“What Atala and his tissue regenerators do and seek to do is, quite simply, in another realm of science and understanding altogether, born of the genius decoded from our own cells,” journalist Tyler Cabot writes in the Esquire article.
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Coverage of the latest news and updates from the field of stem cells and regenerative medicine.
Cytori makes the Celution and StemSource devices, which separate adult stem cells from fat tissue using a combination of spinning motions and chemical reactions.
The cells will be genetically identical to the people who donated the samples, and will provide a way for researchers to study those diseases.
"To date, all stem cell trials in the cardiac space use bone marrow and adipose tissue sources.
Human and animal trials in which stem cells were injected into cardiac tissue to treat severe heart attacks or substantial heart failure have largely yielded poor results.
Neuralstem uses patented technology to produce neural stem cells of the human brain and spinal cord in commercial quantities, with the ability to control the differentiation of these cells constitutively into mature, physiologically relevant human neurons and glia.
Taste cells are located in clusters called taste buds, which in turn are found in papillae, the raised bumps visible on the tongue's surface. Two types of taste cells contain chemical receptors that initiate perception of sweet, bitter, umami, salty and sour taste qualities.
"CIRM embodies the spirit of pioneers in research, setting high standards for others to follow in achieving a wonderful model of collaborative research to improve health," said Mary Woolley, Research!America’s president and CEO.
To date, human kidney cells are extracted directly from human kidney samples. However, this method is inefficient because the samples are limited and the extracted cells die after a few divisions in the petri dish.
This discovery could open the door to a new kind of regenerative medicine.