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MS Treatment Using Stem Cells

Posted by taylor@stemsave.com on Jan 17, 2017 4:00:00 PM

Researchers from Imperial College London, led by Dr. Paolo Muraro, have refined a stem cell treatment for Multiple Sclerosis (MS); using the patient’s own stem cells to reset the immune system and “freeze” the disease. MS is a disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibers thereby causing communication disruptions between the brain and the rest of the body. The treatment works by first recovering healthy stem cells from the patient and then, using high-dose chemotherapy to kill the remaining damaged immune cells. Reintroducing the recovered stem cells into the patient’s body reboots the immune system and halts the disease.

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Topics: multiple sclerosis, autologous stem cells, immune cells, regenerative therapies, MS

Stem Cells Utilized to Treat HLHS

Posted by pamela@stemsave.com on Dec 27, 2016 4:00:00 PM

Researchers at the University of Maryland Medical Center are developing a stem cell treatment that can be utilized to treat hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) in children. By taking a new approach to make the right side of the heart stronger instead of replacing the damaged left side, researchers hope to engender a more permanent fix. The procedure would represent a significant advancement over current HLHS treatments; which include heart transplants and reconstructive procedures that only provide temporary relief.

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Topics: hypoplastic left heart syndrome, stem cell treatments, regenerative therapies, HLHS, heart disease

Stem Cells Used to Counteract Side Effects of Chemotherapy

Posted by barb@stemsave.com on Dec 7, 2016 7:10:19 PM

Professor Lars Nielson and his team at the University of Queensland’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology are utilizing stem cells to develop a treatment for patients at risk for chemotherapy-induced neutropenia (CIN). Neutropenia is caused by the lack of white blood cells. By differentiating stem cells into white blood cells, the treatment reduces the ‘risk’ period of infection and fever following chemotherapy.

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Topics: stem cells, Umbilical cord blood, regenerative therapies, chemically-induced neutropenia, white blood cells

Stem Cells Differentiated into Intestinal Tissue

Posted by davids@stemsave.com on Nov 30, 2016 6:00:00 PM

Dr. Michael Helmrath, MD and Jim Wells, PhD of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center announced a significant advance in the differentiation of pluripotent stem cells into intestinal tissue with functional nerves. This milestone will enable the use of the cultured intestinal tissue to be used, in the short term, for drug testing and, in the longer term, for the development of regenerative treatments to address a myriad of intestinal disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Intestinal Cancers and Hirschsprung’s disease.

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Topics: stem cells, intestinal tissue, Hirschsprung's disease, regenerative therapies, pluripotent stem cells

CTE Treatment Utilizing Stem Cells

Posted by pamela@stemsave.com on Nov 23, 2016 2:59:32 PM

Doctors Mark Foglietti and Michael Kellis of the Ohio Stem Cell Treatment Center are developing a treatment utilizing autologous [the patient’s own] stem cells to treat Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). CTE is a degenerative disease that effects people who have been subjected to repeated blows to the head – such as NFL players – especially those whom experienced multiple concussions. 

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Topics: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, mesenchymal stem cells, autologous stem cells, concussion, brain injury, regenerative therapies

Stem Cell Matrix Advances Potential Treatments for Metabolic Disorders

Posted by artgreco@stemsave.com on Nov 18, 2016 12:31:10 PM

When stem cells are taken out of the body and placed in cultures, the microenvironment that permits the generation of an extracellular matrix is lost, impacting their functionality. To address this shortcoming, a team of researchers from A*STAR Institute of Medical Biology - led by Michael Raghunath and Cedric Badowski, in conjunction with scientists at the National University of Singapore utilized a technique termed 'macromolecular crowding’ [that mimics the microenvironment of the cells] to encourage stem cell differentiation and regeneration.

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Topics: mesenchymal stem cells, brown fat, metabolic diseases, regenerative therapies, macromolecular crowding

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, stem cell technology, 3D scaffold, bioengineering, stem cells, regenerative therapies

Stem Cell Grafts Could Help Repair Injured Hearts

Posted by devin@stemsave.com on Nov 11, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Researchers at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Germany are utilizing stem cells to repair heart damage. According to the American Heart Association, heart failure, commonly caused by a heart attack, affects more than 5 million people in the United States. Since heart muscle tissue cannot regenerate after it is damaged, doctors are seeking effective approaches to introduce stem cells into the hearts of people who have suffered a heart attack.

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Topics: heart damage, Heart Attack, stem cells, heart tissue grafts, heart muscle stem cells, endothelial stem cells, regenerative therapies

Stem Cells Used to Treat TBI

Posted by taylor@stemsave.com on Nov 10, 2016 10:25:15 AM

 Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center, led by Dr. Charles Cox, are utilizing autologous [the patient’s own] stem cells to treat traumatic brain injury (TBI). The results demonstrated that the stem cells reduced the body’s inflammatory response to the trauma and preserved brain tissue – a significant advancement from current therapies used to treat TBI. 1.7 million Americans sustain TBI annually and TBI is a contributing factor to a third of all injury related deaths.

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Topics: traumatic brain injury, TBI, autologous stem cells, clinical trials, regenerative therapies

Stem Cells Hold Keys for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Posted by pamela@stemsave.com on Nov 4, 2016 5:46:05 PM

Researchers from the University of Pittsburg School of Medicine are utilizing mesenchymal stem cells [MSCs] to develop a treatment for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). MSCs possess valuable properties that make them particularly suitable for potential treatments – chief amongst them are; their plasticity [ability to differentiate into a particular tissue type], their anti-inflammatory capabilities and, their immunomodulatory properties. Currently, there are five Phase 1 clinical trials registered utilizing MSCs to treat IPF.

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Topics: idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, mesenchymal stem cells, dental pulp, regenerative therapies, autologous stem cells

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