First Scientist to identify stem cells dies at 84

Thomas Maugh II, Washington Post Ernest Armstrong McCulloch, 84, passed away January 20 in his hometown of Toronto. Dr. McCulloch, a medical doctor who attended the University of Toronto is best remembered as the first, along with biophysicist James E. Till, to isolate and identify a stem cell. Their discovery was reached while both were [...]

2012-02-06T20:38:53+00:00February 6th, 2012|News, Stem Cell Research|

Therapeutic Effects of Intra-Arterial Delivery of Bone Marrow Stromal Cells in Traumatic Brain Injury of Rats—In Vivo Cell Tracking Study by Near-Infrared Fluorescence Imaging

Neurosurgery: February 2012 - Volume 70 - Issue 2 - p 435–444 doi: 10.1227/NEU.0b013e318230a795 Research-Animal Osanai, Toshiya MD, PhD*; Kuroda, Satoshi MD, PhD*; Sugiyama, Taku MD, PhD*; Kawabori, Masahito MD*; Ito, Masaki MD*; Shichinohe, Hideo MD, PhD*; Kuge, Yuji PhD‡; Houkin, Kiyohiro MD, PhD*; Tamaki, Nagara MD, PhD‡; Iwasaki, Yoshinobu MD, PhD* Abstract BACKGROUND: A [...]

2012-02-06T18:27:33+00:00February 6th, 2012|Adult Stem Cells, News, Stem Cell Research|

Inhaling Stem Cells for Treating Parkinson’s

Danielyan et al. Rejuvenation Res. Stem cells have been delivered in a variety of ways: intravenously, into the spinal canal (intrathecally), into the brain (stereotactically), into the joint (intra-articularly), and into the cardiac muscle (endocardially). Scientists from the Department of Clinical Pharmacology, University Hospital of Tübingen , Tübingen, Germany have reported today a new way [...]

2012-02-03T20:40:32+00:00February 3rd, 2012|News, Parkinson's, Stem Cell Research|

Medistem and Licensee ERCell Receive Russian Regulatory Approval for the RECOVER-ERC Trial

The clinical trial, Non-Revascularizable IschEmic Cardiomyopathy treated with Retrograde COronary Sinus Venous DElivery of Cell TheRapy (RECOVER-ERC), is being led by Principle Investigator Dr. Leo Bockeria, Chairman of the Backulev Center The Backulev Center is Russia's premier institute for cardiovascular surgery and cardiology. Every year the Backulev Center performs approximately 30,000 diagnostic and treatment [...]

2012-01-24T18:45:51+00:00January 24th, 2012|Adult Stem Cells, Heart Disease, News, Stem Cell Research|

Healing juices’ of stem cells could help treat asthma

Research suggests future use of cells in kidney, heart disease BY BRENT WITTMEIER, EDMONTON JOURNAL DECEMBER 2, 2011 University of Alberta pediatric asthma researcher says that the medical benefits of stem cells may lie in their by-product "healing juices". Dr. Bernard Thébaud believes the by-products of mesenchymal stem cells - found in umbilical cord tissue [...]

2011-12-06T19:10:31+00:00December 6th, 2011|Adult Stem Cells, Asthma, News, Stem Cell Research|

Blood Vessels Made from Embryonic Stem Cells are Different than Naturally Occurring Blood Vessels

Glaser et al. J Vasc Res. 2011 May 31;48(5):415-428. In addition to ethical dilemmas associated with embryonic stem cells, there are ample data demonstrating at administration of these cells causes formation of aggressive tumors called teratomas. One way in which scientists are trying to “tame” these cells is to reprogram them in the test tube. [...]

2011-05-31T19:17:26+00:00May 31st, 2011|News, Stem Cell Research|

How Bone Marrow Stem Cells Help in Stroke Recovery

Nakano-Doi et al. Stem Cells 28(7):1292-302. May 2011 Scientists from the Institute for Advanced Medical Sciences of Hyogo, Japan have announced new research findings suggesting that bone marrow stem cells may be useful in the treatment of stroke. Although other scientists have previously demonstrated similar findings, including in patients, (Suárez-Monteagudo et al. Restor Neurol Neurosci. [...]

2011-05-31T19:15:43+00:00May 31st, 2011|News, Stem Cell Research, Stroke|

Stem Cell trial volunteers thank doctors at reunion lunch

Miami Herald, by Fred Tasker, Stem cell therapy was originally used for the treatment of leukemias in the form of bone marrow transplant. Nearly 2 decades after this groundbreaking work, clinical trials initiated using bone marrow stem cells for treatment of heart patients. Bone marrow stem cells possess the ability to stimulate new blood [...]

2011-04-29T19:37:28+00:00April 29th, 2011|Clinical Trials, News, Stem Cell Research, Stem Cell Therapy|