Researchers Discover Genetic Origins of Myelodysplastic Syndrome Using Stem Cells

(Eurekalert) – Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) — adult cells reprogrammed back to an embryonic stem cell-like state–may better model the genetic contributions to each patient’s particular disease. In a process called cellular reprogramming, researchers at Icahn School of Medicine … Read More

First to Demonstrate Significant Blocking of Opioid Tolerance with Mesenchymal Stem Cell Transplant

(Newswise) – Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) transplantation reduced opioid tolerance and opioid-induced hyperalgesia caused by daily morphine injections in rats, according to new research. The results could herald stem cell transplantation as an innovative, safe, efficacious and cost-effective therapy to … Read More

President of Japan’s RIKEN Research Labs Resigns

(Nature) – Ryoji Noyori, long-time president of Japan’s RIKEN network of basic-research laboratories, has resigned after a year in which the organization was embroiled in controversy over fraudulent stem-cell papers. The 76-year-old Nobel-prizewinning chemist had headed RIKEN since October 2003, … Read More

Stem Cell Treatment for Knee Arthritis Shows Promising Results

(PR Newswire) – Recent studies employing adult stem cells obtained from bone marrow and fat have been used in patients suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee.  Results have indicated not only symptomatic improvement but also suggest that cartilage healing and regeneration … Read More

Tumors Grown in Dishes Could Help Customize Cancer Treatment

(Reuters) – Experiments conducted at an underground laboratory at Vanderbilt University could prove vital in the fight against cancer. Alex Walsh, a biomedical researcher, is using a laser to make what she calls organoids glow. “Organoids are small pieces of … Read More

Cambridge Scientists Successfully Create ‘Mini-lungs’ to Study Cystic Fibrosis

(News-Medical) – Scientists at the University of Cambridge have successfully created ‘mini-lungs’ using stem cells derived from skin cells of patients with cystic fibrosis, and have shown that these can be used to test potential new drugs for this debilitating … Read More

Bahamas, USA: First Clinic to Legally Offer Stem Cell Treatment after New Legislation

(IMTJ) – The Bahamas wants to be a global leader in the controversial area of stem cell research and treatment. Such treatment is not approved in many places including the USA, so the country sees potential in attracting high paying … Read More

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