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U.S. Stem Cell Research Seems to Focus on Two Lines

Experts urge federal government to preserve study options FRIDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Only two of 21 approved human embryonic stem cell lines are routinely used by researchers in the United States, says a new study. The study found that two cell lines, known as H1 and H9, ac...

Sperm Cell Insights May Aid Stem Cell Research

Scientists spot proteins that help sperm revert to stem cell state THURSDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Two proteins that play a major role in reverting adult sperm cells back into stem cells have been identified by U.S. researchers. A team from Johns Hopkins University School of Me...

Cryo-Cell to Present Novel Adult Stem Cell Research During 2009 China Medical Biotech Forum

OLDSMAR, Fla., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cryo-Cell International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CCEL), one of the largest and most established leaders in stem cell innovation, will present data on the proliferative ability of stem cells found in menstrual blood (known as Men...

UF scientists program blood stem cells to become vision cells

GAINESVILLE, Fla. University of Florida researchers were able to program bone marrow stem cells to repair damaged retinas in mice, suggesting a potential treatment for one of the most common causes of vision loss in older people. The success in repairing a damaged layer of retinal cells in mic...

Scientists Use Non-Embryonic Stem Cells to Create Healthy Mice

Achievement shows how 'plastic' these cells can be, experts say THURSDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) -- The mouse may be named "Tiny," but what it represents in the world of science is anything but that. According to Chinese researchers, the birth of Tiny (and Tiny's brethren) marks a...

Scientists Use Adult Stem Cells to Create Healthy Mice

Achievement shows how 'plastic' these non-embryonic cells can be, experts say THURSDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) -- The mouse may be named "Tiny," but what it represents in the world of science is anything but that. According to Chinese researchers, the birth of Tiny (and Tiny's bre...

World's First Cardiac Adult Stem Cell Patient and Physicians Discuss Clinical Trial

Infusion Procedure Performed on July 17th LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University of Louisville physicians performed the world's first cardiac adult stem cell infusion procedure at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY, on July 17, 2009. The procedure i...

Teen Behaviors Stem From Genetics, Environment

When it comes to drinking and acting out, genes alone aren't destiny, study finds THURSDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- Teens' alcohol use and behavior problems are influenced by both genetic and environmental factors, a new study finds. "In the past, research on genetic and environ...

Cord Blood America Hires Management Team for Its New Stem Cell Laboratory

SANTA MONICA, Calif. and LAS VEGAS, July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cord Blood America, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CBAI), one of the largest umbilical cord blood stem cell preservation companies ( http://www.cordblood-america.com ) focused on bringing the life saving potential of stem cells t...

Cord Blood America Leases Las Vegas Building for Its Own Stem Cell Laboratory

SANTA MONICA, Calif. and LAS VEGAS, July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cord Blood America, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CBAI), one of the largest umbilical cord blood stem cell preservation companies ( http://www.cordblood-america.com ) focused on bringing the life saving potential of stem cells to...

Lupus Foundation of America Accepting Letters of Intent for Research Grants on Adult Stem Cell Research and Health-Related Quality of Life in Pediatric Lupus

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. (LFA) is accepting letters of intent until July 13 for grants to advance adult stem cell transplantation research in humans as a treatment for lupus, and to better understand pediatric lupus features and societal f...

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...

Human sperm created from embryonic stem cells

Human sperm have been created using embryonic stem cells for the first time in a scientific development which will lead researchers to a better understanding of the causes of infertility. Researchers led by Professor Karim Nayernia at Newcastle University and the NorthEast England Stem Cell In...

Cardinal Rigali Criticizes Final NIH Guidelines for Destructive Stem Cell Research

WASHINGTON, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cardinal Justin Rigali, Chairman of the U.S. Catholic Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, reacted today to final guidelines for human embryonic stem cell research issued yesterday by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The text of his state...

NIH Stem Cell Guidelines Ethically Irresponsible, Scientifically Unworthy, Useless to Patients, Says Family Research Council

WASHINGTON, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins responded to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) guidelines implementing President Obama's executive order for federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research (ESCR). President Obama's ...

Final Rules Broaden Pool for Stem Cell Research

Older stem cell lines eligible for U.S. research dollars, NIH says MONDAY, July 6 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. government issued final guidelines Monday describing which embryonic stem cell lines will be eligible for government funding, effectively expanding the universe of stem cells ...

Master Stem Cell for Human Heart Identified

Researchers say it may hold key to understanding how to repair the organ WEDNESDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- For the first time, researchers have identified a single "master" stem cell in humans that is capable of differentiating into all three major cell types that make up the human...

Fate Therapeutics Granted Exclusive License By The Regents of the University of California to Stem Cell Modulators for Osteo-Regeneration

LA JOLLA, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Fate Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that it has acquired exclusive intellectual property rights covering small molecule compositions and methods for inducing bone formation from The Regents of the University of California . These proprietary osteo...

Stemedica Discovers Significant Breakthrough in the Use of Stem Cells and Stem Cell Factors for the Treatment of Retinal Degeneration

Stemedica Cell Technologies, Inc., a leader in the manufacturing and development of clinical grade allogeneic adult stem cell technology, has discovered a significant breakthrough in the use of human stem cells and stem cell factors for the potential treatment of degenerations of the retina and r...

U.S. Doctors Treat Heart Attack With Man's Own Stem Cells

Pioneering procedure aims to repair damaged cardiac muscle, surgeons say TUESDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- American physicians say they've performed the first procedure in which a patient received injections of his own heart stem cells to repair heart attack damage. The 39-year-o...

First Human Receives Cardiac Stem Cells in Clinical Trial to Heal Damage Caused By Heart Attacks

Heart Attack Patient Receives His Own Heart Stem Cells as Part of Medical Study to Determine Safety of New Technique to Repair Injured Heart Muscle LOS ANGELES, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Doctors at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute announced today the completion of the first procedure in w...

State's Good Government Agency Calls for Reforms at Stem Cell Agency

Key 'Little Hoover' Recommendations Follow Consumer Watchdog's Proposals SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California's good government agency, The Little Hoover Commission, today called for management and structural reforms at the state stem cell agency after an eight-...

Case Western Reserve University Receives $5M From Third Frontier Commission for the Center for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine

Funding supports multiple commercial, emerging and pilot projects CLEVELAND, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine (CSCRM), comprised of Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), Cleveland Clinic (CC), University Hospitals (UH), and Athersys, ...

Lupus Foundation of America Seeks Proposals for Research Studies on Childhood Lupus and Stem Cell Transplantation

WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) is seeking proposals for grant funding for research studies on lupus, an unpredictable and potentially fatal autoimmune disease. Grants will support areas of study in pediatric lupus and adult stem cell transplant...

Hysterectomies Could Be Source of Stem Cells

Researchers eye tissues that are normally discarded after surgery THURSDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Fallopian tubes removed from fertile women of child-bearing age during hysterectomies or other procedures might prove to be a new source of highly sought-after stem cells. Rese...

Drug May Stem Slide Into Alzheimer's for Some

Aricept did not help others with mild memory loss, study finds,, MONDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- Depression might increase the chance of developing Alzheimer's disease among those already experiencing memory problems, a new study says. But the drug donepezil (Aricept), commonly ...

Entest BioMedical Inc. Adds Former National Cancer Institute Researcher to Scientific Advisory Board With Focus on Stem Cell Cancer Patient Therapies

SAN DIEGO, June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dr. Steven Josephs, Ph.D., a former National Cancer Institute (NCI) researcher, has joined Entest BioMedical Inc.'s ( www.entestbio.com ) Science Advisory Board where he will focus on expanding the company's stem cell cancer research. Dr. Josephs' NCI...

New interdisciplinary volume focuses on advances in stem cell research

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. - In a variety of organisms, from zebrafish to fruit flies to humans, stem cells have the potential to differentiate into a variety of tissues--and, in some cases, to give rise to a complete new organism. Stem cell research, therefore, has attracted the attention of a ...

Pig Stem Cells Created

Organ transplants and other revolutionary uses predicted for humans, study says WEDNESDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- Using cells from pig ears and bone marrow, researchers in China generated a type of stem cell capable of developing into any type of cell in the body. This is the fi...

World first: Chinese scientists create pig stem cells

This release is available in Chinese . Scientists have managed to induce cells from pigs to transform into pluripotent stem cells cells that, like embryonic stem cells, are capable of developing into any typ...

Most common brain cancer may start in neural stem cells

ANN ARBOR, Mich. University of Michigan scientists have found that a deficiency in a key tumor suppressor gene in the brain leads to the most common type of adult brain cancer. The study, conducted in mice that mimic human cancer, points the way to more effective future treatments and a way to sc...

U-M researchers link pathway to breast cancer stem cells

ANN ARBOR, Mich. A gene well known to stop or suppress cancer plays a role in cancer stem cells, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. The researchers found that several pathways linked to the gene, called PTEN, also affected the growth of breast ca...

Most common brain cancer may originate in neural stem cells

ANN ARBOR, Mich. University of Michigan scientists have found that a deficiency in a key tumor suppressor gene in the brain leads to the most common type of adult brain cancer. The study, conducted in mice that mimic human cancer, points the way to more effective future treatments and a way to sc...

StemCyte, Inc. Reaches 1,000th Cord Blood Stem Cell Shipment for Transplant Milestone

COVINA, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- StemCyte, Inc., a privately held cord blood bank and stem cell therapeutics company, recently released their 1,000th cord blood stem cell shipment for transplant. This marks another landmark in the company's rapid growth as one of the world's leading provider...

USCCB Submits Comments to NIH on Proposed Guidelines for Stem Cell Research

USCCB General Secretary urges respect for human life at all stages Says science and ethics have been ignored in proposed policy Cites advances in stem cell research that do not destroy human embryos WASHINGTON, May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Institutes of Health (NIH...

New stem cell research unlocks unknown therapies

"Stem cell research and regenerative medicine are in an extremely exciting phase right now. We are gaining knowledge very fast and many companies are being formed and are starting clinical trials in different areas," says Dr Jonas Frisn. As an example, a first-in-human study was just initiated ...

FDA's Hydroxycut Recall Highlights the Need for Stem Cell Innovations' ACTIVTox Human Liver Testing

HOUSTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stem Cell Innovations' (Pink Sheets: SCLL) ACTIVTox(R) human liver toxicity tests are the only products on the market using a standardized human liver cell line to identify potential toxicities associated with nutraceuticals and dietary supplements. This ...

Fate Therapeutics Adds Pratik Multani, M.D., M.S., as Vice President Clinical Development to Advance Upcoming Clinical Programs of Stem Cell Modulators

LA JOLLA, Calif., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Fate Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that it has further expanded the Company's executive team with the addition of Pratik Multani, M.D., M.S., as Vice President of Clinical Development. With more than a decade of clinical development experi...

Disability Activist Urges Obama to Escalate Stem Cell Research to End Paralysis For Millions of Americans

Cody Unser Comments on President Obama's Town Hall Acknowledgement of Economy's Toll on Disabled ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cody Unser, a 22-year-old student at University of Redlands and head of the Cody Unser First Step Foundation, commends President Obama f...

Cord Blood America CEO Matthew Schissler Expands on Thought Process in Owning Stem Cell Laboratory

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cord Blood America, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CBAI), the umbilical cord blood stem cell preservation company ( http://www.cordblood-america.com ) focused on bringing the life saving potential of stem cells to families nationwide and intern...
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