December 2008


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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Stem Cell11 Dec 2008 03:24 am

Schwarzenegger sent his nomination for stem cell research job

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has nominated Duane Roth, board member of the state stem cell institute,as the vice chairman of the of the same body. The governor first nominated board member Claire Pomeroy, vice chancellor for human health sciences at UC Davis and dean of its medical school, for the vice chairman post.

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Embryonic Stem Cell& Stem Cell11 Dec 2008 12:36 am

Critics refile lawsuit to prevent stem cell research fund

Missouri critics of embryonic stem cell research refile lawsuit to prevent $21 million from going to life sciences research. The lawsuit was filed by Missouri Roundtable for Life.

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Adult Stem Cell& Stem Cell11 Dec 2008 12:09 am

Natura Therapeutics receives patient right for NutraStem

Florida based Natura Therapeutics Inc. announced to have received patent right for the dietary supplement called NutraStem. It is a synergistic blend of active botanicals and antioxidants aimed at adult stem cell regeneration.

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Adult Stem Cell& Stem Cell& Veterinarian10 Dec 2008 10:36 pm

Veterinarians find fat stem cell effective in pets

In their second phase of the multi-center clinical trial, Diego-based Vet-Stem, finds fat-derived stem cell therapy effective in pets. The therapy is successful in lameness, pain and range of motion for elbow injuries.

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Adult Stem Cell& Ear& New study10 Dec 2008 03:10 am

Brain cell likely to present treatment for hearing loss

US researchers have found that transplant of brain cells can fight problems of hearing loss. Damage to hair cells in the inner ear due to ageing and overstimulation causes hearing problems in 10% of people worldwide.The cell loss is irreversible, but US scientists believe it may be possible to replace them with stem cells from a region of the brain.

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Stem Cell& Veterinarian10 Dec 2008 03:07 am

Vets from India and Japan plans to prolong animal lives through stem cell technology

In a major step in stem cell research in India, the Tamilnadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS) researchers have signed a memorandum of understanding with Nichi-in Centre for Regenerative Medicine (NCRM).

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Leukemia& Stem Cell10 Dec 2008 12:46 am

stem cell transplants safe for older leukemia patients

US researchers have found that older patients with leukemia, can successfully receive low-intensity stem cell transplants. After adjusting for a variety of risk factors, no difference in outcomes of peripheral blood, marrow, or cord blood transplants was seen between patients older than 65 and younger adults.

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Adult Stem Cell& Cord Blood Banking09 Dec 2008 06:35 am

Researchers voice for more safety to collect stem cell from umbilical cord

In a first research of its kind, US researchers are addressing critical challenges for a successful cord blood banking. Low doses of stem cells that lead to longer recovery times, leaving patients more vulnerable to bleeding, infection and transplant failure.

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