Stem cells that prevent birth defect also repair facial injury

April 23, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Researchers have pinpointed a primary cause of a rare skull disorder in infants, and the discovery could help wounded soldiers, car-wreck victims and other patients recover from disfiguring facial injuries.

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UAlberta research reveals new possibilities for islet and stem cell transplantation

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James Shapiro, one of the world’s leading experts in emerging treatments of diabetes, can’t help but be excited about his latest research. The results he says, could soon mark a new standard for treatment–not only in diabetes, but in several other diseases as well.

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Scientists uncover stem cell behavior of human bowel for the first time

August 8, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

For the first time, scientists have uncovered new information on how stem cells in the human bowel behave, revealing vital clues about the earliest stages in bowel cancer development and how we may begin to prevent it.

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Proper stem cell function requires hydrogen sulfide

April 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Stem cells in bone marrow need to produce hydrogen sulfide in order to properly multiply and form bone tissue, according to a new study from the Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC.

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How a Silly Putty ingredient could advance stem cell therapies

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The sponginess of the environment where human embryonic stem cells are growing affects the type of specialized cells they eventually become, a University of Michigan study shows.

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USC study identifies mechanism that makes ordinary stem cells create tumors

November 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

A new study from the Ostrow School of Dentistry published in Cell Stem Cell illustrates how changes in cell signaling can cause ordinary stem cells in the jaw to start forming benign but potentially harmful tumors.

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Stem cells found in gum tissue can fight inflammatory disease

August 5, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Stem cells found in mouth tissue can not only become other types of cells but can also relieve inflammatory disease, according to a new Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC study in the Journal of Dental Research.

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Stem cell discovery furthers research on cell-based therapy and cancer

July 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Stem-cell researchers at UC San Francisco have found a key role for a protein called BMI1 that may help scientists direct the development of tissues to replace damaged organs in the human body.

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A better way to grow bone: Fresh, purified fat stem cells grow bone faster and better

June 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

UCLA stem cell scientists purified a subset of stem cells found in fat tissue and made from them bone that was formed faster and was of higher quality than bone grown using traditional methods, a finding that may one day eliminate the need for painful bone grafts that use material taken from the patient during invasive procedures.

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Periodontal stem cell transplantation shows promise

April 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Tampa, Fla. (April 11, 2011) – Periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) have been found to be the most efficacious of three kinds of clinically tested dental tissue-derived stem cells, reports a study published in the current issue of Cell Transplantation (20:2), freely available on-line at

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