Stem Cell Therapy Could Help Heart Attack Recovery

New research on mononuclear diploid cardiomyocyte, or MNDCM, a type of regenerative heart muscle cell, shows promise for patients recovering from a heart attack. Previous research has shown that newborn mammals have a plethora of these MNDCM cells, which help them regenerate heart muscle tissue when damage occurs. However, adult mammals show a serious decrease in the number of these …

Stem Cell Therapy May Provide Hope for Hair Loss

New research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows key molecular events that occur with hair growth in mice. A team of scientists from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles transplanted a special type of cell, called progenitor cells, into hairless mice and then observed how the cells reacted. They discovered that hair …

Puppies Find Help for Spina Bifida Through Stem Cell Treatment

Using an innovative approach that combines surgery and stem cell therapy, a team from the University of California, Davis, have helped two sibling bulldogs gain control of their back legs. The dogs, born with spina bifida, showed great progress at their four-month checkup after a successful surgery and stem cell treatment. Doctors said the dogs, Darla and Spanky, had increased …