Archive for October, 2014

Stem cells could be potential treatment for blindness caused by AMD

Scientists have found a possible treatment for the most common form of blindness using special stem cells found on the front surface of the eye. Research at the University of Southampton, published in the online journal PLOS ONE, showed that stem cells…

Stem Cell Treatment for Heart Disease

Regenerative Medicine Institute, Mexico Opens New Ambulatory Clinic (PRWeb October 01, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/10/prweb12209680.htm

Science and fiction come together in new stem cell course

This fluorescent micrograph shows stem cells labeled with green fluorescent protein. (Photo/cellimagelibrary.org) USC will be offering “Stem Cells: Fact and Fiction,” a new two-unit class next semester that will explore contemporary topics in stem cell …

Plant stem cells may help skin look younger, healthier

Stem cells, the body’s so called “master cells,” are used to treat heart disease and cancer and to grow tissue. But plants also have stem cells and they’re some of the hottest ingredients in anti-aging products. Andrea Vizcaino, 49, is trying out a new…

Stem Cell Donation Drive at Lulu Mall Today

KOCHI: Lulu Mall joins the movement to provide solace to patients suffering from diseases considered incurable till date, by promoting stem cell donations. A stem cell donation camp will be organised on Thursday from 10 am to 5 pm in association with B…

Stem cells to be extracted at Croydon hospital in an NHS first

In an NHS first, stem cells from babies born in Croydon will be extracted so they can be used in life saving treatments. To make this happen Croydon Health Services NHS Trust has teamed up with Precious Cells Miracle (PCM), to collect, process and stor…

Cellular Dynamics to Present at 2014 Stem Cell Meeting on the Mesa

MADISON, Wis., Oct. 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cellular Dynamics International, Inc. (CDI) (Nasdaq: ICEL) today announced that Chief Executive Officer Bob Palay will present at the 4th Annual Partnering Forum, part of the 2014 Stem Cell Meeting on the…

Stemgent Sells the Stem Cell Reagent and Services Business Unit

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct 01, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Stemgent Inc. announced today that it has completed the sale of its stem cell reagents and services business to ReproCELL in a cash transaction for approximately $8.5 million. Stemgent is selling the st…

Grafted Stem Cells Display Vigorous Growth in Spinal Cord Injury Model

Researchers used human iPSC stem cells to grow brand new nerves in a rat model of spinal cord injury. The neurons grew tens of thousands of axons that extended the entire length of the spinal cord. The iPSCs were made using the skin cells of an 86 year…

Celladon to Present at the 2014 Stem Cell Meeting on the Mesa

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Celladon Corporation (Nasdaq:CLDN), a clinical-stage biotechnology company applying its leadership position in the field of gene therapy and calcium dysregulation, today announced that Krisztina Zsebo, Ph.D …