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Coverage of the latest news and updates from the field of stem cells.

March 6, 2013

The materials, including the biomedical implantable material polycarbonate plastic, which is a versatile plastic used in things from bulletproof windows to CDs, offer an accessible and cheaper way of culturing hESCs and present new opportunities for future medical research in this area.

March 6, 2013

In the study “REDDSTAR” (Repair of Diabetic Damage by Stromal Cell Administration), led by researchers from Queen’s Centre for Vision and Vascular Science (QCVVS), stem cells are being isolated from donors, expanded in a laboratory setting and re-delivered to patients in an attempt to repair the

February 4, 2013

At the same time the team is testing an innovative new treatment regimen designed to prevent rejection of the limbs. During the transplant procedure Marrocco was given an infusion of the donor’s bone marrow cells.

February 4, 2013

The study looked at the $1.5 billion in grant awards committed by July 2012, and the one-time economic impact they will have through 2014. These awards represent half of the $3 billion CIRM was allotted through the passage of Proposition 71 in 2004.

February 4, 2013

"We're finding that the effect of stem cell therapy is indirect. It stimulates proliferation of dormant surviving host heart tissue, and it attracts stem cells already in the heart.

February 4, 2013

"We're finding that the effect of stem cell therapy is indirect. It stimulates proliferation of dormant surviving host heart tissue, and it attracts stem cells already in the heart.

January 25, 2013

At the time of his death, Blume was recruiting patients for several clinical trials involving hematopoietic stem cells.

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