Sugar Mimics Guide Stem Cells Toward Neural Fate

( – Embryonic stem cells can develop into a multitude of cells types. Researchers would like to understand how to channel that development into the specific types of mature cells that make up the organs and other structures of living … Read More

Beware of Claims about Cosmetic Stem Cell Procedures, Review Says

(Medical Xpress) – Advertising claims for cosmetic procedures using stem cells are running far ahead of the scientific evidence for safety and effectiveness, according to a review in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal … Read More

Successes and Setbacks of Clinical Gene Therapy

(Research in Germany) – The use of retroviral haematopoietic stem cell gene therapy to treat hereditary immunodeficiencies has achieved great success in resolving the actual symptoms of the disease, but many of the patients that underwent therapy developed leukaemia later. … Read More

Stem Cell Advance May Increase Efficiency of Tissue Regeneration

( – A new stem-cell discovery might one day lead to a more streamlined process for obtaining stem cells, which in turn could be used in the development of replacement tissue for failing body parts, according to UC San Francisco … Read More

Stem Cells from Nerves from Teeth

(Nanowerk) – Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have discovered that stem cells inside the soft tissues of the tooth come from an unexpected source, namely nerves. These findings are now being published in the journal Nature (“Glial origin of … Read More

Scientists 1 Step Closer to Cell Therapy for Multiple Scerosis Patients

(Medical Xpress) – Scientists at The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute are one step closer to creating a viable cell replacement therapy for multiple sclerosis from a patient’s own cells. For the first time, NYSCF scientists generated … Read More

Promising Results for Stem-Cell Pain Study

(Rheumatology Update) – Australian researchers have achieved promising results in a trial of stem cell treatment for neuropathic pain. The Sydney group administered stem cells to 10 female patients aged 27 to 80 years, all of whom had been diagnosed … Read More

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