Stem cell transplantation for children with rare form of leukemia improves outcomes

July 24, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Researchers in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have shown greatly improved outcomes in using stem cell transplantation to treat patients with a serious but very rare form of chronic blood cancer called juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML).

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Bone stem cells shown to regenerate bones and cartilage in adult mice

January 16, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

A stem cell capable of regenerating both bone and cartilage has been identified in bone marrow of mice. The discovery by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) is reported today in the online issue of the journal Cell.

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Nail stem cells prove more versatile than press ons

November 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

There are plenty of body parts that don’t grow back when you lose them. Nails are an exception, and a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) reveals some of the reasons why.

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USC stem cell researcher targets the ‘seeds’ of breast cancer metastasis

July 11, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

For breast cancer patients, the era of personalized medicine may be just around the corner, thanks to recent advances by USC Stem Cell researcher Min Yu and scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

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New insight into stem cell development

May 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The world has great expectations that stem cell research one day will revolutionize medicine. But in order to exploit the potential of stem cells, we need to understand how their development is regulated. Now researchers from University of Southern Denmark offer new insight.

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Bundles of nerves and arteries provide wealth of new stem cell information

February 8, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

A new Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC study not only uncovers new details on how bundles of nerves and arteries interact with stem cells but also showcases revolutionary techniques for following the cells as they function in living animals.

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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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Alligator stem cell study gives clues to tooth regeneration

May 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Alligators may help scientists learn how to stimulate tooth regeneration in people, according to new research led by the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC).

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Third-party blood stem cell transplantation as a factor to impact on poor graft function

March 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

When a research team in China evaluated the efficacy and safety of using mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) expanded from the bone marrow of non-self-donors to treat patients experiencing poor graft function (PGF) after receiving transplants of non-self-donated blood stem cells (allo-HSCT), they found that the mesenchymal stem cells were both safe and effective for treating primary and secondary PGF.

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