Yet again stem cell (Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells) with its unique characters has placed itself in the headlines of a popular LIFE magazine.
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Patients suffering from spinal cord injury can now hope for more advanced treatment as the scientists of The Research Consortium on Spinal Cord of Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation are working hard to achieve the mission of optimizing intrinsic capacity of adult nervous system so that it can repair and remodel itself after injury.
WiCell Research institute is going to start a special kind of stem cell bank. This stem cell bank will offer special stem cells which are obtained from the skin cells by a reprogramming procedure.
Latest news on stem cell research reveals that the board of Reform Michigan Government has organized a new state wide ballot wording for 4th November, 2008 between two proposals - Medical marijuana and embryonic stem cell research.
The US researchers have found that human embryonic stem cell trigger an immune response in the mice. They also found that the the immune response in mice could be mitigated by the use of common antirejection medications. Thus, the study came as a sharp contrast to the previous studies. It suggests that the immune system is not blind to the presence of foreign embryonic stem cells.
Latest research done by the researchers of Indiana University reveals that stem cells obtained from Menstrual blood can successfully restore the limbs of the patients suffering from Critical Limb Ischemia.
As part of the $59 million round of fund, by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, scientists are likely receive almost $15 million fund to support stem cell research. The fund is likely to add to the use of stem cell therapy in diseases like leukemias and premature birth and birth defects. It is the second round of grants the institute has awarded to new faculty.