Tag Archives: Health

Stem Cells with potential to become eggs found in ovaries

Researchers found stem cells in the ovaries of young women that have the potential to become healthy eggs. Applications of this discovery may help women have children that were once too old to or left infertile because of disease.

Natalie Melgar-Fetzer, a junior in ICS from Maryland said “It’s interesting because it can give women with reproductive problems the opportunity to have children. So many people want to have babies but can’t for whatever reason.”

Researchers have already created potentially viable eggs from these stem cells by adding a protein to them as well as a gene that makes jellyfish glow
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Calorie Restriction and Skeletal Muscle Stem Cells

While looking for mechanisms that might be relevant to restoring regenerative potential in older skeletal muscle, HSCI Executive Committee member, Amy Wagers, PhD, and her team, thought about mechanisms that had been studied for a long time evolutionarily as regulating lifespan and longevity. One example of such a mechanism is reduced calorie intake in the absence of malnutrition, also know as calorie restriction, which has been show to extend lifespan in many organisms.

In order to address the question of whether calorie restriction could also affect skeletal muscle regeneration, Wagers and her colleagues placed mice for 12 weeks
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Successful blood cancer therapy

A new treatment regimen can help some patients who have blood cancer to live disease-free longer, University of Floridaresearchers and colleagues have found.

Low doses of a drug called lenalidomide can help hold off the return of multiple myeloma after bone marrow transplantation. Patients who took the drug to maintain health also lived longer than those who did not take the drug.

“In choosing maintenance therapy we look at a few things,” said study co-author Dr. Jan S. Moreb, clinical director of hematologic malignancies in the UF College of Medicine’s division of hematology/oncology and a member of the UF Shands Cancer
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Stem Cell Research Trial for Congestive Heart Failure

Stem Cell Research Trial for Congestive Heart Failure
Look what we have here- another stem cell research trial for heart disease (congestive heart failure) and another heart patient has his life improved. This time, at the University of Louisville, the first heart failure patient treated with his own Adult Stem Cells has improved already, […]

Iran using stem cells to reduce amputations

Mohammad Reza Zafarghandi

Following the success of Iranian scientists in using stem cells to treat vascular occlusion and critical limb ischemia in the lower extremities, Press TV has conducted an interview with research team leader Mohammad Reza Zafarghandi.

Dr. Zafarghandi is a professor of vascular surgery in Tehran University of medical Sciences and the head of the vascular surgery and trauma department of Sina Hospital.

Press TV: According to news reports, you have successfully treated 12 patients suffering from vascular occlusion using stem cells. Could you tell us more about it?

Zafarghandi: Critical limb ischemia (CLI) results from severe occlusive disease that
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