In a newly published phase II clinical trial from the Asan Medical Center in Seoul, Korea, researchers observed full recovery from fistulas [abnormal connections between organs caused by the inflammation] in 75% of patients suffering from Crohn’s disease upon the injection of autologous [the patient’s own] stem cells. MSCs have the ability to regulate the patient’s immune system to reduce inflammation, resulting in the complete closure of the fistulas without recurrence.
Topics: large intestine, bank dental stem cells, Crohn's Disease, autologousstemcells, autoimmune disease, gastrointestinal disease, autoimmune attack, research, StemSave, mesenchymal stem cells, organs, stem cells, Fistulas
A recent study from the Republic of Korea reinforces the knowledge of dental pulp stem cells as a viable source of stem cells for use in many forms of regenerative therapies. Upon isolating a population of mesenchymal stem cells from the dental pulp of third molars, the research team identified pluripotent characteristics in the stem cells as they relate to the extremely important indicators of cell viability such as telomere length, telomerase activity, and reverse transcriptase activity.
In a demonstration of the expanded use of stem cells in novel ways, researchers at the City of Hope Medical Research Center in Duarte, California, have developed a treatment approach that may effectively cure Type 1 diabetes. In this study, researchers utilized stem cells to both initiate regeneration of pancreatic β cells as well moderate the immune system to prevent the destruction of the pancreas.
A symposium, to be held on May 4th in Austin Texas and entitled "Collaborating for Cures: Emerging Translational Research in the Stroke and TBI Care Continuum" is advocating and embracing a multidisciplinary approach to treating traumatic brain injuries and providing cutting-edge medical care.
Topics: Texans for Stem Cell Research, stemsaveblog, stroke, Tom Caven, CORE Health Foundation, bank dental stem cells, stroke recovery, brain injury, Stanley Wang, Texas Cures Education Foundation, traumatic brain injury treatment
Dr. Mao’s lecture focused on a variety of insights on the science, technology, and medical impact of stem cells and regenerative medicine including one of the overarching goals of stem cell researchers;reducing the health care expenditure in the US while delivering therapies and treatments that will lead to longer, healthier lives.