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Stem Cells Channel Their Inner Paul Simon – ‘Slip Slidin Away’

Posted by artgreco@stemsave.com on May 27, 2016 3:30:00 PM

Researchers from Harvard University have developed a new growth medium which facilitates the transfer of intact stem cell sheets. Stem cell transplantation is most effective as a coherent surface, rather than a matrix of freely floating cells. Previous attempts to release intact cell sheets have relied on thermal denaturation, which affect transplant efficiency. Slippery Liquid-Infused Porous Surfaces (SLIPS) circumvent this problem by reversibly inducing slipperiness in a cell culture.  

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Topics: stemsaveblog, transplant, Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering, mesenchymal stem cells, stem cells, cell culturing

Diaphragm Tissue Regenerated from Stem Cells

Posted by davids@stemsave.com on Jan 22, 2016 1:39:00 PM

A group of international scientists led by Dr. Macchiarini, professor of regenerative medicine at Karolinska Institute, has successfully engineered diaphragm tissue in animal models using a mixture of stem cells and 3D scaffolds. When the cells are transplanted, they demonstrate the same complex mechanical properties as diaphragm muscle. This offers hope for common birth defects and possible future heart muscle repairs.

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Topics: stemsaveblog, regenerate organs, transplant, Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering, mesenchymal stem cells

Bubble Boy Gene Therapy Utilizes Stem Cells

Posted by taylor@stemsave.com on Jan 8, 2016 1:31:00 PM

Scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases have developed a gene therapy utilizing stem cells, which restores immunity to patients with SCID-X1, also referred to as “Bubble Boy” disease. This genetic disorder prevents immune cells from developing properly, leaving patients prone to potentially fatal infections.

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Topics: stemsaveblog, genetic disease, gene therapy, hematopoietic stem cells, autoimmune disease, transplant, regenerative medicine

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