Story of Discovery —Intestinal Stem Cells
The discovery of intestinal stem cells, the ancestors to all other cells in the intestinal epithelium, has led to prolific research into the complex dynamics that regulate the development and turnover of the intestinal lining. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - June 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Small, Yet Powerful Mitochondria and Blood Stem Cells
Recent studies of blood stem cells highlight the importance of cellular components called mitochondria in determining how these cells function. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - June 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Stem Cells Implicated in Higher CVD Risk for Blacks
(MedPage Today) -- Lower stem cell counts vs whites were associated with 2.8x mortality risk (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 22, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

‘ This Is How I Save My Life ’ Excerpt From Amy B. Scher
Amy B. Scher’s “This Is How I Save My Life” is the true story of a fiery young woman diagnosed with late-stage, chronic Lyme disease whose journey takes her from near-death in California to a trip around the world in search of her ultimate salvation. This excerpt coincides with the book’s release in paperback from Gallery Books, an imprint CBS sister company Simon & Schuster. I am twenty-eight years old when I arrive in magnificent India. I am here with my parents, an updated vaccine record, and a visa, searching for something I cannot find at home: a cure. In a tiny hospital on the outskirts of...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Simon and Schuster Source Type: news

Some DNA Dismissed As 'Junk' Is Crucial To Embryo Development
Formerly considered useless, or maybe a parasite, the stretch of DNA known as LINE-1 actually plays "a key role" in creating an embryo and embryonic stem cells, research shows.(Image credit: Ramalho-Santos lab/UCSF) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Harris Source Type: news

Stem cell match brother 'denied visa for life-saving op'
Shirley Kordie's brother Joseph is a "perfect" stem cell match and is ready to donate. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emerging stem cell ethics
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Source: ScienceNOW - June 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sipp, D., Munsie, M., Sugarman, J. Tags: editorial Source Type: news

Dopamine Neuron Implants Ease Parkinsons Symptoms in Monkeys
The stem cell-derived transplants were stable for 24 months and led to wide-ranging behavioral improvements in the monkeys. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - June 20, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

AIVITA Biomedical Announces U.S. Food and Drug Administration Clearance of IND for Phase II Glioblastoma Multiforme Trial
Trial Will Investigate Company's Platform Cancer Immunotherapy in Patients with The Deadliest Form of Brain Cancer IRVINE, Calif., June 20, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- AIVITA Biomedical, a biotech company specializing in innovativ... Regenerative Medicine, Oncology, FDA AIVITA Biomedical, glioblastoma multiforme, stem cell (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

In mice, stem cells seem to work in fighting obesity! What about stem cells in humans?
Obesity is an increasing global health problem associated with several comorbidities and a high risk of mortality. A wide spectrum of interventions has been proposed for weight management in clinical settings, but most are effective only in the short term, since it is common for patients with obesity to gradually regain the weight lost. This unfavourable outcome continues to stimulate researchers to search for an effective long-lasting treatment for obesity. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - June 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

In mice, stem cells seem to work in fighting obesity! What about stem cells in humans?
(Bentham Science Publishers) This release aims to summarize the available literature in regard to the effect of Mesenchymal Stem Cells transplantation on obesity and related comorbidities from the animal model. This helpful to justify going forward with clinical trials for stem cell regimens for a possible future application in humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FLT3-ITD Inhibitor Improves Survival in Relapsed AML
(MedPage Today) -- More quizartinib-treated patients went on to stem cell transplant (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - June 20, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Helping Others Heal: Increasing the odds
Immune-building stem cell research works to increase the odds of lung transplants. Mayo Clinic research into stem cells for lung transplants and other types of transplants are increasing the odds of survival. In the 1970s, when?Cesar A. Keller, M.D., started his career in pulmonology, lung transplantation was widely considered science fiction. Now,?lung transplantation?is a lifesaving [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Breast cancer could be prevented by targeting epigenetic proteins, study suggests
(Rockefeller University Press) Researchers at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto have discovered that epigenetic proteins promote the proliferation of mammary gland stem cells in response to the sex hormone progesterone. The study, which will be published June 19 in the Journal of Cell Biology, suggests that inhibiting these proteins with drugs could prevent the development of breast cancer in women at high risk of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

HKBU scholars invent medical device for safe growth of neural stem cells
(Hong Kong Baptist University) The research team of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) invented a medical device with a specific nanotechnology layer for the proliferation and differentiation of neural stem cells (NSCs) in vitro. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diagnostics of genetic cardiac diseases using stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes
(University of Tampere) A new study by Professors Martti Juhola and Katriina Aalto-Set ä l ä of the University of Tampere in Finland demonstrates that with the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning, it is possible not only to accurately sort sick cardiac cell cultures from healthy ones, but also to differentiate between genetic cardiac diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stem cell startup LifeSprout closes $6.5 million round
The company is previously backed by the Abell Foundation and has received multiple funding awards from TEDCO through its Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Stem cell startup LifeSprout closes $6.5 million round
The company is previously backed by the Abell Foundation and has received multiple funding awards from TEDCO through its Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Stem cell startup LifeSprout closes $6.5 million round
The company is previously backed by the Abell Foundation and has received multiple funding awards from TEDCO through its Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Scientists edit heart muscle gene in stem cells, may be able to predict risk
For the first time, scientists use the gene-editing tool CRISPR to determine if a heart condition-related genetic variant in a patient poses real risk or not to that patient's health. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists edit heart muscle gene in stem cells
For the first time, scientists use the gene-editing tool CRISPR to determine if a heart condition-related genetic variant in a patient poses real risk or not to that patient's health. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transplant in Myeloma Ups Survival, but Is Underutilized Transplant in Myeloma Ups Survival, but Is Underutilized
Stem cell transplant improves survival in patients with multiple myeloma, but why is it still underutilized?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Without 'yoga and chardonnay' leukemia stem cells are stressed to death
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers nix leukemia stem cell (LSC) stress-relief pathway to kill LSCs without harming healthy blood stem cells, paving the way for new therapies targeting these most dangerous cancer cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

University of Colorado Cancer Centers Study Shows that without “Yoga...
Researchers successfully target leukemia stem cells while leaving healthy blood stem cells unharmed, paving the way for "sea change" in the way we treat acute myeloid leukemia.(PRWeb June 14, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/06/prweb15553957.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Babies with heart defect test new stem cell treatment
"The diagnosis is devastating and you look for anything that's going to give you hope" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA grants Cary's Chiesi new designation
With construction of a new headquarters overlooking Symphony Lake currently underway, expanding Cary-based pharmaceutical company Chiesi USA has received a nod from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a new stem cell therapy. Chiesi USA – along with Italian biotech Holostem Terapie Avanzate – have been granted orphan drug designation from the FDA for an investigational therapy for a type of stem cell deficiency. The therapy – called GPLSCD01 – is being developed to treat Limbal Stem… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Stem Cells - What Are They?
Title: Stem Cells - What Are They?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 11/20/2001 5:16:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:09 PM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - June 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Stem cell-derived organoids for testing gene delivery to retinal & photoreceptor cells
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study that compared six of the most promising adeno-associated viral (AAV) gene therapy vectors in human retinal organoid models showed clear distinctions in the efficiency of gene transfer to both retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) and photoreceptor cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Periodontal cell sheet technique promotes bone and ligament formation on dental implant
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Researchers used periodontal ligament (PDL)-derived stem cells to create a cell sheet, attached it to a titanium implant, and transplanted it into the mandibular bone of a dog, demonstrating the formation of a periodontal-like structure containing both cementum- and PDL-like tissue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Tackle continuing eye care crisis now, royal college urges Hunt
Delayed and cancelled appointments caused by insufficient capacity leading to needless blindness Related items fromOnMedica Eye health care placing avoidable pressure on GPs in London Reforms set to improve life for sight impaired Fund cheap supplement for degenerative eye disease, NHS urged Stem cell 'patch' offers hope for macular degeneration (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NuVasive launches AttraX scaffold bone graft biologic
NuVasive (NSDQ:NUVA) said today it launched its AttraX scaffold ceramic-collagen bone graft in the US, touting that the scaffold’s surface has been shown to increase bone formation for faster fusion than standard ceramic bone grafts. The San Diego-based company claims that the Attrax scaffold features a unique microstructure and microporosity that are optimized for bone formation, and that its AttraX surface technology drives the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells into bone-forming osteoblasts without the need for added growth factors. “AttraX scaffold was easy to use and maintained excellent handli...
Source: Mass Device - June 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Spinal Nuvasive Source Type: news

Israel's Pluristem sees positive results from leg pain study
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel's Pluristem Therapeutics Inc, a developer of placenta-based stem cell products, said on Tuesday it had positive results from a mid-stage study of its therapy to treat leg pain known as intermittent claudication (IC). (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Researchers deliver cardiac stem cell therapy in preclinical trial using refillable patch
Researchers have developed a small device designed to halt the effects of a heart attack by delivering a stem cell therapy directly to damaged cardiac tissue. In a study published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, researchers from Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the National University of Ireland Galway and Trinity College Dublin reported that the device improved heart function in rats that received multiple doses of the stem cell therapy over the course of four weeks. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Researchers deliver cardiac stem cell thera...
Source: Mass Device - June 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Harvard University Massachusetts Institute of Technology Source Type: news

Legit Stem Cell Therapies Advance as Bogus Clinics Proliferate Legit Stem Cell Therapies Advance as Bogus Clinics Proliferate
Bogus direct-to-consumer stem cell clinics remain a concern, exploiting vulnerable patients and compromising the integrity of legitimate research.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

These foods KILL cancer cells better than chemotherapy
(Natural News) Cancer remains one of the trickiest medical conditions to treat, with no clear solution or completely effective treatment. Because it strikes so many people, it has also been the subject of countless studies. In this huge body of research, some foods have been repeatedly identified as being effective at killing cancer stem cells.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers discover new type of stem cell state
(American University) John Bracht, American University biology assistant professor, and his students discovered a new type of cell state that could help ensure one always has the ability to generate healthy fat cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 11, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Therapy at forefront of modern medicine
STEM cell therapy is regarded as one of the most exciting and potentially effective techniques in modern medicine. Often described as the body ’s “master cells” they are the building blocks that develop into blood, bones and all of the body’s major organs, including the brain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wonder stem cell cure for heart failure
MILLIONS of heart failure patients could be saved thanks to a new stem cell therapy being tested in Britain. Researchers yesterday revealed a breakthrough treatment that cuts out the need for operations by revitalising damaged tissue using cells harvested from a patient ’s own blood. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wonder stem cell cure for heart failure: Millions could be saved by British trials
MILLIONS of heart failure patients could be saved thanks to a new stem cell therapy being tested in Britain. Researchers yesterday revealed a breakthrough treatment that cuts out the need for operations by revitalising damaged tissue using cells harvested from a patient ’s own blood. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How stem cells move
(Newcastle University) Scientists from Newcastle University have shown that human embryonic stem cells move by travelling back and forth in a line, much like ants moving along their trails. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 8, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Cell Therapy for Chronic Stroke Cell Therapy for Chronic Stroke
How might stem cell therapy enhance recovery in recurrent stroke? This paper explores mechanisms of action, stem cell types, routes of administration, and current evidence supporting this approach.Stroke (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

In building the brain, cell pedigree matters
(Harvard Medical School) Research in mice shows that a protein made by the stem cells that give rise to neurons, but not by neurons themselves, is key to brain cells' ability to migrate during development and assume their proper positionsThis primordial protein acts by clinging onto thousands of sites in the genome, affecting the activity of multiple genes that regulate brain development.The findings could yield valuable clues for a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Myopia could be linked to longer periods spent in education
Educational practices may need to change to prevent damaged vision Related items fromOnMedica Eye problems: the eyelids Eye problems Eye health care placing avoidable pressure on GPs in London Two thirds of eye units restricting access to cataract surgery Stem cell 'patch' offers hope for macular degeneration (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Stem-cell niche for 10 billion colon cells a day
(University of Zurich) Researchers at the University of Zurich have discovered the identity of the stem-cell niche of the colon. The niche comprises special cells that activate the stem cells of the adjacent intestinal epithelium and are responsible for its continuous renewal. Without the activation signal, the epithelium perishes. If it's constantly activated, early stages of cancer develop. The discovery helps to improve our understanding of intestinal cancer and inflammation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Asymmetrex Revs Up Continuing Education Campaign for Stem Cell Dose...
The founder and director of stem cell biotechnology company Asymmetrex, James L. Sherley, M.D., Ph.D., continues to lead the company’s campaign to educate the regenerative medicine community on its...(PRWeb June 06, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/06/prweb15534156.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Asymmetrex Establishes Partnership with Contract Research Organization...
Stem cell biotechnology company Asymmetrex and preclinical toxicology CRO DRIK will begin to execute a new partnership that has the goal of addressing a significant unmet need in the pharmaceutical...(PRWeb June 05, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/06/prweb15535863.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Timing is everything to build kidneys from scratch
(University of Southern California) Perfectly punctual or fashionably late, it takes all kinds to build a kidney. So it is for stem cells as USC scientists building kidney tissue discovered timing is critical as the precise arrival of progenitor cells dictates their form and function in the kidney. The finding will help fabricate kidney components for use in drug tests and treatment of renal disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Blood formation: Researchers engineer human bone marrow tissue
(University of Basel) Researchers have developed an artificial tissue in which human blood stem cells remain functional for a prolonged period of time. Scientists from the University of Basel, University Hospital Basel, and ETH Zurich have reported their findings in the scientific journal PNAS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New study points to a potential 'Achilles heel' in brain cancer
(Virginia Commonwealth University) Scientists at Virginia Commonwealth University believe they have uncovered an 'Achilles heel' of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most common and deadly form of brain cancer. Their study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences details how a mechanism that protects glioma stem cells can potentially be exploited to develop new and more effective treatments for GBM. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news