University of Minnesota Reports Breakthrough in 3-D Printing for Spinal Cord Repair

(Minnesota Star Tribune) – University of Minnesota researchers have broken new ground in the rapidly advancing field of 3-D printing: creating stem cell-infused scaffolds that could be implanted in spinal cords to repair nerve damage. The technology has existed for … Read More

Reversible Technique Developed for Stem Cell Expansion

(Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News) – Scientists at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, and the University of Kansas Medical Center, have identified a way to expand blood-forming adult hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) from human umbilical cord blood (hUCB), without … Read More

Crowdfunding for Unproven Stem Cell Procedures Wastes Money and Spreads Misinformation

(STAT News) – Using online platforms such as GoFundMe to solicit donations for health-related needs can help people access legitimate health services and avoid medical debt. But this kind of medical crowdfunding also raises funds for a multitude of scientifically … Read More

Rebooting the Immune System with Stem Cell Transplants Trialed for Crohn’s Disease

(New Atlas) – A large trial has just been launched in the UK exploring the use of stem cells for treating patients with Crohn’s disease. The radical treatment involves essentially “rebooting” a patient’s immune system and has been used successfully … Read More

Stem Cell Clinics Face Long Odds Against FDA in Legal Fight

(Bloomberg) – Two stem cell clinic operators may be facing tough odds in a legal fight with the FDA to stay in business. The Food and Drug Administration made a big splash in May when it took the stem cell … Read More

First-of-Its-Kind Clinical Trial Will Use Reprogrammed Adult Stem Cells to Treat Parkinson’s

(Science) – Researchers in Japan today announced the launch of a clinical trial to treat Parkinson’s disease with neurological material derived from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, mature cells chemically manipulated to return to an early stage of development from … Read More

Unsafe Ocular Stem Cell Treatments Prevalent

(Medscape) – Experimental stem cell therapies for eye conditions are being offered at dozens of unregulated clinics in the United States, and some of these procedures are harmful, researchers report. Clinicians should warn their patients against clinics that provide stem … Read More

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