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New study into bladder regeneration heralds organ replacement treatment

A medical model developed for regenerating bladders by using stem cells

Researchers in the United States have developed a medical model for regenerating bladders using stem cells harvested from a patient’s own bone marrow. The research, published in STEM CELLS, is especially relevant for paediatric patients suffering from abnormally developed bladders, but also represents another step towards new organ replacement therapies.

The research, led by Dr Arun Sharma and Earl Cheng from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and Children’s Memorial Research Center, focused on bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) taken from the patient. Previously studies into the
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Stem cell regenerates heart muscle

Stem cell therapy can regenerate heart muscle in primates, according to a University of Washington study.

The scientists on this and related projects are seeking way to repair hearts weakened by myocardial infarctions.

This all-too-common type of heart attack blocks a major artery and deprives heart muscle of oxygen.

People who survive a severe episode often continue their lives in poor health because their hearts no longer work properly. The researchers hope eventually to restore such failing hearts to normal function.

Their approach uses heart cells created from human embryonic stem cells

The researchers tested the possibility of producing enough of these cardiac muscle
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