Dr. Hütter, a soft-spoken hematologist in Berlin reported that he cured a man of AIDS by giving him transplanted blood stem cells from a person naturally resistant to the virus. This opens a new horizon in AIDS treatment. It is also “proof of principle” for gene-therapy approaches according to Dr. David Baltimore, Nobel Laureate, who is with University of California in Los Angeles.
It seems stem cell research firms and companies are about to face a good time even amidst global economic meltdown. Thanks to Barack Obama who is about to support the federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research. Reputed companies like such as Geron Corp and StemCells Inc saw a sharp rise in their stock price as investors rushed to be a part of a field that holds significant commercial potential.
Franch researchers claimed to have successful in use of stem cell therapy to myeloid sarcoma. Myeloid sarcoma in an accumulation of myeloblasts in tissues outside the bone marrow in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Myeloid sarcoma can occur prior to, concomitant with or after the diagnosis of AML.
It seems the Vatican is back in action once again. In its ever going battle against the stem cell, it has gone a step forward and fired a warning shot over the bows of Barack Obama in response to the President-elect’s intention to lift the US ban on embryonic stem cell research. Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan of Mexico, who acts as the Vatican health minister, said that stem cells taken from human embryos and involving the destruction of the embryos “serve no purpose”.
Los Angeles based leading biotechnology company Capricor Inc. today announced results of the preclinical studies of its cardiosphere-derived stem cells. The study shows possibility to protect the heart significantly better, when the cell is transplanted into a well-established mouse model of myocardial infarction (MI).
For 8 year old Hayley Pelletier,her trip to China can be journey of life. This USA based child was suffering from optic nerve hypoplasia, the single leading cause of blindness and visual impairment in children from her birth.
Emory University researchers have found the dental pulp stem cells from Monkey can be used to stimulate growth and generation of several types of neural cells. Thus the study provides a ray of hope for cell therapy and regenerative medicine.
A University of Southern California stem cell study can be a breakthrough in the regenerative medicine and cancer therapies. The researchers have found protein receptor Ryk has a key role in the differentiation of neural stem cells. The study will be published in the Nov. 11 issue of the journal Developmental Cell.