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Scientists in Melbourne for the first time have created a human stem cell reserve in Australia using a technique that avoids destroying embryos, which was developed in Japan and the United States.
The team from the Monash medical research institute produced an induced pluripotent stem cell line (IpS) that acts like embryonic stem cells, but are derived from adult skin cells. The method used to reprogram adult stem cells developed last year in Japan and the United States allows for the production of IpSs, which are used to study degenerative diseases like Parkinson’s without having to deal
Medistem Inc. announced the appointment of Dr. Hugh S. Taylor to its Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Taylor is the first scientist to identify the bone marrow origin of endometrial tissue, and performed independent experiments demonstrating that endometrial stem cells are capable of treating diabetes and Parkinson’s Disease in animal models.
Dr. Taylor is Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Section Chief, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility; Director, Yale Center for Endometrium and Endometriosis and Director of the Yale Center for Reproductive Biology.
“Dr. Taylor has literally defined the field of endometrial stem cells. His fundamental discovery of the bone marrow origin
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A new biomaterial that enhances the ability of stem cells to regenerate into nerves and body parts has been developed by Australian and British scientists.
The work was a result of a joint study undertaken by the researchers at the Melbourne-based Monash University and UK-based University of Warwick.
Other biomedical “scaffold” materials, which act as templates for tissue regeneration, already exist but they cannot communicate effectively with the cells they are trying to influence.
The researchers have created a more advanced material that targets specific cells and provides clear signals to these cells to enhance regeneration.
Warnings are being issued by experts of the dangers of medical tourism saying that unproven stem cell therapy overseas could leave patients worse off.
Signing up for stem cell therapy is worth the risk for many people who are suffering with conditions like spinal injury, multiple sclerosis, motor neuron or Parkinson’s disease.
A medical journal reported earlier this year that an Israeli teenager developed brain tumors after experimental injections at a Russian clinic.
There are alternate reports also of patients contracting meningitis after treatments in China.
A handbook will be released by the Australian Stem Cell Centre to help patients analyze radial stem