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Researchers develop stem cell therapy to fight inflammatory lung conditions

Credit: NC State / UNC Researchers from the UNC School of Medicine and North Carolina State University showed that they could harvest and multiply lung stem cells in volumes sufficient for human therapy.  In a second study, the team used their cell therapy to treat a model of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. The scientists reported that they are in talks with the FDA to prepare for an initial clinical trial with IPF pat Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Researchers develop stem cell therapy to fight inflammatory lung conditions appeared first on MassDevice.
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Authors: Ho NTT, Kutzner A, Heese K Abstract Due to an aging society with an increased dementia-induced threat to higher cognitive functions, it has become imperative to understand the molecular and cellular events controlling the memory and learning processes in the brain. Here, we suggest that the novel master gene pair |-SRGAP2-FAM72-| (SLIT-ROBO Rho GTPase activating protein 2 - family with sequence similarity to 72) reveals a new dogma for the regulation of neural stem cell (NSC) gene expression and is a distinctive player in the control of human brain plasticity. Insight into the specific regulation of the br...
Source: Biological Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Tags: Biol Chem Source Type: research
Nature Reviews Neuroscience 18, 511 (2017). doi:10.1038/nrn.2017.109 Author: Darran Yates Hypothalamic neural stem cells may be important regulators of the speed at which ageing proceeds in mice.
Source: Nature Reviews Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Research Highlight Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Neurochemistry - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Knowledge regarding factors associated with increased LOS and 30-day readmission can help nurses and transplantation team members anticipate the healthcare needs of patients receiving HSCT, improve outcomes, and decrease the use of expensive health services. 
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We report a case of cutaneous ICH occurring after allogeneic hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation for a myelodysplastic syndrome in a 56-year-old man. Microsatellite analysis demonstrated that the neoplastic cells were derived from the donor's hematopoietic system. This case broadens the spectrum of complications after stem-cell transplantation and demonstrates that cutaneous ICH in the setting of myelodysplastic syndromes may have a nonrelated origin to dysplastic myeloid cells.
Source: The American Journal of Dermatopathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Extraordinary Case Report Source Type: research
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This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. Insulin stimulates proliferation of adult neural stem cells (NSC) to form neurospheres through activation of insulin receptor substrate IRS2 and protein kinase B (PKB/AKT) leading to increased activity of cyclin‐dependent kinase CDK4. Activation of the same pathway mediates the effects of insulin in promoting the differentiation of neurons (in red) and oligodendrocytes (in green) and in neuritogenesis.
Source: Stem Cells - Category: Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Tissue ‐Specific Stem Cells Source Type: research
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Source: Pharmacology and Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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Source: Pharmacology and Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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