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  • Stem cell therapy may help reverse effects of premature menopause, restore fertility March 18, 2018
    Young women with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) may be able to use their own bone marrow stem cells to rejuvenate their ovaries and avoid the effects of premature menopause, new research suggests.
  • Consuming low-calorie sweeteners may predispose overweight individuals to diabetes March 18, 2018
    Consumption of low-calorie sweeteners could promote metabolic syndrome and predispose people to prediabetes and diabetes, particularly in individuals with obesity, a new study on human fat-derived stem cells and fat samples suggests.
  • Human 'chimeric' cells restore crucial protein in Duchenne muscular dystrophy March 16, 2018
    Cells made by fusing a normal human muscle cell with a muscle cell from a person with Duchenne muscular dystrophy -- a rare but fatal form of muscular dystrophy -- were able to significantly improve muscle function when implanted into the muscles of a mouse model of the disease.
  • 3-D tissue model of developing heart could help drug safety testing for pregnant women March 16, 2018
    An engineering team has developed a process that combines biomaterials-based cell patterning and stem cell technology to make a 3-D tissue model that could mimic early stage human heart development. Embryotoxicity is just one potential use of the modeling platform.
  • Clearing clumps of protein in aging neural stem cells boosts their activity March 15, 2018
    Young, resting neural stem cells in the brains of mice store large clumps of proteins in specialized cellular trash compartments known as lysosomes, researchers have found.
  • Unraveling how mesenchymal stem cells from gum tissue accelerate wound healing March 14, 2018
    Researchers set out to determine whether and how gum-derived stem cells play a role in accelerated wound healing. Their results, indicating that these cells secrete tiny vesicles packed with signaling proteins, point the way forward for therapeutic strategies that aim to harness the prowess of stem cells to treat delayed wound healing as well as […]
  • Mesenchymal stem cell therapy: Holding promise for feline inflammatory diseases March 13, 2018
    Stem cell therapy is acknowledged as having great potential for the treatment of a variety of diseases in both people and animals. The use of bone marrow-derived stem cells is well established in the treatment of human cancer patients, and veterinary applications for bone marrow- and adipose-derived stem cells are being evaluated.
  • Mending broken hearts with cardiomyocyte molds March 13, 2018
    Whether caused by an undetected birth defect or by a heart attack (myocardial infarction), when a heart sustains damage, it can be difficult to repair. New research shows how cardiomyocytes grown in a heart-like environment mature more quickly, have improved functionality and are less likely to be rejected by patients' bodies.
  • On the immortality of stem cells March 7, 2018
    Stem cells are considered to be immortal in culture and, therefore, of great interest for aging research. This immortality is regulated by increased proteostasis, which controls the quality of proteins. A team of researchers found a link between increased proteostasis and immortality of human embryonic stem cells.
  • Stab injury of zebrafish unveils regenerative processes by neural stem cells in the brain March 6, 2018
    Researchers recently elucidated the regenerative processes by neural stem cells using a stab injury model in the optic tectum, a less studied area of the brain, of adult zebrafish. This study has brought them a step closer to shedding light on how an injured, human central nervous system (CNS) could be restored.