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Deletion of a stem cell factor promotes traumatic brain injury recovery in mice

Added: 20.11.2017 11:26 | 0 views | 0 comments

Researchers found that conditional deletion of Sox2 – the gene encoding the SOX2 stem cell transcription factor – and the associated dampening of astrocyte reactivity appear to promote functional recovery, including behavioral recovery, after traumatic brain injury.

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US health agency to crack down on risky stem cell offerings

Added: 16.11.2017 16:57 | 0 views | 0 comments

U.S. health authorities say they will crack down on doctors pushing stem cell therapies that pose the gravest risks to patients amid an effort to police a burgeoning medical field that has received little oversight.


Paraplegic rats walk and regain feeling after stem cell treatment

Added: 16.11.2017 13:28 | 0 views | 0 comments

Paralyzed rats implanted with engineered tissue containing human stem cells were able to walk independently and regained sensory perception in their hind legs and tail. The implanted rats also show some degree of healing in their spinal cords. The research demonstrates the great potential of stem cells to treat spinal cord injury.

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Key to unlock blocked differentiation in microRNA-deficient embryonic stem cells

Added: 15.11.2017 19:23 | 0 views | 0 comments

Scientists have partly solved a long-unanswered basic question about stem cells -- why are pluripotent stem cells that have mutations to block the production of microRNAs unable to differentiate?

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Cell-based therapy for type 1 diabetes?

Added: 15.11.2017 14:41 | 2 views | 0 comments

Type 1 diabetes has been successfully reveresed in a mouse model by infusing blood stem cells pre-treated to produce more of a protein called PD-L1, which is deficient in mice (and people) with type 1 diabetes. The cells curbed the autoimmune reaction in cells from both mice and humans and reversed hyperglycemia in diabetic mice.

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Grow, differentiate and freeze stem cells in a transparent bag

Added: 14.11.2017 16:27 | 0 views | 0 comments

Human stem cells are considered a major new hope in the field of medicine. In the future, it is expected that they will make it possible to treat a wide range of ailments such as neurodegenerative diseases. With LabBag®, researchers have developed an all-in-one system in the form of a transparent bag that provides a cheap, fast and sterile way for scientists to grow, differentiate and freeze stem cells. The cell models produced can be used for toxicity tests and drug development.

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