Category Archives: Stem Cell Therapy for Specific Conditions

Advancing the Generation of In-Vivo Chimeric Lungs in Mice Using Rat-Derived Stem Cells

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death worldwide. It is marked by lung damage that is lasting and incurable, leaving lung transplantation as the only viable treatment option. Through a biological technique known as blastocyst complementation, PSCs, and embryonic stem cells (ESCs) from one species can be injected into blastocysts […]

Stem Cells Can Repair Parkinson’s-Damaged Circuits in Mouse Brains

In a new study University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers demonstrated a proof-of-concept stem cell treatment in a mouse model of Parkinson’s disease. They found that neurons derived from stem cells can integrate well into the correct regions of the brain, connect with native neurons and restore motor functions. The key is identity. By carefully tracking the […]

Stem Cell Treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

Among the most promising treatments for knee pain and loss of function from osteoarthritis is the injection of stem cells into the knee. A new meta-analysis purports to have identified the best sources of stem cells for this purpose so far. The best stem cells for knee pain and loss of knee function are those […]

Treating Progressive MS: Stem Cells

An international team has shown that the injection of a type of stem cell into the brains of patients living with progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) is safe, well tolerated and has a long-lasting effect that appears to protect the brain from further damage. The study, led by scientists at the University of Cambridge, University of […]

Human Norepinephrine Neurons from Stem Cells

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have identified a protein key to the development of a type of brain cell believed to play a role in disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and used the discovery to grow the neurons from stem cells for the first time. The stem-cell-derived norepinephrine neurons of the type found […]

Innovation in Insulin-Producing Cells

A University of Alberta team has developed a new step to improve the process for creating insulin-producing pancreatic cells from a patient’s own stem cells, bringing the prospect of injection-free treatment closer for people with diabetes. The researchers take stem cells from a single patient’s blood and chemically wind them back in time, then forward […]

8,000 Steps a Day to Reduce the Risk of Premature Death

An international study led by the University of Granada has identified for the first time the optimal number of steps at which most people obtain the greatest benefits, and also shows that the pace at which you walk provides additional benefits. The idea that you should take 10,000 steps a day originated in Japan in […]

New Hope to Treat and Reverse Osteoarthritis

Current osteoarthritis treatment manages symptoms rather than addressing the underlying disease, but a new University of Adelaide study has shown the condition may be treatable and reversible. Osteoarthritis is a long-term and progressive condition which affects people’s mobility and has historically had no cure. Often described as a ‘wear and tear’ condition, factors such as […]

Stem Cell Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease

About 100,000 Americans have sickle cell disease, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The condition, which can cause a lifetime of pain, health complications and expenses, affects one in 365 Black babies born in the U.S. and one in 16,300 Hispanic babies. Until recently, the only treatment options have been intensive […]

Novel Protein Could Reverse Severe Muscle Wasting in Disease, Aging, and Trauma

When we tear a muscle, stem cells within it repair the problem. Also when we age and become frail we lose much of our muscle and our stem cells don’t seem to be able to work as well as we age. These muscle stem cells are invisible engines that drive the tissue’s growth and repair […]