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ThermoGenesis Announces Launch of Res-Q System; New Device Expands Company's Presence in Bone Marrow Sector

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ThermoGenesis Corp. (Nasdaq: KOOL ), a leading supplier of innovative products for processing and storing adult stem cells, announced today the introduction of the Res-Q(TM) 60 BMC ("Res-Q") System, an automated cell processing...

Cerebral Palsy Improves After Bone Marrow Stem Cell Procedure

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. David Steenblock of Mission Viejo, California, a pioneer in clinical applications of stem cells, is pleased to report the results of a 16 year old girl who suffered from cerebral palsy. The patient had right side paralysis and spasticity since birt...

Trimming the fat boosts blood recovery after marrow transplant

Seeking ways to improve blood recovery after chemotherapy or bone marrow transplant, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have discovered that fat cells, which accumulate in bone marrow as people age, inhibit the marrow's ability to produce new blood cells. Their study, published online June ...

Weber Shandwick Chosen By National Marrow Donor Program(R) To Head Awareness Campaign

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, Minn., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Minneapolis-St. Paul office of Weber Shandwick has been chosen by the National Marrow Donor Program to head the organization's largest annual awareness campaign. The "Be The Match(SM) Marrowthon" campaign, which runs June 8-22, will work to r...

Bone marrow stem cell co-transplantation prevents embryonic stem cell transplant-associated tumors

Tampa, Fla. (May. 11, 2009) Transplanted embryonic stem cells are recognized as a potential treatment for patients suffering from the effects of spinal cord injury (SCI). However, in studies using embryonic stem cells transplanted into SCI laboratory animals, a serious drawback has been the devel...

Bone Marrow Registry to Launch Groundbreaking Fundraising Technology to Overcome Madoff Crisis

Out of adversity comes opportunity.” Benjamin Franklin’s significant words uttered more than 250 years ago ring true for the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation today. New York, NY (Vocus) May 5, 2009 -– “Out of adversity comes opportunity.&rdquo...

Blood, Marrow Drive Offers Hope for Baseball Player, 15

NEW YORK, April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spring may be synonymous with milder weather and opening day for baseball fans, but for Alex Mele of Coram, NY, a 15-year-old baseball player and sophomore at Longwood High School, this season will be a fight to shut out cancer. Mele, a catcher a...

After heart attack, bone marrow stem cells increase blood flow within heart

Patients treated with their own bone marrow stem cells after a heart attack experienced increased circulation within the heart, a study by Emory University School of Medicine physicians has found. Principal investigator Arshed Quyyumi, MD, professor of medicine at Emory University School of Med...

Why Blood and Bone Marrow Donors Are So Important: 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' Profiles Blood Drive Honoree Lizzie Bell

NEW YORK, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The popular television show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" will feature the story of Lizzie Bell, a 14-year old Tucson girl diagnosed with a rare blood disorder who recently visited New York to encourage blood and bone marrow donation. The progra...

ViroPharma Reports Results of Phase 3 Clinical Trial for Maribavir in Bone Marrow Transplant Patients

- Conference Call at 10:00 A.M. Today to Discuss Results - EXTON, Pa., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq: VPHM ) today announced that its Phase 3 trial evaluating maribavir used as prophylaxis in allogeneic stem cell, or bone marrow, transplant (S...

The 2009 Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award Granted for Pioneering Ideas for Early Detection of Ovarian and Lung Cancers, Bone Marrow Transplant Safety, and Discovery of New Genetic Markers for Cancer

NEW YORK and PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation announced today that three novel approaches to fighting cancer have won 2009 Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Awards. The prize of $450,000 over three years is awarded each year to three...

Study uses bone marrow stem cells to regenerate skin

Xi'an, China January 14, 2009 - A new study suggests that adult bone marrow stem cells can be used in the construction of artificial skin. The findings mark an advancement in wound healing and may be used to pioneer a method of organ reconstruction. The study is published in Artificial Organs , ...

Stem cells and leukemia battle for marrow microenvironment

Learning how leukemia takes over privileged "niches" within the bone marrow is helping researchers develop treatment strategies that could protect healthy blood-forming stem cells and improve the outcomes of bone marrow transplantation for leukemia and other types of cancer. In a paper in the ...

Aflac Agents and Employees Boost Bone Marrow Registry

COLUMBUS, Ga., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of Aflac agents and employees will be queuing up in the next few days to have their cheeks swabbed as part of a new company initiative to boost the rolls of the National Marrow Donor Program . Aflac's Bone Marrow program kicks off at the company'...

Experimental Drug Fights Bone Marrow Cancers

There are currently no FDA-approved treatments for these malignancies TUESDAY, Dec. 9 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug called CYT387 blocks an enzyme that causes bone marrow cancers called myeloproliferative disorders (MPDs), according to U.S. researchers who conducted tests in...

Older age doesn't affect survival after bone marrow transplant

SAN FRANCISCO ― Age alone should not determine whether an older patient with acute myeloid leukemia or myelodysplastic syndrome receives a blood stem cell transplant from a matched donor, researchers of the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research reported today at the 5...

Unique Bone Marrow Transplant Said to Cure Sickle Cell

Technique is safe and effective, say Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh reseachers FRIDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) -- A unique form of bone marrow transplantation is the only safe and effective cure for sickle cell disease, researchers at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh report. T...

Children's Hospital study demonstrates how bone marrow transplant can cure sickle cell disease

A unique approach to bone marrow transplantation pioneered in part by a Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC physician has proven to be the only safe and effective cure for sickle cell disease, according to a new study. Lakshmanan Krishnamurti, MD, a pediatric hematologist/oncologist at Ch...

Bone marrow stem cells may help control inflammatory bowel disease

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have found that infusions of a particular bone marrow stem cell appeared to protect gastrointestinal tissue from autoimmune attack in a mouse model. In their report published in the journal Stem Cells , the team from the MGH Center for Engineeri...

SheKnows to Launch Bone Marrow Awareness Campaign and Add 50,000 New Donors

LOS ANGELES, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: SheKnows ( http://www.SheKnows.com ) partners with DKMS ( http://www.dkmsamericas.org ), the largest bone marrow donor organization, and Save Giovanni & Friends ( http://www.helpgiovanniguglielmo.org ) to promote aw...

National Marrow Donor Program(R) Kicks off National Awareness Campaign

Drives across the country and online offer opportunity to save a life MINNEAPOLIS, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- With the ambitious goal of adding 46,000 new members to the marrow Registry during the two weeks surrounding Mother's Day, Thanks Mom, the National Marrow Donor Program's largest annual aw...

A Bone Marrow Disease With a Brighter Prognosis

New drugs, transplantation helping people with aplastic anemia live longer, fuller lives SUNDAY, March 23 (HealthDay News) -- Blood is life. And the rare disease known as aplastic anemia robs the body of life by robbing the body of blood. The aplastic anemia patient's blood thins ...

Stem cells make bone marrow cancer resistant to treatment

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say they have evidence that cancer stem cells for multiple myeloma share many properties with normal stem cells and have multiple ways of resisting chemotherapy and other treatments. A report on the evidence, published in the Jan. 1 issue of ...

Transplanted Bone Marrow Cells Aid Nerve Regeneration

Japanese research with stem cells could be a step in developing artificial neurons THURSDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Transplanted bone marrow cells containing adult stem cells can help regenerate damaged nerves, say Japanese researchers. The Kyoto University School of Medicine team said ...

StemCor Systems Announces Acquisition of Intellectual Property to Enhance Bone Marrow Aspiration Platform

MENLO PARK, Calif., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- StemCor Systems, Inc., a medical device company developing systems for Enabling Regenerative Medicine(TM), announced today that it has acquired U.S. Patent 6,849,051, "Devices And Methods For Extraction of Bone Marrow", and associated know-how from US...

Bone marrow cell transplants help nerve regeneration

Tampa, Fla. (December 4, 2007) A study carried out by researchers at the Kyoto University School of Medicine and published in the current issue of CELL TRANSPLANTATION (Vol.16 No. 8) has shown that when transplanted bone marrow cells (BMCs) containing adult stem cells are protected by a 15mm sili...

Oral drug sets a new survival standard for bone marrow cancer

Findings from two large, international clinical trials show "unprecedented" survival for patients with multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that occurs in the blood-making cells of bone marrow. The findings demonstrate that with Revlimid, an oral cancer drug, all measures of myeloma showed significant...

Study on Plasma-Depleted Cord Blood Transplantation Receives Best Abstract Award From The National Marrow Donor Program

Dr. Auayporn Nademanee of City of Hope leads study showing efficacy of novel therapy ARCADIA, Calif. and DUARTE, Calif., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) has selected an abstract written by Dr. Auayporn Nademanee, physician and profes...

StemCor Systems Receives FDA Clearance for Bone Marrow Harvesting System

MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- StemCor Systems, Inc., a medical device company developing systems for Enabling Regenerative Medicine(TM), announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its MarrowMiner(TM) for the ha...

Ready for relapse: Molecule helps breast cancer cells to survive in the bone marrow

Patients who survive an initial diagnosis of breast cancer often succumb to the disease years later when the cancer shows up in a different part of the body. Now, scientists have identified key signals that support the long term survival of breast cancer cells after they have spread to the bone ma...

Bones mend faster without marrow

COULD you strengthen bones and speed up recovery after fractures and breaks simply by removing some bone marrow with a syringe? A new study in rats suggests that the technique could kick-start rapid self-healing in weakened or fractured bones, if followed up with injections of a bone growth hormo...

New Blood Vessels can Be Created from Bone Marrow Stem Cells: Study

Scientists have developed a way to produce blood vessels by engineering tissues from bone marrow adult stem cells . Researchers at the University at Buffalo Department of Chemical and Biological ngineering say that the bone marrow is an excellent source of adult stem cells, containing smoot...

Chennai Hospital Conducts Bone Marrow Transplantation Successfully

A hospital in Chennai has created history by successfully conducting a unrelated bone marrow transplant in an eight-year-old Ugandan boy using the cord blood cells from an American donor, at a fraction of what the procedure would cost internationally. Howard Kafeero from Uganda suffered fr...

Fishing for a Speedy Recovery After Chemotherapy or Marrow Transplant

Researchers at Childrens Hospital, Boston, have discovered a novel way of increasing stem cells in blood, that holds promise for patients undergoing chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant. The recent research on zebra fish has raised hope about its ability to help patients bounce back so...

South Asians Seek Bone Marrow for Young Indian American

Diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, a young Indian American is hard put to find a matching bone marrow donor by July 10 as very few South Asians are listed in the US Bone Marrow registry. Since 28-year old Vinay Chakravarthy was diagnosed with a disease known as Acute Myelogenous Leu...

Recent Research Holds Wealth of Promise to Bone Marrow Patients

Australian researchers seem to have made headway in the development of an investigative blood test that could recognize the vulnerability of patients to develop complications in the bone marrow, leading to life threatening difficulties. A conjoined effort between Brisbane's Mater Medical Rese...

Cord Blood Yields Better Results Than Bone Marrow Transplant for Cancer Patients

Researchers have found that that umbilical cord blood transplants may provide better results than bone marrow transplants in blood cancer patients . The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by John E. Wagner at the University of Minnesota. As part of the study, researcher...

Recent Research Holds Wealth of Promise to Bone Marrow Patients

Australian researchers seem to have made headway in the development of an investigative blood test that could recognize the vulnerability of patients// to develop complications in the bone marrow, leading to life threatening difficulties. A conjoined effort between Brisbane's Mater Medical Rese...

HIV Eradication Unlikely Following Bone Marrow Transplantation

The first published report of the HIV eradication potential of a bone marrow transplant in an individual on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has concluded that// eradication is unlikely utilising this method. Currently available anti-HIV drugs may be able to reduce HIV to 'undet...

Clinical Trials for a Low-dose Steroid Therapy for Bone Marrow Cancer Prove Positive

Researchers see hopes in a new therapy combining low dose steroid with lenalidomide, already// found effective against multiple myeloma. Multiple myeloma is a cancer of plasma cells that are found in blood and bone marrow. Survival chances improved considerably when a low dose of the st...
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