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What’s the Stem Cells Buzz this Week? - Reviewing Stem Cell Bioprinting, Cardiovascular Regeneration with MSCs, Hair Follicle Stem Cell Regulation, and Sepsis and Septic Shock Treatment!

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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!

Transplantable Tissue and Organs by Stem Cell Bioprinting

Bioprinting with stem cells holds the potential to generate transplantable tissues and organs. A new report from the lab of Ibrahim T. Ozbolat (Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA) reviews this evolving field, with a particular focus on bioink materials consisting of biomaterials and living cells. Head over to STEM CELLS Translational Medicine for what promises to be a great read!

Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Cardiovascular Regeneration

The next review, from the labs of Marcin Majka (Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland), concentrates on the potential of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in the regeneration of the cardiovascular system. The review summarizes preclinical and clinical trials with strong emphasis on mechanisms of MSCs action and provides a comprehensive summary of ongoing and completed studies. Another STEM CELLS Translational Medicine review and another fantastic read!

Regulating Hair Follicle Stem Cells: A Review

Another review (!), this time from Rui Yi (University of Colorado Boulder, USA), aims to divulge all on recent progress in the study of the hair follicle stem cell (HSFC) regulation. HFSCs represent an emerging model system to study mechanisms that regulate dividing and quiescent adult stem cells and this new STEM CELLS study outlines recent progress with a focus on transcription and signaling mechanisms and their implications.

Treating Sepsis and Septic Shock with MSCs?

To conclude this week’s selection of reviews is a report from the lab of Danièle Bensoussan (CHRU de Nancy, France) on the application of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to treat sepsis and septic shock. These disorders represent a significant public health issue due to the number of deaths worldwide and the lack of effective treatment. This new review hopes to summarize recent studies in this field and highlight possible MSC mechanisms of action. See STEM CELLS now for all the details!

That’s a wrap for now! Please feel free to leave a comment and discuss the papers covered here on the Stem Cells Buzz. Happy reading!