Archive for October, 2012

Stem Cell facelift: Does it work?

Plastic surgeons say they can use stem cells to make women look years younger without the pain of an invasive surgery.

Cartilage may be created using stem cells

DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 31 (UPI) — U.S. researchers say they engineered cartilage from adult stem cells to use in tissue repair and possibly treat cartilage injury and osteoarthritis. “Adult stems cells are limited in what they can do, and embryonic …

The role of stem cells in developing new drugs

DefiniGEN, a new spin-out company from the University of Cambridge, has been formed to supply hIPSC-derived cells to the drug discovery and regenerative medicine sectors. The company is based on the research of Dr. Ludovic Vallier, Dr. Tamir …

Pedersen creates stem cell drug powerhouse

A Cambridge University technology team that developed a way to generate liver cells from skin cells has formed a new company to supply stem cell products to the drug discovery and regenerative medicine sectors. Read more…

UGA researchers discover how tiny sugars regulate stem cells

Athens, Ga. – Embryonic stem cells hold great promise as a potential cell-based therapy for a myriad of serious diseases, but there is still much to learn before they become a regular part of the doctor’s toolkit. Scientists do not yet fully understand the …

UGA: Tiny sugars can regulate stem cells

Embryonic stem cells hold promise as a potential cell-based therapy for a myriad of serious diseases, but scientists do not yet fully understand the complex processes that take place during the earliest stages of development when stem cells in …

Global autologous stem cell therapies market: New market research published

Autologous cell therapies are new therapeutic intervention where it introduces or uses cells or tissues from the individual, cultured, expanded and re-introduced at the site of the disease of the donor. They are widely promoted as next pillar or …

Microscopic packets of stem cell factors could be key to preventing lung disease in babies

BOSTON, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ –┬áResearchers at Boston Children’s Hospital have found that microscopic particles containing proteins and nucleic acids called exosomes could potentially protect the fragile lungs of premature babies from …

Cartilage Engineered From Pluripotent Stem Cells

A team of Duke Medicine researchers has engineered cartilage from induced pluripotent stem cells that were successfully grown and sorted for use in tissue repair and studies into cartilage injury and osteoarthritis…

How to make stem cells

The idea of taking a mature cell and removing its identity (nuclear reprogramming) so that it can then become any kind of cell, holds great promise for repairing damaged tissue or replacing bone marrow after chemotherapy. Hot on the heels of his recent …