Dual stem cell therapy synergistically improves cardiac function and vascular regeneration following myocardial infarction

Since both myocardium and vasculature in the heart are excessively damaged following myocardial infarction (MI), therapeutic strategies for treating MI hearts should concurrently target both so as to achieve true cardiac repair. Here we demonstrate a concomitant method that exploits the advantages of cardiomyocytes derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC-CMs) and human mesenchymal

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NIAID scientists develop “mini-brain” model of human prion disease

National Institutes of Health scientists have used human skin cells to create what they believe is the first cerebral organoid system, or “mini-brain,” for studying sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). CJD is a fatal neurodegenerative brain disease of humans believed to be caused by infectious prion protein. It affects about 1 in 1 million people. The

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Road Map for Development of Stem Cell-Based Alternative Test Methods

Researchers of the Institute of Neurophysiology and Centre for Molecular Medicine Cologne (CMMC), University of Cologne (UKK) and Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors, Technical University of Dortmund (IfADo) have just published a paper in Trends in Molecular Medicine showing that hiPSC differentiation protocols theoretically offer the prospect of an unlimited supply

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Reprogrammed’ stem cells to treat spinal-cord injuries for the first time

Approval from Japanese regulators means that trials of induced pluripotent stem cells can begin later this year. Scientists in Japan now have permission to inject ‘reprogrammed’ stem cells into people with spinal-cord injuries. An upcoming trial will mark the first time that induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells have been used to treat spinal-cord injuries, after

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