Stem Cells

Here's how the latest balding cure will transform lives

Balding Hair Today<p>It’s thought that 50 million men and 30 million women suffer from complete balding or partial hair loss in the US alone. However, a …

Hair

Adipose-derived stem cell clinical trial focuses on non-healing leg wounds

Sanford Health is launching its second adipose-derived stem cell clinical trial - this one to focus on non-healing leg wounds.

Cell Biology

How UV rays trigger skin cancer

Melanoma, a cancer of skin pigment cells called melanocytes, will strike an estimated 87,110 people in the U.S. in 2017, according to the Centers for …

Cell Biology

Stem cell infusions improved health in frail elderly, UM researchers say

There’s no miracle medicine to combat signs of aging, such as fatigue, muscle weakness and loss of balance.<p>But as scientists work to unlock the …

Medicine

Near the campus cow pasture, a scientist works to grow human organs — in pigs

DAVIS, Calif. — Like many of the scientists who helped usher in the groundbreaking creation of a part-human, part-animal chimera earlier this year, …

Genetics

A Woman Went Blind After Stem Cells Were Injected in Her Eyes

And she isn’t the only one.<p>Last year, a 77-year-old woman traveled to a clinic in Georgia to have stem cells injected in her eyes. She came in hope of a cure—or at least <i>something</i> that could help her macular degeneration, which causes a dark spot to appear in the center of vision.<p>The procedure was …

Medicine

Phenogenetic map created for stem cells models of neurological diseases

In an effort to better understand neurological diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and ALS -- and develop new ways to treat them -- researchers …

Medicine

Inflammation trains the skin to heal faster

Scars may fade, but the skin remembers. New research from The Rockefeller University reveals that wounds or other harmful, inflammation-provoking …

Biology

Multiple sclerosis: Oligodendrocytes from stem cells

Recent publication in GLIA (Journal)<p>A scientific collaboration between stem cell researchers of the Heinrich-Heine-University led by Prof. Küry …

Neuroscience

Gov. Brown Signs Into Law Key Health Bills, But Nixes Others

Wielding his pen, Gov. Jerry Brown has reinforced the Affordable Care Act, stood up to pharmaceutical companies and boosted testing for childhood …

Health Care

Scientists Have Worked Out How To Save A 'Dead' Heart After A Heart Attack

This is pretty incredible stuff.<p>Surviving a heart attack is only half of the battle as 20% of patients will go on to have another cardiac arrest …

Medicine

Israeli-developed ALS treatment reversing motor decline breakthrough

Israeli firm leads new way to fight ALS, doesn't slow down the progress of the disease, reverses the damage it causes.<p>You may recall friends and …

Medicine

Brainstorm Health: Sugar Cancer Link, Flu Season, ALS Stem Cell Trial

Cancer cells are nasty little anarchists. They go where they shouldn’t, subvert authority, co-opt law-abiding cells around them, and break a ton of …

Cancer

Mothers’ exposure to air pollution tied to cellular changes in kids

(Reuters Health) - Women who breathe polluted air during pregnancy have babies with greater signs of “aging” in their cells when they’re born compared to babies whose mothers breathed cleaner air, a new study finds.<p>Babies with higher exposure to fine particle pollution during gestation had shorter …

Pollution

Exposure to air pollution before birth may shorten our lives

<b>(CNN) —</b> Pollution affects us even in the womb: Women who are exposed to air pollution during pregnancy have babies with shorter telomeres (a genetic biomarker), a study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics found.<p>The length of telomeres -- caps at the end of chromosomes, similar to shoelace tips -- …

Health

Athersys resolves stem cell patent dispute with Garnet Bio, settles for non-exclusive license; shares down 5%

Athersys (ATHX -4.6%) has agreed to settle its patent fight with Garnet BioTherapeutics related to stem cell technologies.<p>Under the terms of the …

Business

'Mr. Hockey and stem cells' on the agenda at U of O brain conference

Gordie Howe defied the aging process long enough to play professional hockey into his 50s.Cheating death proved a greater challenge, but the man …

Canadian News

Stem cell scientist presents Wollongong talk

The stem cell scientist whose research helped a paraplegic walk again presented a public lecture in Wollongong on Monday.

Australian News

Bolstering fat cells offers potential new leukemia treatment

Hamilton, Ont. (Oct. 16, 2017) - Killing cancer cells indirectly by powering up fat cells in the bone marrow could help acute myeloid leukemia …

Cancer

Meet Daisy Robinton, The Woman Trying To Stop Us Ageing Through Stem Cell Research

She's set to change modern medicine<p>One of our favourite ways to stay motivated and inspired is to acquaint ourselves with a handful of brilliant …

Medical Research

Abandoned blood cancer drug resurrected by San Diego startup

An experimental blood cancer drug shelved for safety concerns is being brought back to clinical development.<p>San Diego startup Impact Biomedicines …

Medicine

A New Hope for Male Fertility After Cancer Treatment

An experimental procedure that regenerates sperm could ensure that men are able to have kids following chemotherapy.<p>When Branden Lischner was 18, he got testicular cancer. Between surgery and radiation, which can cause infertility, he saved a sperm sample. But he was so removed from the idea of …

Medicine

Use of CRISPR-modified human stem cell organoids to study the origin of mutational signatures in cancer

Human cancer genomes harbor cryptic mutational signatures that represent the cumulative effects of DNA damage and defects in DNA repair processes. …

Biology

LifeCell's Views on ICMR's Recommendation to Curtail

Commercial Banking of Stem Cells From Cord Tissue, Menstrual Blood and few Other Biological Materials(Attn.editors: The following press release comes …

Medicine

New stem cell line could open new doors in medical research and treatment

A Fresh Start for Stem Cells<p>Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the U.K. and their collaborators have developed what could …

Biology

Synthetic organs, nanobots and DNA ‘scissors’: the future of medicine

In a new film to coincide with the recent launch of the Cambridge Academy of Therapeutic Sciences, researchers discuss some of the most exciting …

Genetics

Most versatile stem cell ever may help us understand miscarriage

The most versatile stem cells ever created could enable researchers to better understand the biological mechanisms behind many failed early …

Biology

Sweden won't prosecute Italian stem cell scientist

Swedish prosecutors have abandoned an investigation against a disgraced Italian stem cell scientist suspected of involuntary manslaughter in …

Medicine

Skincare by age: The dermat treatments you should try in your 30s

Your 30s are the decade when your skin concerns actually start to have permanent consequences (which is why we’ve already given you the perfect …

Skin Care

Stem cells and regenerative medicine: Failed promises or real potential?

Stem cell therapy's concept is deceptively simple: take cells from a donor and put them into a patient to treat a disease or injury. However, the …

Medicine