Macrophage protein shown to have major role in fracture healing

Duke Health researchers previously showed that introducing bone marrow stem cells to a bone injury can expedite healing, but the exact process was unclear. Now researchers found that macrophage and the proteins it secretes called low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 1 (Lrp1) can have a rejuvenating effect on tissue. These findings are published in journal Nature Communications.After tissue … Continue reading Macrophage protein shown to have major role in fracture healing

Stem cell treatment shows promise for stroke recovery in animal study

A team of researchers  have developed a new treatment for stroke that reduces brain damage and accelerates the brain's natural healing tendencies in animal models. The findings are published in the journal Translational Stroke Research.Exosomes, shown as small red punctate clusters, are taken up by neurons, shown as green cell extensions surrounding a blue nucleus. Credit: … Continue reading Stem cell treatment shows promise for stroke recovery in animal study

Clinical trial shows feasibility of lung regeneration using stem cells

A research team from Tongji University in China have made a breakthrough in human lung regeneration technology. Researchers have regenerated patients' damaged lungs using autologous lung stem cell transplantation in a pilot clinical trial. The study results are published in journal Protein & Cell.In 2015, Professor Zuo and his colleagues identified p63+/Krt5+ adult stem cells … Continue reading Clinical trial shows feasibility of lung regeneration using stem cells

Therapeutic benefits of synthetic cardiac stem cells

Researchers from North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University have developed a synthetic version of a cardiac stem cell. These synthetic stem cells offer therapeutic benefits comparable to those from natural stem cells and could reduce some of the risks associated with stem … Continue reading Therapeutic benefits of synthetic cardiac stem cells

MESO-BRAIN stem cell research project to develop 3D nanoprinting techniques to replicate neural networks

Aston University heading up major €3.3m stem cell research project to develop 3D nanoprinting techniques that could replicate brain's neural networks.Aston University has launched MESO-BRAIN, a major stem cell research project which it hopes will develop three-dimensional (3D) nanoprinting techniques that can be used to replicate the brain’s neural networks.The cornerstone of the MESO-BRAIN project … Continue reading MESO-BRAIN stem cell research project to develop 3D nanoprinting techniques to replicate neural networks

Harmine, substance in ayahuasca brew promotes neural progenitor cell proliferation.

Ayahuasca is a beverage that has been used for centuries by Native South-Americans. Studies suggest that it exhibits anxiolytic and antidepressant effects in humans. One of the main substances present in the beverage is harmine, a beta-carboline which potential therapeutic effects for depression has been recently described in mice."It has been shown in rodents that … Continue reading Harmine, substance in ayahuasca brew promotes neural progenitor cell proliferation.