Jury Still Out on Stem Cells for Heart Failure

(Med Page Today) – Wide variety in methods for trials of stem cell therapies for heart failure are a big reason for the inconsistent results in the literature, according to a review article. Over the last 20 years, researchers have … Read More

Study Reveals How Pluripotency Differs Among Mice, Monkeys, and Humans

(News-Medical) – Not too shabby, humans. New research shows that certain primate stem cells have pluripotency superior to some types derived from mice. The study, published in Nature, maps how pluripotency differs among mice, monkeys, and humans, and illustrates for … Read More

Kyoto University Team Produces Quality Stem Cells from Umbilical Blood

(Japan Times) – A Kyoto University research institute has produced stem cells for stockpiled use in regenerative medicine from the umbilical blood of a newborn baby that is of higher quality than such cells made from adult blood. The so-called … Read More

Bone Marrow-Derived Stem Cells Offer Blood Transplant Patients Better Quality of Life

(Medical Xpress) – A large, nationwide study published in the journal JAMA Oncology found that people who received transplants of cells collected from a donor’s bone marrow the original source for blood stem cell transplants, developed decades ago had better … Read More

CRISPR-Generated Neuronal Cells May Serve as Brain Disease Models

(Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News) – Now the Duke team has developed a strategy that avoids the need for the extra gene copies. Instead, a modification of the CRISPR genetic engineering technique is used to directly turn on the natural … Read More

Will Embryonic Stem Cells Ever Cure Anything?

(MIT Technology Review) – In fact, no field of biotechnology has promised more and delivered less in the way of treatments than embryonic stem cells. Only a handful of human studies has ever been carried out, without significant results. The … Read More

Unproven Stem Cell Therapies for Lung Disease on the Rise Despite Promise of New Treatments

(Medical Xpress) – Stem cell medical tourism and unproven stem cell interventions are growing and concerning issues for patients afflicted with lung disease. According to Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers, there are an increasing number of clinics worldwide … Read More

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