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  • Neural Stem
  • There is much optimism that neural stem cells may help to treat cell losses associated with a variety of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer disease (see ARF related news story and ARF news story ). (alzforum.org)
  • research
  • The Vatican will help fund a research study into the potential use of adult stem cells to treat intestinal and possibly other diseases, officials announced April 23. (thenewamerican.com)
  • Cardinal Martino said the adult stem-cell research project enjoys Vatican support due to its respect for the life of the embryo. (thenewamerican.com)
  • He said that intestinal stem cells have certain features that make them appealing for this kind of research. (thenewamerican.com)
  • In a research first, a section of light-sensing tissue, closely resembling the human retina, has been grown in the laboratory from human stem cells. (bionews.org.uk)
  • A paper in the journal Stem Cell Reports has reignited debate among a section of the stem cell research community. (bionews.org.uk)
  • Six major UK research funding bodies have called for the continued funding of human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research in the EU's programme for research and development. (bionews.org.uk)
  • Stem cell research isn't a topic you'd expect to see in a comic book, particularly when the aim is to give a realistic insight into the subject, avoiding hype and sensationalism. (bionews.org.uk)
  • MELBOURNE, April 18, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A man's vision has been restored by a corneal patch grown from adult stem cells by a team at the University of Melbourne's Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) and the Bernard O'Brien Institute of Microsurgery (BOBIM). (freerepublic.com)
  • The Melbourne success significantly advances international research in limbal stem cell transplantation in the eyes. (freerepublic.com)
  • Adult bone marrow stem cells have been shown to help repair muscle damage, say two research groups that published animal studies in the December issue of Nature. (washingtontimes.com)
  • Defenders of embryonic stem cell use say progress has been hindered by the Bush administration's policy to limit federal funding of such research to certain existing embryonic stem cell lines. (washingtontimes.com)
  • Such cells have traditionally been thought to be limited in potential--with, for example, gut stem cells giving rise to gut cells and brain stem cells producing only brain cells--although recent research has been challenging that thinking. (medindia.net)
  • She said, "the political arguments that erupted over the last 20 years" over embryonic stem-cell science, "have created great confusion" and "ultimately clouded global awareness of the ethical research" found in adult stem cells. (ncronline.org)
  • Among the dozens of speakers invited to help translate the new developments into layman's terms were Nobel Prize winner John B. Gurdon -- a pioneer of adult stem-cell research -- and Tommy G. Thompson -- former U.S. secretary of Health and Human Services and former governor of Wisconsin. (ncronline.org)
  • Now that that science is better known, he urged other leaders to "follow my lead" and embrace adult stem-cell research not only because it is more effective, but it's also "ethically safe," he said. (ncronline.org)
  • Until now, it has been generally believed that embryonic stem cells had a greater capacity to multiply than post-natal stem cells, making them more desirable to research as a potential treatment, according to Johnny Huard, PhD, director of the Growth and Development Laboratory at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. (scienceblog.com)
  • The entire world is closely following the advances in stem cell research, and everyone is interested in the potential of stem cells to treat everything from diabetes to Parkinson's disease. (scienceblog.com)
  • Previous research has found that embryonic stem cells could undergo more than 200 population doublings before the cells began to die. (scienceblog.com)
  • Dr. Deasy, a research assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, discovered that a unique population of muscle-derived stem cells was able to undergo more than 200 population doublings, as well. (scienceblog.com)
  • Fortunately, there are alternative sources of stem cells for research that do not require the destruction of human life. (freerepublic.com)
  • Heart Disease - Patients with heart failure experienced a marked improvement after being given injections of their own stem cells, thanks to research at the University of Pittsburgh. (freerepublic.com)
  • He adds, "This research takes us another step in that process by identifying the potential of these adult bone marrow cells, or a subset of them known as CD34+ bone marrow cells, to be 'multipotent,' meaning they could transform and function as the normal cells in several different organs. (eurekalert.org)
  • Should I trust my Medical Doctor and the drugs my MD prescribes or research natural wellness and stem cell nutrition? (scoop.it)
  • The stem cell research being conducted now will benefit all of us in the future," said Dr. Sant Antonio. (prweb.com)
  • Dr. Sant Antonio has been working for the past two years in collaboration with Tissue Genesis, Inc., a stem cell research company based in Honolulu, Hawaii and Miami Fat Supply, which was chosen to supply the fat which is harvested for the stem cells. (prweb.com)
  • Added Dr. Sant Antonio, "This is only the beginning of stem cell research in space. (prweb.com)
  • The issues of cloning in general and stem cell research in particular have swamped the media during the past year. (newsweekly.com.au)
  • Stem cell research will be an ongoing debate, because of new developments in biotechnology, and the ongoing social/ethical debate. (newsweekly.com.au)
  • It is claimed that great benefits are promised in the area of stem cell research. (newsweekly.com.au)
  • In response to recent critics of the potential of adult stem cells, Verfaillie's research shows in vitro that a single cell differentiates into cells of the three germ layers, that they were euploid (correct number of chromosomes) and that they never co-cultured the bone marrow cells with endothelial, neuronal or liver cells. (scienceagogo.com)
  • It supports research using adult stem cells. (mdtmag.com)
  • The Catholic Church is teaming up with a biotech firm that is engaging in adult stem cell research - helping prove its contention that it is supportive of stem cell research without destroying human life. (lifenews.com)
  • The Vatican's Pontifical Council for Culture has announced steps forward in their partnership designed to advance adult stem cell research with NeoStem, an international biopharmaceutical company. (lifenews.com)
  • mice
  • To look at the effect of Oct-4 in adult cells, first author Konrad Hochedlinger and colleagues made transgenic mice carrying an inducible Oct-4 gene. (alzforum.org)
  • Dr. Sant Antonio believes NASA has been studying the effects stem cells have had on mice in space, "I believe NASA will soon be injecting stem cells into astronauts. (prweb.com)
  • spinal
  • The big hope is that stem cells can grow to replace damaged tissue in cases from spinal cord injuries to Parkinson's disease. (reuters.com)
  • Paralysis/Spinal Cord Injury - After sustaining paralyzing spinal cord injuries, Susan Fajt, Laura Dominguez and Erica Nader of the U.S. are each regaining muscle control and walking with the aid of braces due to stem-cell transplants from their own nasal cavities conducted in Portugal. (freerepublic.com)
  • Paralysis/Spinal Cord Injury - Maria da Graca Pomeceno of Brazil regained her ability to walk and talk after a bone marrow stem-cell transplant from her pelvis. (freerepublic.com)
  • organs
  • Cancer risk is not linked to different rates of adult stem-cell division in organs, a study suggests. (bionews.org.uk)
  • Finding stem cells capable of restoring function to different damaged organs would be the Holy Grail of tissue engineering," says lead author David Trisler, PhD, assistant professor of neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. (eurekalert.org)
  • NeoStem
  • These two ideas fit together symbiotically," said Dr. Robin Smith, chairman and CEO of the for-profit NeoStem biopharmaceutical company and president of its nonprofit Stem for Life Foundation. (ncronline.org)
  • colleagues
  • Dr. Shahin Rafii of Cornell University Medical College in Texas, and his colleagues report that adult stem cells are stimulated to do their job by an enzyme, metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9). (medindia.net)
  • patient's
  • This type of cloning is not intended to produce an offspring, but instead to produce an embryo that has stem cells are made specifically for treating a specific patient's disease. (medindia.net)
  • scientific
  • Scientific interest in adult stem cells has centered on their ability to divide or self-renew indefinitely, and generate all the cell types of the organ from which they originate, potentially regenerating the entire organ from a few cells. (medicalxpress.com)
  • patients
  • In two different attempts to treat degenerative eye diseases with stem cells, three patients have been blinded, while disease progression has been stopped in a separate patient. (bionews.org.uk)
  • A new stem cell treatment has reversed scarring in heart failure patients by 40 percent, and also improved recovery and survival, a small-scale trial has demonstrated. (bionews.org.uk)
  • Adult bone marrow stem cells also were shown to help heal three patients suffering from chronic skin wounds, said a study in the April issue of Archives of Dermatology. (washingtontimes.com)
  • A few of these questions include: Which patients with cardiovascular diseases should be considered for stem cell therapy? (ahajournals.org)
  • Because patients may one day be treated with stem cells from their own tissue, their bodies might be less likely to reject them. (reuters.com)
  • Adult stem cells provide tangible results to patients today. (freerepublic.com)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Thirty-six-year old Susan Stross is one of more than 20 MS patients whose conditions have remained steady or improved after receiving an adult stem cell transplant. (freerepublic.com)
  • For the past 50 years, bone marrow-derived stem cells have been used to rebuild patients' blood-forming systems. (digitaljournal.com)
  • potential
  • Mouse models have demonstrated that these cells have a significantly higher tumorigenic potential than transplanted embryonic stem cells. (conservapedia.com)
  • Embryonic stem cells have the potential to grow into any cell in the body, but how is the cell type determined? (bionews.org.uk)
  • How safe is this therapy, and is there potential tumorigenesis of stem cells? (ahajournals.org)
  • His work with these stem cells has potential implications ranging from repairing heart muscle damaged by heart attack or disease to the prevention of rejection during organ and tissue transplantation. (scienceblog.com)
  • Because these CD34+ cells already exist in normal bone marrow, they offer a vast source for potential cell replacement therapy, particularly because they come from a person's own body, eliminating the need to suppress the immune system, which is sometimes required when using adults stem cells derived from other sources," explains Paul Fishman, MD, PhD, professor of neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. (eurekalert.org)