December 2008


Adult Stem Cell& Leukemia17 Dec 2008 11:58 pm

Brother donated stem cell to treat sister’s leukaemia

Finally a treatment for leukaemia and than too with the help of stem cell from one’s own brother.

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Stem Cell17 Dec 2008 07:08 am

German researchers found stem cell transplantation effective in T-cell lymphomas

German researchers hope to use myeloablative therapy and autologous stem-cell transplantation to treat patients with peripheral T-cell lymphomas.

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Stem Cell17 Dec 2008 06:34 am

UCSF wins $25 million to bring top stem cell researchers under one roof

The stem cell research center at UCSF got a major boost as it manage s to win a $25 million donation toward a new facility. UCSF officials announced to have received the donation from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, a Los Angeles group that funds scientific and medical research.

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Adult Stem Cell& Embryonic Stem Cell17 Dec 2008 06:02 am

Researchers find simplier way to turn adult stem cell into iPS cell

Researchers claimed to have simplified the creation of so-called induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. Thus they have reduced the number of viruses in the reprogramming process from four to one.The Whitehead researchers are also hopeful of using the stem cell to treat various diseases.

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Cancer& Stem Cell17 Dec 2008 03:12 am

Genzyme Corp awaits FDA approval for cancer drug

Genzyme Corp. is looking for the FDA approval for its cancer drug Mozobil. The drug is expected to be announced in the market very soon. In a phase III trial, the combination of Mozobil and Amgen Inc.’s (AMGN) Neupogen was found to be better than Neupogen alone to mobilize and collect the optimal number of stem cells for bone-marrow transplants.

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New study& Stem Cell17 Dec 2008 02:35 am

Esophagus stem cell in mice able to grow into tissue-like structures

In yet another success in stem cell research, University of Pennsylvania scientists have found stem cell in the esophagus of mice are able to grow into tissue-like structures and when placed into immune-deficient mice were able to form parts of an esophagus lining.

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Adult Stem Cell& Muscular Dystrophy& New study& Sports Injury& Stem Cell& Tendon Injury16 Dec 2008 04:54 am

US researchers identified self renewal single stemcell

American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) at 48th Annual Meeting, Dec. 13-17, 2008, demonstrate that a single adult stem cell can self-renew and repair tissue damage in mammal.

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Cord Blood Banking& Stem Cell15 Dec 2008 07:26 am

Umbilical cord blood storage: medicine or marketing?

Umbilical-cord blood stem storing is a common practise now a days. It is gaining popularity now. But some experts fear commercial use of the practise.

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Embryonic Stem Cell& Stem Cell15 Dec 2008 05:38 am

Vatican issues statement regarding stem cell research: first time in 21 years

You may call it the Obama effect or the recent success in stem cell research. For the first time in 21 years, the Vatican has finally gave its authoritative statement on reproductive science. Needless to say it triggers intense debate.

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Adult Stem Cell& New study& Stem Cell12 Dec 2008 04:11 am

Harvard bone marrow research can alter leukemia treatment

It can be called a breakthrough in stem cell research. Harvard researchers found some hematopoietic stem cells in bone marrow differentiate more slowly than others. The findings can revolutionize treatment for diseases such as leukemia, for which the only existing cure is bone marrow transplant.

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