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Gel-Like Polymers May Improve Stem Cell-Based Therapies.

Posted by barb@stemsave.com on Oct 8, 2014 6:41:15 AM

Scientists are developing a polymeric gel to protect stem cells from trauma during transplant injections.

Complex chemical polymers are currently being developed by scientists at Stanford University to protect and support the proliferation of stem cells during spinal cord transplantation procedures. The gels are designed to provide padding for the cells during injection, while also varying in viscosity and the biochemical signals contained within to offer stem cells an optimal environment for differentiation.

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Topics: traumatic brain injuries, stemsaveblog, Brain, Bone, Debilitating Diseases, Stemcells, Knee, autologousstemcells, spinal cord injuries, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Blood vessel

Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Incorporates Stem Cells in Clinical Trial

Posted by pamela@stemsave.com on Sep 30, 2014 6:23:05 AM

Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy has been deemed safe for patients suffering from multiple sclerosis.

A recent clinical trial conducted by the University of Genoa has determined that mesenchymal stem cell therapy to treat multiple sclerosis is indeed safe to perform on humans. 27 MS patients completed the study, which comprised an injection of the patient’s own [autologous] mesenchymal stem cells [MSCs] to reduce excessive inflammation caused by the patients’ own immune systems. None of the patients suffered any side effects from the injection.

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Topics: limbs, Phase III, traumatic brain injuries, neural stem cells, multiple sclerosis, stemsaveblog, clinical trials, Debilitating Diseases, Phase II, Stemcells, autologousstemcells, Neurodegenerative disease

Brain Model Created from Stem Cells.

Posted by anna@stemsave.com on Aug 26, 2014 10:30:09 AM

Researchers from Tufts University utilize stem cells to create a 3-D model of the brain that replicates neurological function.

As reported in a recent article in the New York Times, bioengineers from Tufts University have created a 3-D model of the brain that, utilizing stem cell-derived neurons, the model can mimic the brain’s response to traumatic injury. Principle Investigator Dr. David Kaplan tested the model by dropping weights on it, resulting in a complete neuronal response, including the transmission of electrical impulses and chemical signals through the neurons.

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Topics: traumatic brain injuries, neural stem cells, stemsaveblog, Brain, Debilitating Diseases, Stemcells, autologousstemcells

Wall Street Journal Reports on Stem Cells in Umbilical Cord Blood

Posted by anna@stemsave.com on Jan 13, 2014 10:05:38 AM

Saving stem cells in cord blood ensures access to emerging regenerative therapies.

As reported by the Wall Street Journal, adult stem cell therapies are advancing rapidly; with researchers utilizing stem cells to treat an expanding range of disease, trauma and injury. The article highlights the increasing use of cord blood to treat a variety of ailments such as; Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury and immune deficiencies such as diabetes.

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Topics: traumatic brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, stemsaveblog, Acute Myocardial Infarction, Type-1 Diabetes, clinical trials, Debilitating Diseases, Stemcells, autologousstemcells, heart disease

Mesenchymal Stem Cells Prevent Long-Term Damage after Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted by hunter@stemsave.com on Jan 11, 2014 6:16:27 AM

Stem Cells are used to regulate inflammation after a TBI.

A study from the University of Texas Health Science Center has discovered a novel function of mesenchymal stem cells in preventing long-term brain damage and inflammation in patients following traumatic brain surgery. MSCs injected into TBI-mice actually travelled to the spleen to regulate the body’s inflammatory response to the trauma and preserve brain function.

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Topics: traumatic brain injuries, stemsaveblog, Brain, Stemcells, autologousstemcells

Stem Cells Limit Long Term Damage due to Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted by anna@stemsave.com on Nov 18, 2013 11:04:38 AM

 

Stem cells reduce inflammation following TBI

Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center have developed a novel use of stem cells to prevent neurological inflammation in patients following traumatic brain injury; potentially limiting damage caused by TBI and preserving brain function for victims. The treatment stem cells injected into TBI-mice regulated the immune response in the brain, limiting inflammation and long term damage.

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Topics: traumatic brain injuries, stemsaveblog, Brain, clinical trials, Stemcells, autologousstemcells

Stem Cells Promote Regrowth of Neural Cells Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted by taylor@stemsave.com on Nov 1, 2013 8:29:36 AM

Transplanted neurogenic stem cells recruit host neural stem cells to site of TBI for repair.

Researchers at the University of South Florida have successfully used adult stem cells to repair traumatic brain damage in neurologically impaired mice. Prior to the study, hypotheses on how stem cells may provide treatment for neurological disorders were limited. However, the results of this experiment provide a new theory: stem cells replace dying cells while attracting other stem cells from uninjured regions of the brain to the damaged portions for continued neural cell replenishment. In the words of Principal Investigator Dr. Cesar Borlongan, "The transplanted stem cells serve as migratory cues for the brain's own neurogenic cells."

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Topics: traumatic brain injuries, neural stem cells, stemsaveblog, Brain, Stemcells, autologousstemcells, dentalstemcells

UC Irvine Scientists Discuss Stem Cell Research

Posted by hunter@stemsave.com on Oct 30, 2012 6:00:00 AM

Dr. Peter Donovan, Dr. Hans Keirstead, Dr. Aileen Anderson, Dr. Brian Cummings, Dr. Frank LaFerla, Dr. Leslie M. Thompson, and Dr. Matthew Blurton-Jones of UC Irvine discuss the importance of stem cells and the current research taking place within their labs.

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Topics: Parkinson's, traumatic brain injuries, stemsaveblog, Alzheimer's, Stemcells, Huntington's, spinal cord injuries

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