Researchers from the University of Vermont have developed a novel and effective application of mesenchymal stem cells [the same type found in Dental Stem Cells] to treat heart disease. The MSCs, when transplanted along with cardiac stem cells into the heart [in an animal model], produced a “cocktail” of protective ligands that improved the grafting success of the cardiac stem cells. Continue reading
Don’t miss the “Stem Cell Universe” on the Science Channel’s program “Through the Wormhole” as host Morgan Freeman navigates the rapidly expanding world of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy. The program will feature several of the world’s leading scientists as they discuss the ability to grow organs and regenerate tissue. The program will offer insight into current and future applications of stem cells in treating disease, trauma and injury. Continue reading
Researchers at King’s County Hospital, London, have found that co-culturing hepatocytes [liver cells] with human mesenchymal stem cells [The same type found in Dental Stem Cells] improves hepatocyte survival and function. They found that in the presence of hepatocytes, the MSCs produced pro-survival factors, which supported the growth of the hepatocyte culture. Continue reading
The Ninth Annual Stem Cell Summit will convene on February 18th in New York. The summit will comprise presentations from the stem cell industry’s premier scientists, executives, and investors to address the current and future status of the Stem Cell / Regenerative Medical industry. Continue reading
Researchers from Karolinska Institutet’s Department of Clinical Sciences have developed an application for mesenchymal stem cells [the same type found in Dental Stem Cells] to provide treatment for children born with osteogenesis imperfecta. The researchers utilized the unique properties of MSCs to facilitate and improve bone tissue formation through in utero transplantations. Continue reading
Utilizing autologous [the patient’s own]stem cells to regenerate heart muscle, scientists at the Novant Health Group have successfully treated patients that suffered from severe heart attacks; potentially limiting the long term loss of tissue and preserving heart function for victims. The patient’s own mesenchymal stem cells [the same type as dental stem cells] are harvested and then implanted back into the damaged area, where they recruit surrounding cells to aid in the repair process. Continue reading
Columbia University researchers have developed a method to differentiate stem cells into functional lung and airway cells. The technique, the first of its kind, represents a significant advance in the development of personalized treatments for patients suffering from a variety of lung issues.<!–more–>
Co-author of the paper, Dr. Gordana Vunjak Novakovic, PhD, [who also serves as member of StemSave’s Scientific Advisory Council], believes that the method, utilizing a patient’s own stem cells, could pave the way for generating lung grafts that avoid the risk of rejection during transplantation. The ability to regenerate lung cells also enables researchers to better study and understand lung diseases thereby accelerating the development of more effective treatments.
Innovative research such as this demonstrates the integral role stem cell therapies will soon play in cutting edge medical care options. By banking their own valuable stem cells, families can ensure that they will have access to these emerging therapies in the near future. To learn more about banking stem cells, please visit <a href=”www.stemsave.com”>www.stemsave.com </a>or call 877-783-6728 (877-StemSave) today.
To view the full article, <a href=”http://newsroom.cumc.columbia.edu/blog/2013/12/01/human-stem-cells-converted-functional-lung-cells/”>click here</a>.
The Future of Regenerative Medicine is Now™
Orthopedic Surgeons are utilizing autologous [the patient’s own] stem cells to treat injuries and degenerative diseases in the joints and bones of athletes. The treatments involve the recovery of the patient’s own mesenchymal stem cells – which are particularly plastic and can differentiate into a variety of tissue types and implanting them back into the damaged bone or joint to reduce inflammation and regenerate damaged tissue without the need for invasive surgery. Continue reading
Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have developed a method of growing unlimited quantities of intestinal stem cells thus enabling them to better understand intestinal diseases and advance the development of more personalized and effective treatment options. Continue reading
As reported by the Wall Street Journal, adult stem cell therapies are advancing rapidly; with researchers utilizing stem cells to treat an expanding range of disease, trauma and injury. The article highlights the increasing use of cord blood to treat a variety of ailments such as; Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury and immune deficiencies such as diabetes. Continue reading