Navigation Links
Cells from amniotic fluid used to tissue-engineer a new trachea

s of pregnant women elect to have amniotic fluid drawn to test for chromosome defects, the procedure known as amniocentesis. And when a prenatal ultrasound exam reveals fetal malformations, amniocentesis is usually recommended. Complications are rare.

"In many cases, the amniotic fluid is collected anyway," says Fauza. "It's a precious resource that's thrown out now, but shouldn't be."

Less than two tablespoons of amniotic fluid provide enough fetal cells to repair a malformation in utero or after birth potentially, even years later, Fauza says. He envisions a future in which amniotic fluid is banked for everyone's use. "Fetal cells are the best cells you can have for tissue engineering," he says. "They grow very well, and they're very plastic you can coach them to do what you want."

Last year, Fauza reported using similar techniques in newborn lambs to repair congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), or a hole in the diaphragm that separates the lungs from the visceral organs. If the hole is large enough, the stomach and other visceral organs can end up in the chest cavity, crowding the lungs and stunting their growth. Using mesenchymal stem cells from amniotic fluid, Fauza's team engineered a tendon patch for the diaphragm; a year later, the lambs' diaphragms showed good healing.

The FDA is now reviewing Fauza's application to conduct a clinical trial in human babies with a prenatal ultrasound diagnosis of CDH; the amniotic fluid would be collected several months before birth and a tissue-engineered patch made ready for use soon after delivery. His team is also working on stem-cell-based, tissue-engineered grafts to fix spina bifida (in which the spinal column doesn't close fully during fetal development) and structural cardiac defects, using similar principles.


'"/>

Source:Children's Hospital Boston


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Jump-starting T Cells In Skin Cancer
2. Emory Study Tests Bone Marrow Stem Cells to Improve Circulation in Legs
3. Transplantation Of Monkey Embryonic Stem Cells Reverses Parkinson Disease In Primates
4. Fundamental Finding Yields Insight into Stem Cells, Cancer; Opens Door to Drug Discovery
5. Weill Cornell Research Reveals Secrets Of Trafficking Within Cells
6. First-ever Compounds To Target Only Metastatic Cells Are Highly Effective Against Breast, Prostate, And Colon Cancers
7. Placenta Is A Rich Source Of Blood Stem Cells
8. UCSD Discovery Shows How Embryonic Stem Cells Perform Quality Control Inspections
9. Estrogen-like Component of Plastic Stimulates Growth of Certain Prostate Cancer Cells
10. Protein That Promotes Survival Of Stem Cells Might Be Key To Poor Leukemia Prognosis
11. Infants With Rare Genetic Disease Saved by Cord Blood Stem Cells
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Cells from amniotic fluid used tissue engineer new trachea

(Date:8/4/2015)... ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 4, 2015  AMRI (NASDAQ: AMRI ) ... June 30, 2015. Highlights: , Second quarter ... increase from 2014 , Adjusted contract margins of ... EPS of $0.22, including a $0.05 decrease in EPS from royalties ... of $16 million "We are very pleased to ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... , Kina, 31. juli 2015 Den ... bliver afholdt af BGI fra den 22. - 25. oktober ... Konferencen fejrer sin 10-års fødselsdag i år. Siden ... mest indflydelsesrige årlige møder på ,omik,-feltet, og er en ... ICG-10 fokuserer på nylige gennembrud og ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... 2015 A 10 a. Conferência Internacional ... BGI de 22-25 de outubro de 2015, em ... está celebrando seu 10 o. aniversário este ano. Desde ... das reuniões mais influentes do mundo no ramo das ... e prazerosos. A ICG-10 se concentra ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 2AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 3AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 4AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 5AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 6AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 7AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 8AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 9AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 10AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 11AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 12AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 13AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 14AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 15AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 16AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 17AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 18AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 19AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 20AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 21AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 22AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 23AMRI Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results 24Den 10. internationale konference om Genomics (ICG-10) åbner i oktober 2A 10a. Conferência Internacional sobre Genômica (ICG-10) será em outubro 2A 10a. Conferência Internacional sobre Genômica (ICG-10) será em outubro 3
... Mass. -- Public health crises of the past decade ... countries and caused about 1,000 deaths, and the 2009 H1N1 ... heightened awareness that new viruses or bacteria could spread quickly ... epidemiologists and scientists who study complex network systems such ...
... Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center have identified biological mechanisms ... against kidney disease, and also mechanisms that inhibit its ... online by Diabetes, may lead to the development of ... to prevent the harmful effects of hyperglycemia on renal ...
... sharks recorded in Britain,s seas could be increasing, decades ... 20th century. The most comprehensive analysis ever undertaken of ... of Exeter, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), Cornwall Wildlife ... the journal Marine Ecology Progress Series . ...
Cached Biology News:New model of disease contagion ranks US airports in terms of their spreading influence 2New model of disease contagion ranks US airports in terms of their spreading influence 3Joslin researchers gain new understanding of diabetes and kidney disease 2Joslin researchers gain new understanding of diabetes and kidney disease 3Public sightings suggest increase in basking sharks in British waters 2Public sightings suggest increase in basking sharks in British waters 3
(Date:8/28/2015)... August 28, 2015 According to ... Sera, Cryogenic Storage Systems, Thawing Equipment, Alarms), by Biospecimen ... Clinical Trials), End User - Global Forecast to 2020", ... to reach USD 3,731.03 Million by 2020 from USD ... 11.65% between 2015 and 2020. Browse ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... , ... August 28, 2015 , ... ... and orthopedic surgeon, Wade McKenna, DO, announced today that the use of sterile, ... resulted in complete healing of an otherwise non-healing surgical knee wound. , The ...
(Date:8/27/2015)...  Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG ) announced today ... United Kingdom -based Lab M Holdings, a developer, ... systems. Lab M was founded in ... microbial testing and diagnostic products for the global food, ... sells into more than 70 countries worldwide, and has ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... /PRNewswire/ - BIOREM Inc. (TSXV: BRM) ("Biorem" or "the Company") today ... 30, 2015. Biorem,s complete second quarter financial statements and MD&A have ... ,000,s except earnings per shareThree-months ended , Six -months endedJune 30 ... 2015 , 2014 Revenue , 4,709 , ... profit , 1,656 , 56 , ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Biopreservation Market Worth 3,731.03 Million USD by 2020 2Biopreservation Market Worth 3,731.03 Million USD by 2020 3Biopreservation Market Worth 3,731.03 Million USD by 2020 4Biopreservation Market Worth 3,731.03 Million USD by 2020 5Dallas-Fort Worth Stem Cell Researchers Use Amniotic Tissue To Successfully Treat Non-Healing Surgical Wound 2Dallas-Fort Worth Stem Cell Researchers Use Amniotic Tissue To Successfully Treat Non-Healing Surgical Wound 3Dallas-Fort Worth Stem Cell Researchers Use Amniotic Tissue To Successfully Treat Non-Healing Surgical Wound 4Neogen acquires U.K.-based Lab M Holdings 2BIOREM Reports $718,000 Net Earnings for the Second Quarter 2BIOREM Reports $718,000 Net Earnings for the Second Quarter 3
... Milwaukee, Wis. Personix , a business ... has made a license agreement with Remettra, Inc. ... ,The Arkensas firm's payments system will be integrated with ... electronic versions of paper checks and remittance advices. Payers ...
... Harvey said they work together so well because they know ... The president and CEO of Alliant Energy ... officers must be "joined at the hip" if information technology ... delivering a keynote address Thursday at the Fusion 2006 ...
... Corp. caught IBM 's attention with a government ... allowed residents to conduct business with the city online and ... its annual "Best IBM iSeries On Demand Solution award. The ... to provide more capacity. , ,This year, IBM selected winning ...
Cached Biology Technology:CEOs and CIOs must be 'joined at the hip' 2CEOs and CIOs must be 'joined at the hip' 3
... clear, APET plastic tray. Ideal for staining ... trays used for multipurposes. Pour spouts in ... marker or label may be used for ... on rockers or shakers for staining several ...
ID clarifier: non-treated with lid...
... fast and reliable scalable automation for today's drug discovery ... are available in three base configurations; Mini Workstation Series, ... ... All Staccato Application Series systems use a ...
... Systems provide fast and reliable automation ... and drug development laboratories. Staccato Custom ... specifications, providing solutions that are tailored ... Custom Systems are controlled with either ...
Biology Products: