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

Functioning human kidney tissue produced from stem cells.

Scientists have successfully produced human kidney tissue within a living organism which is able to produce urine. The study led by Professors Sue Kimber and Adrian Woolf from The University of Manchester, signifies a significant milestone in the development of treatment for kidney disease.This research is published in the journal Stem Cell Reports.Kidney glomeruli  constituent … Continue reading Functioning human kidney tissue produced from stem cells.

New approach to Multiple Sclerosis treatment using immunosuppression and stem cells shows promise

New clinical trial results provide evidence that high-dose immunosuppressive therapy followed by transplantation of a person's own blood-forming stem cells can induce sustained remission of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS).Five years after receiving the treatment, called high-dose immunosuppressive therapy and autologous hematopoietic cell transplant (HDIT/HCT), 69 percent of trial participants had survived without experiencing progression of … Continue reading New approach to Multiple Sclerosis treatment using immunosuppression and stem cells shows promise

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.

Research shows meninges contain neural progenitor stem cells

In a cross-domain study directed by professor Peter Carmeliet, researchers discovered unexpected cells in the protective membranes that enclose the brain, the so-called meninges. These 'neural progenitors' - or stem cells that differentiate into different kinds of neurons - are produced during embryonic development. These findings show that the neural progenitors found in the meninges … Continue reading Research shows meninges contain neural progenitor stem cells

Bone marrow derived stem cell therapy shown to reduce inflammation in traumatic brain injury

Results of a cellular therapy clinical trial for traumatic brain injury (TBI) using a patient's own stem cells showed that the therapy appears to dampen the body's neuroinflammatory response to trauma and preserve brain tissue, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The results, which also confirmed safety … Continue reading Bone marrow derived stem cell therapy shown to reduce inflammation in traumatic brain injury