Archive for May, 2013

A chat with ‘Dr. Stem Cell’

In 2004, with President George W. Bush dead set against stem cell research, California just went ahead and did it. Voters made stem cell research a state constitutional right, and endorsed $3 billion in bond sales for 10 years to cement the deal. CIRM,…

Stem Cell Orthopedic Expand Advances in Sports Medicine

The Institute of Regenerative and Molecular Orthopaedics expand sports medicine advances with stem cell and PRP therapy. (PRWeb May 31, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/5/prweb10791669.htm

With Corporate Backing, Stem Cells Go From Irvine Campus to First Human Therapy Test

Rats that had been injected with human oligodendrocytes regained the ability to support their own weight, hold up their tails, and urinate … wrote an essay in May 2009 in Science magazine warning against moving too quickly in stem-cell research.

Do Adult Stem Cells Hold Key to Curing Diabetes?

An experimental drug created with adult stem cells is showing promise as a potential new way to treat, or even cure, people with type 1 diabetes. The drug, developed by a University of Missouri scientist, is based on new research showing immune …

Stem Cell Matrix -

May brought a major advancement in the science of aging when two Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers announced their discovery of a protein circulating in the blood of mice and humans that shows potential to be a treatment for age-related he…

Stem cell treatment could cure diabetes

“We discovered that type 1 diabetes destroys not only insulin-producing cells but also blood vessels that support them,” said lead researcher Habib Zaghouani from the University of Missouri. “When we realised how important the blood vessels were …

Grant funds cardiac stem cell research for Duchenne muscular dystrophy-related heart disease

( Cedars-Sinai Medical Center ) Each year, 20,000 boys are born with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and many do not live into their 20s because of cardiac issues. Newport Beach-based nonprofit Coalition Duchenne has awarded a $150,000 grant to a Cedars-S…

CAS Prof’s Book Explores Social Impact of Stem Cell Research

Ruha Benjamin, a College of Arts & Sciences assistant professor of sociology and African American studies, witnessed these debates as the sole social scientist CIRM invited to study the ethical, legal, and social implications of stem cell research while …

Private funds keep stem cell research viable in Seattle

Imagine injecting a heart attack victim with cells that can immediately rebuild the damaged heart, regenerating a damaged spinal cord to restore movement to a paralytic or curing a disorder such as Parkinson’s by transplanting cells to grow new brain t…

Diagnostics and Stem Cells Power Productive Portfolios: Kevin DeGeeter

In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Senior Biotechnology Analyst and … closer to front-line therapy in RA or potentially in diabetes. Those would involve extremely large clinical trial designs that even a well-capitalized company like …