It is currently Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:06 am

News News of Stem Cells

Site map of Stem Cells » Forum : Stem Cells

Discuss stem cells, adult and embryonic, and their therapeutic potential for MS here.

Cells Forged from Human Skin Show MS Promise

Cells Forged from Human Skin Show Promise in Treating Multiple Sclerosis

A study out February 7 in the journal Cell Stem Cell shows that human brain cells created by reprogramming skin cells are highly effective in treating myelin disorders, a family of diseases that includes multiple sclerosis and rare childhood disorders called pediatric leukodystrophies.

The study is the first successful attempt to employ human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC) to produce a population of cells ...
Read more : Cells Forged from Human Skin Show MS Promise | Views : 992 | Replies : 2


Stem Cell study offers hope to multiple sclerosis patients

Image

Scientists in recent years have found a way to infuse stem cells into the brains of animals to repair damage to the central nervous system, offering some of the most encouraging news yet for multiple sclerosis patients.

Now, a key $12.1 million study soon will be under way in Buffalo and two other upstate medical centers that will for the first time begin to test the procedure in people.

The hope is that the ...
Read more : Stem Cell study offers hope to multiple sclerosis patients | Views : 1012 | Replies : 1


2012 Breakthroughs In Stem Cell Therapy Developement

Nice review of last years advances in stem cell therapy especially for those of us who have paralyses from our neurological diseases (CIDP since 96).

http://seekingalpha.com/article/1097861-2012-breakthroughs-in-cell-therapy-development?
Read more : 2012 Breakthroughs In Stem Cell Therapy Developement | Views : 949 | Replies : 0


Use of Nanotechnology to Treat MS

Saw the article listed below. This research is on the cutting edge to treat MS. They are now doing toxic studies on the mice that will take place over the next several years before clinical trials can begin.

http://www.kurzweilai.net/breakthrough- ... -allergies
Read more : Use of Nanotechnology to Treat MS | Views : 1067 | Replies : 1


The Real PROBLEM

I have been very fascinated with Stem Cells and their potential to help MS Patients. Thus, I asked my neurologist the following question, "There is so much promise in Stem Cells to help treat MS Patients...so why the long wait?"

His answer, "$$$$$$".

The Drug Companies don't want to put any resources behind this, because it cannot be patented or they can't make a buck!

Therefore, we are patiently waiting for the MS Societies of ...
Read more : The Real PROBLEM | Views : 1203 | Replies : 2


Brain cells made from urine

Brain cells made from urine
http://www.nature.com/news/brain-cells- ... ne-1.11985

Some of the waste that humans flush away every day could become a powerful source of brain cells to study disease, and may even one day be used in therapies for neurodegenerative diseases. Scientists have found a relatively straightforward way to persuade the cells discarded in human urine to turn into valuable neurons.

The technique, described online in a study in ...
Read more : Brain cells made from urine | Views : 859 | Replies : 0


Researchers create 'endless supply' of myelin-forming cells

Image

In a new study appearing this month in the Journal of Neuroscience, researchers have unlocked the complex cellular mechanics that instruct specific brain cells to continue to divide. This discovery overcomes a significant technical hurdle to potential human stem cell therapies; ensuring that an abundant supply of cells is available to study and ultimately treat people with diseases.

"One of the major factors that will determine the viability of stem cell therapies is access ...
Read more : Researchers create 'endless supply' of myelin-forming cells | Views : 1105 | Replies : 0


Stem cell therapies likely in the future for MS

Stem cell therapies likely in the future for MS and other myelin disorders

Image

When the era of regenerative medicine dawned more than three decades ago, the potential to replenish populations of cells destroyed by disease was seen by many as the next medical revolution. However, what followed turned out not to be a sprint to the clinic, but rather a long tedious slog carried out in labs across the globe required to master the ...
Read more : Stem cell therapies likely in the future for MS | Views : 1148 | Replies : 2


Induced pluripotent stem cells using non-viral vectors

Scientists develop new stem cell technology
http://view.koreaherald.com/kh/view.php ... =0&type=60

Korean scientists reported a breakthrough technology that can more efficiently and safely reprogram adult cells to an embryo-like state, where they can grow into organs.

The two research teams led by professor Park Se-pill at Jeju National University Stem Cell Research Center and Mirae Biotech succeeded in generating induced pluripotent stem cells using non-viral vectors of nanoparticles and liposomal magnetofection. ...
Read more : Induced pluripotent stem cells using non-viral vectors | Views : 971 | Replies : 0


Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) Blogs

Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) Blogs

We have added quite a number of new HSCT for MS blogs to the MSRC website - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/3191

Thank you to Carmel Turner for her assistance in this.
Read more : Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) Blogs | Views : 1002 | Replies : 0


 

Login  •  Register


Statistics

Total posts 219580 • Total topics 22670 • Total members 14284


Contact us | Terms of Service