The first patient has enrolled in a Phase II clinical trial evaluating a stem cell therapy for the potential early treatment of traumatic injuries and their subsequent complications at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
Source: Daily Mail
A jab of placental tissue may help alleviate the pain of arthritic knees. The treatment is made from the inner layer of the placenta, which provides the growing foetus with oxygen and nutrients.
Source: European Pharmaceutical Review
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are emerging as an important biological therapy and are being evaluated in a range of clinical indications. Found in tissues such as the bone marrow and the umbilical cord, these multipotent stem cells can produce and repair a variety of tissue cell types, including cartilage and bone.
Source: Discover Magazine
This year, scientists made strides in using stem cells in treatments for human brains, livers, and hearts.
Source: News-medical net
In a new paper published in Stem Cell Reports, Bhanu Telugu and co-inventor Chi-Hun Park of the University of Maryland (UMD) Department of Animal and Avian Sciences show for the first time that newly established stem cells from pigs, when injected into embryos, contributed to the development of only the organ of interest .
Transcription factors (proteins that control gene expression) can be used in simple "recipes" to easily convert stem cells into hundreds of different cells and tissues, according to a new study published in Nature Biotechnology on November 30.
Source: News Medical.Net
Over the past decades, stem cells are being broadly used as regenerative medicine for repairing or replacing tissues that are damaged due to injury or diseases. With the advancement in stem cell therapy, scientists have now engineered stem cells that can effectively treat metastatic bone cancer without damaging surrounding normal tissues.