Seeing the Light: How Engineered Nerve Cells Might Curb Parkinson’s Disease

(Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) – Stem cell therapy for Parkinson’s disease has shown great promise in animal studies and is moving closer to becoming an option for people affected by this devastating neurological condition. But before it can advance … Read More

From Stem Cell to Nerve Cell in a Few Weeks

(Medical Xpress) – However, until now it has not been possible to observe the process of live stem cells developing into fully functional nerve cells. Now, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research in Cologne have developed a … Read More

Cashing in on Hope: Stem Cell Tourism Risks Arrive in Our Own Backyard

(The Conversation) – Once thought to be a problem only in poorly regulated jurisdictions overseas, unproven stem cell treatments are increasingly being offered in Australia. Now, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is holding a public consultation on whether current regulation … Read More

Ageing Research: Blood to Blood

(Nature) – In the past few years, however, a small number of labs have revived parabiosis, especially in the field of ageing research. By joining the circulatory system of an old mouse to that of a young mouse, scientists have … Read More

Stem Cell Transplantation Shows Potential for Reducing Disability in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

(Medical Xpress) – Results from a preliminary study indicate that among patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), treatment with nonmyeloablative hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (low intensity stem cell transplantation) was associated with improvement in measures of disability and quality of … Read More

Stem Cells Derived from Amniotic Tissues Have Immunosuppressive Properties

(Medical Xpress) – Stem cells derived from human amnion have for some time been considered promising for cell therapies because of their ease of access, ability to differentiate, and absence of ethical issues. Now, a Japanese research team has found … Read More

Recipient of Novel Stem Cell Treatment ‘Well’, Doctor

(Medical Xpress) – A woman treated with a revolutionary embryonic stem-cell therapy for severe heart failure is doing well three months after the operation, her cardiologist reported Friday. The patient, 68 at the time of the procedure last October, was … Read More

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