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Today’s Menu Special:  Stem Cells

Posted by Kelsey StemSave on Mar 17, 2017 3:48:24 PM

 

Bay area food technology startup Memphis Meats has grown real-tasting chicken meat, without ever raising a single chicken. Companies are capitalizing on the technology of using stem cells to grow meat tissue, producing meat that bypasses farms, going straight from lab to table. This innovation not only proves more environmentally friendly, but also cuts the costs of feeding and waste disposal associated with raising livestock and poultry, but incorporates stem cells in a novel and unconventional way.

 

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Topics: stem cells, tissue regeneration, growing meat in a lab

Boning Up With Stem Cells

Posted by barb@stemsave.com on Jan 26, 2017 5:00:00 PM

Researchers at South Korea’s Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology have developed a new scaffolding technique that speeds up stem cell differentiation for bone formation. Utilizing carbon nitride sheets infused with stem cells, the researchers were able to regenerate bone. The carbon nitride sheets possessed photocatalytic properties, which facilitated bone growth. This study marks an important advancement in treatments for bone fractures and periodontal disease.

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Topics: osteoporosis, bone scaffolding, bone fracture, regenerative medicine, stem cells

Building a Heart With Stem Cells

Posted by hunter@stemsave.com on Jan 3, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Researchers at Penn State University, led by Xiaojun Lance Lian, have developed a method to regenerate the surface of a human heart utilizing stem cells. Prior to this advance, researchers could only differentiate stem cells into the middle layer of the heart [myocardium].  By activating the Wnt pathway the researchers were able to direct the stem cells to become the outside layer of the heart [epicardium], bringing researchers one step closer to regenerating an entire heart wall.

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Topics: regenerative medicine, stem cells, heart regeneration, epicardium, heart repair

Clinical Trial for RP Patients Completes Patient Enrollment

Posted by davids@stemsave.com on Dec 13, 2016 3:00:00 PM

California’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has announced the completion of patient enrollment in a study testing a stem cell derived therapy for retinitis pigmentosa (RP) patients. The treatment involves injecting human retinal progenitor cells into the damaged area of the retina to improve vision. These progenitor cells could either replace the damaged photoreceptors in the eye, or prevent them from being destroyed.

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Topics: clinical trials, Retinitis Pigmentosa, regenerative medicine, stem cells

The 12th Annual World Stem Cell Summit

Posted by devin@stemsave.com on Dec 8, 2016 3:15:32 PM

The Regenerative Medicine Foundation presents the 12th annual World Stem Cell Summit (WSCS) in West Palm Beach, Florida. The WSCS is the largest interdisciplinary stem cell meeting, uniting researchers, funders, and patients from around the world to share the latest medical breakthroughs and discoveries. Embedded within the WSCS is the RegMed Capital Conference, bringing together scientific innovators and investors interested in regenerative medicine and related technologies. The events are broadcasting live from December 6th to December 9th at worlstemcellsummit.com.

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Topics: World Stem Cell Summit, regenerative medicine, stem cells, The Regenerative Medicine Foundation, RegMed Capital Conference

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

Dental Stem Cells Advance Understanding of Autism

Posted by anna@stemsave.com on Dec 5, 2016 4:31:11 PM

 

Neurobiologists are utilizing dental stem cells from the pulp of baby teeth to study Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Dental stem cells are very plastic stem cells [they can be differentiated into many types of tissue] derived from the neural crest during early embryonic development.

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Topics: dental pulp, autism, regenerative medicine, stem cells, cell-reprogramming, Autism Spectrum Disorder

Turkeys Catch a Break

Posted by davids@stemsave.com on Dec 2, 2016 11:33:33 AM

Professor Paul Mozdziak and his team at North Carolina State University are growing turkey breast meat from stem cells. By manipulating stem cells into muscle fibers and cultivating them in a “warm broth” of amino acids and glucose, the cells are able to grow into turkey meat. The stem cells are activated to produce protein and fat cells, which add flavor and succulence to the meat, making it very similar to traditional meat.

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Topics: stem cells, cell culturing, muscle fibers, regenerative treatments, cultured poultry

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

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

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