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Crohn’s Fistula Relieved by Mesenchymal Stem Cells [MSCs].

Posted by anna@stemsave.com on Apr 23, 2015 3:26:15 PM

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.

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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

Listen to Your Gut - “Mini-Stomachs” Built In-Vitro from Stem Cells.

Posted by anna@stemsave.com on Dec 19, 2014 10:29:32 AM

Scientists have engineered cellular clusters that mimic the functions of the stomach.

Scientists at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Centre have induced adult stem cells to differentiate into small clusters of gastric tissue that replicate the functions of the human stomach. The lab-made structures, known as “mini-stomachs”, were created by replicating the chemical pathways of early stage stomach development of stem cells in a petri dish.

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Topics: stemsaveblog, Diabetes, stomach, Debilitating Diseases, Stemcells, Crohn's Disease, autologousstemcells, grants, cholangiocarcinoma, intestinal tissue

Stem Cells Grow Human Intestines Successfully

Posted by hunter@stemsave.com on Dec 1, 2014 8:03:44 AM

Scientists have engineered human intestinal tissue through the use of stem cells.

Researchers from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Centre have successfully grown functional human intestinal tissues by utilizing stem cells. After stimulating the stem cells with a “molecular cocktail” of chemicals and growth factors, the team observed as the cells developed into the mucosal lining and muscle layers, while exhibiting digestive functions such as nutrient uptake and responding to molecular signals.

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Topics: Gastrointestinal cancer, stemsaveblog, ulcerative colitis, Debilitating Diseases, Stemcells, Crohn's Disease, Thanksgiving, autologousstemcells, intestinal tissue, small intestine, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Migrating Stem Cells Suggest Treatment for IBD - Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Posted by Kelsey StemSave on Oct 18, 2012 6:00:01 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a group of inflammatory conditions of the colon and small intestine. The major types of IDB are Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis. In the US, approximately 1 million people suffer from diseases that fall under the category of IBD. Treatments for this disease ordinarily include steroids and immune-suppressors. However, researchers at Wake Forest have recently discovered a population of stem cells that may be able to treat IBD without the use of either steroids or immune-suppressors.

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Topics: stemsaveblog, ulcerative colitis, Stemcells, Crohn's Disease, intestinal tissue, small intestine, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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