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New study supports a stem cell origin of cancer

Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) recently made significant strides toward settling a decades-old debate centering on the role played by stem cells in cancer development.

According to the study's findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of Nature Genetics and now available online, genes that are reversibly repressed in embryonic stem cells are over-represented among genes that are permanently silenced in ...
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further research on Amniotic stem cells

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/genetics/2007-01-07-stem-cells_x.htm?POE=TECISVA

The researchers at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C., were able to get the amniotic cells to differentiate into fat, bone, muscle, blood, nerve and liver cells.


One advantage is that these cells, unlike embryonic stem cells, don't form tumors when implanted into mice.
Isnt that just dandy for the mouse.

But even more important, because amniotic fluid is so easy to harvest, it would make it possible ...
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Adult Stem Cells Found in Hair Follicles

Adult Stem Cells Found in Hair Follicles
12.15.06, 12:00 AM ET

FRIDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Adult stem cells found in the bulge of hair follicles may provide an alternative to embryonic stem cells, say researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.
Like embryonic stem cells, these epidermal neural crest stem cells have a high degree of plasticity, can be isolated at high levels of purity, and can be expanded in culture, ...
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Dr Atkins in Canada

Dont know if its already here somewhere, but:

http://www.stemcellnetwork.ca/news/articles.php?id=920

“Harry is a huge asset,” said Dr. Rudnicki. “He’s a one-man catalytic engine starting up these Phase One and Phase Two clinical trials, from the heart through to MS and rheumatoid arthritis.

I dont think I have read of his trials?
Dr. Atkins has used stem cells from patients’ own blood to halt virulent cases of MS

Working closely with neurologist Dr. Mark Freedman, he developed ...
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Does stem cell treatment cause tumours?

I live in Cyprus with my mother who has MS (as does her brother) and we've just been told the Institute of Neurology will not go ahead and do the treatment because it causes tumours. Does anyone have any information about this and if it is true? We are not thinking of going to Holland to do the treatment.
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Research for Parkinsons may also help MS....

Here is another interesting and promising article which mentions MS:


http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-12/uorm-paw120106.php


I hope this link works!!

J.
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Another article

This one is interesting as it mentions the use of stem cells for Lupus - looks like a stem cell treatment for this disease has been going on for some time.

http://c.moreover.com/click/here.pl?j715043969&w=464753
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Stem cell research

Bit on MS is about three-quarters of the way down but is encouraging, particularly given that similar work is also being undertaken in the UK, Europe, Canada, NZ and Australia. My guess is that human trials will begin (somewhere) within 1-2 years, there will be some glitches, but treatments might be available within 5-7 years.

The news from the Charcot Foundation is encouraging as it is a very well respected organisation and Professor Neil Scolding ...
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Stem Cell Therapy... Now?

Stem Cell Therapy In Multiple Sclerosis - Now It Is Time To Really Start
Main Category: Multiple Sclerosis News
Article Date: 24 Nov 2006 - 0:00am (PST)
Stem Cell Research

Clinical research with human stem cells to repair brain damage in MS patients should be intensified. Although not unanimously, this was the main conclusion of an international medical scientific conference on MS and stem cell therapy in Italy today, organised by the independent European Charcot ...
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