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Adult Stem Cells Use Special Pathways To Repair Damaged Muscle

When a muscle is damaged, dormant adult stem cells called satellite cells are signaled to “wake up” and contribute to repairing the muscle. University of Missouri researchers recently found how even distant satellite cells could help with the repair, and are now learning how the stem cells travel within the tissue. This knowledge could ultimately help doctors more effectively treat muscle disorders such as muscular dystrophy, in which the muscle is easily damaged and the patient’s satellite cells have lost the ability to repair.

Stem Cells Now Allowed for Cosmetic Surgeries

A new process to make you look younger is now being used for the first time in Indianapolis. 24-Hour news 8 anchor Karen Hensel has the first look at Laviv.

Stem Cell Possibilities in Autism Research

Dr. Ricardo Dolmetsch and his colleagues have generated stem cells from children with autism allowing them to study how the brain develops in children with ASD.

A conversation with Dr. Thomas Insel, Director, National Institute of Mental Health.

Nothing like Mother’s milk; potential treatments from stem cell in breast milk

Researchers have identified stem cells in human breast milk, which behave similarly to embryonic stem cells when cultivated in a medium containing nutrients.

See complete article at theconversation.edu.au

An overview of the human mammary gland with a focus on the role of breast stem cells during pregnancy. The primary function of the mammary gland is to produce milk to nourish young offspring. The mammary gland is comprised of three main cell types; alveolar, ductal and myoepithelial cells. During pregnancy, the mammary gland increases in size due to the action of breast stem cells, which can mature into any of the three mammary gland cell type.

For more information see wehi.edu.au

The potential of amniotic fluid stem cells

The University College London (UCL) Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine brings together 185 research groups across UCL and the MRC NIMR, with a common interest in all aspects of stem cells, tissue engineering, repair and regeneration and the development of their therapeutic and biotechnological potential.

HIV/AIDS: Progress and Promise in Stem Cell Research

CIRM has funded two HIV/AIDS Disease Teams led by scientists at UCLA and the City of Hope who are focused on stem cell transplant strategies that promise a long lasting resistance to HIV. Antiretroviral therapy provides life-saving medicine to HIV-infected people but it is not a cure. Long-term exposure to the drugs and the virus itself shorten a person’s life, even if they don’t develop AIDS. Both disease teams have a goal of getting to clinical trials within four years. For more info, go to: www.cirm.ca.gov/HIV/AIDS_facts

The Promising Cells Presented by International Stem Cell Corporation

Ken Aldrich of International Stem Cell Corporation (ISCO.OB) speaks on the latest research involving stem cell technology utilizing unfertilized eggs, as a basis for cell generation with a goal toward organ transplants which are immune to rejection by the body.

See complete article at the International Stem Cell Corporation blog

Red blood cells made from stem cells successfully injected into patient

French researchers have successfully injected red blood cells produced from stem cells into a patient. It’s the first time this has happened. Click here for full article.

New stem cell trial study could redefine stroke treatment

A month ago, a 39-year-old single mother from Hawthorne suffered a severe stroke that left her unable to walk.

Paramedics took her to a designated hospital stroke center. To preserve her brain function, doctors treated her with clot-busting drugs and asked her if she would be the first to participate in a clinical trial involving stem cells

See complete article at abclocal.go.com

Adult stem cells effective against clogged leg arteries

At its worst, clogged leg arteries can cause dangerous complications like severe pain, gangrene, even loss of limbs. It’s treated with lifestyle changes, exercise and medications to surgical interventions.

Now for patients with the most serious blockages, researchers are studying an experimental option: adult stem cells.

Read entire article at ABCLocal.go.com.