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NJIT Presidential Award winner takes stem cell research another step

...vision. Stem cells are harvested from bone marrow, umbilical cords, the brain and spinal cord and other tissues. Adult stem cells also have a unique trait that lends them their magic: Under the right conditions, or given the proper signals, they have the ability to turn into different cell types. Arinzeh is d...

Infants With Rare Genetic Disease Saved by Cord Blood Stem Cells

...elopment preserved if they receive stem cells from umbilical cord blood before symptoms of the disease develop,...n a child's life." Kurtzberg pioneered the use of umbilical cord blood from unrelated donors in 1993 and her team has treated and saved more children with cance...

Infants with Rare Genetic Disease Saved By Cord Blood Stem Cells

...elopment preserved if they receive stem cells from umbilical cord blood before symptoms of the disease develop,...n a child's life." Kurtzberg pioneered the use of umbilical cord blood from unrelated donors in 1993 and her team has treated and saved more children with cance...

Researchers grow stem cells from human skin

...ified in bone marrow, the brain and blood from the umbilical cord. "Compared to bone marrow, a skin biopsy is easy to take, so it offers advantages for clinical use," said Soker. "The cells can be obtained from any small sample of human skin." Next, Atala's research team hopes to test the function of the tis...

Researchers make 'embryonic-like' stem cells from umbilical cord blood

...cell research, producing embryonic-like cells from umbilical cord blood may substantially speed up the development of treatments for life-threatening illnesses, injuries and disabilities. The discovery made during a project undertaken with experts from the University of Texas Medical Branch and the Synthecon C...

Insight into the processes of 'positive' and 'negative' learners

...cell research, producing embryonic-like cells from umbilical cord blood may substantially speed up the development of treatments for life-threatening illnesses, injuries and disabilities. The discovery made during a project undertaken with experts from the University of Texas Medical Branch and the Synthecon C...

Researchers propose measures to curb lion attacks in Tanzania

...cell research, producing embryonic-like cells from umbilical cord blood may substantially speed up the development of treatments for life-threatening illnesses, injuries and disabilities. The discovery made during a project undertaken with experts from the University of Texas Medical Branch and the Synthecon C...

Fish and chips: A fast track to understanding blood development

...ple, researchers at the University already perform umbilical cord blood transplants to treat disease. But there...d stem cells harvested from a single collection of umbilical cord blood to effectively treat adults and older children. This research provides insight into under...

Discarded placentas deliver researchers promising cells similar to embryonic stem cells

...y someday be needed, as is sometimes done now with umbilical cord blood," commented Dr. Strom. The amnion is derived from the embryo and forms as early as eight days after fertilization, when the fate of cells has yet to be determined, and serves to protect the developing fetus. According to the researchers' ...

Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative funds Yale project

...esearch in Biomedicine introduces cells from human umbilical cord blood into mice to establish a human immune system. "Using this technology and the genetic modification of the mouse, we will end up with a reasonably faithful replica of the human immune system," said Flavell. The project is titled "A Mouse Mo...

Study uncovers placental microtransfusions lead to transmission of AIDS virus during childbirth

... of Melbourne. The study involved measuring -- in umbilical cord blood samples -- a protein known as placental... "We figured that if we found it in blood from the umbilical cord, which links the placenta to the baby, that would be an indication of mixing, that something to...

Center releases new public survey on stem cells

...ether other sources of stem cells - blood from the umbilical cord removed at birth, for example - might be as useful without the need to destroy embryos, but the scientific consensus so far is that embryos remain the best research choice. Typically, the embryos used are those remaining at the conclusion of fe...

Cord blood cells may widen treatment window for stroke

...t the University of South Florida found that human umbilical cord blood cells administered to rats two days following a stroke greatly curbed the brain's inflammatory response, reducing the size of the stroke and resulting in greatly improved recovery. The rats' inflammatory response to injury from stroke peak...

Researchers identify new cord blood stem cell

...have discovered a new population of cells in human umbilical cord blood that have properties of primitive stem cells. Umbilical cord blood is generally known to contain hematopoietic stem cells that can only produce cells found in blood. The new findings, however, identify a small population of cord blood ...

Potential heart benefit found in stem cells

...from menstrual blood-derived endometrial cells and umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal cells show signific... In a second study, the same team collected human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells (UCB-MSC). In reviewing these cells, nearly all of the UC...

First link of oral bacteria and preterm birth found in human

... An examination of the placenta, fetal lining and umbilical cord following the birth supported the infection. Han's tests of the amniotic fluid found the Bergeyella bacteria. This study continues Han's research into the suspicion that oral bacteria, once entering the blood, can cause a host of health proble...

Prenatal nicotine exposure reduces breathing response of newborns...

... An examination of the placenta, fetal lining and umbilical cord following the birth supported the infection. Han's tests of the amniotic fluid found the Bergeyella bacteria. This study continues Han's research into the suspicion that oral bacteria, once entering the blood, can cause a host of health proble...

How IVF could be causing genetic errors in embryos

...ed by overgrowth, with an abnormally large tongue, umbilical hernia, neonatal hypoglycaemia and a predisposition to certain tumours, in particular, Wilms tumour and hepatoblastoma; it is rare, occurring in one in 36,000 of the population. Professor Rinaudo and his colleagues cultured mouse embryos in four med...

New technology enables faster, more efficient cell harvest: Cell therapy meeting study

...amples including peripheral blood, bone marrow and umbilical cord blood. The Company is currently working with several companies in applying its filter harvest system to the development of innovative cell-based therapies in a variety of therapeutic areas, including orthopedics. "We are pleased that Pall te...

Embryos exposed in 3-D

...amples including peripheral blood, bone marrow and umbilical cord blood. The Company is currently working with several companies in applying its filter harvest system to the development of innovative cell-based therapies in a variety of therapeutic areas, including orthopedics. "We are pleased that Pall te...

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