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Novel Surgical Technique Paves Way to Restoring Failing Organs

UCSF Study Shows Strategy May Boost Survival of Transplanted Stem Cells By Suzanne Leigh on May 14, 2017 By piercing liver cells with rapid pulses of electricity, scientists at UC San Francisco have demonstrated an entirely new way to transplant cells into organs to treat disease. Because the technique provides a hospitable environment for newly

Researchers Isolate Human Muscle Stem Cells

By Nicholas Weiler on September 22, 2015 UC San Francisco researchers have successfully isolated human muscle stem cells and shown that the cells could robustly replicate and repair damaged muscles when grafted onto an injured site. The laboratory finding paves the way for potential treatments for patients with severe muscle injury, paralysis or genetic diseases

DNA-Guided 3-D Printing of Human Tissue is Unveiled

Technique Produces ‘Organoids’ Useful in Cancer Research, Drug Screening By Nicholas Weiler on August 31, 2015 A UCSF-led team has developed a technique to build tiny models of human tissues, called organoids, more precisely than ever before using a process that turns human cells into a biological equivalent of LEGO bricks. These mini-tissues in a

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Immune System Boosted By Stem-Cell-Based Strategy In Mouse Model

Medical News Today, by Staff ~ May 20, 2013 Raising hopes for cell-based therapies, UC San Francisco researchers have created the first functioning human thymus tissue from embryonic stem cells in the laboratory. The researchers showed that, in mice, the tissue can be used to foster the development of white blood cells the body needs

Skin Cells May Offer New Hope For Alzheimer’s

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 By: Kim Corollo Researchers Convert Skin Cells Into Functional Neurons [ABCNews] A team of scientists has discovered what could be a novel source for researching and potentially treating Alzheimer's disease and other conditions involving the destruction of brain cells. Researchers at the University of California San Francisco-affiliated Gladstone Institutes converted skin cells

Stem Cell Study in Mice Offers Hope for Treating Heart Attack Patients

Saturday, February 25, 2012 By: Leland Kim A UCSF stem cell study conducted in mice suggests a novel strategy for treating damaged cardiac tissue in patients following a heart attack. The approach potentially could improve cardiac function, minimize scar size, lead to the development of new blood vessels -- and avoid the risk of tissue