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Blindness vs. California Stem Cell Program: Disease-a-Week Challenge #6

When I was ten I fell on a bamboo stick, which penetrated my right eye. The doctor taped a patch over it and said that was all he could do, we would just have to wait and see. What did that mean? Losing one eye did not sound too bad,...Show More Summary

Chitosan coated, chemotherapy packed nanoparticles may target cancer stem cells

Nanoparticles packed with a clinically used chemotherapy drug and coated with an oligosaccharide derived from the carapace of crustaceans might effectively target and kill cancer stem-like cells, according to a recent study.

The Prospects for Stem Cells to Treat Chronic Wounds

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Based on the evidence to date, stem cell transplants could be used to treat chronic, non-healing wounds that occur in older patients, though work to be accomplished in order to achieve this goal. Here is an open access review paper on...Show More Summary

Medical News Today: Targeting dormant cells may halt colorectal cancer spread

Scientists have found how to control stem cell behavior that spurs the spread of bowel cancer, opening a route for therapies that target dormant cells as opposed to growing cells.

Shop this video: Kate Hudson's instant eyelift treatment

Juice Beauty's Stem Cell Instant Lift is a two-step treatment that instantly transforms your under eyes, so no one has to know that you didn't get your eight hours of sleep last night. How well does it work? Consider this: Kate Hudson Instagrammed that she uses this to get ready for major awards show appearances. Show More Summary

Adult Stem Cells From Umbilical Cord Blood and Bone Marrow are Saving People’s Lives

A House panel responsible for advancing and monitoring the nation’s health care and research laws Thursday examined new bipartisan legislation supporting treatment and therapies derived from adult stem cell lines. Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04), author of the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Reauthorization Act of 2015 ( HR 2820), said he was encouraged that the […]

Researchers uncover epigenetic switches that turn stem cells into blood vessel cells

A molecular mechanism that directs embryonic stem cells to mature into endothelial cells -- the specialized cells that form blood vessels -- has been discovered by researchers. Understanding the processes initiated by this mechanismShow More Summary

Experts on SCOTUS ACA Ruling, Fewer Side Effects for Breast Cancer Treatment, Glacial Earthquakes, and More Top Stories 26 June 2015

Other topics include resurgence of whales off southern California, treating chronic kidney disease, and a breakthrough in a heart-specific type of stem cell.

Medical News Today: Lab-made blood to enter human trials in 2 years

Red blood cells grown in the lab from stem cells are likely to be transfused into human volunteers taking part in trials within 2 years, say the UK's NHS Blood and Transplant.

Daniel Cormier needs stem cell injections, delays first UFC title defense until October

After turning away Anthony Johnson at the UFC 187 pay-per-view (PPV) event back in May, reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will move on to defend his 205-pound strap against new division No. Show More Summary

Diabetic blindness: Best source of stem cells to block vision loss

Stem cells taken from donors are more likely to be more effective at battling diabetic retinopathy than cells taken from patients' own bodies, a new study concludes. The work is a critical step toward the goal of injecting stem cells into patients' eyes to stop or even reverse the vision loss. Show More Summary

The Canadian Military Wants to Use Stem Cells to Help Its Soldiers Heal

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It has experimented with Arctic drones, designed the next generation of smart rifles and developed secure wifi networks for combat platoons. Now, the Canadian Armed Forces is looking to develop a battlefield-ready adult stem cell program to help its soldiers quickly heal devastating wounds. Show More Summary

Autism vs. the California Stem Cell Program

Before I met the boy who liked Stanford too much, I knew almost nothing about autism. I had seen the movie, RAINMAN, in which Dustin Hoffman played an autistic person. He seemed like a genius with emotional problems: he could instantly...Show More Summary

Stem Cells Programmed to Survive Within Harsh Post MI Environments

While stem cells for healing diseased cardiac tissue have shown some promise, their inability to wow us may be due to the low rate of survival of these cells once they are inside the myocardium, especially if it’s scarred by the previous infarction. Show More Summary

Gordie Howe Was Treated With Cells From an Aborted Baby, Not “Adult” Stem Cells

Hockey legend Gordie Howe was in the headlines this year for his remarkable recovery from a stroke after a stem cell treatment in Tijuana, Mexico. Initially the reports indicated that Howe was treated with “adult” stem cells, and so the implication was that his treatment was non-controversial. But Brent Schrotenboer, of USA Today, reported last […]

Devon and Leah Still post delightful video celebrating good news

This is so wonderful. Leah Still, daughter of Cincinnati Bengals player Devon Still, has been in the hospital for several weeks now undergoing stem cell therapy for her cancer. On Friday, they got some great news and celebrated via Instagram: A...Show More Summary

Tuberculosis bacteria hide in low oxygen niches of bone marrow stem cells

A new study is helping to shed light on latent tuberculosis and the bacteria's ability to hide in stem cells. Some bone marrow stem cells reside in low oxygen (hypoxia) zones.

Mining Stem Cell Exomes for Means to Spur Tissue Repair

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Researchers are digging into various ways in which stem cells signal other cells to change their behavior, as this this one of the means by which stem cell therapies produce benefits. Identifying the important signalsn would mean that...Show More Summary

Trending Stories Report for 18 June 2015

Topics include: A bioengineered patch to improve stem cell therapy for heart patients, Antacid meds raise risk of C. Diff. bacteria infection in kids, nutrition, new treatments for aggressive breast cancer, lab tests, genetic risks.

Protein plays unexpected role in embryonic stem cells

A protein long believed to only guard the nucleus also regulates gene expression and stem cell development, scientists report. The discovery gives a new understanding to genetic diseases that are caused by mutations in these protein...

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