Stem cells provide lasting pain relief in mice

July 14, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Chronic pain caused by the nerve damage of type 2 diabetes, surgical amputation, chemotherapy and other conditions is especially intractable because it resists painkilling medications.

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Molecular beacons light path to cardiac muscle repair

September 8, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Pure cardiac muscle cells, ready to transplant into a patient affected by heart disease.

That’s a goal for many cardiology researchers working with stem cells.

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Stem cells aid recovery from stroke

January 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Stem cells from bone marrow or fat improve recovery after stroke in rats, finds a study published in BioMed Central’s open access journalĀ Stem Cell Research & Therapy. Treatment with stem cells improved the amount of brain and nerve repair and the ability of the animals to complete behavioural tasks.

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Stem cell study could pave the way to treatment for age-related muscle wasting

May 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A team led by developmental biologist Professor Christophe Marcelle has nailed the mechanism that causes stem cells in the embryo to differentiate into specialised cells that form the skeletal muscles of animals’ bodies. The scientists published their results in the British journal Nature on Monday (May 16).

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