A new study published in the journal Tissue Engineering suggests that magnetic mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can be used to improve the outcome of certain stem cell treatments. The research team, led by Japanese researcher Naosuke Kamei, MD, Ph.D, has found that their new procedure is safe and beneficial for tissue repair.
A team of researchers from Columbia University has discovered a new way to grow human hair using stem cells. The technique uses 3D printing technology to simulate the human scalp and facilitate hair growth.
Five years ago, 79-year-old Darryl Brewer was living an active life which included at least an hour of walking each day. Unfortunately, he gradually began to experience back pain, which was caused by the discs in his back deteriorating. Eventually, Darryl was in so much pain that he could barely move, let alone go for a walk.
Researchers from around the globe has attended a conference in Los Angeles to learn more about new treatment approaches for curing disease. Many of the attendees believe that stem cells may play a critical role in curing disease in the future.
Researchers continue to discover new applications for the stem cells found in umbilical cord blood. Some of these discoveries have the potential to completely change how many common illnesses are treated. This article will highlight 5 very promising cord blood trials and their future benefits.
A team of researchers from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles have just published details of an important breakthrough which could change the face of personalised medicine.
Hematopoietic stem cells are powerful cells which are responsible for creating blood cells in the human body. They are often used in transplants, to restore a patient’s ability to produce healthy blood cells (useful for treating conditions like leukaemia and anaemia).
A team of UK researchers have demonstrated that stem cells can be used to create heart ‘patches’ in a laboratory setting. These patches could be used to repair hearts that have been damaged by a heart attack. Trials will soon be commenced to test the efficacy and safety of the patches.
Doctors often use umbilical cord blood stem cells to treat blood cancers, immune disorders, metabolic disorders, and blood disorders. They are powerful cells that can be used to repair the body’s blood cell production capabilities, which is essential for good health.
A group of Chinese researchers has discovered a way to guide stem cells towards the site of an injury. This discovery is expected to make stem cells much more effective at treating injuries and potentially help scientists develop new types of stem cell treatments. The researchers recently published their findings in Nano Letters.