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Cardiology Management

Stem Cell Patch Improves Heart Failure Symptoms

2017 08 Apr

New research from Japan suggests that patching a damaged heart with a patient's own muscle stem cells may be a viable therapy to treat heart failure. This cell patch has been shown to improve symptoms of heart failure, according to a Phase I clinical trial reported in Journal of the American Heart Association. See Also : Stem Cells Used to Regenerate... Read more

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Stem Cells Used to Regenerate the Heart's External Layer

2017 16 Jan

Penn State researchers have developed a process using human stem cells to generate the cells that cover the external layer of a human heart (epicardium cells), according to a study published in the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering. This method of generating epicardium cells could be useful in clinical applications, for patients who suffer... Read more

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Stem Cells Safe and Beneficial for Chronic Stroke Patients

2016 07 Jun

Findings of a small clinical trial led by investigators from the Stanford University School of Medicine shows that injecting modified, human, adult stem cells directly into the brains of chronic stroke patients proved not only safe but effective in restoring motor function. The patients included in the trial comprised of those who had suffered their... Read more

Lab Management

Researchers Extend Telomeres in Human Cells to Slow Ageing

2015 29 Jan

According to new research published in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Journal, delivering modified mRNA encoding the protein telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) to cells extends their telomeres a finite but significant amount. A major aspect of ageing is the shortening of telomeres over time. Telomeres... Read more

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Heart Attack: Stem Cells May Enhance Cardiac Repair

2014 03 Dec

Stem cell factor (SCF) delivered directly into damaged heart muscle after a heart attack may help repair and regenerate injured tissue, according to a study by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. Researchers administered SCF by gene transfer shortly after inducing heart attacks in pre-clinical models, delivering SCF directly into damaged... Read more

Lab Management

Lab-Developed Intestinal Organoids

2014 27 Oct

Researchers at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have successfully transplanted organoids of functioning human intestinal tissue grown from pluripotent stem cells in a lab dish into mice. This development could create an unprecedented model that would help clinicians better study diseases of the intestine, and with more research could... Read more

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Stem Cells May Help in Stroke Recovery

2014 11 Aug

According to a pilot study by Imperial College London, infusing stem cells into the brain may help boost patient recovery after a stroke. This is the first UK study to investigate the approach in the first week of stroke. The study was funded by OmniCyte Ltd. and the National Institute for Health Research Imperial Biomedical Research Centre. The findings... Read more

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FCVB 2014: Stem Cells From Discarded Fat Protect Heart

2014 07 Jul

Patients undergoing cardiac surgery may need to have fat tissue removed for doctors to access the heart. Researchers have discovered that stem cells from the discarded mediastinal fat have protective properties when they are injected into the heart before the chest is closed at the end of surgery. The research results were presented at the biannual... Read more

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'Heart Disease-on-a-Chip' Modelled From Patient Stem Cells

2014 14 May

By merging stem cell and 'organ-on-a-chip' technologies Harvard scientists have, in a world premiere, successfully grown functioning human heart tissue that carries an inherited cardiovascular disease. A major development for personalised medicine, this research, which was published in Nature Medicine, provides working proof that laboratory-based... Read more

Executive Health Management

Innovative Health Screening Technology Launched by Surrey Team

2013 20 Dec

A University of Surrey research team has developed an innovative device that can differentiate between normal and unhealthy cells. The team, led by Michael Hughes, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has developed a device that analyses the electrical properties of cells - with hopes that it will enable the early detection of oral cancer and... Read more