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An Important Role in Down Syndrome Played by ‘Support’ Cells in Brain

(Medical News Today) – Researchers from UC Davis School of Medicine and Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California have identified a group of cells in the brain that they say plays an important role in the abnormal neuron development … Read More

Stem Cells Aid Muscle Repair and Strengthening after Resistance Exercise

(Medical Xpress) – A new study in mice reveals that mesenchymal (mezz-EN-chem-uhl) stem cells (MSCs) help rejuvenate skeletal muscle after resistance exercise. By injecting MSCs into mouse leg muscles prior to several bouts of eccentric exercise (similar to the lengthening … Read More

Researchers Discover a Gene that Links Stem Cells, Aging and Cancer

(Medical Xpress) – An organism is healthy thanks to a good maintenance system: the normal functioning of organs and environmental exposure cause damage to tissues, which need to be continuously repaired. This process is not yet well understood, but it … Read More

Top EU Lawyer Clears Way to Stem-Cell Patent Ruling

(Phys.org) – A human egg used to produce stem cells but unable to develop into a viable embryo can potentially be patented, a key EU legal chief said Thursday.  In an opinion of huge interest for biotechnology companies investing in … Read More

Ground-breaking Stem Cell Technique Developed to Heal Fractures and Prevent Amputations

(Medical Xpress) – A pioneering technique that uses a patient’s own stem cells to regrow bone, heal fractures and prevent amputation has been developed by a Canterbury Christ Church University Professor. Professor Anan Shetty, Deputy Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery … Read More

Stem Cell Tourism Exploits People by Marketing Hope

(The Conversation) – Stem cell tourism is when people travel to another country to receive treatments unavailable to them at home. It exists chiefly because most stem cell “treatments” are unproven and not readily available from reputable local medical services. … Read More

Hype Watch: Soccer and Stem Cells

(Med Page Today) – Argentinian midfielder Angel Di Maria’s hamstring injury prevented him from playing in the World Cup final against Germany on Sunday, but his manager said he had been going for stem cell treatments in hopes of accelerating … Read More

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