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Stem Cells Pass Safety Test in Vision-Loss Trial

(Nature) – A company that has spent more than 20 years trying to develop treatments based on embryonic stem cells is taking encouragement from small, preliminary tests of the cells in people with progressive vision loss. If the technique continues … Read More

Relaxed DNA May Contribute to Aging

(Science) – People with Werner syndrome—a rare disease the symptoms of which mimic premature aging—usually go grey in their 20s, develop cataracts and osteoporosis in their 30s, and die before 60. Now, researchers have for the first time created a … Read More

The Babies Saved by 3-D Printing Are Now Healthy, Adorable Toddlers

(Washington Post) – Three years ago, a newborn named Kaiba Gionfriddo underwent a radical new procedure: To keep his airway from collapsing due to a rare condition called tracheobronchomalacia, doctors implanted a 3D printed splint into the three-month-old. Now, his doctors … Read More

New Therapy from Naive Cells Attacks High-Risk Viruses in Cord Blood Transplant Patients

(Medical Xpress) – Researchers in the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Methodist and the Texas Children’s Hospital have expanded the use of virus-specific cell therapy in cord blood transplant patients to successfully prevent … Read More

Prenatal Stem Cell Treatment Improves Mobility Issues Caused by Spina Bifida

(Medical Xpress) – The lower-limb paralysis associated with spina bifida may be effectively treated before birth by combining a unique stem cell therapy with surgery, new research from UC Davis Health System has found. The study, conducted in an animal … Read More

Doctor Who Treated Bartolo Colon with Stem Cells in 2010 Thought He’d Never Pitch Again

(New York Daily News) – When Dr. Joseph Purita traveled to the Dominican Republic in 2010 to examine Bartolo Colon, the Boca Raton, Fla.-based orthopedist said he told the pitcher “there are no guarantees here,” referring to the stem cell … Read More

Stem-Cell-Based Therapy Promising for Treatment of Breast Cancer Metastases in the Brain

(Medical Xpress) – Investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute have developed an imageable mouse model of brain-metastatic breast cancer and shown the potential of a stem-cell-based therapy to eliminate metastatic cells from the brain … Read More

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