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Transplantation Of Monkey Embryonic Stem Cells Reverses Parkinson Disease In Primates

...as well as clinicalinvestigations, have shown that transplantation of fetal DA neurons canrelieve the symptoms this d...%). While this may be a differenceobserved between transplantation in monkeys and humans, Langstonstresses that it may be necessary for far more DA neurons to survivea...

Cytoplasm affects the number of vertebrae in carp-goldfish clones

...this study--the authors believe that cross-species transplantation will lead to improved understanding of the contributions of the nucleus and egg cytoplasm to the growth and development of vertebrates. ...

Gene Therapy For Parkinson's Disease Moves Forward In Animals

...ioneer of the experimental treatment involving the transplantation of fetal cells into the brains of Parkinson's patients, and his colleague Deniz Kirik, a neurobiologist. “This work with GDNF in combination with other regenerative medicine approaches, including stem cells, promises to have a place for both protect...

Circles Of DNA Might Help Predict Success Of Stem Cell Transplantation

...of sjTREC in each milliliter of their blood before transplantation were more likely than patients with fewer copies t...s with fewer than 1,200 copies per milliliter, the transplantation was likely either to fail or be significantly slow in reconstructing the T cell population. "This i...

Discovery Could Lead To Novel Approaches In HIV Treatment

...e alsoapplicable to patients requiring bone marrow transplantation to curetheir cancer....

UCSD team discovers specialized, rare heart stem cells in newborns

...search steps with the isl1+ cells will be cellular transplantation in living animals to study their role in endogenous repair after cardiac injury. ...

Gene therapy for Parkinson's disease moves forward in animals

...ioneer of the experimental treatment involving the transplantation of fetal cells into the brains of Parkinson's patients, and his colleague Deniz Kirik, a neurobiologist. "This work with GDNF in combination with other regenerative medicine approaches, including stem cells, promises to have a place for both protect...

World-first Living Donor Islet Cell Transplant A Success; Procedure Offers Promise For Diabetics

...ion has very established roots in liver and kidney transplantation there. "Living donor islet transplants could allow many more desperate patients with type 1 diabetes to get successful islet transplants," says Dr. Shapiro. "The donor operation is relatively safe, but is not entirely devoid of serious potential ris...

UCLA launches $20 million stem cell institute to investigate HIV, cancer and neurological disorders

...avoid the need for isolating patients' cells, ease transplantation and increase clinical usefulness. * Cancer: Research will seek to shed more light on cancer stem cells and how they develop. Not much is known about cancer stem cells and new findings may lead to therapies that target cell signaling pathways spe...

Rare surgery performed to remove pancreas, prevent diabetes

...reatic islet cells either from a cadaver donor for transplantation or, as in this case, for infusion back into the sa...ecently, when new advances in cadaveric islet cell transplantation made outcomes more favorable. ...

Scientists identify genetic pathways essential to RNA interference

...ogy, medical imaging, neurodegenerative disorders, transplantation biology and photomedicine. In 1994, MGH and Brigham and Women's Hospital joined to form Partners HealthCare System, an integrated health care delivery system comprising the two academic medical centers, specialty and community hospitals, a network of...

Infants With Rare Genetic Disease Saved by Cord Blood Stem Cells

...treated in early infancy, said Kurtzberg. In fact, transplantation in newborns yields the best long-term outcomes and newborns tolerate the transplants more easily than older babies and children. "Time is of the essence in treating these children before symptoms progress and become irreversible," said Kurtzberg, di...

Double triumph in stem cell quest

...ryonic stem cells might be eventually suitable for transplantation medicine," says Gerald Schatten of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, the only non-Korean member of the team. But if Verlinsky's claims stand up, there might be a much easier way to create matching ESCs. His method starts with an exist...

Infants with Rare Genetic Disease Saved By Cord Blood Stem Cells

...treated in early infancy, said Kurtzberg. In fact, transplantation in newborns yields the best long-term outcomes and newborns tolerate the transplants more easily than older babies and children. "Time is of the essence in treating these children before symptoms progress and become irreversible," said Kurtzberg, di...

Single-donor Islet Transplantation Procedure Shows Promise For Patients With Type 1 Diabetes

Patients with type 1 diabetes who received islet transplantation from a single donor pancreas were insulin independ...dy to assess the effectiveness and safety of islet transplantation from a single pancreas. The trial was conducted from July 2001 to August 2003 and enrolled eight wom...

Precise Timing Enabled Pig-to-rat Transplants To Cure Diabetes

...rlier studies, Hammerman and Rogers had shown that transplantation of pig pancreatic primordia into diabetic rats cur...ed to treat diabetes, develops after cross-species transplantation of such primordia. Even the endocrine part of the pancreas, where insulin is made, is different. "...

Embryonic Stem Cells Treated With Growth Factor Reverse Hemophilia In Mice: UNC Researchers

...nsforms them into possible candidates for cellular transplantation into the liver." Along with Fair, Cairns, Smithies and Frelinger, co-authors from the department of surgery are Dr. Michael A. LaPaglia, Dr. Montserrat Caballero, Dr. Anthony A. Meyer (chairman) and W. Andrew Pleasant. From the department of patholo...

Researchers Closer To Helping Hearing-Impaired Using Stem Cells

...based therapy,?said Dr. Hashino, referring to cell transplantation in which a patient’s own cells are used in treatme...nts to test the feasibility of marrow stromal cell transplantation to stimulate the growth of the nerve cells that are often missing from the inner ears of patients wi...

Tsunami-damaged coral reefs should be left to recover naturally, say scientists

...ral larvae, would artificial methods such as coral transplantation be clearly beneficial. Dr Alasdair Edwards, a researcher and senior lecturer with the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, chairs the World Bank's Coral Restoration and Remediation Working Group. He said: "Obviously, immediately after the tsunami,...

Cancer drug slows poxvirus in mice

...s of bioterrorism. NIAID also supports research on transplantation and immune-related illnesses, including autoimmune disorders, asthma and allergies. ### Reference: PM Reeves et al. Disabling poxvirus pathogenesis by inhibition of Abl-family tyrosine kinases. Nature Medicine DOI: 10.1038/nm1265 (2005). ...

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