Differences between Stem Cells from the Placenta and Bone Marrow

Fazekasova et al. Mesenchymal stem cells were historically isolated from the bone marrow as an adherent stem cell population capable of “orthodox” differentiation, meaning that they have ability to become bone, cartilage, and fat. Further research revealed that these cells are also capable of “non-orthodox” differentiation, that is, becoming neurons, hepatocytes, insulin producing cells, and…

Enhancing Efficacy of Bone Marrow Transplant

Huang et al. Blood. [Epub ahead of print] Bone marrow transplantation has cured many patients of hematological diseases such as leukemias and lymphomas. Additionally, bone marrow transplantation is becoming used more and more in treatment of autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis. Unfortunately, there are still numerous limitations to this procedure….

Scientists identify and isolate adult mammary stem cells in mice

(Times of India) It is well-known that stem cells exist in adult tissues. The most commonly known stem cell, the bone marrow stem cell, plays the physiological role of generating billions of blood cells per hour while being capable of making copies of itself. Subsequent to the discovery of the bone marrow stem cell in…