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SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Researchers from San Diego State University’s Heart Institute rejuvenated damaged cardiac tissue removed from older heart-failure patients, using modified stem cells, the university announced Thursday. University officials said the …
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Our hypothesis was that gremlin, secreted by fibroblasts, inhibited bone morphogenic protein (BMP), which mediates stem cell maturation into adult functioning hepatocytes, and thus, arrest stem cell maturation and promoted their proliferation in an immature …
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Just as the Olympic Games are kicking off in London, one boy from the UK is pulling ahead in his race to live a normal, healthy life. Two years after becoming the first child to receive a trachea transplant coated with his own stem cells, 13-year-old Ciaran …
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The procedure involved seeding stem cells taken from Ciaran’s bone marrow into the collagen “skeleton” of a donor windpipe stripped of its own cells. Once the structure was implanted, the stem cells matured, grew and divided to create a new organ.
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The first child stem cell-supported trachea transplant is functioning well two years on, according to a paper published in The Lancet . The follow-up of the procedure, carried out in 2010 at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), shows that the new organ has …
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Pediatric neurologist James Carroll is the lead investigator of a new clinical trial at the Georgia Health Sciences University to determine whether an infusion of stem cells from a child’s own umbilical cord blood can improve quality of life in children with cerebral …

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The study, published in the journal Stem Cell, adds to our understanding of the role of stem and next stage progenitor cells in tissue regeneration and in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. While stem cells are known to reside in organs such as the liver …
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Not only are these cells resistant to Herceptin, but they develop higher proportions of cancer stem cells, the small number of cells within a tumor that fuel the growth and spread. This makes the tumor extremely aggressive and likely to spread throughout the …
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Scientists keep finding new ways to play with cells and make them alter their behavior, even their identity. First came the remarkable work of Shinya Yamanaka at Kyoto University, who showed it was possible, by activating just four genes, to take a mature cell …
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Stem Cell Expert Wants HIV Treatment to Spread like Wild Fire. An Australian stem cell expert has proposed that their research in treatment for HIV has advanced and the next step in the research will be its trials on human. The world-famous Professor …

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