Endometrial regenerative cells for treatment of heart failure: a new stem cell enters the clinic

Leo Bockeria, Vladimir Bogin, Olga Bockeria, Tatyana Le, Bagrat Alekyan, Erik J Woods, Amalia A Brown, Thomas E Ichim and Amit N Patel Journal of Translational Medicine 2013, 11:56 doi:10.1186/1479-5876-11-56 Published: 5 March 2013 Heart failure is one of the key causes of morbidity and mortality world-wide. The recent findings that regeneration is possible in [...]

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 [...]

Protein Found on Endometrial Regenerative Cells Inhibits Immune Attack

Medistem Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MEDS) announced today publication of a peer reviewed paper identifying a molecule found on the company’s lead product, the universal donor Endometrial Regenerative Cell (ERC), as a key component of cellular escape from immune attack. The study, entitled “Resistance of neonatal porcine Sertoli cells to human xenoantibody and complement-mediated lysis is associated [...]