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Pumping Iron With Stem Cells

Posted by hunter@stemsave.com on Jun 24, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have found that an inflammatory metabolite in the body, typically suppressed with pain relieving and anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen, expedites the healing process for muscles by activating stem cells. The metabolite, called prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), is part of the body’s normal inflammatory response, but painkillers usually taken to relieve muscle soreness inhibit its production. The discovery of this mechanism has given insight to scientists of the micro environment stem cells need to function in, paving the way for enhanced treatments for muscle injuries and trauma as well potential treatments to combat the natural degradation of muscle mass that accompanies aging.

 

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Topics: regenerative medicine, adult stem cells, muscular injuries, promoting stem cell activity

Muscular Disorders Corrected with Stem Cells

Posted by anna@stemsave.com on Jun 13, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Heart Institute have discovered a possible method of directing stem cells to fuse together and form functional skeletal muscle. Utilizing gene therapy, their research has provided insight into correcting disorders like muscular dystrophy, and congenital and metabolic myopathy. By identifying the genes Gm 7325 and Tmem8c, as well as their corresponding proteins, researchers have determined their paired role in directing muscle stem cells (myoblasts) in fusing and creating functional striated muscle tissue, which is responsible for movement.

 

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Topics: Muscular Dystrophy, adult stem cells, myopathy, myoblasts

Stem Cells Score Touchdown in Win Over ACL Injuries

Posted by pamela@stemsave.com on Jun 8, 2017 1:45:00 PM

Ryan Tannehill, quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, avoided invasive ACL repair with a stem cell treatment. A common injury among athletes, ACL tears require surgery and long months of recovery and physical therapy to restore normal mobility and function in the knee. Tannehill was able to avoid this arduous process in favor of a stem cell treatment, and although he is required to wear a brace, he does not display limited mobility typically associated with this injury.

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Topics: ACL Tear, regenerative medicine, adult stem cells, non-invasive treatment

Hair Raising Stem Cells

Posted by hunter@stemsave.com on May 13, 2017 1:00:00 PM

 

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a gene that directs the production of a stem cell factor (SCF) and a protein, which are both essential for hair growth and pigmentation. Stem cells are concentrated in the skin around hair follicles, and when both the protein and the SCF are active, they move up from the bulb of the follicles to produce pigmented hairs. The genes responsible for the production of the KROX20 protein and the SCF were discovered by working backwards, turning off the gene and observing, in mice subjects, that no pigmentation was present in the hairs and that the subjects became bald.

 

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Topics: regenerative medicine, adult stem cells, hair loss treatment

Parkinson's Disease Treatment Utilizes Stem Cells

Posted by hunter@stemsave.com on Apr 14, 2017 3:58:00 PM

Summit for Stem Cell Foundation’s scientists are developing a treatment protocol that calls for the reprogramming of autologous [the patient’s own] stem cells to produce dopamine to treat PD. An important aspect of Parkinson’s disease is neural degeneration, which vastly decreases the production of dopamine, a hormone necessary for proper movement. By differentiating stem cells to replace the damaged neurons, the treatment holds the promise of significantly alleviating the symptoms [loss of muscle control] associated with Parkinson’s.

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Topics: parkinsons disease, regenerative medicine, adult stem cells

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

Stem Cells Regulated by Cellular Environment.

Posted by barb@stemsave.com on May 26, 2015 12:45:51 PM

Recently published research from the Yale University Cancer Center has evaluated the effect of a stem cell’s surrounding area on whether or not the cell will grow or die.  The scientists, led by Kailin R. Mesa, observed stem cells on a hair follicle using live microscopic imaging to determine that the environment in which the stem cell is located plays a critical role in the fate of that cell.  Mesa’s team also observed that stem cells contain a feeding mechanism to rid the skin area of dead cells.

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Topics: saving stem cells, Cancer, Yale University, research, StemSave, mesenchymal stem cells, regenerative medicine, stem cells, adult stem cells

Liver Treatment Improved by Advance in Stem Cell Differentiation.

Posted by hunter@stemsave.com on Apr 30, 2015 11:36:20 AM

Recently published research out of South Korea has presented a new method of differentiating mesenchymal stem cells [MSCs] into liver cells for autologous use in regenerative medicine.  Geneticists found that the overexpression of two genes within MSCs, oct4 and sox2, resulted in the stem cells converting into fully functional hepatocytes, or liver cells, capable of producing urea and storing glycogen.

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Topics: hepatocytes, liver cells, regenerate organs, Stemcells, stem cell differentiation, Liver disease, research, StemSave, mesenchymal stem cells, autologous stem cells, stem cells, biology, adult stem cells

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