Heart Disease Treatment Utilizes Mesenchymal Stem Cells [MSCs]

Cell-Kro has the potential to rebuild damaged portions of the heart using the patient’s own stem cells.

Researchers from the University of Vermont have developed a novel and effective application of mesenchymal stem cells [the same type found in Dental Stem Cells] to treat heart disease. The MSCs, when transplanted along with cardiac stem cells into the heart [in an animal model], produced a “cocktail” of protective ligands that improved the grafting success of the cardiac stem cells. Continue reading

The Future of Regenerative Medicine is Now!

Stem Cell Universe will air on The Science Channel on February 3rd.

Don’t miss the “Stem Cell Universe” on the Science Channel’s program “Through the Wormhole” as host Morgan Freeman navigates the rapidly expanding world of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy.  The program will feature several of the world’s leading scientists as they discuss the ability to grow organs and regenerate tissue. The program will offer insight into current and future applications of stem cells in treating disease, trauma and injury. Continue reading

Liver Cell Transplantations Stabilized by Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Mesenchymal Stem Cells were shown to release factors to aid in hepatocyte regeneration.

Researchers at King’s County Hospital, London, have found that co-culturing hepatocytes [liver cells] with human mesenchymal stem cells [The same type found in Dental Stem Cells] improves hepatocyte survival and function.  They found that in the presence of hepatocytes, the MSCs produced pro-survival factors, which supported the growth of the hepatocyte culture. Continue reading

Ninth Annual New York Stem Cell Summit ‘14

The leaders of the Stem Cell Industry will address the future of Regenerative Medicine

The Ninth Annual Stem Cell Summit will convene on February 18th in New York.  The summit will comprise presentations from the stem cell industry’s premier scientists, executives, and investors to address the current and future status of the Stem Cell / Regenerative Medical industry. Continue reading

Osteogenesis Imperfecta Treatment with Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Mesenchymal Stem Cell treatment has been shown to improve bone tissue formation in babies with osteogenesis imperfecta.

Researchers from Karolinska Institutet’s Department of Clinical Sciences have developed an application for mesenchymal stem cells [the same type found in Dental Stem Cells] to provide treatment for children born with osteogenesis imperfecta.  The researchers utilized the unique properties of MSCs to facilitate and improve bone tissue formation through in utero transplantations. Continue reading

Autologous Stem Cells Used to Reverse Heart Damage

By using the patient’s own stem cells, Scientists have found a way to regenerate heart muscle tissue.

Utilizing autologous [the patient’s own]stem cells to regenerate heart muscle, scientists at the Novant Health Group have successfully treated patients that suffered from severe heart attacks; potentially limiting the long term loss of tissue and preserving heart function for victims.  The patient’s own mesenchymal stem cells [the same type as dental stem cells] are harvested and then implanted back into the damaged area, where they recruit surrounding cells to aid in the repair process. Continue reading

Columbia University Researchers Differentiate Stem Cells to Functional Lung Cells.

The ability to differentiate stem cells into lung cells may lead to the development of personalized lung grafts.

Columbia University researchers have developed a method to differentiate stem cells into functional lung and airway cells.  The technique, the first of its kind, represents a significant advance in the development of personalized treatments for patients suffering from a variety of lung issues. Continue reading

Athletes Utilizing Their Own Stem Cells to Treat Injuries.

Surgeons utilizing the patient’s own stem cells could significantly reduce rehabilitation times for injured athletes.

Orthopedic Surgeons are utilizing autologous [the patient’s own] stem cells to treat injuries and degenerative diseases in the joints and bones of athletes.  The treatments involve the recovery of the patient’s own mesenchymal stem cells – which are particularly plastic and can differentiate into a variety of tissue types and implanting them back into the damaged bone or joint to reduce inflammation and regenerate damaged tissue without the need for invasive surgery.  Continue reading

Researchers Develop Technique to Grow Intestinal Stem Cells

The ability to grow intestinal stem cells creates the possibility of personalized treatments for intestinal disease.

Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have developed a method of growing unlimited quantities of intestinal stem cells thus enabling them to better understand intestinal diseases and advance the development of more personalized and effective treatment options.  Continue reading

Wall Street Journal Reports on Stem Cells in Umbilical Cord Blood

Saving stem cells in cord blood ensures access to emerging regenerative therapies.

As reported by the Wall Street Journal, adult stem cell therapies are advancing rapidly; with researchers utilizing stem cells to treat an expanding range of disease, trauma and injury.  The article highlights the increasing use of cord blood to treat a variety of ailments such as; Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury and immune deficiencies such as diabetes. Continue reading