Navigation Links
Heart Stem Cells Move Closer to Human Treatments
Date:2/24/2010

Kevin Eggan, chief scientific officer for the New York Stem Cell Foundation and associate professor of stem cell and regenerative biology at Harvard University, noted two breakthrough treatments that would require steady production of stem cells.

One is a future "patch" made out of these cells to fix a damaged heart after a heart attack. Researchers also hope to fashion blood vessels out of stem cells for use in bypass surgery and other procedures.

"People are making very substantial progress in being able to make those various vascular cells you would need," Eggan said. "Transplanting those is something that will come from all of this."

More immediately, perhaps, is the use of stem cells to screen heart drugs, sort of like test-driving the drugs in preclinical trials, Eggan said.

"You can do this in a couple of different ways," Eggan said. Researchers could determine in a laboratory dish if a drug actually works on heart cells, he said. The other method would involve manufacturing heart cells for a variety of people to find out which cells the drugs work on.

"One of the tricky things about drug trials is they often don't work on all people equally well," Eggan explained. "You have to study a whole lot of people to be able to see any sort of effects. This would screen out people that the drug doesn't work on. It would enable personalized medicine."

One innovation that is close to market, Eggan said, is a method for identifying and eliminating toxic drugs before they go into clinical trials.

A system is in the works that would involve testing drugs on heart muscle cells in a lab dish.

"This could save enormous time and money in clinical trials," Eggan said.

Gene therapy has not advanced as far, he added, but predicts that it will combine with stem cell therapies in the future.

"The one good thing that really has come out is that nobody has been harmed by
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. New Heart CT Scans Deliver Far Less Radiation: Study
2. ANT+ and iTMP Announce the Digifit™ Ecosystem - The First iPhone™ Apps to Integrate Running, Cycling and Heart Rate Monitoring
3. Changes during menopause increases risk of heart disease and stroke
4. Jiffy Lube(R) Well On Its Way to Raising Another $1 Million to Fight Heart Disease
5. Cristophe Salon in Beverly Hills Teams Up with Mad Men Actor to Help Raise Money for His 17-Year-Old Cousins Heart Transplant
6. Apex Heart Care, First Arizona Clinic to Install Shape-HF; New Medical Device Measures Patient Physiology to Define Shortness of Breath
7. Sacred Heart Medical Center Cited for Violation of Safety Standards in H1N1 Prevention
8. Early On, Hormone Therapy May Raise Womens Heart Risks
9. Happiness Protects Your Heart
10. Stereotaxis Procedure Prominently Featured on BBC Documentary From the Heart
11. “Hearts and Minds” Education Program Launched: On Average, People with Mental illness Live 25 Years Less than Other Americans
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/30/2014)... Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 ... valuable, and increasingly difficult to get. Snoring and sleep apnea ... breathing stops) rob people and their bed partners of the ... Up to 45% of the population snores and 20 million ... these, only 10% have been diagnosed and treated; and of ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... 2014 "My niece developed a nighttime ... any moment, her fever might get worse," said an ... well aware of how she was doing, I developed ... to continuously monitor a child's temperature. The unit instantly ... ensures that prompt medical care can be given, which ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... Transvenous lead extraction (TLE) is clinically successful in more ... European Lead Extraction ConTRolled (ELECTRa) registry presented for the ... Maria Grazia Bongiorni, chair of the registry,s executive committee. ... electronic devices (CIED) implant procedures has grown in recent ... has increased and leads are often the cause. TLE ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... The new review published by Daily Gossip reveals that the ... wanted to make her guide accessible to sufferers from all ... to find in the form of an eBook, which is ... the new method shares all her tips and recommendations for ... review that the leaky gut syndrome can be an extremely ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... 2014 Jake W., 18, is completing his ... Back2Basics Outdoor Adventures transition program known as Beyond ... so I can actually start on a real career path,” ... I'm done.” , He has six months of sobriety under ... clients choose to continue on to the Beyond the Basics ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Snoring: Bad for Relationships, Bad for Health 2Health News:Snoring: Bad for Relationships, Bad for Health 3Health News:Transvenous lead extraction clinically successful in 98 percent of cases 2Health News:Transvenous lead extraction clinically successful in 98 percent of cases 3Health News:Leaky Gut Cure Review Reveals Unique Method to Stop Chronic Symptoms 2
... Founder of ... who accelerated her recovery. Lack of friends connected to poorer health Company aims to reduce ... ... The Friendship Stone will mark Friendship Week starting August 2nd. Founder, Cathy Raff, will dedicate ...
... , , New Report Is ... Lower Costs , , KANSAS CITY, Mo., ... marks for communicating effectively and treating them respectfully, according to a new patient experience ... 700 doctors are available at http://kcq i c.org ...
... , , OLYMPIA, ... prescription medications since the launch of the free statewide prescription assistance program. ... was launched in August, 2008. The program has no restrictions to membership, ... fill out. Anyone interested in receiving a free card can visit ...
... , , WARSAW, Ind., July ... independent provider of products to the global orthopaedic device industry and other ... results for the period ending July 4, 2009 before the market opens ... call at 8:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, August 6, 2009. , ...
... , , HOUSTON, July 21 US Oncology, ... on Thursday, August 6, 2009. , , A ... ET following distribution of the earnings release. Additional information will be available on ... on the day of the earnings announcement. , , ...
... IHA Completes the Second Chapter of the ... for Measurement Years 2006 - 2009 , ... (IHA) is pleased to announce the publication of "The Second Chapter," a ... for performance (P4P) program - the largest non-governmental physician incentive program in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:The Friendship Stone Helps Friends Remain Healthy 2Health News:The Friendship Stone Helps Friends Remain Healthy 3Health News:The Friendship Stone Helps Friends Remain Healthy 4Health News:Kansas City Patients Rate Their Doctors in Most Reliable Survey of Its Kind 2Health News:Kansas City Patients Rate Their Doctors in Most Reliable Survey of Its Kind 3Health News:Kansas City Patients Rate Their Doctors in Most Reliable Survey of Its Kind 4Health News:Kansas City Patients Rate Their Doctors in Most Reliable Survey of Its Kind 5Health News:Free Drug Card Has Saved Washington Residents $2.6 Million 2Health News:Symmetry Medical to Report Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results on August 6, 2009 2Health News:US Oncology to Report 2009 Second Quarter Operating Results 2Health News:Integrated Healthcare Association Releases White Paper on Pay for Performance 2
(Date:8/29/2014)... and MENLO PARK, Calif. , ... Inc. (OTCQB: DMPI) ("DelMar" "the Company") today announced ... statements.  The Company recently changed its fiscal year end ... to list its common stock on a national securities ... financial statements as filed with the United States Securities ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... AMSTERDAM , August 29, 2014 ... invited to participate in the inaugural Tweetchat taking ... CPhI Worldwide , organised by UBM ... October 2014. #CPhIChat is a first of its ... media working across the supply chain, aimed to ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... 2014  Rigrodsky & Long, P.A.: , Do ... LCI )? , Did you purchase your shares ... 16, 2014, inclusive? , Did you lose money in ... want to discuss your rights? Rigrodsky ... Timothy J. MacFall , announces that a complaint has been ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:DelMar Pharmaceuticals Fiscal 2014 Year End Results and Summary of Recent Developments 2DelMar Pharmaceuticals Fiscal 2014 Year End Results and Summary of Recent Developments 3DelMar Pharmaceuticals Fiscal 2014 Year End Results and Summary of Recent Developments 4DelMar Pharmaceuticals Fiscal 2014 Year End Results and Summary of Recent Developments 5CPhI Worldwide to Host #CPhIChat Provoking Debate on the Future of Pharma 2CPhI Worldwide to Host #CPhIChat Provoking Debate on the Future of Pharma 3Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces A Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Filed Against Lannett Company, Inc. 2Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces A Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Filed Against Lannett Company, Inc. 3
... March 31, 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that ... in its catalogue: Gout ... Therapies such as Krystexxa, Uloric, Adenuric and ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p0464105/Gout-Therapeutics-Market-to-2017--Entry-of-Novel-Therapies-such-as-Krystexxa-Uloric-Adenuric-and-Colcrys-to-Drive-Market.html Gout Therapeutics ...
... that a new market research report is available in ... Testing Markets http://www.reportlinker.com/p089570/Cardiac-Marker-Diagnostic-Testing-Markets.html ... is to describe the specific market segment of the ... testing. This study examines clinical measurement devices and their ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds Gout Therapeutics Market to 2017- Entry of Novel Therapies such as Krystexxa, Uloric, Adenuric and Colcrys to Drive Market 2Reportlinker Adds Gout Therapeutics Market to 2017- Entry of Novel Therapies such as Krystexxa, Uloric, Adenuric and Colcrys to Drive Market 3Reportlinker Adds Gout Therapeutics Market to 2017- Entry of Novel Therapies such as Krystexxa, Uloric, Adenuric and Colcrys to Drive Market 4Reportlinker Adds Gout Therapeutics Market to 2017- Entry of Novel Therapies such as Krystexxa, Uloric, Adenuric and Colcrys to Drive Market 5Reportlinker Adds Gout Therapeutics Market to 2017- Entry of Novel Therapies such as Krystexxa, Uloric, Adenuric and Colcrys to Drive Market 6Reportlinker Adds Gout Therapeutics Market to 2017- Entry of Novel Therapies such as Krystexxa, Uloric, Adenuric and Colcrys to Drive Market 7Reportlinker Adds Gout Therapeutics Market to 2017- Entry of Novel Therapies such as Krystexxa, Uloric, Adenuric and Colcrys to Drive Market 8Reportlinker Adds Gout Therapeutics Market to 2017- Entry of Novel Therapies such as Krystexxa, Uloric, Adenuric and Colcrys to Drive Market 9Reportlinker Adds Gout Therapeutics Market to 2017- Entry of Novel Therapies such as Krystexxa, Uloric, Adenuric and Colcrys to Drive Market 10Reportlinker Adds Gout Therapeutics Market to 2017- Entry of Novel Therapies such as Krystexxa, Uloric, Adenuric and Colcrys to Drive Market 11Reportlinker Adds Gout Therapeutics Market to 2017- Entry of Novel Therapies such as Krystexxa, Uloric, Adenuric and Colcrys to Drive Market 12Reportlinker Adds Cardiac Marker Diagnostic Testing Markets 2Reportlinker Adds Cardiac Marker Diagnostic Testing Markets 3Reportlinker Adds Cardiac Marker Diagnostic Testing Markets 4Reportlinker Adds Cardiac Marker Diagnostic Testing Markets 5Reportlinker Adds Cardiac Marker Diagnostic Testing Markets 6Reportlinker Adds Cardiac Marker Diagnostic Testing Markets 7Reportlinker Adds Cardiac Marker Diagnostic Testing Markets 8
For the qualitative detection of single and multiple drugs and drug metabolites in human urine...
For the qualitative detection of single and multiple drugs and drug metabolites in human urine...
Escherichia coli - For the qualitative detection of Escherichia coli 0157 and 0157:H7 in food products. Accessories BinaxNOW EH E.coli 0157 & 0157:H7 Control Swab Pack (510-000), BinaxNow E.coli...
For the qualitative detection of antibodies to Treponema pallidum in human serum, plasma and whole blood specimens...
Medicine Products: