Researchers are first to use common virus to ‘fortify’ adult stem cells

April 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Using the same strategy that a common virus employs to evade the human immune system, researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine have modified adult stem cells to increase their survival – with the goal of giving the cells time to exert their natural healing abilities.

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Research supports promise of stem cell therapy for bowel disease

February 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and colleagues have identified a special population of adult stem cells in bone marrow that have the natural ability to migrate to the intestine and produce intestinal cells, suggesting their potential to restore healthy tissue in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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