Combining gene therapy plus an infusion of stem cells helps heal wounds faster in mice, a discovery that could eventually lead to better treatments for older people with wounds, who fail to heal as well as younger patients.
The outlook for young patients diagnosed with medulloblastoma is grim. The highly malignant brain tumor mostly affects children, and treatments are aggressive, often leaving patients with severe side effects, such as lowered IQ levels and increased susceptibility to other cancers.
Embryonic stem cells have huge potential for treating disease because of their ability to differentiate into virtually any kind of human cell. The process of creating such cells has been slow, and embryonic stem cell-based therapies are not yet ready for medical use.
A cellular therapy developed by Newark, NJ-based StemCells preserved sight in a rat model of retinal disease, pointing to a promising new option to treat vision loss.
In rats with tendon injuries that were treated with Pluristem Therapeutics' PLacental eXpanded (PLX) stem cell therapy, animals showed tendon healing at two and four weeks following injection, compared to saline-treated rats, according to the Haifa, Israel-based company.
A new stem cell treatment that combines neural stem cells with chemo-radiotherapy drugs could provide a better way to combat glioblastoma, the most common and lethal form of adult brain cancer.
Scientists may soon be able to find novel ways to treat hepatitis C using a new laboratory model developed by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.
U.K. researchers have performed a successful retina transplant in blind mice using light-detecting cells grown from embryonic stem cells.
Mesenchymal stem cells are capable of differentiating into bone and cartilage, as well as muscle, fat and tendon. A new technique that tracks stem cells after transplantation may help increase the effectiveness of such procedures.
The U.K. could be lagging behind in regenerative medicine and missing out on opportunities to translate basic science to commercially viable treatments, a new report by Parliament's House of Lords found.