Bone Reconstruction Technique Utilizes Autologous Stem Cells

Stem cells are allowing doctors to personalize treatments to repair damaged or diseased bone.

A team of medical researchers at Saint Luc University Clinic have developed a method of repairing bones utilizing autologous [the patient’s own] stem cells.  The process involves harvesting the stem cells from the patient, differentiating the stem cells in-vitro to grow bone, pairing the cells with a scaffolding matrix and then molding the material to repair damaged or diseased bone within the patient. Continue reading

UCLA Study Takes New Leap Towards Controlling Cell-Fate Decisions of Adult Stem Cells

UCLA School of Dentistry professor and leading cancer scientist Dr. Cun-Yu Wang and his research team have made a significant breakthrough in determining how to control thedifferentiation of stem cells into bone cells.  The team was able to  chemically manipulate certain gene-activating enzymes during the process of differentiation that ultimately influenced what type of cell they became.

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UBC Researchers Achieve Breakthrough in Advancing Stem Cell Treatment for Diabetes

Timothy Kieffer, Professor of Cellular and Physiological Sciences at the University of British Columbia [UBC], in conjunction with scientists from the New Jersey-based BetaLogics, recently put out research demonstrating that human stem cell transplants can successfully restore insulin production and reverse diabetes in mice.

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