Researchers from University of Birmingham, UK, claimed that they have able to identified key factors that could hopefully presume the chances of Mascular Dystrophy (DM) at the most primary stage.
A University of Colorado at Boulder research team has identified a type of skeletal muscle stem cell that contributes to the repair of damaged muscles in mice. It can have crucial implications in the treatment of injured, diseased or aging muscle tissue in humans, and muscular dystrophy.
On 27th August,2008 Dr. George Daley and Kevin Eggan, scientists of the Harvard University made a breakthrough announcement regarding the creation of stem cells from patients with a variety of diseases. They say that this disease-specific stem cells will reshape medicine, as stem cells will make the cells to grow in the petri dish of the lab which will increase the chance of study of all degenerative diseases.
Harvard University researchers have expressed their hope that the muscle stem cell can be used as a solution to the conditions such as muscular dystrophy. Dr Amy Wagers and her team successfully transplanted muscle stem cells from healthy mice into the muscles of mice that show symptoms similar to Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
A new stem cell therapy is introduced for the spinal cord injuries known as Mesenchymal Stem cell (MSC) therapy. This research was conducted by a team of doctors at Stempeutics Research, Bangalore.
A team of researchers at the Ohio State University in Columbus, have tested all newborns boys for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and the result is found feasible and effective. Creatine kinase testing of newborn boys, with follow-up DNA analysis in those with positive results, has identified two cases of DMD among nearly 5,000 births. In both cases, the infants’ creatine kinase levels were higher than 2,400 U/L.
Stem cells taken from the muscles of female mice are better at regenerating tissue than those taken from male mice, a new study finds.
Scientists at the Stem Cell Research Institute in Milan, claim they’ve been able to regenerate muscles, treating a mouse as a model, using human adult stem cells.
EuroStemCell, the European Consortium for Stem Cell Research, most recently have produced promising results for treating the debilitating, often fatal, genetic disorder muscular dystrophy. They published their findings in a recent issue of Nature.