Stem cell research regularly generates hot debates over its ethics. A new therapy that has repaired the spinal cords of more than a dozen patients is raising eyebrows for both good and bad reasons. Why is stem cell therapy so controversial?
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Driven by progress in its collaboration with United Therapeutics in developing 3D printing systems for solid-organ scaffolds, 3D Systems intends to further develop and commercialize solutions in the regenerative medicine field.
Cell Therapy for Cartilage Regeneration Gets a Boost With Hyaluronic Acid Enriched Chondrocytes in a 3D Tissue Engineering Platform
By studying how different pluripotent stem cell lines build muscle, researchers have for the first time discovered how epigenetic mechanisms can be triggered to accelerate muscle cell growth, providing new insights for developing therapies for muscle disease, injury and atrophy.
Intravenous injection of bone marrow derived stem cells (MSCs) in patients with spinal cord injuries led to significant improvement in motor functions, researchers report.
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Autologous non-myeloablative hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) was safe and effective in a subset of patients with stiff person spectrum disorder (SPSD), according to a small open-label study, published in the December 14 online edition of Neurology.
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