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Coverage of the latest news and updates from the field of stem cells.

November 12, 2012

 

"The effect of these cells has continued for up to two years and has gotten stronger. There was also a major reduction in heart scarring," Bolli told the audience.

November 12, 2012

In response, Pluristem calls the Bloomberg article “factually inaccurate and misleading.”

November 5, 2012

In their study, published in the current issue of Cell Stem Cell, previously frozen stem cells restored production of sperm that successfully fertilized eggs to produce early embryos.

November 5, 2012

The finding, reported in the Oct. 18, 2012, issue of Cell Reports, could lead to new treatments that speed recovery of healthy blood levels for patients receiving chemotherapy or undergoing bone marrow and cord blood transplants.

November 5, 2012

Relapse rates, non-relapse mortality and acute graft-versus-host disease (GHVD) also appear unaffected.

October 31, 2012

October 2012 — Nearly $20 million has been allocated to advance promising therapies in diabetes and Beta-thalassemia from the lab into clinical trials. The grants, from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), were made this week to biotech companies ViaCyte Inc.

October 31, 2012

Embryonic stem cells go through a process called self-renewal in which they undergo multiple cycles of division while not differentiating into any other type of cells. This process is dependent on three protein networks, but how these networks are integrated posed a mystery.

October 31, 2012

DUCORD, derived from umbilical cord blood, has been approved for use in patients with disorders affecting the hematopoietic system — which produces the body’s blood cells —that are inherited, acquired or result from radiation treatment or chemotherapy.

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