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Mechanism regulating new cell production discovered

So much stem cell research going on these days...

New stem-cell findings can help the body to cure itself

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have identified an important mechanism that regulates how many new cells are produced by each intestinal stem cell. The study is published in the latest issue of the prestigious scientific journal Cell.

"This might eventually help us develop new drugs for things like neurological disorders and anaemia," says Professor Jonas Frisén.

In ...
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Currently going through stem cell transplant

Hello everyone, I am currently in the middle of my stem cell transplant for MS in Ottowa Canada. I currently have a hickman line attached and have been through the first cemo sessions along with the Neupagen shots for my collection. I am currently waiting for my final cemo and the reinsertion of my stem cells which will start in July. My strenghth is almost at my baseline again and I will try to respond ...
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Adult and embryonic stem cells

More stem cell fun...

Gene may mean adult cells can be reprogrammed

June 14, 2006 - Reuters - A gene named after the mythical Celtic land of the ever young could help explain how to reprogram adult cells into embryonic stem cells to treat diseases, researchers said on Wednesday.

They discovered that the gene called Nanog helped to transform adult mouse cells into embryonic stem cells after cell fusion--when two cells are combined to form ...
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Skin Stem Cells

I like the idea of being able to use skin cells to generate nerve cells.

Skin Stem Cells Aid Nerve Cells

July 14 - Toronto Star - Researchers are one step closer to repairing nerve cells and treating conditions such as spinal cord injury, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis.

A new study says that stem cells found in adult skin can function after being transplanted into diseased mice.

"This shows that these stem cells found ...
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Cloning Embryonic Stem Cells

Harvard scientists will try to clone embryos for stem cells

Tue Jun 6, 7:04 PM ET

(AP) - Stepping into a research area marked by controversy and fraud, Harvard University scientists said Tuesday they are trying to clone human embryos to create stem cells they hope can be used one day to help conquer a host of diseases.

"We are convinced that work with embryonic stem cells holds enormous promise," said Harvard provost ...
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Question on stem cells

A question on stem cells answered by Dr Jack Antel.

Q :

Is there any stem cell research taking place in multiple sclerosis?

A :
“Stem cells” can be broadly defined as cells which retain the potential to develop into mature cell types. These can be classified into two major categories:
Ø cells that retain the capacity to develop into any cell type (“pleuripotential stem cells”)
Ø cells that can only develop into nervous system ...
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Stem cell therapeutics

Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp. ("SCT") is pleased to announce that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted U.S. Patent 7,048,934 to the company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Stem Cell Therapeutics Inc. The patent, entitled "Combined Regulation of Neural Cell Production", protects novel methods of treating patients suffering from a variety of central nervous system (CNS) disorders including stroke, brain injury, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, Huntington's disease, and others.

The combined regulation method of neural cell production ...
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"Stem Cell Swindle"

The BBC has broadcast an expose of Biomark now trading in Europe as ACT (Zurich), well worth a listen.

Award-winning medical journalist Matthew Hill investigates the people and the companies offering stem cell treatment. He looks at case studies that provide disturbing results.

To listen you will need to have a programme called RealPlayer installed
on your computer. Download it from our the BBC help page -
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Is there a difference with stem cells used in treatment?

Any information on this topic will be greatly appreciated. :D
My mother suffers from MS and is currently about to start a treatment that takes stem cells from her own body. We don't really know much about this but is it the same as those they take from the placenta? I am currently pregnant and am unsure whether I should save the cord blood. And lastly, ...
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