Japan approves test of iPS cells for treating spinal injuries
Japanese scientists will test the use of human-induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) to treat spinal cord injuries, a health ministry panel that approved the research project said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA goes after California stem cell doc for unapproved breast implant device
The FDA this week sent a warning letter to a Beverly Hills, Calif.-based surgeon for their marketing of an unapproved implantable device, dubbed the Pocket Protector, which the surgeon claims can prevent and treat capsular contracture, or scar tissue tightening, during breast implant procedures. In its letter, the federal watchdog also accuses the surgeon, Dr. Mark Berman, of “significant deviations from the FDA’s quality system requirements and current good manufacturing practices,” including charges related to the sterility of implantable devices. “This is not the first time the FDA has notified D...
Source: Mass Device - February 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Stem Cells Source Type: news

Nurse has tummy fat injected into her face using 'bum lift' technique to combat agonising disease
Amy Daniels, 51, of Wisconsin, suffers with scleroderma, which causes scarring and poor circulation. The mother’s fat was enriched with her own stem cells before being reinjected. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Nurse has procedure similar to the Brazilian bum lift to transfer fat from her stomach to her FACE
Amy Daniels, from Wisconsin, suffers with scleroderma, which leaves scarring and poor circulation. The mothers fat was enriched with her own stem cells before being reinjected. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patented drug therapy for lung condition has been exclusively optioned to Theratome Bio
(Indiana University) The Indiana University Innovation and Commercialization Office has exclusively optioned a patented treatment for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome to Theratome Bio, which is building a portfolio of therapeutics based on the secretome of stem cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Warns Physician Over Illegal Marketing of Breast Device FDA Warns Physician Over Illegal Marketing of Breast Device
Mark Berman, MD, who was previously warned about marketing unapproved stem cell products, is now cited for marketing an unapproved device that claims to treat capsular contracture.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

Mouse-Derived Kidneys Can Be Generated in Rats Mouse-Derived Kidneys Can Be Generated in Rats
Mouse pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) can differentiate into mouse-derived kidneys in anephric Sall1 mutant rats through interspecific blastocyst complementation, researchers from Japan report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - February 14, 2019 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

UK researchers helping seek stem cell ‘cure’ for back pain
A multi-million pound “revolutionary” research project has been launched to regenerate damaged spinal discs and cure back pain at a university in Sheffield. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Can we repair the brain? The promise of stem cell technologies for treating parkinson's disease
(IOS Press) Cell replacement may play an increasing role in alleviating the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD) in future. Writing in a special supplement to the Journal of Parkinson's Disease, experts describe how newly developed stem cell technologies could be used to treat the disease and discuss the great promise, as well as the significant challenges, of stem cell treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Autologous Stem Cell Transplant May Aid Some With Nodal PTCL
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 -- Autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) may be beneficial for some patients with nodal peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL) in the first complete remission (CR1), according to a study published online Jan. 29 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tanzanian Tycoon Reginald Mengi To Establish Stem Cell Research Center
Reginald Mengi, one of Tanzania ’s most successful businessmen, has disclosed that a subsidiary of his conglomerate, the IPP Group, is partnering with health experts and medical companies around the globe to establish the first Stem Cell Research and Therapy center in the East African country. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mfonobong Nsehe, Contributor Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic researchers develop more efficient system to reprogram stem cells
(Mayo Clinic) Induced pluripotent stem cells, the workhorse of many regenerative medicine projects, start out as differentiated cells that are reprogrammed to pluripotent stem cells by exposure to a complex set of genetic cocktails. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic researchers develop more efficient system to reprogram stem cells
ROCHESTER, Minn. --?Induced pluripotent stem cells, the workhorse of many regenerative medicine projects, start out as differentiated cells that are reprogrammed to pluripotent stem cells by exposure to a complex set of genetic cocktails. Mayo researchers now report that using the measles virus vector; they've trimmed that multi-vector process with four reprogramming factors down to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 12, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Antibody could increase cure rate for blood, immune disorders, Stanford researchers say
(Stanford Medicine) An antibody-based treatment can gently and effectively eliminate diseased blood-forming stem cells in the bone marrow to prepare for the transplantation of healthy stem cells, according to a study in mice by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Engineered miniature kidneys come of age
(Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard) A research team at Harvard University has now removed a major barrier for the use of kidney organoids as a tool to model kidney diseases, test drug toxicities and eventually for the creation of organ replacements, the lack of a pervasive blood vessel system (vasculature). The team solved this problem with a powerful new approach that exposes stem cell-derived kidney organoids to fluidic shear stress and thus enables them to vascularize and mature further than they could before. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A bioengineered factory for T-cells
(Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) Harvard engineers and stem cell biologists have developed an injectable sponge-like gel that enhances the production T-cells after a bone marrow transplant. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Are Scientists Closer to Growing Made-to-Order Kidneys?
FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 -- Scientists who used stem cells to grow functional kidneys in rats say their research could point the way to growing new kidneys for humans. A shortage of donor kidneys means many people with kidney failure never get a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Innovative, simple treatment to combat the Candida albicans fungus
(University of the Basque Country) A study led by the UPV/EHU has developed an innovative, simple treatment based uterine stem cells to combat the Candida albicans fungus, responsible for vaginal candidiasis disease Despite not being life-threatening, this disease, which is very widespread among women, reduces patient life quality owing to its symptoms (itching and stinging). This research has been published in the international Frontiers in Microbiology journal, a world leader in the field of microbiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 8, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Researchers develop human cell-based model to study small cell lung cancer
(Rockefeller University Press) Researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine have used human embryonic stem cells to create a new model system that allows them to study the initiation and progression of small cell lung cancer (SCLC). The study, which will be published February 8, 2019 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, reveals the distinct roles played by two critical tumor suppressor genes that are commonly mutated in these highly lethal cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 8, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Simple drug combination creates new neurons from neighboring cells
A simple drug cocktail that converts cells neighboring damaged neurons into functional new neurons could potentially be used to treat stroke, Alzheimer's disease, and brain injuries. A team of researchers at Penn State identified a set of four, or even three, molecules that could convert glial cells - which normally provide support and insulation for neurons - into new neurons. A paper describing the approach appears online in the journal Stem Cell Reports on February 7, 2019. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Ageing, stem cells and a propensity to cancer
With the support of Russia's Almazov Medical Research Centre, the EU-funded SyStemAge project studied the molecular mechanisms of ageing in adult stem cells, the results of which indicate that the intervention of metabolic pathways could correct age-related alterations and diseases. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - February 7, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

In their DNA: Rotator cuff stem cells more likely to develop into fat cells
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Why are fat deposits more likely to occur after tears of the shoulder's rotator cuff, compared to other types of muscle injuries? An increased propensity of stem cells within with rotator cuff muscles to develop into fat cells may explain the difference, reports a study in the Feb. 6, 2019 issue of the Journal of Bone& Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cellect Biotechnology launches U.S. clinical trial
Cellect Biotechnology (NSDQ:APOP) said it is collaborating with Washington University on a study of its ApoGraft stem cell selection technology for bone marrow transplantations. This will be the first clinical trial in the U.S. using Tel Aviv, Israel-based Cellect’s ApoGraft, which is designed to prevent acute graft-versus-host disease following bone marrow transplantation. The company previously reported positive safety and tolerability data from an ongoing trial that is being performed outside the U.S., and expects to report additional interim results during the first half of 2019. Get the full ...
Source: Mass Device - February 5, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Clinical Trials News Well Oncology Regenerative Medicine cellectbiotechnology Washington University School of Medicine Source Type: news

Could THIS solve the organ shortage? Scientists grow mouse kidneys in rats, study reveals
Japanese scientists have used mouse stem cells to grow mouse kidneys inside rats bred not to have kidneys, a new study reveals. It suggests human organs could grow in animals too. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strategic partnership between Ksilink and CECS/I-Stem
(AFM-T é l é thon) The public-private translational institute Ksilink and CECS (Centre d'Etude des Cellules Souches) of the Institute for Stem cell Therapy and Exploration of Monogenetic diseases (I-Stem) have entered into a strategic partnership. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 5, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How men continually produce sperm -- and How that discovery could help treat infertility
(University of California - San Diego) Using a leading-edge technique, UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers defined the cell types in both newborn and adult human testes and identified biomarkers for spermatogonial stem cells, opening a path for new strategies to treat male infertility. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hope for diabetics as scientists turn stem cells into ones that can produce insulin
Researchers in California created healthy beta cells, which are destroyed in type 1 diabetics. They produced insulin and responded to sugar within three days in mice tests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Human insulin-producing cells can be grown in the lab
A newin vitro methodology can differentiate human pancreatic stem cells into mature insulin-producing beta cells, according to research published inNature Cell Biology. Science Alert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 4, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Gut Reaction
Immune cells in the mouse gut help recognize damaging compounds and prompt intestinal stem cells to repair DNA. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 4, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

Crunching the data: New liver cancer subtypes revealed immunologically
(Tokyo Medical and Dental University) Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) researchers used substantial datasets on liver cancer patients to develop a new classification of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) into three distinct subgroups with different genetic, immunological, and clinical features. The findings of HCC subtypes related to metabolic disease, immunosuppression, or mitogenic/stem-cell-like tumors should aid the development of more targeted treatment and promote the fight against this devastating disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 1, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Two out of three hospital eye units reliant on locums to fill senior doctor posts
Latest workforce census points to severe shortages amid rapidly rising demand Related items fromOnMedica Primary open angle glaucoma Acute angle closure glaucoma Tackle continuing eye care crisis now, royal college urges Hunt Stem cell 'patch' offers hope for macular degeneration (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 1, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

This TEDCO group wants to make Maryland 'the gateway' for stem cell companies
A Maryland Technology Development Corp. group focused on stem cell research is doubling down on its mission to attract global companies to the state.   TEDCO’s Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund, created by 2006 legislation to promote and fund cures for disease, has revamped its website to feature news about the local market and issues confronting the industry. The result is a rotating collection of articles from academia, trade publications an d mainstream media outlets — all targeted to the international… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 31, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

The development of brain stem cells into new nerve cells and why this can lead to cancer
(German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)) Stem cells are true Jacks-of-all-trades of our bodies, as they can turn into the many different cell types of all organs. This allows the tissues to renew and to heal after injury. This amazing multipotency makes stem cells in the adult body key tools for regenerative medicine. Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) now publish in the journal Nature how brain stem cells make the decision to transform into new nerve cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 31, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How the immune system protects us against bowel cancer
(Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin) Researchers from Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin have discovered a protective mechanism which is used by the body to protect intestinal stem cells from turning cancerous. The body's innate immune system was found to play a pivotal role in this regard. The researchers were able to demonstrate that, rather than having a purely defensive role, the immune system is crucial in maintaining a healthy body. The study has been published in the renowned scientific journal Nature*. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Discovery points to innovative new way to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy
(The Ottawa Hospital) Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa have discovered a new way to treat the loss of muscle function caused by Duchenne muscular dystrophy in animal models of the disease. As reported in Cell Stem Cell, the team restored muscle stem cell function that is impaired in Duchenne muscular dystrophy, resulting in efficient regeneration of the muscle and preventing the progressive loss of muscle strength characteristic of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Weak Magnetic Fields Manipulate Regeneration in Worms
At magnetic field intensities somewhat above that of Earth, stem cell proliferation shifts gears. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 30, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Tiny rake to repair crumbly old knees by collecting stem cells from the joint
New research from the University of Leeds shows the treatment increases the number of repair cells in the area by a hundredfold. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could stem cells reverse diabetes?
Previous attempts to develop insulin-producing cells from stem cells have not been completely successful. A recent study, however, offers fresh hope. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

LaunchBio's Invest in Cures Forum February 13 Offers Insights,...
Representatives from 10 Disease Foundations to Discuss Investment Strategy at NY Stem Cell Foundation(PRWeb January 30, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/launchbio_s_invest_in_cures_forum_february_13_offers_insights_connections_into_impact_investing_in_healthcare/prweb16065078.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cancer Cure? Israeli Scientists Think They Found One
(CBS Local) — Israeli scientists claim they may be on the brink of finding the cure for cancer, The Jerusalem Post reports. “We believe we will offer in a year’s time a complete cure for cancer,” said Dan Aridor, chairman of the board of Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies Ltd., which is developing the new treatment. The treatment, which they call MuTaTo, or multi-target toxin, acts as a “cancer antibiotic” and uses a combination of cancer-targeting peptides (amino acid chains) and a toxin that specifically kills cancer cells. Most cancer drugs attack a specific target on, or in t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Offbeat Local TV talkers Source Type: news

Tiny rake to repair crumbly old knees by collecting stem cells from the joint
New research from the University of Leeds shows the treatment increases the number of repair cells in the area by a hundredfold. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stem cells motivate ocular surface repair in trial with vision loss patients
Using stem cells from the eyes of donors, researchers created and implanted tissue in eyes of people with vision loss, finding the treatment caused significant ocular repair. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transplanting stem cells from donors' eyes could 'cure blindness'
A study by the University of Edinburgh of 13 people with limbal stem cell deficiency found transplanting stem cells from donors' corneas helped improve the patients' ability to read. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Histogen Appoints Richard Pascoe as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 28, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Histogen, Inc., a regenerative medicine company focused on stimulating the body's stem cells to regenerate tissues and restore youthful function, today announced that the Company's Boar... Regenerative Medicine, Personnel Histogen (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mechanism explains breast cancer cell plasticity
(Baylor College of Medicine) Researchers have discovered that breast cancer stem cells can shift between cell surface molecules CD44s and CD44v via alternative splicing and consequently alter their ability to survive. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 28, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

San Antonio regenerative medicine conference to showcase future of stem cells
(University of Texas at San Antonio) The RegenMed SA conference will gather approximately 150 stem cell researchers and clinicians from across the region but will also include leading investigators in the fields of stem cell research and regenerative medicine from the Cleveland Clinic as well as the Stanford School of Medicine. The majority of the discussions will be centered on the science of stem cells, precision medicine, tissue engineering, clinical progress and even how to translate more stem cell research into real-world technologies for the healthcare industry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 28, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mimicking nature for programmable and adaptive synthetic materials
(National Centre for Biological Sciences) In a recently published work in Nature Communications on Jan 25, 2019, scientists from the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Science and Research (JNCASR) and the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem) have successfully created a minimalistic synthetic mimic of aforementioned cytoskeletal networks with structural and temporal programming. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 28, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

First US patient in novel stem cell trial for stroke disability enrolled at UTHealth
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) The first US patient to participate in a global study of a stem cell therapy injected directly into the brain to treat stroke disability was enrolled in the clinical trial this week at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Untangling tau: researchers find a 'druggable target' for treating Alzheimer's disease
(University of California - San Diego) Using induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neurons from Alzheimer's patients, UC San Diego researchers say cholesteryl esters -- the storage product for excess cholesterol within cells -- act as regulators of the protein tau, providing a new druggable target for the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news