Parkinson's Patient Improving After First-Ever Stem Cell Therapy

WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2020 -- In a first, scientists have treated a Parkinson's disease patient with his own skin cells -- repurposing them to become key brain cells that the disease kills off. Two years after receiving the experimental treatment, the...
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d A Abstract In a pioneering study in New England Journal of Medicine, Schweitzer et al. (2020) report on a patient with Parkinson's disease who received a graft of dopamine neurons obtained from in vitro differentiated induced pluripotent stem cells, derived from the patient's own skin fibroblasts, showing the feasibility of autologous transplantation for dopamine cell replacement. PMID: 32619520 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cell Stem Cell - Category: Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Cell Stem Cell Source Type: research
In conclusion, metabolomics is a promising approach for the assessment of biological age and appears complementary to established epigenetic clocks. Sedentary Behavior Raises the Risk of Cancer Mortality https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2020/06/sedentary-behavior-raises-the-risk-of-cancer-mortality/ Living a sedentary lifestyle is known to be harmful to long term health, raising the risk of age-related disease and mortality. Researchers here show that a sedentary life specifically increases cancer mortality, and does so independently of other factors. This is one of many, many reasons to maintain a re...
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Abstract Stem cells are considered to have significant capacity to differentiate into various cell types in humans or animals. Unlike specialized cells, these cells can proliferate several times to produce millions of cells. Nowadays, pluripotent stem cells are important candidates to provide a renewable source for replacement of cells in tissues of interest. The damage to neurons and glial cells in the brain or spinal cord is present in neurological disorders such as Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, stroke, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease, spinal cord injury, lysos...
Source: Current Stem Cell Research and Therapy - Category: Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Curr Stem Cell Res Ther Source Type: research
Abstract Neurodegenerative diseases are incurable and debilitating conditions characterized by the deterioration of brain function. Most brain disease models rely on human post-mortem brain tissue, non-human primate tissue, or in vitro two-dimensional (2D) experiments. Resource limitations and the complexity of the human brain are some of the reasons that make suitable human neurodegenerative disease models inaccessible. However, recently developed three-dimensional (3D) brain organoids derived from pluripotent stem cells (PSCs), including embryonic stem cells and induced PSCs, may provide suitable models for the ...
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Fight Aging! publishes news and commentary relevant to the goal of ending all age-related disease, to be achieved by bringing the mechanisms of aging under the control of modern medicine. This weekly newsletter is sent to thousands of interested subscribers. To subscribe or unsubscribe from the newsletter, please visit: https://www.fightaging.org/newsletter/ Longevity Industry Consulting Services Reason, the founder of Fight Aging! and Repair Biotechnologies, offers strategic consulting services to investors, entrepreneurs, and others interested in the longevity industry and its complexities. To find out m...
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Abstract No effective therapeutics to treat neurodegenerative diseases exist, despite significant attempts to find drugs that can reduce or rescue the debilitating symptoms of tauopathies such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, frontotemporal dementia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Pick's disease. A number of in vitro and in vivo models exist for studying neurodegenerative diseases, including cell models employing induced-pluripotent stem cells, cerebral organoids, and animal models of disease. Recent research has focused on microtubule stabilizing agents, either natural products or synthetic compoun...
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Conclusions: Participants expressed skepticism about the immediate impact of stem cell research. Nonetheless, such skepticism often reflected an appropriate consideration of the risks and potential benefits of participating in high-risk clinical trials. Despite their skepticism, participants were eager to learn more about stem cell research and clinical trials processes. They identified consistently trusted avenues of knowledge on these topics, but they often found it difficult to access relevant information or to determine its value. PMID: 32516056 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Abstract Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have provided a promising tool for cell therapy. Umbilical cord (UC) is one of the best sources of MSCs since its collection is noninvasive, and effortless, and the cells from this source are more capable and prolific. It has been proven that the differentiation, migration and protective properties of UC-MSCs are superior compared with other kinds of stem cells. Moreover, incurable neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and Huntington, encourage scientists to apply UC-MSCs transplantation in order to find a definite tr...
Source: Regenerative Medicine - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Regen Med Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 28 May 2020Source: Stem Cell ReportsAuthor(s): Akihiro Yamaguchi, Kei-ichi Ishikawa, Tsuyoshi Inoshita, Kahori Shiba-Fukushima, Shinji Saiki, Taku Hatano, Akio Mori, Yutaka Oji, Ayami Okuzumi, Yuanzhe Li, Manabu Funayama, Yuzuru Imai, Nobutaka Hattori, Wado Akamatsu
Source: Stem Cell Reports - Category: Stem Cells Source Type: research
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