You are here



Can Placental Stem Cells Provide Relief from Lysosomal Storage Disorder?

New research indicates that placental stem cell engraftment may represent an interesting new strategy to treat an enzyme deficiency associated with a lysosomal storage disorder

iPSCs and CRISPR/Cas9 Combine to Faithfully Model CoQ10 Deficiency

Two exciting technologies collide to facilitate the modeling of a rare genetic disease and provide a means to discover new treatment strategies

What’s the Stem Cells Buzz this Week? – Chemoresistance in CSCs, MSC-IL6 and CSC Formation, Exosomal ncRNA Showdown in PSC-CMs, and the Therapeutic How-to Guide for EVs!

The Stem Cells Portal brings you a roundup of some of the new and exciting stories in the ever-changing world of stem cells, regenerative medicine, and beyond!

Neural stem cells steered by electric fields in rat brain

Electric fields can be used to guide neural stem cells transplanted into the brain toward a specific location. The researchopens possibilities for effectively guiding stem cells to repair brain damage.

Min Zhao, M.D., Ph.D., at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine’s Institute for Regenerative Cures studies how electric fields can guide wound healing. Damaged tissues generate weak electric fields and Dr.  Zhao’s research has shown how these electric fields can attract cells into wounds to heal them.

New approach shows promise for stem cell-based therapy for skin-to-brain cancer

Investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute have a potential solution for how to kill tumor cells that have metastasized to the brain. The team has developed cancer-killing viruses that can deliver stem cells via the carotid artery, and applied them to metastatic tumors in the brain of clinically relevant mouse models. The investigators report the elimination of metastatic skin cancer cells from the brain of these preclinical models, resulting in prolonged survival.

New cell manipulation technology could one day help treat Parkinson's, arthritis, other diseases

A groundbreaking advancement in materials from Northwestern University could potentially help patients requiring stem cell therapies for spinal cord injuries, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritic joints or any other condition requiring tissue regeneration, according to a new study.

“It’s important in the context of cell therapies for people to cure these diseases or regenerate tissues that are no longer functional,” said senior author Samuel I. Stupp, Ph.D., director of Northwestern’s Simpson Querrey Institute for BioNanotechnology.

Saving an Endangered Species: iPSC Technology to the Rescue?!

Studies into sex determination using induced pluripotent stem cells leads to a potential strategy to conserve an endangered species

Phase II for Allogeneic BM-MSC Treatment of Aplastic Anemia!

The results of a new trial suggest that allogeneic bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells may represent an effective means to treat a bone marrow failure disorder

What’s the Stem Cells Buzz this Week? - Acetylated STAT3 and Cardiogenesis, Smoking-related effects on MSCs, Japanese Views on Chimeric Embryo Research, and Changing the Name of MSCs: A Response!

A roundup of some of the new and exciting stories in the ever-changing world of stem cells, regenerative medicine, and beyond from the Stem Cells Portal!

Clinical trial tests validity of utilizing microbiome manipulation to augment stem cell activity

BioTech Holdings has announced clinical safety data on three patients suffering from critical limb ischemia treated with the company's Procell microbiome-optimized personalized stem cell product. 

In the investigator-initiated pilot study, patients with diabetes-associated circulation deficit in the legs (critical limb ischemia) who failed previous treatments were administered their own bone marrow-derived stem cells that were treated with the company's proprietary microbiome-derived compounds. 


Subscribe to Stem Cells Portal - Stem Cells Journal Online Community RSS