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Mesenchymal Stem Cells News (8 articles)

Anchoring Points Determine Fate of Stem Cells

Researchers were positive: a substrate’s softness influences the behaviour of stem cells in culture. Now other researchers have made a new discovery: the number of anchoring points to which the cells can adhere is pivotal.How stem cells differentiate is evidently not so much a question of...

Published on 20 June 2012, 04:58

UCLA researchers identify new method for generating stem cell-like cells from human skin

Researchers from the UCLA School of Dentistry investigating how stem cells can be used to regenerate dental tissue have discovered a way to produce cells with stem cell–like characteristics from the most common type of human skin cell in the epidermis. These skin cells, called keratinocytes,...

Published on 1 December 2011, 13:42

Stem cell breakthrough heralds new era of therapy development

Scientists at the Universities of Glasgow and Southampton have uncovered a new method for culturing adult stem cells which could lead to the creation of revolutionary stem cell therapies for conditions such as arthritis, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.The research,...

Published on 18 July 2011, 07:23

Chemists Influence Stem–Cell Development With Geometry

University of Chicago scientists have successfully used geometrically patterned surfaces to influence the development of stem cells. The new approach is a departure from that of many stem–cell biologists, who focus instead on uncovering the role of proteins in controlling the fate of stem...

Published on 18 March 2010, 14:12

Umbilical Stem Cells May Help Recover Lost Vision for Those With Corneal Disease

CINCINNATI—New research from the University of Cincinnati may help in the recovery of lost vision for patients with corneal scarring.Winston Whei-Yang Kao, PhD, professor of ophthalmology, along with other researchers in UC’s ophthalmology department found that transplanting human umbilical...

Published on 8 December 2009, 12:37

Study Results Suggest Adult Stem Cells May Help Repair Muscle Cells Damaged by Heart Attack

RushUniversityMedicalCenter Enrolling Patients for Next Phase of Trial.(CHICAGO) – Adult stem cells may help repair heart tissue damaged by heart attack according to the findings of a new study to be published in the December 8 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. ...

Published on 2 December 2009, 18:06

Study reveals benefit of adult stem cells for acute lung injury

UCSF scientists have demonstrated that adult human mesenchymal stem cells reverse the effects of injury in a novel human lung preparation in the lab. The finding, they say, could lead to the development of stem cell therapies for patients with acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress...

Published on 1 September 2009, 16:43

Scientists call up stem cell troops to repair the body using new drug combinations

Scientists call up stem cell troops to repair the body using new drug combinationsScientists have tricked bone marrow into releasing extra adult stem cells into the bloodstream, a technique that they hope could one day be used to repair heart damage or mend a broken bone, in a new study published...

Published on 8 January 2009, 15:19