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Blood Cells Capable of Regenerating Liver

...ined the livers of two women who had received bone marrow transplants from men. Bone marrow is rich in stem cells and is routinely used to help patients with leukemia, a blood cancer treated b...

Glivec - New Hope For CMC Patients

...c. Glivec comes as an alternative to painful bone marrow transplants and - interferon, a more toxic injectable treatment....

GLEEVEC - An Oral treatment for leukemia

...e progresses slowly. In the chronic phase, bone marrow transplantation is the only known cure. But there are many problems and side effects regarding the tranplantation which makes it more difficult to perform. Gleevec has produced higher remission rates in comparison to the drug-interferon alfa, in thr...

GLEEVEC - An Oral treatment for leukemia

...e progresses slowly. In the chronic phase, bone marrow transplantation is the only known cure. But there are many problems and side effects regarding the tranplantation which makes it more difficult to perform. Gleevec has produced higher remission rates in comparison to the drug-interferon alfa, in thr...

Double impact vaccine

...ent for lymphoma. High dose chemotherapy with bone marrow transplantation is given in case of relapse. If proved effective, the treatment derived from measles vaccine virus would become another treatment option for patients with relapsed lymphoma....

Creating brain cells from bone marrow

...ly found a way of creating brain cells out of bone marrow cells which opens up the possibility of grafts for...College scientists grew stem cells from adult bone marrow in a finely-tuned cocktail of growth factors and other chemicals and found they could get them to co...

Body can reshape heart damage

...ly highly versatile stem cells from the men's bone marrow and moved to the heart in an attempt to repair the damage from the heart surgery. Many of the male cells that had found a home in the transplanted heart had characteristics of stem cells. Even in the one patient who died four days after his transpl...

Gleevec gets hopeful results

...at allows white cells in the blood and in the bone marrow to run out of control. Gleevec works by blocking the action of that protein....

Scientists found ancient Human Germ Killer

... by a sort of natural antibiotic found in the bone marrow of rhesus monkeys. The monkey substance was designated RTD-1. Such naturally occurring germ fighters, known as ``defensins,'' are believed to have evolved tens of millions of years ago, Cole said, before birds separated from their reptile ancestors....

A question on study of Adult Stem Cell

...failed to expose. Adult cells from either the bone marrow or the brain grown in the same dish as embryonic stem cells joined to make hybrid cells able to produce muscle, nerve and other cell types. Studies will be required to confirm that such spontaneous cell fusion between donor and host cells can also ta...

Changing stem cells to liver cells

...ersity of Texas have been able to treat adult bone marrow stem cells so that they become liver cells.// These cells look, stain and function like authentic liver cells. They produce albumin, the most abundant protein made by liver, urea, which is specific to kidney and liver, and P450, the liver's detoxifyi...

Enzyme stimulates growth of adult stem cells

...ing that thinking. For instance, transplanted bone marrow stem cells have shown up in mature kidney, liver, ... The stem cells then move to a portion of the bone marrow where they can multiply and be released. Rafii and his team discovered the significance of MMP9 whe...

New breast cancer genes discovered

... unusual childhood genetic disorder marked by bone marrow failure. If the child survives to adulthood,// they are at high risk of a number of cancers, including brain, head and neck, and breast. Researchers at the Faber Cancer Institute and the Children's Hospital, Boston, have been studying a number of F...

Vaccine guards against shingles

...group of lymphoma patients about to undergo a bone marrow transplant. Such patients are at very high risk of shingles. One sub-group received the vaccine, the other the placebo. Only 10 per cent of the vaccine group went on to develop shingles, compared to the expected 20 per cent in the unvaccinated group....

Bone marrow transplants for limbs

Scientists have observed that bone marrow cells can make new blood vessels, when transplante...und that injecting cells from a patient's own bone marrow stimulates growth of new blood vessels in the affected limb. In a trial of 40 patients, 35 reported ...

Cell transplants for stroke

... studies, the researchers have found that the bone marrow cell transplant improved functioning after stroke....he US have been studying the ability of human bone marrow cells// - known as stromal cells - to restore function in brain-damaged rats. Animals were given inj...

Useful drug for stem cell transplant problem

...ven before a stem cell transplant// such as a bone marrow transplant is used for cancer treatment. But chemotherapy causes five to 50 per cent of such patients to experience a potentially fatal complication called veno-occlusive disease (VOD), which damages circulation in the liver. In this trial, headed ...

Bone marrow stem cells may help repair cardiac tissues

...chers have found that stem cells derived from bone marrow which is much less controversial than embryo cells...nts who had a heart attack were injected with bone marrow stem cells into damaged areas of the heart they showed significant improvement in blood flow to the ...

Care with a touch!

...orado, claims that patients recovering from a bone marrow transplant heal faster with touch and massage therapy. Researchers said that in the recent years people are becoming more aware of alternative therapies which have been shown by research to have a positive effect. Among these therapies, Therapeutic t...

Bones repair themselves with bone marrow cells

... help of specially prepared titanium mesh and bone marrow cells. Researchers inserted a titanium mesh scaffo...d into a bone fracture in a rat. They allowed bone marrow cells to grow on this. This resulted in new bone growth being stimulated by the bone// marrow cells....

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