March 2006

Cancer& Stem Cell28 Mar 2006 10:06 am

Stem Cell Transplantation Provides Hope of Life from Leukemia to Elementary School Student

Two weeks back, Zach, a Georgia Elementary School student received an umbilical cord blood transplant, in which the stem cell-rich blood of a baby’s umbilical cord was transfused into his body. Stem cells give a patient’s body the ability to make new bone marrow and blood.

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Cord Blood Banking& Stem Cell28 Mar 2006 07:58 am

Indian Cord Blood Bank Launches New Centre

LifeCell, India’s cord blood bank, announced the launch of its marketing and collection centre in Surat, for umbilical cord stem cell banking. LifeCell has a Stem Cell Processing and Banking facility near Chennai, conforming to the standards of American Association of Blood Banks and USFDA.

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Advocacy& Stem Cell28 Mar 2006 04:55 am

Clump of Cells Does Not Mean Human Life - Absurdity of Stem Cell Debate

Do you consider a few collection of microscopic cells grown from a patients own skin cell a ‘Clone’?

Most of the Missourians say no and they are ready to vote for the Missouri Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative, a measure to protect medical research and treatments that are legal under federal law. Missouri voters overwhelmingly support the initiative by a ratio of more than 2-to-1.

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Stem Cell27 Mar 2006 07:42 am

Embryonic-Like Stem Cells Without Embryos

German researchers have discovered that cells from the testes of adult mice that normally turn into sperm can be transformed into different types of tissue, including liver, heart, muscle, skin, pancreas and nerve cells.

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Cord Blood Banking& Stem Cell27 Mar 2006 07:03 am

Cord Blood Banking in India

Expectant parents now have the option of using umbilical cord banks to store the stem cells of their babies for a period of 21 years.

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Cord Blood Banking& Heart& Stem Cell25 Mar 2006 11:04 am

Human Cord Blood Cultivated Pluripotent Stem Cells Used to Regenerate Damaged Heart Tissue in Preclinical Trial

ViaCell, Inc. (a biotechnology company) announced today preclinical findings evaluating Unrestricted Somatic Stem Cells (USSCs), pluripotent stem cells cultivated from human cord blood, in a small animal model of myocardial infarction.

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Cord Blood Banking& Stem Cell24 Mar 2006 10:19 am

Unique Population of Stem Cells Safely Isolated From Cord Blood Using Aldesort

Clinicians at Duke University Medical School have used Aldesort(Aldagen’s Product) to isolate stem cells from cord blood and safely infused these cells into patients.

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Cancer& Stem Cell23 Mar 2006 04:17 am

Scientists Find the Role of Stem Cell Genes in Testicular and Breast Cancer

UCSF scientists have discovered that the activity of several embryonic stem cell genes is elevated in testicular and breast cancers, providing some of the first molecular evidence of a link between embryonic stem cells and cancer.

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Stem Cell22 Mar 2006 09:39 am

Fast Growing Stem Cell Discovered By Japanese Researchers

Japanese researchers has succeeded in engineering stem cell taken from tooth germ to quickly develop into liver or bone tissues, local reports said.

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Stem Cell22 Mar 2006 09:21 am

Israeli Scientists Published Most Stem Cell Articles Per Capita

Israeli scientists are the most prolific authors on a per capita basis of articles published in scientific journals related to stem cell research, with the US lagging in sixth place, and the UK falling in seventh place, according to a recently published study by the Central Library of the Research Center J├╝lich in Germany.

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