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Inner stem cell regulatory drugs bring down hurdle of stem cell transplant

Stem Cell Research Blog - Fri, 07/17/2009 - 1:32pm
Fate Therapeutics, a startup based in La Jolla, CA, aims to harness the body’s ability to heal itself by developing drugs that stimulate resident stem cells. Its innovative techniques are optimistic to get rid of the complications related to stem cell transplants. Rather than developing cell transplants to replace diseased or damaged tissue, which is the [...]

Stem cell therapeutic services launched in Kerala

Stem Cell Research Blog - Thu, 07/16/2009 - 3:51pm
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM - Bangalore-based healthcare company Catalyz Life Technologies Thursday announced the launch of stem cell therapeutics in Kerala. Set up at the Bangalore unit of the Trivandrum Technopark Incubation Centre, Catalyz aims to treat several incurable diseases advanced stem cells therapeutics in collaboration with the Florida-based International Stemcell Services (ISS). Addressing the media here, Catalyz chief executive [...]

Regenocytes are manufacturing organs, a matter of controversy?

Stem Cell Research Blog - Wed, 07/15/2009 - 3:41pm
This Caribbean city already known for cigars, furniture, chocolate and coffee may become a magnet for Americans seeking controversial stem cell therapy for life-threatening illnesses if a Florida cardiologist has his way. Dr. Zannos Grekos, a Florida cardiologist, says he’s had success with stem-cell therapy in the Dominican Republic. The Food and Drug Administration has not approved [...]

Neuralstem sponsors stem cell research for heart patients

Stem Cell Research Blog - Wed, 07/15/2009 - 3:39pm
Neuralstem (CUR) will sponsor stem cell research at the China Medical University & Hospital of Taiwan. The work will help prepare for a human clinical trial using Neuralstem’s human spinal cord neural stem cells to treat patients who have suffered a stroke. The patient population will be limited to those whose post-stroke symptoms (complete or partial [...]

Human clinical trial approved for stem cell drugs in India

Stem Cell Research Blog - Tue, 07/14/2009 - 2:05pm
In March this year, Bangalore-based Stempeutics Research received clearance from the Drug Controller General of India to conduct human clinical trials to develop drugs using stem cells. With this, India became the first country after the US to allow human clinical trials to develop drugs by using dormant cells in the body that have natural regeneration [...]

Stem cell therapy to be tested upon autism

Stem Cell Research Blog - Tue, 07/14/2009 - 2:03pm
Autism a peculiar neural disease which has been reported in the kids. In doctor’s word, it has no cure, but can little Kenneth, who would be treated with adult stem cells tell the story differently? Autism causes kids to experience the world differently from the way most other kids do. It’s hard for kids with autism [...]

Obama, Pope Benedict meet for first time, discuss international aid and abortion

Stem Cell Research Blog - Fri, 07/10/2009 - 11:51pm
Pope presses Obama on abortion, stem cells VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI stressed the church’s opposition to abortion and stem cell research in his first meeting with President Barack Obama on Friday, pressing the Vatican’s case with the U.S. leader who is already under fire on those issues from some conservative Catholics and bishops back [...]

Adult stem cell research can now do away with virus

Stem Cell Research Blog - Fri, 07/10/2009 - 1:28pm
Scientists at Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine has made a ground breaking invention, which eliminates the use of virus in stem cell research. The scientists have engineered a method by which differentiated adult stem cells can also be turned into pluripotent stem cells. Stem cell research is difficult from many perspectives, but one of the [...]

Stem cell technology receives some new financial booster doses

Stem Cell Research Blog - Thu, 07/09/2009 - 1:59pm
A team of influential venture capitalists and medical researchers with strong ties to Boston’s biotechnology community is putting cash and top-drawer talent into the new wave of stem cell technology. IPierian Inc., a South San Francisco company formed with the merger of two venture-backed startups, will focus on manipulating mature stem cells into ones with embryonic-like [...]

Gene key to maintaining embryonic stem cells’ pluripotent state identified

Stem Cell Research Blog - Thu, 07/09/2009 - 10:07am
LONDON - Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco claim to have identified a gene crucial to maintaining embryonic stem cells’ all-purpose, pluripotent state. The researchers say that their finding may prove helpful in improving the scientific understanding of how cells acquire their specialized states, and provide a strategy to efficiently reprogram mature cells back [...]

Muscle stem cell therapy for heart failure enters final clinical trial

Stem Cell Research Blog - Wed, 07/08/2009 - 3:58pm
Bioheart, Inc, announced that they would be going into the final phase of clinical trial with muscle stem cell in cardiovascular disease treatment. After reviewing supporting pre-clinical data dating back to 1988 and clinical data from controlled studies which began in early 2000 (nearly 400 patients), a panel of experts strongly endorses moving forward to complete [...]

Women raise their pocket money by selling their eggs?

Stem Cell Research Blog - Wed, 07/08/2009 - 3:56pm
No doubt it is a controversial issue where the egg cell donor will be paid, it has two very contradicting point of view. Lets read what either has to say. Women could make money by selling their eggs for stem cell research under a proposal by one of the pioneers of Australia’s stem cell regulations. To open [...]

British scientists claim to create human sperm, but other scientists question the data

Stem Cell Research Blog - Wed, 07/08/2009 - 1:47pm
British scientists claim to create human sperm LONDON — British scientists claimed Wednesday to have created human sperm from embryonic stem cells for the first time, an accomplishment they say may someday help infertile men father children. The technique could in 10 years allow researchers to use the basic knowledge of how sperm develop to design treatments [...]

Scientists create artificial sperm cells from human embryonic stem cells

Stem Cell Research Blog - Wed, 07/08/2009 - 9:31am
LONDON - Scientists have achieved a major breakthrough in making sperm-like cells from human embryonic stem cells. Karim Nayernia, of the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in the UK, has revealed that these cells can swim like sperm do. He says that his team used the same technique to create sperm-like cells from human embryonic stem cells [...]

Cord blood banking picks up momentum thanks to US policy

Stem Cell Research Blog - Tue, 07/07/2009 - 4:46pm
Mercedes Walton, CEO of Cryo-Cell International, one of the largest and most established family cord blood banks, is praising legislative progress to date and encouraging continued momentum for existing bills through the second half of the year. H.R. 1718, the “Family Cord Blood Banking Act,” and H.R. 2107, the “Cord Blood Education and Awareness Act of [...]

Stem cell treats first human with heart attack (MI)

Stem Cell Research Blog - Tue, 07/07/2009 - 4:29pm
Wonders may not cease where stem cell treatment is concerned. Recently stem cell treatment has been applied on human, as a case of Phase I trial and the doctors are quite optimistic since it has been successful in animals. Before going any further let us read something about heart attack or in more technical term Myocardial [...]

New treatment for acute myeloid leukaemia developed

Stem Cell Research Blog - Tue, 07/07/2009 - 2:11pm
WASHINGTON - Australian and Canadian researchers have developed a new therapy that specifically targets cancer stem cells in acute myeloid leukaemia. The new treatment targets a protein, CD123, on the surface of cancer stem cells that drive acute myeloid leukemia (AML), which is an aggressive [...]

Embryonic stem cell research boosted by new NIH guidelines

Stem Cell Research Blog - Tue, 07/07/2009 - 11:06am
The rules, the agency said, lay out which research is eligible for federal funding and help “ensure that NIH-funded research in this area is ethically responsible, scientifically worthy and conducted in accordance with applicable law.” It might be pointed out as an achievement, that many of us who have fought for the rights for embryonic stem [...]
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