The Neo-Urinary Conduit™ combines a patient's own cells and a bio-absorbable scaffold to regenerate a native-like urinary tissue conduit, transporting urine through a hole in the abdomen into a standard ostomy bag.
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Coverage of the latest news and updates from the field of stem cells and regenerative medicine.
Prochymal is an intravenous formulation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) derived from the bone marrow of healthy adult donors.
The general objective of the trials is to test the efficiency of stem cell therapy in detaining the autoimmune aggression of the disease in its initial phases.
NSI-189, the lead compound in Neuralstem's small molecule platform, is a proprietary chemical entity that stimulates new neuron growth in the hippocampus.
While stem cells show great promise for treating many medical conditions, tracking their migration and survival following transplantation in the body has been difficult.
"We are now dosing in both the lumbar and cervical regions of the spinal cord for the first time, where the stem cell therapy could support both walking and breathing," said Karl Johe, Ph.D., Neuralstem's chairman and chief scientific officer.
The team has been conducting the PISCES (Pilot Investigation of Stem Cells in Stroke) study, the world's first fully regulated clinical trial of a neural stem cell therapy for disabled stroke patients.
BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA (US), June 6, 2012 — For decades, medical experts have believed that the blocked arteries leading to heart attack and stroke are the result of a deadly combination of cholesterol, fat and the smooth muscle cells within a blood vessel's walls