Experience with mentors inspires Mayo Clinic fellow to help other medical trainees
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — As a medical student in Mexico, Paola Suarez-Meade, M.D., wanted a career that included research and clinical work. But among her teachers, the most common career paths involved making a choice: treat patients or study disease. A fascination with stem cells prompted her to seek out a research op portunity in the U.S. with neurosurgeon Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D., who runs the Brain Tumor Stem Cell Laboratory at Mayo Clinic. Observing his work—treating patients… (Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News - May 17, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Hope for heart attack patients as scientists use stem cells to repair damaged organ in pigs
Scientists from Germany, Sweden and the drug company AstraZeneca were able to regenerate heart cells in pigs using human ventricular progenitor (HVPs) cells. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cell engineering startup Vita Therapeutics moves to UM BioPark
Stem cell engineering company Vita Therapeutics has moved its offices across town to the University of Maryland BioPark. The 10,000-square-foot space will allow the company to bring its entire team into a single building. Previously, the company had six private locations across three different buildings, including at the Johns Hopkins University FastForward incubator. Vita Therapeutics' technology is based on resear ch originally done at Hopkins, with the company spinning off from the university… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 9, 2022 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Matt Hooke Source Type: news

Fat injections relieve hip pain for 60% of osteoarthritis sufferers - new study
INJECTIONS of fatty tissue containing stem cells might hold the key to better pain relief and mobility for sufferers of osteoarthritis, a new study has suggested. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID Booster Mounts'Brisk' Response in Patients With Cancer COVID Booster Mounts'Brisk' Response in Patients With Cancer
New data highlight the potential protective effect of primary COVID vaccination and boosters for patients with cancer undergoing therapy or who received stem cell transplant.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - May 6, 2022 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Sheldon Krimsky, Who Warned of Profit Motive in Science, Dies at 80
He delved into numerous scientific fields — stem-cell research, genetic modification of food and DNA privacy among them — and sought to pinpoint the dangers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katharine Q. Seelye Tags: Krimsky, Sheldon Deaths (Obituaries) Research Science and Technology Genetics and Heredity Conflicts of Interest Colleges and Universities Tufts University Source Type: news

‘Medical tourists’ are travelling the world in search of the elixir of life | Peter Ward
There have always been charlatans offering a cure for ageing, and cheap travel and lax laws have made it even easier for themEvery year millions of people cross borders to undergo medical treatments that are either unavailable in their home country or too expensive. For many, this is a last resort to ease the pain of a debilitating disease or defy a terminal diagnosis; for others the goals are purely cosmetic. But in the past few years a new type of “medical tourist” has emerged: those seeking to radically extend their lives.There are more older people than ever before – and more people in search of longevity. In the...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 5, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Peter Ward Tags: Ageing Science Medical research Pharmaceuticals industry Stem cells Biology Health Healthcare industry Business Society Source Type: news

Donor Stem Cell Infusions Preserve CAR-T Benefit in B-ALL Donor Stem Cell Infusions Preserve CAR-T Benefit in B-ALL
A Chinese team found that DSIs help maintain the efficacy of CAR-T therapy for patients with B-ALL who relapse after transplant. The study was published on as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed.First Look (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

A Better Way to Fix Your Teeth Is in the Works: Stem Cells A Better Way to Fix Your Teeth Is in the Works: Stem Cells
Unlike many other types of human tissue, dental enamel doesn ' t regrow after it ' s damaged, so specialists are using stem cells to study how to restore affected teeth.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dental & Oral Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Are Working on How to Grow Replacement Teeth
Unlike many other types of human tissue, dental enamel doesn't regrow after it's damaged, so specialists are using stem cells to study how to restore affected teeth. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allo-Transplant With Omidubicel Hints at Longer-Term Benefits Too
(MedPage Today) -- For patients with hematologic cancers, allogeneic hematopoietic stem-cell transplant with the advanced cell therapy omidubicel was associated with lower rates of non-relapse mortality and infection compared to myeloablative umbilical... (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - April 28, 2022 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Promising Data for Allo-Transplant After CAR T-Cell Failure in LBCL
(MedPage Today) -- Allogeneic stem-cell transplantation (allo-SCT) after CAR T-cell failure led to durable remissions in patients with relapsed/refractory large B-cell lymphoma (LBCL), according to data from a multicenter series. The results showed... (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - April 27, 2022 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells: Reprogramming and Applications
Ritu Kumar will discuss how derivation of induced pluripotent stem cells from somatic cells has revolutionized regenerative medicine. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 27, 2022 Category: Science Tags: Sponsored Webinars The Scientist University Source Type: news

Surgeon on trial in Sweden over experimental windpipe transplants
Paolo Macchiarini, who made headlines for pioneering surgery, charged with aggravated assault over procedureAn Italian doctor who made headlines for pioneering windpipe surgery has gone on trial in Sweden, charged with aggravated assault for performing the experimental procedure.Paolo Macchiarini won praise in 2011 after claiming to have performed theworld ’s first synthetic trachea transplants using stem cells while he was a surgeon at Stockholm ’s Karolinska Institute.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 27, 2022 Category: Science Authors: AFP in Stockholm Tags: Sweden Medical research World news Europe Source Type: news

Sweden trial starts in stem-cell windpipe transplants case
A surgeon who made headlines in 2011 for carrying out the world’s first stem-cell windpipe transplants at Sweden’s leading hospital is on trial accused of aggravated assault against three of his patients (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news