Archive for August, 2011

Stem cell treatment … on a dog?

ROSWELL, Ga. — In two days, the life of a service dog in Roswell could be dramatically changed for the better. Chancer is a service dog for 13-year-old Iyal Winokur. Iyal was adopted from Russia when he was very young. Shortly after, his family saw he was …

Cryo-Save Launches Cryo-Lip® in the U.S.; Stem Cell Cryopreservation From Fat Tissue

ZUTPHEN, The Netherlands, DALLAS and NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, August 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ Cryo-Save , Europe´s leading family stem cell bank launches its unique Cryo-Lip(R) service in the U.S. offering people the possibility to store …

Stem Cells – an actual beauty thing

Stem cells have been big talk in anti-aging treatments for a while now, but how active a lot of products that claim to draw on their powers are still remains to be seen. The latest to hit our shores is from American cosmeceutical brand DermaQuest, and if …

Stem cells put bounce back in Labrador’s step

Misty, an almost 12-year-old Labrador retriever suffering from arthritis, has gone from aging hound in pain to joyful puppy after stem cell treatments at the Essex Animal Hospital, just southeast of Windsor.

Stem cell treatments giving dogs new life

LaSALLE, Ont. — Misty, an almost 12-year-old Labrador suffering from arthritis, has gone from aging hound in pain to joyful puppy after stem cell treatments at the Essex Animal Hospital.

Uterine stem cells used to treat diabetes in mice

Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have converted stem cells from the human endometrium into insulin-producing cells and transplanted them into mice to control the animals’ diabetes. The endometrium, or uterine lining, is a source of …

An advance toward using stem cells in ‘regenerative medicine’

With stem cells so fickle and indecisive that they make Shakespeare’s Hamlet pale by comparison, scientists today described an advance in encouraging stem cells to make decisions about their fate. The technology for doing so, reported here at …

An RNA Switch for Stem Cells

RNA molecules have long been known for their role in translating genes to proteins inside a cell, but more recently, scientists have found large numbers of RNA molecules that don’t code for proteins but seem to have other cellular roles. Most research in …

Spectrum Health testing stem-cell treatment for peripheral arterial disease

GRAND RAPIDS — Spectrum Health is testing a new treatment to improve circulation and prevent leg amputations in people with end-stage peripheral arterial disease. Doctors are recruiting West Michigan residents to take part in the clinical trial …

Amniotic fluid-derived stem cells show promise against lung disease

Two papers published in the current issue of Cell Transplantation (20:6), now freely available on-line at http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/cog/ct/, highlight the rich source of stem cells in human amniotic fluid that can be isolated and …