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Combined stem cell-gene therapy approach cures human genetic disease in vitro

... (FA) genes, the disease often leads to bone marrow failure, leukemia, and other cancers. Even after receiving bone marrow transplants to correct the hematological ... generated from healthy donors. Since bone marrow failure as a result of the progressive decline in ...

Adult bone marrow stem cells injected into skeletal muscle can repair heart tissue

... for the first time that injecting adult bone marrow stem cells into skeletal muscle can repair ... Mesenchymal stem cells are found in the bone marrow and can differentiate into a variety of cell ... death) and fibrotic remodeling, recruited bone marrow progenitor cells and induced myocardial ...

Just in time for spring: Scientists find the cellular on and off switch for allergies and asthma

... mouse experiments that examined cells from bone marrow and umbilical cord blood that ultimately help ... cells, the developing cells die. Because bone marrow makes both mast cells and these cytokines, the ... as the "on switch" for the immune system, bone marrow cells also use them as the "off switch" to stop ...

World premiere in stem cell research in Montreal

... nearly 4,000 people wait in vain for a bone marrow transplant due to the lack of compatible donors. It is known that a bone marrow stem cell transplant can reconstitute the ... these patients will be able to obtain new bone marrow within the next few years. "It could be possible ...

Scientists identify key gene that protects against leukemia

... evidence that could lead to a protocol for bone marrow transplants that could boost the chance of a cure ... ramifications for patients undergoing bone marrow transplants, for leukemia, lymphoma, multiple ... cancers. "Currently, patients undergoing bone marrow transplants may not be getting enough of the ...

CSHL team develops mouse models of leukemia that predict response to chemotherapy

... by additional chemotherapy cycles or bone marrow transplantation. Yet only a quarter of patients ... treated with radiation to destroy existing bone marrow cells. The altered stem cells then took over the "host" bone marrow and promoted the development of leukemia. To ...

'Seeing' stem cells helps in fight against peripheral arterial disease

... Transplanting stem cells derived from bone marrow (not embryonic stem cells), accompanied by ... stem cells extracted from a healthy donor's bone marrow and inject the cells into the patients' legs ... took rabbit stem cellsseparated from bone marrow in the laband injected them into the animal's ...

2009 Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Awards granted for pioneering ideas in cancer research

... of Michigan: for Radical Improvements of Bone marrow Transplant Safety Bone marrow transplantation is frequently used to treat ... leukemias and lymphomas. When successful, bone marrow transplants literally offer a new lease on life ...

Research shows cell's inactive state is critical for effectiveness of cancer treatment

... a cell's quiescence, a state that allows bone marrow cells to escape the lethal effects of standard ... stem cells (HSCs) immature cells in the bone marrow that have the capacity to differentiate into all ... in determining the sensitivity of normal bone marrow cells to chemotherapy and radiation. They have ...

Biomedical researchers create artificial human bone marrow in a test tube

... ANN ARBOR, Mich.--- Artificial bone marrow that can continuously make red and white blood ... scaffold that mimics the tissues supporting bone marrow in the body, said Nicholas Kotov, a professor in ... Engineering; and Biomedical Engineering. The marrow is not made to be implanted in the body, like ...

UC Davis researchers exploring gene therapy to fight AIDS

... German doctors cured a man of AIDS using a bone marrow transplant comes as no surprise to Gerhard Bauer, ... had leukemia, which is best treated by a bone marrow transplant. Thinking they might be able to cure ... of both diseases, the physicians gave him a bone marrow transplant from a person with natural immunity to ...

Stowers Institute's Linheng Li Lab expands understanding of bone marrow stem cell niche

... has identified the precise location of the bone marrow stem cell niche. The findings were published ... and promotes HSC expansion in response to bone marrow stressors, such as irradiation." Tong Yin, ... of the HSC niche may lead to more effective bone marrow transplants since a more precise understanding of ...

Vidaza receives positve opinion from European CHMP

... syndromes (MDS) occur when the bone marrow stem cells malfunction. This results in the ... Diagnosis is made through blood tests and a bone marrow biopsy. Once diagnosed, treatment and evaluation ... how the disease manifests itself in the blood and marrow of the patient. Treatments include blood ...

Embryonic stem cells might help reduce transplantation rejection

... for possible improvements in organ and bone marrow transplantation for humans. The study results ... . People who need bone marrow or solid organ transplantation must take ... make it receptive to the eventual organ or bone marrow donor's genetic make-up," said Zavazava, who also ...

NC State first university in nation to offer canine bone marrow transplants

... university in the nation to offer canine bone marrow transplants in a clinical setting. Dr. Steven ... stem cells that have left the patient's bone marrow and entered the bloodstream. The harvested ... for canine use without modification, as bone marrow therapy protocols for people were originally ...

Cardiac cell transplant studies show promise in cardiac tissue repair

... (17:6) examine the efficacy of transplanting bone marrow cells (BMCs) for the repair of heart tissue. ... effects of transplanting them along with bone marrow cells was enhanced. Second, programmed cell death ... findings indicate that cardiomyocytes and bone marrow cells can assist and compliment each other," said ...

FDA approves Vidaza label expansion

... blood transfusions." MDS occur when the bone marrow stem cells malfunction. This results in the ... Diagnosis is made through blood tests and a bone marrow biopsy. Once diagnosed, treatment and evaluation ... how the disease manifests itself in the blood and marrow of the patient. Treatments include blood ...

Children's national co-leads nationwide study of landmark sickle cell treatment

... Medical Center immunologist and blood and marrow transplant physician Naynesh Kamani, MD , will ... a new national clinical trial of unrelated donor marrow and umbilical cord blood transplants for severe ... For many years, doctors have used blood or marrow transplants to treat severe cases of sickle ...

New technology enhances therapeutic potential of cord blood stem cells

... responsiveness of umbilical cord blood for bone marrow transplants and may improve care for blood cancer ... directional homing of stem cells to the bone marrow by increasing the responsiveness of donor stem ... from the cord, are most commonly used for bone marrow transplantation when a donor from a patient's ...

UC Davis stem researchers demonstrate safety of gene therapy using adult stem cells

... gene therapy to cure diseases of the blood, bone marrow and certain types of cancer do not cause the ... tested the safety of gene transfer into bone marrow stem cells from human donors in more than 600 ... cancer." Gene therapy trials using human bone marrow cells began in the early 1990s and have since ...

Northwestern Memorial trial may wean kidney transplant patients off antirejection drugs

... transplant stem cells from a kidney donors bone marrow into the recipient, with the hope of gradually ... How does it work? Stem cells are formed at the marrow and are common blood cells from which other ... manner. After the kidney is removed, bone marrow is drawn from the donors hip bone. About three ...

Cell Therapy for Cardiovascular Diseases

... Marc Penn and colleagues demonstrating that bone marrow cells can improve heart function soon after a ... A. Terzic and colleagues demonstrating how bone marrow cells can be stimulated into essentially becoming ... demonstrate the primary mechanism by which bone marrow cells help patients with acute myocardial ...

Top scientists meet for global conference on stem cell therapy for cardiovascular diseases

... Marc Penn and colleagues demonstrating that bone marrow cells can improve heart function soon after a ... A. Terzic and colleagues demonstrating how bone marrow cells can be stimulated into essentially becoming ... demonstrate the primary mechanism by which bone marrow cells help patients with acute myocardial ...

U of M begins nation's first clinical trial using T-reg cells from cord blood in leukemia treatment

... reactions common in patients undergoing blood and marrow transplantation. Ultimately, the researchers ... lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and other blood and marrow disorders, we are exploring the possibility of using T-regs to enhance the rate of blood and marrow recovery and reduce the risks of ...

Children's Hospital Oakland scientists first to discover new source for harvesting stem cells

... likely that placental stem cells, like umbilical cord blood and bone marrow stem cells, can be used to cure chronic blood-related disorders such as ... with serious blood- related disorders are not able to receive the bone marrow or cord blood transplant they need because they can't find a match. Dr. ...

REGiMMUNE presents enhanced efficacy data in preclinical transplantation models

... to provide significant clinical benefits in organ transplantation and bone marrow transplantation. The REGiMMUNE study concluded that the addition of a ... New Drug (IND) for the prevention of acute GvHD associated with bone marrow transplantation later this year. The poster presentation is scheduled ...

MIT: New tissue scaffold regrows cartilage and bone

... a joint, the scaffold can stimulate mesenchymal stem cells in the bone marrow to produce new bone and cartilage. The technology is currently limited to ... different ways to treat cartilage injuries, including stimulating the bone marrow to release stem cells by drilling a hole through the cartilage into the ...

Amniotic fluid may provide new source of stem cells for future therapies

... pregnancy. Amniotic fluid (AF) cells that had markers similar to bone marrow stem cells (termed AFKL cells) were then isolated for use in experiments, ... ability of the transplanted cells to produce new blood cells. Bone marrow samples from the transplanted mice were also taken and injected in a ...

New research lights up chronic bacterial infection inside bone

... that small persistent patches of Listeria took up residence inside bone marrow in the mice. This is significant because it is thought that the bone marrow can act as a reservoir to the brain and spinal cord, potentially causing ...

Innovations in Pediatric Medicine International Conference brings together pediatrics experts

... course director, Dr. Mitchell Cairo, director of pediatric blood and marrow transplantation at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of ... treatment of severe combined immunodeficiency. Introducing genes into bone marrow stem cells led to sustained correction of the disease for almost 10 years, ...

Washington University scientists first to sequence genome of cancer patient

... Like most cancers, AML - a cancer of blood-forming cells in the bone marrow - arises from mutations that accumulate in people's DNA over the course of ... genetic alterations in the patient's tumor cells, taken from a bone marrow sample that was comprised only of tumor cells. Both samples were obtained ...

On the trail of a targeted therapy for blood cancers

... their degradation properly, blood cells die and this leads to bone marrow failure. There are many reasons why this is significant." said Dr. Chun. ... of certain types of mature blood cells causing leukemia, anemia, or bone marrow failure." Working with mice which had been genetically engineered to ...

Avoiding Spleen Removal for Cooley's Anemia SufferersAvoiding spleen removal for Cooley's anemia suf

... diagnosis, transfusion therapy, iron chelation and allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT). The hallmark of the disease is ineffective erythropoiesis (IE), which leads to erythroid marrow expansion to as much as 30 times the normal level. Extra-medullary ...

Tumor-targeting viral therapy slows neuroblastoma, malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors

... of circulating endothelial progenitors (CEP). CEPs are derived from blood marrow and circulate in the blood. They have the ability to become cells that ... leader in developing high-dose chemotherapy used in combination with bone marrow transplants and other drug treatments to help improve outcomes for ...

Stroke victims may benefit from stem cell transplants

... stroke victims may benefit from human mesenchymal stem cell (hMSC) or bone marrow stromal cell (BMSCs) transplantation. In both studies, the migration of ... lend important support to a growing body of laboratory evidence that bone marrow is a remarkable adult stem cell source for transplant therapy following ...

Fourth Annual International Conference on Cell Therapy for Cardiovascular Diseases

... limb ischemia, presented by Dr. Brian Annex Transplantation of bone marrow stem cells for persistent, refractory angina, presented and discussed by ... Heart Muscle Cells: Advances in skeletal, myocardial, embryonic, and bone marrow derived techniques A Preview of First-in-Human Studies Planned for ...

JCI table of contents: Aug. 16, 2007

... that expressed high levels of MYCN and whose cancer had spread to the bone marrow had substantially fewer NTK cells in their bone marrow than individuals with neuroblastomas that expressed low levels of MYCN and ...

La Jolla Institute discovers novel tumor suppressor

... types of lymphoma and leukemia. Myeloproliferative diseases are a group of disorders characterized by an overproduction of blood cells by the bone marrow and include chronic myeloid leukemia. Lymphoma and leukemia are cancers of the blood. "PLC-beta 3 is an enzyme, but the function we found was a ...

Stem cell research: From molecular physiology to therapeutic applications

... in China, and is the leading runner in stem cell therapeutics. They have identified a mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) population from human fetal bone marrow and found that these cells could differentiate not only into osteogenic, adipogenic and endothelial lineages, but also hepatocyte-like cells, and ...

Scientists closer to making implantable bone material, thanks to new research

... form. For example, the researchers have discovered that the 'bone-like' materials that were grown from bone cells from mouse skull and mouse bone marrow stem cells successfully mimicked many of the hallmarks of real bone, which include stiffness. However, they found that the 'bone-like' material grown ...
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