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The Stem-Cell Revolution Is Coming — Slowly

By WALLACE RAVVEN JAN. 16, 2017 The New York Times In 2001, President George W. Bush issued an executive order banning federal funding for new sources of stem cells developed from preimplantation human embryos. The action stalled research and discouraged scientists. Five years later, a Kyoto University scientist, Shinya Yamanaka, and his graduate student, Kazutoshi

Stem cell therapy trial at Sanford first of its kind in U.S. for shoulder injuries

FDA-approved study explores utility of fat-derived stem cells SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The first FDA-approved clinical trial of its kind in the United States using a person’s own fat-derived adult stem cells to treat shoulder injuries is available at Sanford Health. The trial opened in December and explores if adipose stem cells, which are taken

Using Fat to Help Wounds Heal Without Scars

Penn researchers help break ground on method to transform cells January 05, 2017 PHILADELPHIA – Doctors have found a way to manipulate wounds to heal as regenerated skin rather than scar tissue. The method involves transforming the most common type of cells found in wounds into fat cells – something that was previously thought to

Researchers Develop Novel Wound-Healing Technology

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 2:10pm by Washington State University A WSU research team has successfully used a mild electric current to take on and beat drug-resistant bacterial infections, a technology that may eventually be used to treat chronic wound infections. The researchers report on their work in the online edition of npj Biofilms and Microbiomes. Led by Haluk

Changing cell behavior could boost biofuels, medicine

By Beth Miller November 7, 2016 An engineer at Washington University in St. Louis developed an algorithm that suggests gene to remove from certain cells, such as yeast, to get them to perform a normal activity in a different environment or situation. A computer scientist at Washington University in St. Louis has developed a way

Lab-Grown Human ‘Mini Lungs’ Successfully Engraft in Mice, a Respiratory Research Breakthrough

Shantell M. Kirkendoll November 07, 2016 6:00 AM Scientists can now grow 3-D models of various organs from stem cells, creating new ways to study disease. More than a year ago, scientists made studying lung cells in a petri dish appear old-fashioned. A team led by University of Michigan Medical School researchers coaxed stem cells to

UTHealth research: Stem cell therapy appears to have TBI treatment effect

HOUSTON – (Nov. 2, 2016) – Results of a cellular therapy clinical trial for traumatic brain injury (TBI) using a patient’s own stem cells showed that the therapy appears to dampen the body’s neuroinflammatory response to trauma and preserve brain tissue, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Sickle Cell Disease: Gene-Editing Tools Point to Possible Ultimate Cure

Posted on October 25, 2016 by Dr. Francis Collins Caption: An electron micrograph showing two red blood cells, one normal (right) and the other (left) deformed by crystalline hemoglobin into the “sickle” shape characteristic of patients with sickle cell disease. Credit: Frans Kuypers: RBClab.com, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Scientists first described the sickle-shaped red

Research on Rare Genetic Disease Reveals New Stem Cell Pathway

Scientists enhance efficiency of stem cell reprogramming with gene mutation that causes “stone man syndrome” Gladstone Press Release / October 21, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO, CA—How do you improve a Nobel Prize-winning discovery? Add a debilitating disease-causing gene mutation. In a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Shinya Yamanaka, MD,

St. Louis Character: Dena Ladd keeps the state’s medical research climate comfortable

Oct 13, 2016, 2:30pm CDT St. Louis Business Journal As executive director for Missouri Cures, a medical research advocacy organization, Dena Ladd works with leading medical researchers throughout the United States. It’s not what she had in mind when she started her career in the fashion industry creating training programs for Christian Dior and traveling between New York and