stem Cell Technology Advance for Parkinson’s Disease

Posted by maxi@stemsave.com on Nov 15, 2016 8:01:00 PM

Scientists at Rutgers and Stanford Universities, led by Prabhas V. Moghe, created a new stem cell-based technology that may treat Parkinson’s disease. Their technology utilizes a 3D scaffold containing a tiny polymer that, compared to 2D environments, allows for the growth of stem cells in all directions. This represents a significant innovation from current stem cell applications as it creates a more accurate representation of how the stem cells are configured in the brain. Facilitating communication between the brain and the transplanted stem cells resulted in a more effective transplant.

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Topics: parkinsons disease, bioengineering, regenerative therapies, stem cells, stem cell technology, 3D scaffold

Skin Tissue Produced From Stem Cells

Posted by maxi@stemsave.com on Sep 15, 2016 8:47:08 PM

Scientists from the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Japan have recently grown skin tissue from transformed stem cells. Their work demonstrated an advancement from previous efforts to grow skin in that the transplanted stem cells developed as integumentary tissue – the tissue between the outer and inner skin, which holds the functional properties of the skin, including sweat glands and hair follicles.

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Topics: skin regeneration, Stem Save, stem cell therapy, stem cell differentiation, stem cells, skin tissue

Cartilage Replacement with Stem Cells

Posted by maxi@stemsave.com on Aug 1, 2016 3:14:30 PM

Dr. John Szivek, a researcher from the University of Arizona, is growing cartilage from stem cells. The process would utilize the patient’s own stem cells. The grown cartilage would be used to repair arthritic related damage, both small and large, and may one day eliminate the need to put plastics and/or metals in patient’s joints.

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Topics: stem cell treatments, StemSave, autologous stem cells, arthritis treatment, growing cartilage

Spinal Cord Injury Treatment From Stem Cells

Posted by maxi@stemsave.com on Jul 8, 2016 4:30:00 PM

Researchers at the Sri Ramachandra University (SRU) in Chennai have differentiated stem cells from human gum [gingival] tissue into neurons. Following their success, Dr. R. Suresh and research scholars S. Rajasekharan and M. G. Dinesh hope to develop methodologies to utilize the differentiated nerve cells to treat spinal cord injuries.

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Topics: dental stem cells, spinal cord injury, stem cell treatments, nerve cells, grow stem cells, stem save blog, human gum tissue, neural crest

Arthritis Treatment Employs Autologous Stem Cells

Posted by maxi@stemsave.com on Mar 24, 2016 1:47:17 PM

Osteoarthritis is the most common chronic condition of the joints, occurring most often in the knees, hips, lower back, and neck. There are approximately 54 million patients in the U.S., of which some 760,000 patients undergo surgery costing an average $33,706, according to the U.S. Center of Disease Control and Prevention. One biotechnology company is combating this problem by utilizing autologous [the patient’s own] stem cells.

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Topics: stemsaveblog, Arthritis, repair cartilage, osteoarthritis, mesenchymal stem cells, regenerative medicine, autologous stem cells

Stem Cells Improve Cardiac Performance after Heart Attack

Posted by maxi@stemsave.com on Mar 2, 2016 2:07:00 PM

Researchers from the University of Miami have discovered that injections of cardiac stem cells and mesenchymal stem cells can radically improve cardiac performance following a heart attack. The combination of both cell types is thought to provide a stronger and more effective treatment for patients with heart failure.

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Topics: stemsaveblog, cardiac stem cells, Heart Attack, mesenchymal stem cells, regenerative medicine, autologous stem cells, cardiomyocytes

Seaweed-Based Gel Yields Stem Cell Bandages

Posted by maxi@stemsave.com on Feb 15, 2016 1:00:00 PM

A group of researchers from Newcastle University discovered a novel way to preserve and prolong lifespans of mesenchymal stem cells. Although substantial research documents the multipurpose efficacy of mesenchymal stem cell therapy in wound healing, its adoption into mainstream healthcare has been challenging. Traditionally, adipose stem cells extracted from patients have to be handled in specialized conditions as they do not survive well outside the body. The Newcastle researchers encapsulated the stem cells in an alginate gel, prolonging the cells’ lives for up to three days in ambient temperatures and conditions. This protocol may offer a simple solution to the quagmire of transporting adipose cell cultures for treatment options.

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Topics: stemsaveblog, stem cell therapy, mesenchymal stem cells, regenerative medicine, alginate, bandage

Stem Cell Created ‘Organoids’ Advance Medical Treatments  

Posted by maxi@stemsave.com on Sep 21, 2015 2:07:00 PM

Scientists at the University of Cambridge and University of Manchester are using stem cells to create study environments that closely resemble human tissue which they call “mini lungs.” These lungs are not designed to be transplanted, but offer a valuable biological use in evaluating new treatments and therapies.

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Topics: lung transplant, lung disease, stemsaveblog, regenerative therapies, research, mesenchymal stem cells, pneumonia, COPD, cystic fibrosis, asthma

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