Chuck Dandridge, a Mansfield, Texas resident, became the first adult in the U.S. to receive a newly modified stem cell transplant that uses genetically engineered blood cells from a family member. The milestone was announced by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center in Dallas, where the procedure was performed.
Scientists have been studying stem cells for decades, and many of their findings, all pretty remarkable, aren’t widely circulated. Periodically, we will share one of these stem cell research breakthroughs here on this blog. Summary: The skin renews, heals wounds, and regenerates the hair that covers it thanks to a small group of stem cells.
Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a tracer ink—a “stem cell tattoo”—that provides the ability to monitor stem cells in unprecedented detail after they’re injected. The research findings, titled “Bifunctional Magnetic Silica Nanoparticles for Highly Efficient Human Stem Cell Labeling,” was published in June in the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Already emerging as
Stem cell research has never been more advanced, and as a result many different types of treatments are currently offered on the market. Unfortunate ly, some providers are practicing quackery in stem cell therapies, and an abundance of well-intentioned scientific and medical personnel are prematurely publicizing their work. These providers and publishers have cast an
Chronic lung diseases are the third leading causes of death in the U.S. Chronic lung diseases include a collection of illnesses that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related issues, including primarily chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchitis, emphysema and asthma. Lung disease involves changes in cells within the lungs, and while research on lung stem cell
The difference between stem cell research and therapy is in the scientific evidence that supports therapeutic intervention to be beneficial for the patient. Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different types of cells in the body during early life and growth. In addition, in many tissues, stem cells serve as a sort
Global Stem Cells Group Advisory Board Member Duncan Ross, Ph.D., to Speak at Santiago, Chile Symposium
Global Stem Cells Group Advisory Board member Duncan Ross, Ph.D., founder of Kimera Research Labs, will be the keynote speaker at the Global Stem Cells Group Symposium in Santiago, Chile July 1-2, 2016. MIAMI, April 26, 2016–Global Stem Cells Group has announced that affiliate Kimera Research Labs founder Duncan Ross, Ph.D., a GSCG Advisory Board
Global Stem Cells Group and Kimera Research Labs have announced an alliance to conduct scientific research on highly manipulated cells and culture expansion, and cryopreservation of autologous stem cells. MIAMI, April 26, 2016–Global Stem Cells Group and Kimera Research Labs have announced an alliance to conduct scientific research on highly manipulated stem cells and culture
German Stem Cell Scientists Develop 3-D “Mini-retinas” –New Hope for Restoring Sight in Patients with Retinal Degeneration Caused by Diabetes and Inherited Disorders.
Medical breakthroughs using stem cells are aimed at all parts of the body bones, kidneys, joints, spines–and now, sight. A German study in March in Stem Cell Reports, reports that scientists have created an efficient way of developing 3D retina organoids leverage the self-organizing properties of stem cells to create diverse multi-cellular tissue proxies. 3-D Mini-retinas protocol The
The term muscular dystrophy (MD) refers to a group of disorders in which a genetic abnormality causes muscles responsible for controlling movement to become weak, and muscle mass to be lost. These inherited disorders usually affect voluntary (skeletal) muscles, although weakness can also extend to the muscles that control respiration and swallowing. Given that the genetic