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Stem Cells to Relieve Low Back Pain?

Early study says maybe, but experts say much more research on treatment is needed

Medical researchers are trying a new treatment for low back pain. Their hope is that harvesting and then re-injecting the body’s own bone marrow — which is rich in stem cells — may repair worn-out discs in the spine. 358 more words

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Beta living through stem cells

Insulin-producing cells will be tested first in patients lacking a pancreas.

Diabetes is way complex. “But it’s a simple disease conceptually—your body doesn’t produce enough insulin,” notes Joslin Diabetes Center researcher Gordon Weir. 912 more words



Intravenous (IV) nutritional therapy is a way of supplying minerals, vitamins, and other vital nutrients to a patient’s body by injecting it directly into the bloodstream. 452 more words

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Cystic Fibrosis Patients Benefit from Mini Guts

Bhaskar Chanda Stem Cell In a matter of years, organoid technology has gone from unraveling the basic science of intestinal stem cells to identifying effective treatments for cystic fibrosis patients in the Netherlands. 34 more words


Mesenchymal Inflammation Drives Genotoxic Stress in Hematopoietic Stem Cells and Predicts Disease Evolution in Human Pre-leukemia

Bhaskar Chanda Stem Cell Cell-extrinsic factors driving malignant transformation remain understudied. In a mouse model of pre-leukemia, Zambetti and colleagues establish a concept of mesenchymal niche-induced genotoxic stress in hematopoietic stem cells through p53-S100A8/9-TLR4 signaling, with relevance to human leukemia. 26 more words


Transplanted Human Stem Cell-Derived Interneuron Precursors Mitigate Mouse Bladder Dysfunction and Central Neuropathic Pain after Spinal Cord Injury

Bhaskar Chanda Stem Cell Fandel et al. show that transplanted human ESC-derived interneuron precursors integrate into injured mouse spinal cord, differentiate into human GABAergic neurons, and relieve injury-related symptoms, such as neurogenic bladder dysfunction and central neuropathic pain. 13 more words


A Transient Developmental Hematopoietic Stem Cell Gives Rise to Innate-like B and T Cells

Bhaskar Chanda Stem Cell Beaudin and colleagues demonstrate the existence of a developmentally restricted hematopoietic stem cell with robust capability to generate innate-like lymphocytes. These data show that a population of rapidly proliferating fetal HSCs that extinguish prior to the establishment of adult hematopoiesis serve as the elusive cells of origin for layered immune development. 12 more words