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Family: Leukemia patient's stem cell donor repeatedly denied visa
Doctors say Helen Huynh will die without a transplant and while her sister is a perfect match, she's in Vietnam and can't get a temporary visa (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer patient's perfect donor repeatedly denied U.S. visa, family says
The family of a California grandmother says the government is standing in the way of her life-saving cancer treatment. Helen Huynh's doctors say she will die without a stem cell transplant. Her sister in Vietnam is a perfect match, but the U.S. Consulate has refused to give her a temporary visa so far. Carter Evans reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Palliative Care Curbs Depression and Trauma in HSCT Patients Palliative Care Curbs Depression and Trauma in HSCT Patients
A brief, inpatient palliative care intervention reduced both depression and PTSD symptoms in patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT), with sustained effects at 6 months.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Tiny diamonds could become best friends to youths with cleft palates
This study showed that our method has a contained, targeted and sustained effect, so we’re very excited about it,” Hong said.Previous experiments showed nanodiamonds to be safe within the body and to be excreted normally. Similarly, earlier work demonstrated that enzymes break down hydrogel.The researchers plan to continue laboratory studies and hope to bring their treatment to clinical trials. Their approach has implications for treating other craniofacial conditions and sleep apnea, as well as healing wounds and bone injuries.Other authors of the study were Dong-Keun Lee, Lawrence Lin, Hsin Chuan Pan, Deborah...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

'Labyrinth' chip could help monitor aggressive cancer stem cells
(University of Michigan) Inspired by the Labyrinth of Greek mythology, a new chip etched with fluid channels sends blood samples through a hydrodynamic maze to separate out rare circulating cancer cells into a relatively clean stream for analysis. It is already in use in a breast cancer clinical trial. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Production of key diabetes cells can be improved
(University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) In the future diabetics might benefit from getting insulin-regulating beta cells transplanted into their body because their own beta cells are destroyed or less functional. However, according to new stem cell research at the University of Copenhagen, the current way of producing beta cells from stem cells has significant shortfalls. The beta cells produced have some features resembling alpha cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Childhood IBD linked to raised long-term risk of cancer
Excess risk of gastrointestinal cancer persists into adulthood, but absolute risk is small Related items fromOnMedica Sticky gel breakthrough in colitis treatment Gene variant linked to development of inflammatory disease Big fall in bowel cancer deaths Stem cells repair bowel disease Developing and using a tool to improve outcomes in colorectal cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Getting to the heart of the matter: Nanogels for heart attack patients
(American Chemical Society) Heart disease and heart-related illnesses are a leading cause of death around the world, but treatment options are limited. Now, one group reports in ACS Nano that encapsulating stem cells in a nanogel could help repair damage to the heart. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 20, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

AIVITA Biomedical Announces New Discovery with Applications to Regenerative Medicine, Skin Aging and Hair Growth
Company discovers new methods of capturing and using short-range intercellular signals to stimulate a healthy cell environment IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 19, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- AIVITA Biomedical today announced the discovery o... Biopharmaceuticals, Regenerative Medicine, Dermatology AIVITA Biomedical, intercellular signaling, stem cell niche, stem cell (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Research redefines proteins' role in the development of spinal sensory cells
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) A recent study led by Samantha Butler at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA has overturned a common belief about how a certain class of proteins in the spinal cord regulate the formation of nervous system cells -- called neurons -- during embryonic development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 19, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Stem cell bio-bank could lead to new drugs
Europe has identified the need for a central, standardised stem cell repository providing researchers with access to quality controlled cell lines and data for future drug development. EU and industry funding helped this new bio-bank facility establish initial operations and create a 'foundational collection'. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - September 19, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Therapy could offer new hope for MS patients
Multiple sclerosis sufferer Roy Palmer and his wife Helen (pictured) are desperate for him to be able to walk again. Now doctors believe a stem cell therapy could halt the disease from worsening. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dynamics of Stem Cell Differentiation
Differentiation MarkersNeuromics hasexcellent markers for determining stem cell differentiation.This new publication references use of ourOTX2 marker: Sumin Jang, Sandeep Choubey, Leon Furchtgott, Ling-Nan Zou, Adele Doyle, Vilas Menon, Ethan B Loew, Anne-Rachel Krostag, Refugio A Martinez, Linda Madisen, Boaz P Levi, Sharad Ramanathan.Dynamics of embryonic stem cell differentiation inferred from single-cell transcriptomics show a series of transitions through discrete cell states. eLife 2017;6:e20487. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.20487Figures: Single-Cell Gene Expression Profiling of mESCs during early germ layer ...
Source: Neuromics - September 16, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Tags: OTX-2 antibody Otx2 Antibody Stem Cell Differentiation Stem Cell Differentiation Protocol Stem cell markers Source Type: news

Steroid hormones could hold further clues about age-related bone loss
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Previous research has shown that the protein histone deacetylase 3, or HDAC3, turns off the genes that encourage the stem cells in our bone marrow to make and store fat instead of making bone. As HDAC3 levels decrease naturally with age, bones become less dense and easily breakable. Now scientists looking further upstream to hopefully explain the mechanism behind that process are finding some conflicting results. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fertility research brings death of dogma, birth of hope
(Northeastern University) A new study shows unequivocally that stem cells in the ovaries are a critical piece of the mammal fertility puzzle, and may be harnessed to revolutionize fertility treatments and perhaps even delay menopause. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CardioBrief: Cardiac Stem Cell Therapies May Get Boost From New FDA
(MedPage Today) -- Gottlieb seems to back lower approval standards (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 14, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Mesenchymal stem cells offer novel treatment approach for Crohn's disease fistula
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A growing body of clinical evidence shows that transplantation of a patient's own mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to achieve a cure and prevent recurrent of Crohn's disease-related fistula can be a safe and effective addition to surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Good Survival for HSCT - Treated Thalassemia Patients
Survival similar among those receiving hematopoietic stem cell transplant, conventional therapy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Temple scientists land $11.6M grant to explore heart repair & regeneration
The National Institutes of Health has awarded scientists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University a $11.6 million grant to explore the development of stem cell-based treatments for heart repair and regeneration. The project, funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the NIH, is aimed at better understanding the regenerative capabilities of stem cell-derived microvesicles known as exosomes. Gene-editing company taking on HIV raises $10M Raj Kishore, a professor… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

$11.6 million NIH grant supports Temple's exploration of new possibilities in heart repair
(Temple University Health System) The incidence of heart disease is on the rise, and new therapeutic strategies are needed. Stem cell-based approaches, which can potentially preserve or even regenerate heart muscle cells damaged by ischemia, are especially promising. Thanks to an $11.6-Million Program Project Grant from the National Institutes of Health, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University scientists are poised to explore new possibilities in stem cell-based treatments for heart repair and regeneration. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Does brain tissue regeneration depend on maturity of stem cells used for transplantation?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) New research has shown that the success of transplanting stem cells into the brain to regenerate tissue damaged by stroke may depend on the maturity of the neuronal precursor cells used for transplantation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UCLA starts Phase I stem cell trial for cancers with NY-ESO-1 tumour marker
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has started a Phase I clinical trial to evaluate new genetically engineered blood-forming stem cells to treat cancers such as melanoma and sarcoma with a specific tumour marker called NY-ESO-1. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - September 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

LSUHealthNO Research discovers potential new Rx target for colon cancer
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) Genetic research conducted at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine and Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center demonstrated for the first time that a novel protein can cause normal cells in the lining of the colon to become malignant, grow and spread, as well as take on the characteristics of stem cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 12, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Zika Virus Preferentially Targets Glioblastoma Stem Cells
ZIKV preferentially infects, kills GSCs relative to differentiated tumor progeny, normal neuronal cells (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 11, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Infections, Neurology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Outside-in reprogramming: Antibody study suggests a better way to make stem cells
(Scripps Research Institute) Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute have found a new approach to the 'reprogramming' of ordinary adult cells into stem cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UCLA opens clinical trial for cancers with the NY-ESO-1 tumor marker
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) Scientists at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have initiated a phase 1 clinical trial to test a novel cancer treatment for certain kinds of cancers that have a specific tumor marker called NY-ESO-1. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Canada investigates Canadian stem cell clinics
Health Canada says it's looking into some private clinics offering direct-to-consumer stem cell therapies. A controversial op-ed is retracted after ties to the pharmaceutical industry are exposed. And predatory publishers catch even senior scientists. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

FT Health: Stem cells — pushing the boundaries
Innovation v regulation, state-sponsored quackery, the language of madness (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 8, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Researchers point way to improved stem cell transplantation therapies
(Rockefeller University Press) Researchers in Germany have demonstrated that hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplants can be improved by treatments that temporarily prevent the stem cells from dying. The approach, which is described in a paper to be published Sept. 7 in The Journal of Experimental Medicine, could allow those in need of such transplants, including leukemia and lymphoma patients, to be treated with fewer donor stem cells while limiting potential adverse side effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Zika virus may be useful in treating brain tumours
Conclusion This is an interesting piece of research that shows how knowledge in one field of medicine can sometimes be applied to another field with surprising results. But it's important to be realistic about the stage of research. This is very much a "proof of concept" study, and tests on cells, tissues and mice don't necessarily translate into a safe and effective treatment for humans. The study has several limitations, but the fact the treatment so far hasn't been tested on humans is the most important. For one thing, Zika virus doesn't naturally infect mice, so researchers had to use a specially engineered v...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Bone marrow models to study blood and musculoskeletal disorders
(Karlsruher Institut f ü r Technologie (KIT)) For her research on development of hematological and musculoskeletal disorders, Dr. Cornelia Lee-Thedieck, scientist at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, is awarded an ERC Starting Grant: The European Research Council decided to fund her project 'bloodANDbone' with€1.5 million for five years. Lee-Thedieck develops models of the human bone marrow to study the regeneration of blood and bone by stem cells and how this regeneration is disturbed in diseases like leukemia or bone metastases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

TiGenix obtains production licence for expanded adipose-derived stem cells in Spain
Belgian biopharmaceutical company TiGenix has received a licence for the commercial production of expanded adipose-derived stem cells (eASCs) at its extended manufacturing facility in Madrid, Spain. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Brain cancer could be treated with Zika virus
Scientists suggest that the Zika virus can kill brain cancer stem cells. They hope to be able to safely harness it for future treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

FDA Grants Orphan Drug Status to Cellect's ApoGraft(TM) for Acute GvHD and Chronic GvHD
ApoGraft™ aims to solve Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT) and other transplant rejection associated diseases Cellect's CEO, Dr. Shai Yarkoni commented "We may provide the answer to a great unmet clinical need causing severe morbidity and death in t... Regenerative Medicine, FDA Cellect Biotechnology, ApoGraft, graft versus host disease, stem cell (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Monkeys with Parkinson's disease benefit from human stem cells
One of the last steps before treating patients with an experimental cell therapy for the brain is confirmation that the therapy works in monkeys. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - September 5, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Zika virus kills brain cancer stem cells
(Washington University School of Medicine) While Zika virus causes devastating damage to the brains of developing fetuses, it one day may be an effective treatment for glioblastoma, a deadly form of brain cancer. New research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of California San Diego School of Medicine shows that the virus kills brain cancer stem cells, the kind of cancer cells most resistant to standard treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Stem cells: Japan’s scientific ‘moonshot’
A push to exploit the country’s lead in the sector risks being tripped up by regulation, sparking fears it could lose out to a rival (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 4, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Cracks Down on Stem Cell Clinics -AARP
4 hours ago ... The AARP Bulletin examined the controversy surrounding stem cell clinics in its July-August issue ( “Are Stem Cell Clinics Legit?”). (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - September 2, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Dr Con Man: the rise and fall of a celebrity scientist who fooled almost everyone
Surgeon Paolo Macchiarini was hailed for turning the dream of regenerative medicine into a reality – until he was exposed as a con artist and false prophetScientific pioneer, superstar surgeon, miracle worker – that’s how Paolo Macchiarini was known for several years. Dressed in a white lab coat or in surgical scrubs, with his broad, handsome face and easy charm, he certainly looked the part. And fooled almost everyone. Macchiarini shot to prominence back in 2008, when he created a new airway for Claudia Castillo, a young woman from Barcelona. He did this by chemically stripping away the cells of a windpi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 1, 2017 Category: Science Authors: John Rasko and Carl Power Tags: Science Stem cells Biology Medical research Media World news Source Type: news

UTokyo, NYSCF to hold stem cell summit in New York
(University of Tokyo) The Tokyo-New York Stem Cell Summit, organized by the University of Tokyo and the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF), will be held in New York on Sept. 8. The one-day meeting designed for those interested in translational medicine will highlight research and advances in the field of stem cells. Speakers include leading scientists from Japan and the US discussing the latest research in their laboratories. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stem Cell Factor Tied to Reduced Risk of Cardiac Events, Death
High levels of SCF linked to lower cardiovascular and all - cause mortality, heart failure, stroke (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 1, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Memphis Meats receives massive investment from Bill Gates; hopes to eliminate all animal slaughter within 30 years
(Natural News) In just three years, you may be chomping down on a “lab burger” and putting gravy over a “test-tube chicken” if a new venture company has anything to say about it. San Francisco, California-based startup Memphis Meats is intent on developing meat from stem cells. And they might just be successful, thanks to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Reprogrammed' Stem Cells Fight Parkinson's Disease in Monkeys'Reprogrammed' Stem Cells Fight Parkinson's Disease in Monkeys
Scientists have successfully used"reprogrammed" stem cells to restore functioning brain cells in monkeys, raising hopes the technique could be used in future to help patients with Parkinson's disease.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Stem cell treatment for Parkinson's shows promise in trial with monkeys
Researchers at Kyoto University in Japan report significant improvement in monkeys with Parkinson's disease after receiving stem cell transplants. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Human stem cells benefit monkeys with Parkinson's disease
Researchers at Kyoto University in Japan report significant improvement in monkeys with Parkinson's disease after receiving stem cell transplants. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kyoto scientists devise stem cell treatment for Parkinsons
In trials on laboratory monkeys, Japanese researchers were able to restore nerve cells destroyed by a similar condition. Experts hailed the findings to be 'extremely promising'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parkinson's: Stem cells restore nerve function in monkeys
Scientists have created dopaminergic neurons from human stem cells and implanted them in monkeys with Parkinson's, restoring their nerve function. (Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today)
Source: Parkinson's Disease News From Medical News Today - August 31, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Parkinson's: Stem cells restore nerve function in monkeys
Scientists have created dopaminergic neurons from human stem cells and implanted them in monkeys with Parkinson's, restoring their nerve function. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Parkinson's Disease Source Type: news