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Neural-Like Stem Cells From Muscle Tissue May Hold Key to Cell Therapies for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have taken the first steps to create neural-like stem cells from muscle tissue in animals. Details of the work are published in two complementary studies published in the September online issues of the journals Experimental Cell Research and Stem Cell Research.

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Stem Cells, Neural Stem Cells, Embryonic Neurons, neuronal transplantation

Transplantation of Embryonic Neurons Raises Hope for Treating Brain Diseases

The unexpected survival of embryonic neurons transplanted into the brains of newborn mice in a series of experiments at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) raises hope for the possibility of using neuronal transplantation to treat diseases like Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s and schizophrenia.

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Stem Cells, Neural Stem Cells, Myelin

Study Shows Evidence that Transplanted Neural Stem Cells Produced Myelin

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A Phase I clinical trial led by investigators from the University of California, San Francisco and sponsored by Stem Cells Inc., showed that neural stem cells successfully engrafted into the brains of patients and appear to have produced myelin.

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Breaking News Experts Needed: 1) Chavez Re-elected 2) Discoveries in Cloning and Stem Cells Earn Nobel 3) Steroid-Related Meningitis Cases On Rise

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pancreatic regeneration , insulin-dependent , Diabetes, pancreatic recovery , VEGF, bone marrow-derived stem cells , Cedars-Sinai, Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute, John S Yu

Study Sheds Light on Bone Marrow Stem Cell Therapy for Pancreatic Recovery

Researchers at Cedars-Sinai’s Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute have found that a blood vessel-building gene boosts the ability of human bone marrow stem cells to sustain pancreatic recovery in a laboratory mouse model of insulin-dependent diabetes.

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Stem Cells, Macular Degeneration, pluripotent stem (iPS) cells , Ips Cells, Blind, Embryonic Stem Cells, iPS transplantation , retina cells, retinal degeneration, NIH, Schneeweiss Stem Cell Fund, Foundation Fighting Blindness

Stem Cells Improve Visual Function in Blind Mice

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An experimental treatment for blindness, developed from a patient’s skin cells, improved the vision of blind mice in a study conducted by Columbia ophthalmologists and stem cell researchers.

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Leukemia, Graft-versus-host disease, GVHD, T-Cell, Interferon gamma receptor, Stem Cell Transplant, GUT, Gastrointestinal Tract

Deadly Complication of Stem Cell Transplants Reduced in Mice

Studying leukemia in mice, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have reduced a life-threatening complication of stem cell transplants, the only curative treatment when leukemia returns.

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Muscular Dystrophy, Myostatin, Muscle, Muscular Disorders

Hopkins Researchers Solve Key Part of Old Mystery in Generating Muscle Mass

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Working with mice, Johns Hopkins researchers have solved a key part of a muscle regeneration mystery plaguing scientists for years, adding strong support to the theory that muscle mass can be built without a complete, fully functional supply of muscle stem cells.

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miR-214, Ovarian Cancer, mirRNA, P53

Researchers Find Possible Molecular Key to Regulation of Ovarian Cancer Stem Cells

Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center have discovered that the micro ribonucleic acid miR-214 plays a critical role in regulating ovarian cancer stem cell properties. This knowledge, said the researchers, could pave the way for a therapeutic target for ovarian cancer.

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Stem Cell, Chemotherapy, Regenerative Medicine

Mayo Clinic Finds Way to Weed Out Problem Stem Cells, Making Therapy Safer

Mayo Clinic researchers have found a way to detect and eliminate potentially troublemaking stem cells to make stem cell therapy safer. Induced Pluripotent Stem cells, also known as iPS cells, are bioengineered from adult tissues to have properties of embryonic stem cells, which have the unlimited capacity to differentiate and grow into any desired types of cells, such as skin, brain, lung and heart cells. However, during the differentiation process, some residual pluripotent or embryonic-like cells may remain and cause them to grow into tumors.







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