Navigation Links
Cord Blood Stem Cells May Help Treat Heart, Lung Disorders
Date:11/30/2009

Two lab studies report safe transplant results in animals

MONDAY, Nov. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Two new studies in animals suggest that stem cells from transplanted human-derived umbilical cord blood could help treat some lung and heart disorders.

Scientists already know that such stem cells can differentiate into a long list of different kinds of cells in the laboratory, Dr. Won Soon Park of the Samsung Medical Center in Seoul, Korea, co-author of one of the studies, said in a news release. But it's not clear if they can develop into lung-specific cells in the body, he added.

To find the answer, researchers transplanted the stem cells into newborn rats with lung injuries. They found that the stem cells provided protection and therefore could lead to a first-ever treatment for hyperoxic neonatal lung disease, or bronchopulmonary dysplasia, in premature babies.

In the second study, researchers in Germany examined the effect of autologous (self-donated) umbilical cord blood mononuclear cell transplantation on a type of heart function in animals. They are hoping to understand its potential to treat common cyanotic congenital heart defects.

The researchers reported that the transplantation, which was performed in sheep, was "feasible and safe."

Both studies were published online Nov. 16 in Cell Transplantation.

More information

Learn more about stem cells from the U.S. National Institutes of Health.



-- Randy Dotinga



SOURCE: Florida Science Communications, news release, Nov. 23, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. New stress-related gene modulates high blood pressure in mice and men
2. New Science Program Teaches High School Students About Blood and Career Opportunities in the Field of Hematology
3. New Science Program Teaches High School Students About Blood and Career Opportunities in the Field of Hematology
4. Doctor-Pharmacist Teams Boost Blood Pressure Control
5. Measuring and modeling blood flow in malaria
6. High blood pressure easy to miss in children with kidney disease
7. Blood Test Could Boost Clarity of Breast MRI Results for Some
8. Simple blood test could reduce repeat breast MRI scans in premenopausal women with irregular periods
9. Newer Blood Thinners May Outperform Old Standbys
10. Diuretics Still Best Treatment for High Blood Pressure
11. Heartburn Drugs Can Thwart Popular Blood Thinner
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... ... Stern Environmental Group , of Secaucus, New Jersey, working in conjunction ... Real Time Monitoring (RTM) Device. Stern Environmental Group will sell the first monitoring ... use in dormitories, shelters, and nursing homes for real time bedbug monitoring in May ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Sterling Global Products is launching a Kickstarter campaign focused on ... dispenser. The campaign kick-off video is located via this link https://youtu.be/WsO4qz2odco . The ... is to raise $1,000 per day for a total of $25,000. The funds will ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... To better understand the impact of lung cancer ... gender differences in lung cancer. Today, the Lung Association announced Sharad Goyal, MD , ... Award, funded by the American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE initiative, which raises awareness of ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... i2i, ... identity and website at its “Transforming Outcomes” User Conference in Las Vegas on ... i2i’s ongoing success to set the market standard for meaningful population health management. ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... ... enabled solutions and managed services today announced a strategic partnership with Five9 ... center market. , Altura, one of Avaya’s largest Platinum Business Partners, is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/24/2016)...   , Study met both ... superiority in , Excellent plus Good ... of the ascending colon   , ... today announced new positive data from the phase III MORA study ... 2 litre PEG with ascorbate. The study met both primary endpoints ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... 2016  NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM ... renal care, today announced that Jeffrey H. Burbank ... following schedule of investor conferences. Where applicable, a webcast ... http://ir.nxstage.com/ .   ... NY           Friday, June 10, 2016 1:30 p.m. ET ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... The innovator of COMBO ... s first dual therapy stent, introduces catheters for ... OrbusNeich, a global company specializing in the provision of ... products to treat peripheral artery disease. The JADE™ and ... for lower limb and arteriovenous (AV) fistula intervention. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: