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Stem Cells To Heal Bone Marrow

Pluristem Therapeutics, a leading developer of placenta-based cell therapy products, announced today that it has been issued Patent No. EP2366775B1, titled “Methods for Cell Expansion and Uses of Cells and Conditioned Media Produced Thereby for Therapy”, by the European Patent Office. This patent addresses use of adherent stromal cells from placenta or adipose tissue, expanded according to Pluristem’s methods of three dimensional culturing, for treating conditions that may benefit from facilitation of hematopoietic stem cell engraftment.

As described in the patent, Pluristem’s therapeutic cells are designed to promote the success of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, which is used to treat
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Stem cells help brain heal after radiation

Scientists at the University of California have found a potential new use for human embryonic stem cells: helping cancer patients recover the cognitive function lost when their brains are treated with radiation.

People with tumors in their head or neck often undergo radiation therapy after the cancer is surgically removed. Radiation helps kill malignant cells left behind. But it also can debilitate the hippocampus, the brain region responsible for learning, memory and processing of spatial information.

The researchers wondered whether embryonic stem cells could pick up the slack.

So they radiated the heads of 18 rats. Two days later, six of those
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