Archive for December, 2010

Scientists peer into the future of stem cell biology

Remarkable progress in understanding how stem cell biology works has been reported by a team of leading scientists. Stem cell biology is making waves around the world with great hope for the eventual repair of parts of the body. While many scientists see these breakthroughs as viable, there are hurdles that must be overcome, including the worrisome potential for introducing cancer when making a …

Darboy’s Charlie Knuth receives stem cells for rare disease

MINNEAPOLIS — A 4-year-old Wisconsin boy with a rare skin disease has received a stem cell transplant in Minnesota. ? Sign up for news, weather, sports, Green Bay Packers and high school sports text alerts. Charlie Knuth of Darboy received the …

Bush believes history will vindicate stem cell decision

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–In his new book, former President George W. Bush provides a behind-the-scenes look at his landmark 2001 decision that prohibited most forms of embryonic stem cell research, acknowledging that he knew very little about the issue when he first arrived in office but explaining how six months of research led him to a conclusion he believes will be vindicated by science and …

NE Wis. boy gets stem cell transplant for rare disease

A 4-year-old Wisconsin boy with a rare skin disease has received a stem cell transplant in Minnesota. Charlie Knuth of Darboy received the transplant Thursday at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital. Charlie was born without the gene …

Wisconsin Boy Receives Stem Cell Transplant

A 4-Year-Old Wisconsin boy with a rare skin disease has received a stem cell transplant in Minnesota.

Stem Cell Research Got Big Boost In 2010

Two American companies broke new ground this year by gaining regulatory approval to begin the first experiments using embryonic stem cells on people suffering from spinal cord injuries and blindness. The use of the cells, which have been hotly debated for …

Researchers Find Association Between Activity Of Certain Stem Cell Genes And Outcomes For Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia

In an examination of leukemic stem cells (LSC), researchers have found that patients with acute myeloid leukemia who had higher activity of certain LSC genes had worse overall, event-free and relapse-free survival, according to a study in the December 22/29 issue of JAMA. “In many cancers, specific subpopulations of cells appear to be uniquely capable of initiating and maintaining tumors…

Researchers Find Association Between Activity Of Certain Stem Cell Genes And Outcomes For Patients …

In an examination of leukemic stem cells (LSC), researchers have found that patients with acute myeloid leukemia who had higher activity of certain LSC genes had worse overall, event-free and relapse-free survival, according to a study in the December 22 …

Darboy boy Charlie Knuth receives stem cell transplants to treat rare genetic skin disease epidermolysis bullosa

MINNEAPOLIS — Charlie Knuth, 4, of Darboy, received two stem cell transplants Thursday at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital. He finished his first 30-minute treatment a little before noon, and the second treatment occurred about 3:30 p …

New test for major killer of lung transplant patients: High stem cell count after transplant predicts debilitating syndrome

A lung transplant can mean a new chance at life. But many who receive one develop a debilitating, fatal condition that causes scar tissue to build up in the lungs and chokes off the ability to breathe. Researchers hope a new diagnostic tool they developed to predict bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome will allow doctors to intervene earlier and, ultimately, to provide life-saving treatments.