Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise for Parkinson’s

Researchers from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, are studying how adult stem cells could help develop new therapies for Parkinson’s disease. Their findings show a way to encourage adult neural stem cells into areas of the brain that typically lack the ability to replace neurons. Because adult neural stem cells only exist in two regions of the brain, this …

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 Provides Hope for MS Patients

According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, MS, or Multiple Sclerosis, is defined as “an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.” Symptoms of MS vary between patients and in severity and type. In addition, each person’s symptoms change over time. Some of …

New Research Shows Stem Cells Could Help Those With Chronic Asthma

Researchers from Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute have tested a new stem cell treatment developed by Cynata Therapeutics that could help patients with chronic asthma. The study was published in the journal FASEB and reported that mesenchymal stem cells, when delivered intranasally, could reduce inflammation, normalize airway fibrosis (scarring of the lungs), reverse the signs of airway remodeling and normalize airway …

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 …

Could Stem Cell Therapy Replace Chemo?

Chemotherapy is the most commonly used cancer treatment in the United States. The goal of chemo treatments is the attack and kill the cancer cells. However, the chemo doesn’t just stop there — treatments also affect normal, healthy cells and can cause a whole host of problems. While chemotherapy is vital to the treatment of cancer today, scientists are always …