Medistem Advances Type 1 Diabetes Stem Cell Technology Licensed From Yale

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/12/12 -- Medistem Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MEDS) announced today completion of the first phase of a joint project with the Shumakov Research Center of Transplantology and Artificial Organs of the Russian Federation and its Russian and CIS licensee ERCell. The collaboration is based on using Endometrial Regenerative Cell (ERC) technology [...]

2012-09-13T17:37:45+00:00September 13th, 2012|Diabetes, News, Stem Cell Research|

Men with Type 1 diabetes eventually may have a way to grow their own pancreas transplants

Thomas H. Maugh II, Los Angeles Times Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington DC reported today at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Cell Biology that sperm contains stem cells capable of becoming beta cells. The beta cells are the insulin producing cells of the pancreas which are damaged/destroyed in patients [...]

2010-12-30T21:21:19+00:00December 30th, 2010|Diabetes, News, Stem Cell Research|

Stem Cell Institute in Panama Collaborates on New Method of Treating Diabetes-Associated Heart Disease

Zhang et al. Journal of Translational Medicine Diabetes is associated with numerous “secondary complications” including premature heart disease, renal failure, critical limb ischemia (an advanced form of peripheral artery disease) and diabetic retinopathy. One of the common features of these secondary complications is that they are all associated with low levels of circulating endothelial progenitor [...]

2010-12-15T15:22:40+00:00December 15th, 2010|Diabetes, Heart Disease, News, Stem Cell Research|

Transient Inhibition of Transforming Growth Factor-{beta}1 in Human Diabetic CD 34+ Cells Enhances Vascular Reparative Functions

CD34 cells are primarily known for their hematopoietic activity, which means, that they are capable of making blood cells. More recently, studies have demonstrated that a subset of CD34 cells are capable of creating new blood vessel cells called endothelial cells. The ability to made new endothelial cells is important because old/dysfunctional blood vessel cells [...]

2010-05-11T17:39:02+00:00May 11th, 2010|Diabetes, News|