Archive | June, 2009

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Cleveland Stem Cell Project Gets $10M Grant


Two grants worth $10 million will help to further two stem-cell technologies more into clinical trials, while advancing research on a series of other nascent stem cell projects throughout Greater Cleveland. The first grant of $5 million from Ohio’s Third Frontier Program will go to the Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, and an [...]

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New York To Allow Payment For Eggs Used In Research


Earlier this month the Empire State Stem Cell Board announced a decision which gives stem cell researchers in New York more access. The decision will allow the use of public money to purchase of eggs (oocytes) for research. The decision begins as “voted to allow funding of research on stem cell lines derived using eggs [...]

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Stem Cell Transplant Cured Thalassemia


Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder in which the body makes too much hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. The disorder results in excessive destruction of red blood cells and anemia. Severe thalassemia can cause early death due to heart failure a. Frequent blood transfusions with therapy to remove iron from [...]

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Czech Republic EU Leader in Cord Blood Donation


The Bank of Umbilical Cord Blood in Prague is preparing for the transplant of its 4,000th donated blood graft, a bank official said. The blood bank, which collects cord blood from 35 maternity clinics across the Czech Republic, already has provided 38 grafts for transplants in several countries, including the U.S., the U.K. and France. [...]

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Placental Stem Cells Study in Oakland


A recent study being conducted by Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland is the first to show findings from a new source for harvesting stem cells from a woman’s placenta, or more specifically the discarded placentas of healthy newborns. The study also finds there are a lot more stem cells in placentas than in umbilical [...]

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South Korea To End Stem Cell Research Ban


South Korea will lift a three-year ban on human stem cell research, a presidential advisory committee announced last week. The government had banned stem cell research in 2006 following a scandal involving cloning expert Hwang Woo-suk, who claimed to have made stem cells from cloned human embryos. Hwang scandalized the global scientific community when it [...]

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Fallopian Tubes May Offer Stem Cell Source


Scientists from the Human Genome Research Centre are now suggesting that discarded human fallopian tubes could be a rich source of stem cells for regenerative medicine. It has previously been shown that mesenchymal stem cells obtained from umbilical cords, dental pulp and adipose tissue, which are all biological discards, are able to differentiate into muscle, [...]

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St. Francis Hospital Umbilical Cord Blood Drive


Three organizations are joining together in an effort to further Stem Cell Research. The initiative looks to have mothers donate umbilical cord blood for use in stem cell research. Wilmington’s St Francis Hospital and the Community Blood Services are working with the Brady Kohn Foundation on this effort to treat life-threatening diseases. As part of [...]

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Stem Cell Treatments For Cerebral Palsy


Cerebral palsy(CP) is one of the most common congenital childhood disorders. Cerebral palsy affects muscle tone, movement and motor skills. It can also lead to other health issues, including vision, hearing, and speech problems, and learning disabilities. Although no cure exists as yet for cerebral palsy, a medical center in Cologne, Germany, is experimenting with [...]

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6 Sources of Stem Cells


In the early stages of stem cell research, bone marrow was the sole source. Since then a number of other sources have been found to contain stem cells. Bone marrow stem cell usually come from the long bones. The best sources are pelvic bones, femur and sheen bone. The bone marrow stem cells are adult [...]

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