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The European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT)launches a new database including donor outcome follow-up

On the occasion of the World Marrow Donor Day, that will be celebrated this Saturday the 19th of September, the EBMT would like to emphasize the establishment of the EBMT donor outcome database that enable to obtain robust data on donor safety and follow-up. Since the first bone marrow transplant performed in the 1950s, over [...]

Spheroid stem cell production sows hope for IPF treatment

In a small pilot study, researchers from North Carolina State University have demonstrated a rapid, simple way to generate large numbers of lung stem cells for use in disease treatment. This method of harvesting and growing a patient’s own lung stem cells shows promise in mice for treating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and could one [...]

Scientists discover rejuvenation factors

Scientists from A*STAR’s Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) have discovered metabolic rejuvenation factors in eggs. This critical finding furthers our understanding of how cellular metabolism changes during aging, and during rejuvenation after egg fertilisation. When a sperm fertilises an egg to create a baby, two adult cells combine to form a new embryo. A similar [...]

Can stem cells cause and cure cancer?

Simply put, cancer is caused by mutations to genes within a cell that lead to abnormal cell growth. Finding out what causes that genetic mutation has been the holy grail of medical science for decades. Researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Institute of Biosciences and Technology believe they may have found one of [...]

Protein identified that favors neuroprotective glial cell formation from stem cells

An international team of researchers has shown that NFIX, a protein that regulates neuronal stem cell activity (NSC), also has a role in driving NSC differentiation toward oligodendrocytes, a type of glial cell. These cells produce the myelin that surrounds and protects neurons. Evidence supporting this mechanism in mice and its potential in the development [...]