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Barcodes show the blood family tree

By assigning a barcode to stem cells, researchers have made it possible to monitor large blood cell populations as well as individual blood cells, and study the changes over time. Among other things, they discovered that stem cells go through different stages where their ability to restore immune cells varies. Show More Summary

Should Egg Donors Be Paid?

51 minutes agoHealth : Well

Demand for human ova has been growing in recent years, fueled by infertility treatments and increased investment in stem cell research, reports David Tuller in Tuesday’s Science Times.

Over 400 Hundred People Bought This Blogger-Approved Mask In 24 Hours

6 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : SheFinds

A recent WWD article about how beauty brands are spending with “digital influences” (aka bloggers) called out that Something Navy was responsible for the sale of 502 Peter Thomas Roth masks. She posted about the Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask ($52) on her Snapchat story and, 24 hours later, she generated $17,565 in sales of the […]

In some genetic cases of microcephaly, stem cells fail to launch

In a very severe, genetic form of microcephaly, stem cells in the brain fail to divide, according to a new Columbia University Medical Center study that may provide important clues to understanding how the Zika virus affects the developing...Show More Summary

In Some Genetic Cases of Microcephaly, Stem Cells Fail to Launch

In a very severe, genetic form of microcephaly, stem cells in the brain fail to divide, according to a new Columbia University Medical Center study that may provide important clues to understanding how the Zika virus affects the developing brain.

Why Cockroach Milk Could Be The Next Superfood

Sometimes, things that are good for you may not come in pretty little packages. This case especially holds true, when according to a recent study launched by a group of international scientists at the Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem) in Bangalore, India and other institutions worldwide, [...]

Nanofiber scaffolds demonstrate new features in the behavior of stem and cancer cells

A discovery in the field of biomaterials may open new frontiers in stem and cancer cell manipulation and associated advanced therapy development. Novel scaffolds are shown enabling cells to behave in a different but controlled way in vitro due to the presence of aligned, self-assembled ceramic nanofibers of an ultra-high anisotropy ratio augmented into graphene shells.

The NIH wants pig men

The NIH is proposing lifting a ban on taxpayer funding of experiments that splice human stem cells with animal embryos, creating human-animal chimeras.

Enhancing Cell Therapy to Enable Greater Recovery Following Stroke

yesterdayHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Researchers here demonstrate a method of improving the effectiveness of a stem cell therapy targeted to brain tissues, enabling the treatment to repair more of the damage caused by a stroke: A team of researchers has developed a therapeutic technique that dramatically increases the production of nerve cells in mice with stroke-induced brain damage. Show More Summary

Housekeeping Note

I have to schlep up to LA this morning for—something. To be honest, I'm not sure what. It's a routine follow-up from my stem cell transplant last year, but the last time I did this nobody did anything useful. There were no tests. No questions that my regular oncologist hadn't already asked. Show More Summary

Stem cell therapy heals injured mouse brain

Scientists and clinicians have long dreamed of helping the injured brain repair itself by creating new neurons, and an innovative NIH-funded study published today in Nature Medicine may bring this goal much closer to reality. A teamShow More Summary

Hope for Reversing Stroke-Induced Long-Term Disability

Permanent brain damage from a stroke may be reversible thanks to a developing therapeutic technique. The novel approach combines transplanted human stem cells with a special protein that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration already approved for clinical studies in new stroke patients.

Medical News Today: Brain cells restored by stem cell therapy following stroke, neurological diseases

In a new mouse study, researchers demonstrate how a stem cell therapy increases nerve cell production in mice with stroke-induced brain damage.

This stem cell technique could be a cure for blindness

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

This article was originally published on Medical Daily. More than 500 million people around the world are either visually impaired or blind, but thanks to a technique developed by a team of Japanese scientists at Osaka University, there may be hope for a new treatment. The breakthrough, published...

Is Breakthrough Stem Cell Technique a Cure for Blindness?

This article was originally published on Medical Daily. More than 500 million people around the world are either visually impaired or blind, but thanks to a technique developed by a team of Japanese scientists at Osaka University, there may be hope for a new treatment. Show More Summary

These new stem cell treatments are expensive - and unproven

Visitors to the website of StemGenex, a La Jolla medical group, could be forgiven for thinking that the answer to their prayers is finally at hand. Pitched at sufferers of lung disease, Parkinson’s, autoimmune conditions such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis and even Alzheimer’s,...

Neural stem cells in adult mice also vulnerable to Zika

Zika infection kills off neural stem cells in adult mice bred to be vulnerable to the virus, researchers at the Rockefeller University and the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology report August 18 in Cell Stem Cell. It has yet to be studied whether the death of these cells has any short or long-term effects in the rodents. read more

Heart muscle made from stem cells aid precision cardiovascular medicine, study shows

Heart muscle cells made from induced pluripotent stem cells faithfully mirror the expression patterns of key genes in the donor's native heart tissue, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. As a result, the cells can be used as a proxy to predict whether a patient is likely to experience drug-related heart damage. read more

Penn team identifies strategy to reverse the disease dyskeratosis congenita

Dyskeratosis congenita, or DC, is a rare, inherited disease for which there are limited treatment options and no cure. Typically diagnosed in childhood, the disorder causes stem cells to fail, leading to significant problems including bone marrow failure, lung fibrosis, dyskeratosis of the skin and intestinal atrophy and inflammation. Show More Summary

Neural stem cells control their own fate

To date, it has been assumed that the differentiation of stem cells depends on the environment they are embedded in. A research group now describes for the first time a mechanism by which hippocampal neural stem cells regulate their own cell fate via the protein Drosha.

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