Cutting off kidney cancer at its roots
(Max Delbr ü ck Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association) Scientists at the MDC have discovered stem cells responsible for the most common form of kidney cancer. The team of Walter Birchmeier has found a way to block the growth of these tumors in three models of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Stomach Stem Cells
A mouse model demonstrates that mutations in stomach stem cells can drive gastric cancer growth. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

Transcription factor AP2 controls cnidarian germ cell induction
Clonal animals do not sequester a germ line during embryogenesis. Instead, they have adult stem cells that contribute to somatic tissues or gametes. How germ fate is induced in these animals, and whether this process is related to bilaterian embryonic germline induction, is unknown. We show that transcription factor AP2 (Tfap2), a regulator of mammalian germ lines, acts to commit adult stem cells, known as i-cells, to the germ cell fate in the clonal cnidarian Hydractinia symbiolongicarpus. Tfap2 mutants lacked germ cells and gonads. Transplanted wild-type cells rescued gonad development but not germ cell induction in Tfap...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: DuBuc, T. Q., Schnitzler, C. E., Chrysostomou, E., McMahon, E. T., Febrimarsa, , Gahan, J. M., Buggie, T., Gornik, S. G., Hanley, S., Barreira, S. N., Gonzalez, P., Baxevanis, A. D., Frank, U. Tags: Development, Evolution r-articles Source Type: news

New Report Counters Claims on the Origin of Gastric Cancer
Several studies have supported the idea that "chief" cells in the stomach revert to stem cells and lead to cancer, but new results do not observe such dedifferentiation. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 12, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Regenexx, First to Use Stem Cells in Orthopedic Therapy, Marks 15th Anniversary
More than 90,000 procedures performed BROOMFIELD, Colo., Feb. 12, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Regenexx, the world's largest, cohesive physician group dedicated to practicing advanced orthobiologics and the first to use stem cells ... Regenerative Medicine, Orthopaedic Regenexx, orthobiologic, stem cell (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Gene associated with autism also controls growth of the embryonic brain
A UCLA-led study reveals a new role for a gene that ’s associated with autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability and language impairment.The gene, Foxp1, has previously been studied for its function in the neurons of the developing brain. But the new study reveals that it ’s also important in a group of brain stem cells — the precursors to mature neurons.“This discovery really broadens the scope of where we think Foxp1 is important,” said Bennett Novitch, a member of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA and the senior author ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 12, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Novel Vaccine May Help Prevent CMV-Related Complications in Transplant Patients Novel Vaccine May Help Prevent CMV-Related Complications in Transplant Patients
Patients who underwent an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HCT) experienced fewer cytomegalovirus (CMV)-related complications after Triplex vaccine injections in a phase-2, randomized, placebo-controlled trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Submission to U.S. FDA for New DARZALEX ® (Daratumumab)-Based Combination Regimen for Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma
RARITAN, NJ, February 10, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the submission of a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval of DARZALEX® (daratumumab) in combination with Kyprolis® (carfilzomib) and dexamethasone (DKd) for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. The sBLA is supported by results from the Phase 3 CANDOR study, which compared treatment with DKd to carfilzomib and dexamethasone (Kd) in patients with multiple myeloma who relapsed after one to three prior lines of therapy. “W...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Triplex reduces cytomegalovirus complications by half and induces immunity in stem cell transplant
(American College of Physicians) The novel Triplex vaccine reduced rates of cytomegalovirus (CMV) complications in patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HCT) by half and induced immunity to the virus. No vaccine-associated safety concerns were identified. Findings from a phase 2 randomized clinical trial are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

City of Hope's Triplex vaccine reduces rate of CMV complications in transplant recipients
(City of Hope) Patients who underwent a stem cell transplant and received the Triplex vaccine to prevent a type of herpes virus -- cytomegalovirus (CMV) -- from duplicating out of control were 50% less likely to develop health complications related to the virus than patients who did not take Triplex, according to a City of Hope-led study published today in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Would YOU pay £8,000 for Princess Pushy's stem cell arthritis treatment?
Princess Michael of Kent, the wife of the Queen's cousin Prince Michael, recently appeared in a slick promotional video for a clinic in the Bahamas that offers controversial joint therapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA research could be step toward lab-grown eggs and sperm to treat infertility
A new study on how and when the precursors to eggs and sperm are formed during development could help pave the way for generating egg and sperm cells in the lab to treat infertility.The study, published in the journal Cell Reports, describes the way in which human stem cells evolve into germ cells, the precursors for egg and sperm cells.“Right now, if your body doesn’t make germ cells then there’s no option for having a child that’s biologically related to you,” said Amander Clark, the study’s lead author, a member of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Stem cell research studying heart growth earns Syracuse engineer NSF CAREER award
(Syracuse University) Syracuse University biomedical and chemical engineering Professor Zhen Ma has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award for his project entitled 'Engineering Stem Cell-Based Cardiac Organoids.' Ma's research centers on using stem cells to study the formation and growth of a heart during embryo development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 4, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New hydrogels wither while stem cells flourish for tissue repair
(Texas A&M University) Recently, a type of biodegradable hydrogel, dubbed microporous annealed particle (MAP) hydrogel, has gained much attention for its potential to deliver stem cells for body tissue repair. But it is currently unclear how these jelly-like materials affect the growth of their precious cellular cargo, thereby limiting its use in regenerative medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How stress causes gray hair
Stress can cause hair to gray prematurely by affecting the stem cells that are responsible for regenerating hair pigment, researchers found. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers identify possible new combination treatment for advanced melanoma
FINDINGSA study by researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center suggests that using an immunotherapy drug called NKTR-214, also known as bempegaldesleukin, in combination with an infusion of anti-tumor immune cells, or T cells, may produce a stronger immune response that could help fight advanced melanoma.When tested in mice with melanoma tumors that were unlikely to stimulate an immune response, the approach increased the number of anti-tumor immune cells, and those immune cells lived longer and functioned better than the standard therapy, empowering the cells to destroy the tumor.BACKGROUNDAdoptive cell th...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 31, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Roche announces CHMP recommendation for EU approval of Venclyxto plus Gazyvaro for people with untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
Basel, 31 January 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Medicines Agency ’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive opinion for Venclyxto® (venetoclax) in combination with Gazyvaro® (obinutuzumab) for the treatment of adults with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL).“Despite advances in treating chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, many patients cannot tolerate the side effects of chemotherapy-containing regimens,” said Levi Garraway, M.D., Ph.D., Roche’s Chief Medical Officer and Head of Global Product ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - January 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Viral Outbreaks Are Here to Stay. This is How Humans Will Fight Back
The year of the rat is off to an ominous start. “We just stay home and don’t go out,” says Mr. Dong. The 33-year-old researcher, who provided only one name, has no other options. He, his wife and their 3-month-old daughter live in Wuhan, the epicenter of an unfolding global health crisis. They’re treating the forced time at home as a holiday, though he says, “this is different than any of them before.” Families like his huddle in their homes, fearful that if they venture out, they will get sick. Since the first cases of a previously unknown pneumonia-like illness emerged in December, Wuh...
Source: TIME: Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park and Charlie Campbell Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Why a single molecule called CD166 could unlock new cancer therapies
(Indiana University School of Medicine) More than $3 million from the National Institutes of Health will allow Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center researchers to improve understanding of the complex system of how hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) survive and sustain their function in the bone marrow. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 30, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Researchers build a better lung model
(Boston University School of Medicine) Using a combination of pluripotent stem cells (cells that can potentially produce any cell or tissue type) and machine learning (artificial intelligence that allows computers to learn automatically), researchers have improved how they generate lung cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Salk scientists link rapid brain growth in autism to DNA damage
(Salk Institute) Researchers at the Salk Institute have discovered a unique pattern of DNA damage that arises in brain cells derived from individuals with a macrocephalic form of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The observation, published in the journal Cell Stem Cell, helps explain what might go awry in the brain during cell division and development to cause the disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ASU scientists boost gene-editing tools to new heights in human stem cells
(Arizona State University) David Brafman's Arizona State University lab has developed a new TREE method (an acronym short for transient reporter for editing enrichment, or TREE), which allows for bulk enrichment of DNA base-edited cell populations -- and for the first time, high efficiency in human stem cell lines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

N6-methyladenosine of chromosome-associated regulatory RNA regulates chromatin state and transcription
N6-methyladenosine (m6A) regulates stability and translation of messenger RNA (mRNA) in various biological processes. In this work, we show that knockout of the m6A writer Mettl3 or the nuclear reader Ythdc1 in mouse embryonic stem cells increases chromatin accessibility and activates transcription in an m6A-dependent manner. We found that METTL3 deposits m6A modifications on chromosome-associated regulatory RNAs (carRNAs), including promoter-associated RNAs, enhancer RNAs, and repeat RNAs. YTHDC1 facilitates the decay of a subset of these m6A-modified RNAs, especially elements of the long interspersed element-1 family, th...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Liu, J., Dou, X., Chen, C., Chen, C., Liu, C., Xu, M. M., Zhao, S., Shen, B., Gao, Y., Han, D., He, C. Tags: Cell Biology, Molecular Biology reports Source Type: news

Stem cells, CRISPR and gene sequencing technology are basis of new brain cancer model
(University of California - San Diego) University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers created a new type of brain cancer model for glioblastoma using stem cells, CRISPR and gene sequencing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 28, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Six patients with rare blood disease are doing well after gene therapy clinical trial
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) UCLA researchers are part of an international team that reported the use of a stem cell gene therapy to treat nine people with the rare, inherited blood disease known as X-linked chronic granulomatous disease, or X-CGD. Six of those patients are now in remission and have stopped other treatments. Before now, people with X-CGD - which causes recurrent infections, prolonged hospitalizations for treatment, and a shortened lifespan -- had to rely on bone marrow donations for a chance at remission. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Six patients with rare blood disease are doing well after gene therapy clinical trial
UCLA researchers are part of an international team that reported the use of a stem cell gene therapy to treat nine people with the rare, inherited blood disease known as X-linked chronic granulomatous disease, or X-CGD. Six of those patients are now in remission and have stopped other treatments. Before now, people with X-CGD – which causes recurrent infections, prolonged hospitalizations for treatment, and a shortened lifespan – had to rely on bone marrow donations for a chance at remission.“With this gene therapy, you can use a patient’s own stem cells instead of donor cells for a transplant,&rdqu...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 28, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Parkinson's disease may start before BIRTH, study suggests
By 'rewinding' cells of early-onset Parkinson's disease patients back to their stem cell states, a Cedars-Sinai study found that, even as embryos, theyhad abnormal dopamine neurons. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The five: factors that affect early greying
As researchers confirm that stress can turn you grey, we look at the other scientific factors that could salt-and-pepper your crowning gloryThis week, scientists from Harvard demonstrated that stress canaccelerate the greying of human hair. The researchers found that stress prompts the production of a hormone that affects the melanocyte cells involved in making hair pigments. The scientists hope that this discovery will add to the understanding of how the depletion of stem cells contributes to ageing in general.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Anna Cooper Tags: Ageing Genetics Biology Science Health Society Source Type: news

Snake Venom Gland Organoids Produce Functional Toxins
Stem cells from nine snake species respond to tissue culturing techniques previously used only on mouse and human stem cells. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 24, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

A single number helps Stanford data scientists find most dangerous cancer cells
Biomedical data scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown that the number of genes a cell uses to make RNA is a reliable indicator of how developed the cell is, a finding that could make it easier to target cancer-causing genes. Cells that initiate cancer are thought to be stem cells, which are hard-to-find cells that can reproduce themselves and develop, or (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - January 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Stress Turns Hair Gray By Depleting Pigment-Producing Stem Cells
In mice, the fight-or-flight response overactivates the cells, causing a drop in their numbers, which leads to loss of hair color. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 23, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Rescue stem cell allograft in intensive care unit patients during septic shock with multi-organ failure
We describe what we believe to be the first two cases of patients who received an allograft in intensive care unit (ICU) despite severe septic shock with multi-organ failure (MOF). Allograft should be considered as a rescue therapy in ICU for patients with aplasia, during septic shock with multi-organ failure, however close multidisciplinary discussion is required between intensivists and onco-hematologists. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Single-cell transcriptional diversity is a hallmark of developmental potential
This study thus establishes a key RNA-based feature of developmental potential and a platform for delineation of cellular hierarchies. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Gulati, G. S., Sikandar, S. S., Wesche, D. J., Manjunath, A., Bharadwaj, A., Berger, M. J., Ilagan, F., Kuo, A. H., Hsieh, R. W., Cai, S., Zabala, M., Scheeren, F. A., Lobo, N. A., Qian, D., Yu, F. B., Dirbas, F. M., Clarke, M. F., Newman, A. M. Tags: Development, Techniques r-articles Source Type: news

How stress causes grey hair: Hormone permanently damage stem cells which colour hair
Studies on mice showed the stem cells in the hair follicle which colour hair are damaged in response to a stress hormone called norepinephrine. The effects are irreversible, the team at Harvard said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists discover 'why stress turns hair white'
Acute stress damages stem cells that control hair and skin colour, a study suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Link Between Stress And Hair Turning Prematurely Gray Revealed In Harvard Study
(CNN) — Marie Antoinette’s hair suddenly turned white before the ill-fated French queen was taken to the guillotine to have her head chopped off, according to some historical accounts. More modern reports refer to hair turning prematurely white in survivors of bomb attacks during World War II, while an Australian airline pilot saw his hair go gray in the months after landing a plane following a failure of all four engines in the early 1980s. While there’s been plenty of anecdotal evidence suggesting premature graying can be caused by extreme stress — whether this is true and how this happens isn&rsq...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health CNN Harvard University Source Type: news

Scientists Confirm That Stress Can Indeed Turn Hair Grey
When Ya-Chieh Hsu, professor of stem cell and regenerative biology at Harvard University and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, wanted to figure out exactly what makes hair turn grey, she started with an obvious, albeit anecdotal, culprit: stress. There are well-known historical examples of the connection between stress and hair greying—Marie Antoinette’s coif reportedly blanched after she was captured during the French Revolution—and studies have even linked stress in animals to greying hair. But for the first time, Hsu and her colleagues figured out the biological reason why stress saps the pigment out of...
Source: TIME: Health - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized grey hair Stress Source Type: news

Stress Really Does Make Hair Go Gray Faster
The same nerves involved in the fight-or-flight response can cause permanent damage to the cells responsible for producing hair color in mice, scientists have found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Knvul Sheikh Tags: Hair Research Stem Cells Mice Nerves and Nervous System Cortisol (Hormone) Anxiety and Stress your-feed-science Source Type: news

Solving a biological puzzle: How stress causes gray hair
(Harvard University) Harvard scientists have found evidence to support long-standing anecdotes that stress causes hair graying. Researchers found that in mice, the type of nerve involved in the fight-or-flight response causes permanent damage to the pigment-regenerating stem cells in the hair follicle. The findings advance knowledge of how stress impacts the body, and are a first step toward blocking its negative effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stem Cell Technology Helps Scientists Generate a Previously Unknown Type of Sensory Neuron
Humans may have a special type of sensory nerve cell that senses both cold and mechanical force, new research involving stem cells shows. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 21, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

European Commission approves Roche ’s Polivy for people with previously treated aggressive lymphoma
Roche today announced that the European Commission has granted conditional marketing authorisation for Polivy ® (polatuzumab vedotin), in combination with bendamustine plus MabThera® (rituximab) (BR), for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory (R/R) diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) who are not candidates for a haematopoietic stem cell transplant. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - January 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

European Commission approves Roche ’s Polivy for people with previously treated aggressive lymphoma
Roche today announced that the European Commission has granted conditional marketing authorisation for Polivy ® (polatuzumab vedotin), in combination with bendamustine plus MabThera® (rituximab) (BR), for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory (R/R) diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) who are not candidates for a haematopoietic stem cell transplant. (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - January 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Too much stretching is bad for the lungs
Excessive mechanical strain on alveolar stem cells induces TGF-β signaling and progressive lung fibrosis. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - January 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Wong, W. Tags: STKE Editors ' Choice Source Type: news

Fish oil supplements linked to better testicular function
Men who took supplements had higher semen volume and testicular volume, and better hormone levels Related items fromOnMedica Parity lower in women with unfavourable lipid profile Vitamin pills to help subfertile men Scientists create human sperm from stem cells Women doing heavy or shift work have lower fertility NICE to review fertility guidance (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 21, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New iPSC Culture Medium Promises Weekends Off at Low Costs
Biologists have published a DIY recipe for human induced pluripotent stem cell maintenance, which they estimate costs 3 percent of commercial media prices. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 20, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Fetal Bovine Serum-More Data
Primary and Stem Cell CultureThis just came across our radar." SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL An eye opener in stroke: Mitochondrial dysfunction and stem cell repair in MCAO induced retinal ischemia "We are always delighted when researchers supplement their cell culture media with ourFetal Bovine Serum (FBS).RPE Cells and MSC Culture Retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE, CRL-4000; ATCC) cells were cultured in Dulbecco ’s Modified Eagle Media/F-12 (DMEM/F-12, 11320033; Gibco) containing 10% fetal bovine serum (FBS; FBS001; Neuromics) and 0.01 mg/ml hygromycin B (10687010; Gibco) in incubator (37 °C humidified, with...
Source: Neuromics - January 17, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Tags: adult stem cells FBS Fetal Bovine Serum Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells MSCs Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells RPES Source Type: news

Effect of gloved hand disinfection on hand hygiene before infectionprone procedures on a stem cell ward
Hand hygiene compliance even before infection-prone procedures (indication 2,'before aseptic tasks', according to the World Health Organization (WHO)) remains disappointing. The aim of this work was to improve hand hygiene compliance byimplementing gloved hand disinfection as a resource-neutral process optimization strategy. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Programmable nests for cells
(Karlsruher Institut f ü r Technologie (KIT)) Using DNA, smallest silica particles, and carbon nanotubes, researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) developed novel programmable materials. These nanocomposites can be tailored to various applications and programmed to degrade quickly and gently. For medical applications, they can create environments in which human stem cells can settle down and develop further. Additionally, they are suited for the setup of biohybrid systems to produce power, for instance. The results are presented in Nature Communications and on the bioRxiv platform. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 17, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Boy, 5, with leukaemia is cancer-free after family fundraise £500,000 for life-saving treatment
Oscar Saxelby-Lee, from Worcester, was given a 'life or death' three-month race against time to find a stem-cell match after his aggressive form of leukaemia worsened. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Niels Geijsen appointed new co-editor-in-chief of StemJournal
(IOS Press) StemJournal is pleased to announce the expansion of its editorial leadership with the appointment of Niels Geijsen, Ph.D., as new Co-Editor-in-Chief. Niels joins Chad Cowan, Ph.D., who has served as Editor-in-Chief since the journal launched at the beginning of 2019. Together they will guide the development of this open access, peer-reviewed journal in its mission to provide cutting-edge, high quality content to the global stem cell research community. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news