Archive for February, 2011

World’s first stem cell trial helps push Angel back into the black

GROUND-breaking stem cell trials in Scotland have helped push Edinburgh-based Angel Biotechnology into profit for the first time in its 11-year history.

Stem Cell Study Finds Close Linkage Between A Rare, Deadly Lung Condition And Blood Cell …

Results from a study published in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology reveal a close relationship between pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)—exceedingly high blood pressure in the arteries carrying blood from the heart to the …

Stem Cell Treatment First Of Its Kind For Dogs In DC Area

A revolutionary new in-clinic stem cell treatment is now being offered at the Burke Animal Clinic to treat hip dysplasia in dogs.

Human stem cells from fat tissue fuse with rat heart cells and beat

If Dr. Doolittle is famous for talking to animals, then here’s a story that might make him hold his tongue: According to new research, scientists have successfully fused human stem cells derived from subcutaneous adipose (fat) tissue with muscle cells from rat hearts. Not only did these cells “talk” to form new muscle cells altogether, but they actually beat.

Doctor restricted after patient reportedly dies from in-office stem cell procedure

State health regulators have imposed an emergency license restriction on Dr. Zannos Grekos for using experimental stem cell therapy on a breast cancer patient in his Bonita Springs practice last year, resulting int he woman’s death, according to the state’s order.

New horse stem cell discovery aids in development of preclinical models for human degenerative diseases

In a world first, pluripotent stem cells have been generated from horses by a team of researchers led by Dr. Andras Nagy at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital and Dr. Lawrence Smith at the University of Montreal’s Faculty of …

Scientists generate pluripotent stem cells from horses

Pluripotent stem cells have now been generated from horses. The findings will help enable new stem-cell based regenerative therapies in veterinary medicine, and because horses’ muscle and tendon systems are similar to our own, aid the development of preclinical models leading to human applications.

Criteria For Research On Stem Cells Soon

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 (Bernama) — The Health Ministry will soon come up with a set of criteria or checklist for research on stem cells and cell-based therapies.

Researchers Generate Pluripotent Stem Cells From Horses

Discovery opens avenue for research into new veterinary and human treatments for a range of degenerative conditions In a world first, pluripotent stem cells have been generated from horses by a team of researchers led by Dr. Andras Nagy at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital and Dr. Lawrence Smith at the University of Montreal’s Faculty of Veterinary Science. The …

Solons push creation of stem cell research center

MANILA, Philippines — Lawmakers join Filipino doctors and specialists in pushing for the establishment of a stem cell research center in the country and help ease plight of cancer patients in the country. Cavite Rep. Joseph Emilio Abaya, vice chairman of the House Committee on Science and Technology, rallied behind the proposed creation of a stem cell research and storage center, which according …